Matthew 7:21. ‘Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.
To follow Jesus we must all obey Him, only then can we say we actually following Jesus. So many people pick and choose what they want to believe to be true, instead of genuinely seeking truth. The Holy Spirit will open our eyes to truth if we genuinely seek it. But so many, so many people who say they are followers of Jesus don’t really want to know the real truth. It shows when they openly disobey Him. Like one person said on one of Sid’s Roth shows, everybody wants a saviour. They want a saviour in their relationship, their finances, their healing and so on. But not many are willing to bow down to Jesus and call Him Lord of their life. Most of us want our cake and eat it. But with God that is not possible. You are either all in or you are out. God is a very jealous God and we have to remember that with holy fear and trembling. God is a God of love and mercy, but He is also a God of justice. And because even our good deeds are nothing but filthy rags to Him we need Jesus to save us. But it is not possible if we don’t even try to obey Him. There are perfect examples found everywhere in the whole Bible on how to live. The Bible explains clearly how to behave in EVERY generations. We are answerable to God.
Be brave and stand apart from the rest of the world. Then people will know Jesus better by our lifestyle. Most people I believe who call themselves Christians are Christians in name only. They are living a duel life. One foot in the world and the other at Church. We must listen and obey Jesus all the time. We pray daily that we are found worthy and ready when He come for us. God is saying to you. ‘My only desire is to see you safely in my arms.’ This is a message from God to you.
We are a child of God who is saved by grace not by works. But we must try to do the will of God and believe Jesus has paid the full price of our redemption. God forgives the repented sinner. And we are always falling short of God’s glory, but we keep trying to please God in everything and in every way, proving to the world we belong to Jesus and not to the world.