Brothers and Sisters Change MUST occur to be Accepted by Jesus. I will start off by saying what I have said many times before, if being Acceptable was only in a One Time Confession, then All People would be Saved by this One Scripture…
Rom 10:9 KJV
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If it where this easy, then I do not need to write any further, all I would have to do is Preach this one Scripture and as some believe, all would be good with God! But it is not that easy, there has to be more of a Change in one’s Life to be Acceptable to The Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirit.
If Salvation was so simplistic we could Confess Jesus as Savior, not Lord and Live however we desire to live, with No Fear of any consequences of our actions. This would also mean we could Believe whatever we wanted to and still enter into the Kingdom Of Heaven. If Salvation was so simplistic, we could Ignore all the writings of How We Are To Walk With God, in fact many do, we could Write Our Own Story Lines for our Lives, changing the Original into whatever we wish to believe, turning The Truth into a Lie!
We find the parable of the Ten Virgins as one of the proofs that We Are Not Acceptable according to Our Will, Our Desire, Our Understanding, but that there has to be a Deeper Change.
Mat 25:1-13 KJV
“1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish. 3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
If would seem that all of the Virgins were equal, but they are not. Jesus divided them into Two Groups, the Haves and the Haves Not, but what is this that Divides them? Some would say, “Well it is the Oil of course…”. What is The Oil that made it so important that Jesus did not accept the five virgins even when they came back with Oil in their lamps?
2Co 5:17 KJV
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
So many people take this Scripture to mean that Jesus covered everything and everything is all good now, but this is Not what this Scripture is saying. There are Steps in Salvation and the First Step is the Most Critical to everything that proceeds. First we Must Truly Believe that Jesus is The Son Of God, that Jesus Died For My Sin.
The Scripture above is a Progression Scripture, it is a Time Changing Scripture that needs to be Understood in meaning. The First clue in this Scripture is, “In Christ”, this is the Salvation Part. The Second clue in this Scripture is, “he is a New Creature: Old things are passed away”, this is the Old Understanding of How To Live. The Third clue is, Behold, All Things BECOME…BECOME…BECOME New, this is How We Are To Live and Be Acceptable to Jesus.
So it goes like this, First Jesus Saves Me, Second the way I used to Look at Life is Passed Away and Third I need to Change Into The New Life that Jesus has presented. It is Not a Instant thing but a Progression Of Life In Jesus. There has to be a Transformation for Fleshly Life Style to a Godly Life Style. Now, for those who say, “What about those who Accept Jesus on their Death Beds?”, I cannot judge things that are in Jesus hands, but will say this one thing, at the time, if Salvation was True, then for them there was no time to Change How They Walked In Future Events Of Life, but Salvation will suffice! To those of us who are yet still alive, we Must Live the rest of Our Lives doing things God’s Way, because we are still alive.
Jesus said that you cannot put New Wine into Old Vessels else they will burst, it is because of the Relationship of the New Wine that is full of Expanding Life that the Old Vessel could not contain the Pressure. In that, New Wine has to go into a New Vessel to be Contained In Its Newness.
Mat 9:17 KJV
“Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
As I have said we Must be Transformed into the Likeness of God, it does not happen overnight, but must be ongoing events in one’s Life. It also must be of one’s Choice to Change into the Proper Vessel Acceptable Of Jesus. This takes Building a Relationship With Jesus, this is The Oil.
Rom 12:1-2 KJV
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We Must look at everything through God’s Eyes and not our own eyes of Understanding. The Father said that Our Ways are Not His Ways of doing things.
Isa 55:9 KJV
“For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Without a Relationship With Jesus, we will Not Be Acceptable. This Relationship is The Desire to Live as God Lives, doing His Will in all things, Walking as He Walks in all things, this is The Oil. You cannot just run out and buy this Oil, but it is a Oil that is Processed In Your Walk, using the Right Ways to Formulate Our Walk. It is God’s Formula that He is the only one that holds the Patent On and the Process is Locked Tight In Him.
Man has tried to Walk as Scripture says without Salvation and has failed, Man has tried to Walk having Salvation without Walking God’s Way and has failed, Man has tried to Re-Write God’s Will and has failed!!! There is only One Way and that is God’s Way!!!
Brothers and Sisters some of you who teach how to Walk With Jesus, need to be re-taught with the Milk Of The Word, because the Meat you serve is tainted in False Doctrine. Too many of you have sacrificed The Word Of Truth for the ways of the World, becoming Unacceptable to Jesus in Your Walk.
The Scriptures tells us that The World is Our Enemy and Not Our Friend, but too many of you have Welcomed The World into YOUR Doctrine to be Acceptable to The World, having not understanding that You have separated yourselves from Jesus in Your Doctrine! To you I say Repent while you can, turn from Your Evil Ways, Jesus is going to come as a thief in the night, we having no idea of the Day or Time that He will come, but Only The Father knows that Day and Time that Jesus will come for His Bride.
2Pe 3:10 KJV
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
Mat 24:36 KJV
“But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Jesus awaits His Father to tell Him to gather us, to take us to Heaven, but are You Ready? You cannot put it off as though it is a chore, or that You Think there is enough time to do so later. We only know in part what The World will be like when Jesus comes, but we do not know exactly how The Father views things in The Whole Earth at one time.
Brothers and Sisters it is a matter of Choice on What to Believe at this point of time, but Understand this, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are one and Unchangeable. As The Father was in the beginning, so is Jesus in the end. Who and What The Father has desired with man has not changed and will not change to satisfy the flesh.
Heb 13:8 KJV
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!