LEADING THE WAY
You can not “lead” someone to a place you have never been yourself.
If our Christ walk is done with a haughty and pious heart then we are walking to the beat of our own egos and not to the foot of the cross. God does not delight in high-minded and self-righteous followers, but those of a humble and contrite spirit. When we repent, are baptized, and accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we are released from the bonds of sin.
If we are mentally committed Christians, but our hearts have not been touched by Jesus then, we have nothing but head knowledge to share.
If we have not been in a crumpled heap at the feet of Jesus, washed by our own sorrowful tears, while confessing our sins then, we can not earnestly tell others what a lifting of sorrow and burden was experienced when Jesus took our sin-filled life in exchange for His righteous one.
If the sweet taste of scripture has never turned bitter in the pit of our stomachs when our spirit understood the magnitude of its truth then, we are sharing the precepts of men rather than the truths of the Almighty God.
The Difference between head knowledge and a repented soul is that a heart is profoundly pricked by the message of Christ, followed by repentance, and continues to follow God. If the heart of the sinner is pricked by the message of Christ, unless they repent, they will be offended and reject God, and continue living in sin.
God is the discerner of the heart, we can not hide behind faux smiles and insincere words, hoping to slip into eternity. We must live a genuine Christ anointed life. We must die daily to sin and self, while being resurrected by the power of our Saviour.
Share His Word with Others…It is our God given mission and purpose to bring others to know and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. By sharing the Good News we can bring those who are so dear to our hearts to the foot of the Cross, to repent, to be forgiven, and to receive Eternal Life. (REF. Matthew 9:35-38 AKJV)
Call Upon Him… “Repent ye therefore, and be converted , that your sins may be blotted out , when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” Acts 3:19 AKJV Ezekiel 36:27 AKJV says “And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.”
GOD LOVES YOU !!!
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29 AKJV
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones .
Isaiah 57:15 AKJV
4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed , that henceforth we should not serve sin.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
ROMANS 6:4-6,14 AKJV
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted , that your sins may be blotted out , when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”
Acts 3:19 AKJV
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
Ezekiel 36:27 AKJV
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