The word of God has not left us in the dark concerning who is a real child of God. In fact, many of us unconsciously think that God is confused as to who exactly is his child. Therefore, we put up all sorts of hypocritical and fake acts of religion. We think that somehow, we can trick God into accepting us as his children. We do not know who God is at all; we neither understand his fear nor his terror. There is a verse in the bible says that our Lord knows them that are his, therefore, let him that names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.
You see Revelations chapter 2 gives us a sneak-peak into how we will be judged on that day. If you claim to have believed in Jesus as Lord while on earth, the devil will counter you and say that he and his demons also believe that and tremble at the slightest thought of it. Jesus Christ judged those churches in Revelations 2, based on their present state at the time of judgement. It did not matter that they were once on fire for God. What mattered was the state Jesus came and found them in. That is how judgement is going to be. You will be judged according to how you are when you die or when Jesus comes.
This is the kind of Christianity that will keep you on your toes, holding tightly unto Jesus until you see his face. This is true Christianity.
1 John 3:9-10 says, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
Please read the above chapters three more times. Do not try to twist it into something else, just read it as it is.
The proof of your being born-again is that your works or ways are righteous i.e., they match the fruits of the spirit of God you see in Galatians 5:22.
If your ways are any different, the bible says you are not of God. I did not say it. It is in the bible. If you think I am lying open your own bible to 1 John 3:9-10 and read out what it says to your own hearing. When you finish you can come back, lets continue.
This is a very heavy and fearful message for me to preach to believers today. But God is so loving that he did not wait until you died to show these things to you. He is not willing that you should perish so he has delayed his coming making sure that you read these things or that someone points them out to you hoping eagerly that you will repent. Jesus is desperately hoping that you will read this and not just shrug your shoulders and quote some biblical promises to deceive yourself.
Jesus is hoping that you will think deeply about it and finally cast off your weight of sin and run this race with patience before it is too late. Beloved, today I hope the same thing for you too and I wish you God-speed.
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God bless you!
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