My Way to Jesus Kingdom #1

I would like to share my ideologies and the decisions I have made up in my attempts to reach out to Jesus Christ. Firstly, when I am reading my bible, I’m amazed at the way Jesus teachings reflected at the then society and even our present society in a entirely different way…  His characteristics at different situations are unmatched. 

luke 9:60 – Let the dead bury their own dead.” is the answer God gave to his disciple when he asks Jesus to allow him to bury his father.
I think, Nobody on earth could say to a son, who lost his father. 

Here God doesn’t care about the hypocritical lifestyle of man to the extent, wherein the society watches it as a brutal act, to let a son to leave his dead father unburied.  

Mathew 7:21-23 – 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. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!

Here Jesus straight away talks to the present religious christians, what is lacking in those who expelled demons, performed wonders, prophesied in Jesus Name? There is a hypocrisy in this lifestyle. 

What then is the true worship?  

Are you the Children of God?

If you read,

John 10:27-30 KJVS

[27] My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: [28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. [30] I and my Father are one.

Jesus said, his sheep will hear his voice and her gives them eternal life and they will perish or they will never be taken out of his hand and said Father gave these sheep to him.

These are the words about Jesus’s sheep by Paul,

Ephesians 1:4-5,8,11-12 KJVS

[4] According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: [5] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, [8] Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; [11] In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: [12] That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

We are called by God and assigned to Jesus to be his sheep, so that Jesus would make us holy and unblemished in God’s sight. We were all adopted to be the Children of God through Jesus and to obtain the inertance which is predestined to us. Here we praise God out of love not by fear.

If you read,

1 John 4:17-18 KJVS

[17] Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. [18] There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Here the word of God says, there is no fear in love and perfect love cast away fear. If we fear to God we are not made perfect in love.

I understood that, if we love God as Jesus did, we inherently would do only the mind of God. We hate what all God hated in this world.

We hate all evil such as anger, jealousy, lust, pride, riches etc and try to live in pleasure of God. Because we believe that we in his children and what ever he has will be ours. He wanted us to be his heirs.

Galatians 4:6-7 KJVS

[6] And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. [7] Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

If you are a son you are a heir. Now tell me, are you the Children of God?

What is the narrow Gate?

If your read,

Colossians 1:15-17 KJVS

[15] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: [16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: [17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

It’s all about Jesus, But what did he allowed himself in this world,

Hebrews 5:8 KJVS

[8] Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

He suffered great unto death and learned obedience and he made himself an example to enjoy in innerself with God and outwardly suffering in flesh, denying the authority of Satan on flesh.

Like wise he asks us to be the children of God like him,

Hebrews 12:7-8,10-11 KJVS

[7] If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? [8] But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. [10] For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. [11] Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

We must endure the hardship in Flesh to inherit what Jesus has promised for us. God punishes us not that we have sinned, but that we attain the attributes required so to be the children of God. So we suffer and rejoice like Jesus. As the word of God says,

Matthew 11:29-30 KJVS

[29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 7:14 KJVS

[14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Have you taken up the God’s yoke and chosen the narrow gate?

Can we see Jesus?

If we read,

John 14:12-13,21,23 KJV

[12] Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. [13] And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [21] He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. [23] Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Jesus said, who ever believes in him (as a Son of God) will do greater works than what he did. He said He and Father will make their home in our body.

John 16:21-23 KJV

[21] A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. [22] And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. [23] And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Jesus said, we groan for him as a women delivering her baby. But world rejoices. He will come to us and manifest himself so that our sorrow will turn to happiness and nobody can take away that happiness.

How many of us have this experience of encountering with Jesus?

Have you really despised the world?

If you read,

John 17:9 KJV

[9] I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John 14:16-17,30 KJV

[16] And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. [30] Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Jesus said he didn’t pray for the world, he also said the world won’t receive his spirit.

Peter said, he and all disciples have left everything for Jesus,

Matthew 19:27 KJV

[27] Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

The early church congregation did this act,

Acts 4:32,34 KJV

[32] And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. [34] Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

They sold everything they have got and distributed among the themselves.

Are you now ready to give up everything you got in this world for Jesus?

Who is forcing a man to commit sin?

If you read,

Romans 7:19-23 KJV

[19] For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [20] Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. [21] I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. [22] For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: [23] But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Here Paul says that there is a law within our members which is forcing us to commit sin against God’s laws. It is captivating us over the law we need to follow in our lives. That’s why everybody commits sin and is not getting the benefits from God.

What could be the solution for it? If you know the solution, can you boldly say it like Paul that, I’m following Jesus, so follow me?