John 10: 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
We always speak of ‘false prophets’ but we never speak of ‘false Christians’, which is a bigger damage to Christianity. Christianity suffers more because of false Christians than false prophets. If there were few false Christians than false prophets would find it hard to exist, they exist because the Church is filled with more false Christians than true Christians.
Today’s message does not speak about false prophets but of false Christians.
Jesus said I am the way. It means we need to travel by Him (the way) and He also said the Comforter will lead us by the way (make Him known to us). So when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master we simply stand at the entrance of the way, it is our baptism which takes us along the way, our baptism in Jesus Christ via the Holy Spirit. There is no two, three or many baptisms, there is only one baptism, baptism in Jesus Christ via the Holy Spirit. Before the followers of Christ were called ‘Christians’ in Antioch they were called ‘People of The Way’ all because they truly followed Jesus Christ.
Today’s message speaks of Christians who are not baptized in Christ via the Holy Spirit, these are not true Christians and thus great danger to Christianity. It is these who destroy other Christians and cause the fall of others.
Let us first introspect ourselves if we are Christians by baptism or are we amongst those who are a danger to Christianity. If we are not transformed by His Spirit then there is a danger of another spirit working through us.
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and thus desire your children too to be holy. Lord we pray we are not called Christians by our belief, traditions, rituals etc. but are called Christians by the way we live our lives and by your glory shining through us…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Dated 19 September 2019