A christian revival blog leading people to the truth about Jesus Christ and His Salvation. There are many false teachers, false prophets, false pastors, false evangelists and false apostles in the world today and it is time for the truth.
Walking on the narrow path.
MATTHEW 7 : 13 - 14 NKJV 13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. From reading the above scripture it appears as though it is easier to live as an unbeliever than it is as a believer. Yet Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Jesus also promises abundant life to His disciples. Does abundant life equate to a difficult life? I believe that Jesus is referring to the fact that in a world full of deception and depravity that the way is harder to find. In other words the world has programmed us to believe many things which simply are not true. For example, you can now watch many documentaries that will definitively give you a date for something say 23,000,000 years old. It is simply a scientific guess which is a lie but declared to be truth. We can see that pedophile Priests have successfully been pointing people away from the narrow path. Church does not seem to be a way of life that many people would like to be a part of and there are many reasons for that. There are other difficulties that true believers face. Some members of congregations are walking in salvation and others are not. If you really are living a Godly life then you may be persecuted by a church. 2 TIMOTHY 3 : 12 - 15 NKJV 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. In the above scripture Paul is speaking to Timothy about the church persecuting those who live a godly life. He is prophesying of the last days church. I believe that we are presently in the times which Paul was referring to. For instance it seems as though you can be seen to be "too full on for God". To me if you are not full on for God, then you are not His. REVELATION 3 : 14 - 22 NKJV
The Lukewarm Church
14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans[a] write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[b] I will vomit you out of My mouth.17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”
From verse 17 it appears as though it is easy to be complacent when we want for nothing, but it could cost a person their life. Therefore apathy and complacency also blur the way to the narrow path, as Jesus refers to anointing the eyes with eye salve so that one can see, in verse 18. In verse 19 Jesus says that He rebukes and chastens the ones that He loves. How many of us desire strong correction and punishment? Is that the time when we say something like "God would not do this to me because he loves me, The Devil is attacking me"! Correction is simply there for us as an act of God's love to put us back on the narrow path, because God does not want us to perish but to repent and be saved.
We can do as we please because God has given us all a free will. Every moment of every day we exercise that free will by the choices that we make when we respond to our circumstances. We can be happy or sad, disappointed or accepting, forgiving or unforgiving, etc. We decide how we will respond. Like saying, "My cup is half full" or "My cup is half empty". We could also choose to be angry or bitter or depressed, etc. If we have chosen to be christians, we do not need to have any negatives in our life, because Jesus Christ will set us free. Again, that would be our choice, exercising our free will. If we ask Him why we are angry, bitter, frustrated, depressed, fearful, anxious, untruthful, unsubmitted, lusty, immoral, self-centered, etc. , then He will tell us the truth. Once we have the truth, again we choose what we are going to do. Will we repent and be free or will we remain trapped in our problems? If we do not hear God very clearly then we can ask others to pr…
We need the gifts of The Holy Spirit to empower us to do the will of God on this earth. The great commission is one of power. Jesus is the example, He came and ministered in the power of God to impact a broken world, to demonstrate the mercy of GOD and verify the Gospel that He preached with that power. We need it! Why do we need it? He wants us to obtain it! How then do we get it? What does it look like? How long do we have to wait to get it?
Our world is broken through sin (obedience to satan). Most people are blind to the truth and are perishing in their sin. Many rely on medications, alcohol or drugs to try and manage the death that reigns in them. Jesus is the giver of life, the one who sets people who put their trust in Him free. He heals the sick and the brokenhearted. So how can we do for these people around us what Jesus does? Well, we need Him to equip us with the power that He has. If we ask Him to equip and empower us for His great commission, then He will. Now, when we ask…
Why do people lose interest in certain activities in life? Are they bored because that activity seems to be the same every day, week, month, year? Like watching the same television program over and over, it can become very predictable. Could it be because that person's expectation of that particular activity is not being fulfilled? Let us then apply these thoughts to the christian walk. Many people seem to start out with great enthusiasm for God and the things of God, but gradually over time become apathetic. I have heard some people say that the newborn believers make the best evangelists, which is a lie because they do not know Jesus Christ or His gospel. I believe that those people have said this because they have observed the zeal of new believers. The inference here is that as one progresses that zeal is lost. Well it does not have to be that way.
REVELATION 2 : 1 - 5 NKJV “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right …