Will He find you faithful?

There are many today whose lifestyle as Christians, is more aligned with that of the world than with Christ’s Kingdom. Many of them are indeed struggling to break away from their sinful pasts. So the reality of who they truly are in Christ Jesus, is too obscure to their understanding. They do know who they are in Christ Jesus, but they are not living in the reality of it. There relationship with the unsaved world is preventing them from living in the truth.

They had tasted of the goodness of God before, but are indeed fast drifting away from it into dead religion. A lot of them had been Christians for a long time, but they are not growing up spiritually in the things of God. 

Some of them are more involved in doing good works. But doing good to people does not necessarily means that one is a Christian (Ephesians 2:8-9). There are in fact so many people today who are doing good works, but who are not even Christians. The Roman Centurion (Cornelius) in Acts chapter 10 was doing good works. But his good works could not get him saved.

It is the experience of the new life in Christ Jesus, that separates a child of God from a crowd pleaser. There are many today who are following the crowd, just to justify their faith in Christ Jesus. King Solomon once differentiated both when he said:

“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.”

Ecclesiastes 5:1 NIV

Those who had experienced the new life in Christ Jesus love to listen to the word of God being preached. They are quick to act on the word that they are receiving with their hearts. 

But some others will go so as to join the crowd in God’s house. They will often show up in Church, but they don’t ever act on the word of God that is being preached. They love to attend every social gathering in the Church, but their hearts are never committed to do what the word of God says. Their hearts has been smeared by their desire for the pleasures of the world. 

The Bible says that anyone who calls himself a Christian, must be born of the Spirit of God (John 3:5-6). He must not only be born again; but must be living righteously before God. 

Your faith in Christ Jesus from the moment that you professed to be born of God’s Spirit, is what makes you righteous before God. No one is righteous before God, because of good works. Your good deeds in the Church, and your level of commitment to the Church does not guarantee you access to the throne of grace (Hebrews 10:38-39). 

That’s why your faith in God is very important. It gives you access and the boldness to establish a living relationship with God. And you can’t have a genuine relationship with Him, if you are still going back and forth to that same lifestyle pattern, that you had repented from.

As the scriptures says:

“It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.”

Hebrews 6:4-6 NIV

The enemy is using the lack of spiritual fruitfulness, to get at those who are not living before God by faith. A position of spiritual stagnation is the most dangerous situation, that any Christian ever wants to be found in. It creates a foothold for the enemy in the life of such a believer.  And this is the problem which the lack of spiritual fruitfulness creates in a Christian’s life.

Are your eyes on Jesus or the world?

Get your eyes fixed on Jesus, and not on the world

If you are not growing up spiritually in Christ Jesus since you became a Christian, then you are most likely focused on the things of this world than on God’s. The Bible encourages us:

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”

Hebrews 3:1 NIV

And in another place it says:

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”

Colossians 3:1-2 NLT

We are called upon as Christians to set our eyes on Jesus, and not on the things of this world. This is not a suggestion. It is part of what makes the Christian life fruitful and successful. You can’t be fixing your thoughts on Jesus, and at the same time looking back to the world that you had left behind. 

God wants to give you every good thing of this life. But you need to be putting your faith in God for them, and not in the world’s system. That’s how God will supply all of your needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Faith is the key that unlocks the wisdom of God in you to manifest your physical and material needs. 

That’s how God’s riches will flow into your life. But if you are trying to get those needs met by emulating the world, then you are actually telling Jesus that you don’t really trust in Him. Those Christians who are not using their faith to gain access into their riches, do have the tendencies to get whatever they are believing God for, like the people of the world. They are the ones who are seeking those things in the flesh. 

There are many of God’s children who are not living a lifestyle of obedience to Him. That’s why they’ve fallen short of the good things of life. When they need healing (as an example), they will rather consult with the doctor first, before they even think about seeking God’s face for it. 

When a Christian is seeking God first in his life, the Heavenly Father will begin to lead him and guide him, to all that had been laid up for him since the foundation of the earth (Isaiah 51:16; Matthew 6:33). 

Only God can satisfy you and not the world

Don’t quit on God.

Apostle Peter said of such:

“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.””

2 Peter 2:20-22 NIV

It’s important to note here that, apart from ridding your life of the past sins; you must also get rid of other things of the world, which are preventing your spiritual growth. You can’t grow up if you are continually seeking to be entangled again, in the things that Christ had set you free from. 

That’s why many are not being filled in the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Others are physically sick and can’t receive their healing and deliverances from the Lord. The Lord has provided everything for you to be successful on the earth already. They had been provided for you in Christ Jesus. But you can’t gain access to them, if the other works of the flesh are still prevalent in your life. God will never give His gifts to a double minded believer (James 1:5-8).

There are certain things also which are not necessarily sinful, but which are harmful to the spiritual growth of a Christian. They will prevent you from being matured in the things of God. They are things like your desire for worldly pleasures than for the Kingdom of God, spiritual tardiness or slothfulness and the list goes on and on. When you are putting much value in your life on the pleasures of this world than on the things of God; then your spiritual growth will be hindered.

Always remember that wherever your heart is, your feet will always take you to. If your heart is on the things of God, you will be more concerned about those things, than you are about the things of the world.

If you are getting more excited about the things of this world, than you are with the things of God, then you definitely do have a problem, in receiving all that God has for you. If you are more comfortable being around the people of the world, than with your fellow Christians, then you are indeed not enjoying the fullness of life that God had designed for you. You’re not living your very best life as a Christian on the earth. 

The world is full of imperfect people. God created everyone to be perfect. But it was the nature of sin in mankind from the time of Adam, that took the perfection away from us all, until Christ came to make us perfect again. Our perfection is now only in Christ Jesus.

And there is no perfect Church either in this world. The only perfect Church you will ever discover is in Heaven. And if you ever find a perfect Church on this earth; it stops being perfect the moment you joined it. So stop your criticism of your fellow Christians. And ask God to teach you how to love them better. Get yourself into a Church where you are really needed and loved. Don’t quit on God.

Get stable in your walk with Jesus

Bring stability into your Christian walk

Deep in your heart you desire to do more for God, but you keep on going back to those dead works of your flesh. You had repented of them, but the world keeps pulling you back away from God towards them. And in your heart you are struggling with it. You want to do the right thing, but you keep fighting within yourself about it. What you really need to be doing instead, is to start using your faith in God to fight against those fleshy desires.

You are not alone in this struggle. I had personally been in that situation also, for three months after I got born again. And there are many Christians today who had been there also. You can’t be battling this issue for so long in the flesh, when Christ had already set you free from it. 

Paul once described it this way while explaining his own personal experience:

“I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.”

Romans 7:15-20 NLT

Stop giving power to sin in your flesh in its attempt to rule over you. It’s time to rid your life of all the things, which are taking most of your time away from God. They are the power drainers in your life. They are taking the center of your affections away from looking onto Jesus. They are making your faith in God unstable and unproductive. 

Such things are taking your sight off Heaven. So it’s impossible for Heaven to pour its affection on you also, because yours are not on Heaven’s. You are in fact drifting away from God and back into the world of sin once again. 

But you can put a stop to it now. You can start using what the enemy is doing against you, to propel your spiritual life forward by using your faith in the love of God.

The scriptures says:

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 NLT

The decision has to be made by you first to change, before God can begin to help you. You have to decide first whether or not you want to get rid of those fleshy desires. If you are ready; click here to follow the link to our webpage. We will like to be praying for you. Read the short prayer that appears aloud, and fill out the contact form with your prayer requests. You are now breaking away with the past dead issues of your life, so as to start anew. 

Reading your Bible and praying daily draws you closer to God

Now!

  1. Get your Bible and begin a lifestyle of reading and meditation on it daily (Joshua 1:8).
  2. Praying in the Holy Spirit as a lifestyle will help you also to break away from the past (Romans 8:13). As you are praying the Lord will begin to lead and guide you.
  3. Find a good Church where they do pray in tongues. By joining their dedicated team of Christians who are truly committed to prayer, you will be able to learn how to pray more and more. This will help your spiritual growth. The best way to develop a good and effective prayer life, is to pray together with the people who are really doing it. 

Remember that you can listen to so many teachings in the Church about faith and prayer. But if you are not in fellowship with the Christians, who are really doing those things, it will do you no good at all. That’s a good way in developing a productive prayer lifestyle and faith in God. So start living your life for Jesus now. Say “goodbye” to the world, as you embrace your new life with Jesus.

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