Missing the point?

September 14, 2008

What does it really mean to follow Jesus Christ?

What does it really mean to follow Jesus Christ? to be a Christian!
 
(Luke 14:28 KJV)  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,  30  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31  Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32  Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.33  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
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Following after God means just that and it does not mean you follow after some man or women, his or her teachings instructions for you for sure, or  merely join any church immediately, nor does it mean you have to learn Greek, or go  immediately to a Bible school, Bible college, unless God tells you specifically !

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Following after God means even now today following after Jesus, following  His voice, His Holy spirit, His Words even those in the Bible. After all Jesus is also God himself.

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Hearing the Voice of God . The Thrilling Mystery of Hearing from God – Divine Guidance Made Easier

https://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/our-god-speaks-too/

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God speaks to us in many ways today . Personal Humbleness is one of the basic prerequisite to allow God to personally speak to us.

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/god-speaks/

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Acts 5:4  You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.

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(Luke 14:26 KJV)  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
(Luke 14:27 KJV)  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
(Luke 14:33 KJV)  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
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GOD
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Many of us  have heard, or seen the evangelists requesting people to come to God.. so what does it mean to come to God and follow Jesus Christ? Does it mean doing my best following after Christ’s teachings, as found in the Bible? going to church too? or does it even require a lot more than that?
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No one is too bad so as not to be able to be accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven who is willing to humble himself, admit his or her sins, to repent, to turn from his or hers wicked past ways, and  rather is willing to do good solely next.
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(John 15:4 KJV)  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21  But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22  If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23  He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24  If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25  But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27  And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
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 (John 10:27 KJV)  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.
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(John 10:29 KJV)  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.
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We all do even  need to seriously know, differentiate between how God now deals with the wicked, those persons deliberately disobedient to him, he God does not go along with them for sure ..
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Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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PEOPLE WHO DISOBEYED GOD IN THE BIBLE
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God’s grace of forgiveness even does not extend to everyone..  not to those who refuse to repent of their sins., refuse Jesus Christ.
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and next TO the righteous those people who put their trust in him.. God is merciful, kind to them, but YET not all professing Christians now are righteous for sure as well cause they seek their own way to Heaven..
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 Do see also

http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/separated-from-god/

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-wicked/

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-righteous/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/learing-to-listen-to-the-voice-of-the-lord/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/our-god-speaks-too/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/anointed/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/anointed-continued/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/laying-of-hands-impartation-breathe-of-the-spirit-anointings-anointed/

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/on-how-i-see-the-too-often-pretentious-christians/

http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/wells-still-without-water/

http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/as-many-as-are-led-by-the-spirit-of-god/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/as-to-why-some-have-left-their-church/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/anointed/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/the-holy-spirit/

https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/the-consistent-ongoing-symbols-of-the-holy-spirit-in-the-bible/

http://pbulow.tripod.com/healing.html

https://witnessed.wordpress.com/

http://pbulow.tripod.com/ 

http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/neither-give-place-to-the-devil/

 

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  4. To follow Jesus really means to refuse evil and choose good,in thought,speech and action; this can not be imitated but attained only through humility to God who teaches all how to discern the two. This is the only way.

    Comment by eric — November 12, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

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  6. What does it really mean to follow Jesus Christ? – For the Jews it means giving up their obsolete, dead now Jewish religion still too..Giving up their antiChrist Messiah, and the now obsolete Zionistic views too..

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