A real Christian or not? Maybe just back sliding?

God has been really revealing a lot to me here lately. I just thank him for the revelation that I’m fixing to share with you. There is so much evil in the world that we can not tell a lie from truth any longer. Even when truth is plan as day most are deceived. I know this is a random post but I feel the Holy Spirit is directing me to post this. So who ever you are I hope this is a blessing. Lets start this trip off with this. How often have you asked someone if they are a Christian, and they say yes? Almost 9 out of 10 times. If there are that many Christians how come the world is in the state it is in? How come we have Christians killing other Christians? The answer to this is simple. But I didn’t come up with it on my own, All glory to the King on the Throne. When you ask someone are they a Christian they say yes because they are determining this off of saying a prayer. Bam! They are saved! Or they say yes because they Believe there is God and Jesus. But they aren’t serving him. First off I know I’ll get some hate mail from this but let me make this clear. Christians don’t murder people. I understand self defence, protecting a child or 3rd party. But I mean murder! So when you look at news and see a Christian killed their pastor today, understand they were not truly saved. Now lets look at another case the people who believe God is real and that Jesus is real, but claim to be a Christian. Thats not a Christian I believe cars are real and I even know enough to fix a little and how to drive, but that doesn’t make me a  mechanic. So knowing they exist isn’t enough. Now lets talk about the ones I will get the dirty looks and emails about. If you have ears then listen, this is Biblical!  The (most) modern Churches have a way with people. They tell a person to confess with your mouth Jesus died and was raised from the dead and confess your sin. Bam! You’re going to heaven and you’re saved. They are  misleading people.  If you went shopping and a man says sign here. Because I’ll give you this car. So you sign it. Thats a awesome deal, you sign your name and get the free car. He explains how you are having to walk everywhere now so it can help make your trail easier and faster. But you have never seen a car. You have no clue how to drive it. But you mess around with it and figure it out a little bit. you go for a ride but a few miles down the road, a tire blows out. The car pulls to the right and flips over, landing on the roof. Well you get out beat up and bruised. Swearing that you will never use a car again because of the car wreck . You even go as far as warning others about how bad cars are. A hurricane is coming but no one can  get you back in the car so you choose to walk. As you are walking the storm becomes strong and you seek shelter but there is too much wind and water. You end up dieing from the hurricane. This is what is happening with most churches. They teach that we have a crossed shaped hole in our hearts and all we have to do is say a prayer and it fills that hole. You can get fulfilment, love, happiness,and  money. (Aka life enhancements) But this isn’t Biblical. The Biblical way is using a key and the Bible does actually call it “the key,” and its purpose is to bring us to Christ, to unlock the Door of the Savior (John 10:9). Not only is it biblical, but it was used throughout church history to unlock the doors of revival. Much of the church today doesn’t even know it exists. The problem is that it was lost around the turn of the twentieth century. Keys have a way of getting lost. Jesus used it. So did Paul (Romans 3:19,20) and James (James 2:10). Stephen used it when he preached (Acts 7:53). Peter found that it had been used to open the door to release 3,000 imprisoned souls on the Day of Pentecost. Jesus said that the lawyers had “taken away” the key, and had even refused to use it to let people enter into the kingdom of God (Luke 11:52). The Pharisees didn’t take it away; instead, they bent it out of shape so that it wouldn’t do its work (Mark 7:8). Jesus returned it to its true shape, just as the Scriptures prophesied that He would do (Isaiah 42:21). Satan has tried to prejudice the modern church against the key. He has maligned it, misused it, twisted it, and, of course, hidden it—he hates it because of what it does. Perhaps you are wondering what this key is. I will tell you. All I ask is that you set aside your traditions and prejudices and look at what God’s Word says on the subject. In Acts 28:23 the Bible tells us that Paul sought to persuade his hearers “concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets.” Here are two effective means of persuading the unsaved “concerning Jesus.” Let’s first look at how the prophets can help persuade sinners concerning Jesus. Fulfilled prophecy proves the inspiration of Scripture. The predictions of the prophets present a powerful case for the inspiration of the Bible. Any skeptic who reads the prophetic words of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joel, etc., or the words of Jesus in Matthew 24 cannot help but be challenged that this is no ordinary book. The other means by which Paul persuaded sinners concerning Jesus was “out of the law of Moses.” The Bible tells us that the Law of Moses is good if it is used lawfully (1 Timothy 1:8). For what purpose was God’s Law designed? The following verses tell us: “The Law is not made for a righteous person, but…for sinners” (1 Timothy 1:9,10). It even lists the sinners for us: the disobedient, the ungodly, murderers, fornicators, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, etc. The Law was designed primarily as an evangelistic tool. Paul wrote that he “had not known sin, but by the law” (Romans 7:7). The Law of God (the Ten Commandments) is evidently the “key of knowledge” that Jesus mentioned in Luke 11:52. He was speaking to lawyers—those who should have been teaching God’s Law so that sinners would receive the “knowledge of sin,” and thus recognize their need of the Savior.  Prophecy speaks to the intellect of the sinner, while the Law speaks to the conscience. One produces faith in the Word of God; the other brings knowledge of sin in the heart of the sinner. The Law is the God-given “key” to unlock the Door of salvation.  The Bible says in Psalm 19:7, “The law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul.” Scripture makes it very clear that it is the Law that actually converts the soul. Now lets go back to you shopping. The man is there telling you to sign for a free car. But he explains how you are having to walk everywhere now so it can help make your trail easier and faster. But there is danger coming. A giant hurricane is making landfall and you will need this car to evade certain death. So you start asking more questions because you now understand your predicament. But you have never seen a car. You have no clue how to drive it. But you mess around with it, ask questions and figure it out a little bit. you go for a ride but a few miles down the road, a tire blows out. As soon as the car begins to sway you remember how to correct it. You hold on to the steering wheel with all your might. But it spins out and you land in a ditch. You get out, thanking God that the man went over safety with you and showed you how to deal with a blown tire. You quickly change it because you know certain death is on its way. Now back on the road, the storm is very strong but you cling to the wheel and finally drive out of the storm. Now the first person did what the second person did. But the man made sure the second person understood everything. So when the bad times arrived they didn’t reject God they cling to him like their life depend on it.  So its up to us as Christians to use this biblical key.  Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. So it is Biblical to use the prayer of salvation but I want to point this out. We don’t need to rush it make sure they honestly understand they are a sinner. Jesus is the only person in the world who can wash you clean. They also need to understand that time is running out death is coming. But it isn’t a life enhancement it is hard and prepare them for what they will face. But show them its worth it. Make them cling to the word of God and show them he will save them. You teach 90% Law and 10% Grace and you will have true Christian who understand why we need Jesus. The second part of this the Holy Spirit revealed to me. Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. If you honestly believe in Jesus you know he is the son of God, which means you would take his word and study it know it by heart and try your very best to obey it. But it is very shocking to me just how many Christian don’t study. They may go to church but every thing they learn is from the pastor they center their entire belief system from what they hear others say. But never stop to read the word of God. I honestly think if more people study and asked God for direction on things such as- just using King james version, speaking in tongues,  gospel music vs contemporary music,etc. You would see the body of Christ working together more like a body and being a much brighter light to the world. This is all I can share now, I have to get in bed. But comment let me know what you think. Shalom and may God bless every one you and your families today.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s