The other day we watched a television show where a young man diligently worked for the main character. However, although this man worked hard, he wasn’t really an employee, he wasn’t even on the payroll. He only pretended to be an employee.
I wonder how many people are only pretending to be Christians? Perhaps they attend church, read the Bible, quote a verse here and there, say Christian phrases, maybe even wear the outward facade of Christianity.
They could even have good intentions, but yet don’t want to live without “that” sin, “that” person and “that” relationship, “that” drug, or “that” vice? Are they only wanting to look good on the outside but living like (and for) the devil on the inside? They want all the feel-good kudos with Christianity, but really don’t want to live a life of obedience to Jesus.
Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” ~ John 14:15 (NKJV)
And, “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!’” ~ Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)
Every time I read what Jesus says, it makes me tremble and makes me want to make sure that I know, follow, and obey my Savior. And I want to make sure all my friends, my family, and everyone else to know, follow, and obey Jesus Christ.
What price is high enough to lose a soul for eternity?
Do you want Jesus to pretend to save you or to really save you?
Hearts that love Jesus, wants to do the best for Jesus, because Jesus did the best for us.
Saying you know Jesus, maybe even saying you love Jesus isn’t enough. Obedience is the sign of love. Jesus said, “If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.” ~ John 14:23 (AMP)
When we love Jesus, follow Him and obey Him, we receive not only His abiding presence, but the presence of Almighty God. And in the presence of God there is joy, peace, comfort, kindness, love, love, love and more love!
Pretend Christianity can’t save. Be true to a Savior who truly loves you. I want to see you in heaven. I want you to experience, truly experience, the joy of true Christianity, true obedience, and true service to our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. I want you to hear, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” ~ Matthew 25:34
There is no greater joy than living in the joy of Jesus, here and now, and for all eternity!
If you are unsure about your salvation, please make take time right now to admit to God your need for His forgiveness and mercy through His Son, Jesus Christ. (If you would like further information about Jesus and heaven, please visit Questions about Jesus.)
If you do know Jesus, follow Him, and obey Him, take time to thank Him for the beauty of His amazing gift of eternal life.