To my family and friends,
Don’t be deceived in to thinking that an action you took and or a baptism you made qualifies you for entrance into the Kingdom of GOD. We all need to take a few minutes to reflect on our lives to see if we are His. The word tells us in 2Co 13:5-6 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. (KJV)
Is our faith man made (physical attraction when troubles arise) or is our faith a spiritual attraction where you are wholly dependant on Him and cannot live apart from Him.
Christ’s brief separation from His Father outweighed all the nails and thorns on the cross. He so desperately needed His presence as we can see in Jn 17:4-5 I have glorified thee on the earth:I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (KJV)
I am one of these creatures that walked an isle and was baptised but was living a lie for over 30 years trying to convince myself and others that I was a Christian. But, God allowed me to see who I truly was and it wasn’t pretty. He melted me with holy fire and showed me where I was heading apart from His saving grace. At this point I began concentrating on what He thought of me instead of the world. More of my experience can be seen on Is Salvation Based On A SingleEvent.
Please take time or make time to be alone seeking Him, truly seeking Him. If we love Him like we ought, we will love Him wholly as can be seen in Deu 6:4-6 Hear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: (KJV) and Christ takes it further in Mat 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
These things are serious to me and you are near and dear to my heart and I want to see my friends and family become a part of something so precious as He has allowed me to see. Don’t be ashamed to inquire into your standings with Him. Don’t worry about how or what anyone thinks but that of our Father.