Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Today more people are becoming Muslim or atheist despite the increased number of mega-churches. There are so many Christian churches out there in the world, the earth should be filled with disciples by now; particularly since many churches have numerous leaders: Pastors, Associate Pastor, Evangelist, Bishops, Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses, Prophets, Prophetess, Popes, Apostles and other entitled individuals who oversee the people. Where are the disciples?
To disciple is to teach; a disciple is one who follows a particular teaching, Christians should be followers of the Word. Jesus instructed His leaders to go and teach those who do not know Him about Him solidifying the knowledge through baptism. Baptism is a physical testimony of an internal transformation.
Today we have people following church leaders, church doctrines, political ideology, and even personal feelings. People attend church regularly, give tithes and offering, participate in or support missions trips, and other such things while questioning the validity of the Bible.
2 TIMOTHY 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
All Scripture is all Scripture from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21.
Far to many people who consider themselves Christian do not believe the Bible is the infallible word of God. The state of man not just in America but around the world is evidence of the validity of Scripture.
HOSEA 4:6Christians are perishing, they have a form of godliness but deny its’ power (2 Timothy 3:5). The indoctrination of Satanic ideology is so covert that many churches have allowed his values to influence their preaching. Why else would Christians believe that homosexuality is OK or that having abortion is a viable choice. Even eternity in heaven or hell is not a motivating factor for many who call themselves Christian because the pulpit has chosen to focus on getting blessed today.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
MATTHEW 6:33A disciple's priority is God first. Grace and giving tithes are the basis of many church sermons: God’s grace will get you through the hard times and give and God will give back to you. Discipleship is the presentation of God’s word as it is written not as it is interpreted. The message of grace is presented to a people group who do not have a strong understanding of God’s precepts and principles, the law.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
EPHESIANS 2:8The key to saving grace is Jesus. If you do not have faith in the Word (John 1:1, 14) you cannot partake of His grace. There is absolutely nothing you can do to receive from God if you do not believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9-10) What are you being saved from? An eternity in hell.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Part of being a disciple, follower of Yeshua Hamashiach, is submitting to the precepts and principles found in Scripture, many refer to them as the laws. That which Jesus the Messiah did not fulfill are still in effect.
MATTHEW 5:17-18Everyone’s walk with the Lord is different. We are unique people with different ways of seeing the world. Whatever the denomination, whatever the day you meet to worship and whatever you eat or don’t eat it is not important. What is important is who you are following.
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
Are you are disciple of Christ, a follower of the anointing? Or do you believe that government dictates your life choices? Faith is a personal thing, it is your responsibility to study Scripture and determine what you believe.
JOSHUA 24:15written by Marsha L F Randolph
1And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
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