Saturday, October 31, 2015

Facebook Follower of Jesus?

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What good is it to say you have faith, when you don't do anything to show you really do have faith? Can this kind of faith save you?  If you know someone who doesn't have any clothes or food,  you shouldn't just say, “I hope all goes well for you. I hope you will be warm and have plenty to eat.” What good is it to say this, unless you do something to help?   Faith that doesn't lead us to do good deeds is all alone and dead!  Suppose someone disagrees and says, “It is possible to have faith without doing kind deeds.” I would answer, “Prove that you have faith without doing kind deeds, and I will prove that I have faith by doing them.”   You surely believe there is only one God. That's fine. Even demons believe this, and it makes them shake with fear.

James 2:14-19
I often hear someone say that "All you have to do to be saved is to believe in Jesus!" And there is a sense in which that is absolutely true, but what about the fact that Demons believe and shake with fear? Does their fear and trembling belief do them any good? Well obviously it does not. Demons and Satan himself know for certain that Jesus Christ exists and that God is the Father, but they refuse to obey Him!

So the difference in Demon faith and your faith must be the simple four letter word, OBEY! You can actually "believe" in Jesus but refuse to obey Him and you will be just like the demons.

For many people Jesus is like a "Facebook" friend. They know lots of stuff about Him, and they even believe that He exists, but He makes no difference in their daily lives. You may "keep up" with what is going on in the life of a friend through Facebook, but if you do not have a relationship beyond Facebook, then that person is not truly a friend! If your belief in Jesus is just knowing and believing what you read in the Bible, but He is not a part of your daily life and experience, then He will probably say to you, "Depart from Me I never knew you!"

Certainly, you could meet someone on Facebook and ultimately marry them, but there is no such thing as an "on line" marriage. An intimate relationship in marriage is essential if the human race is to continue. And an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is essential is you are to spend Eternity with Him!

"Lord Jesus, help me to know You better today and give me the desire to be obedient to Your every Word so that my belief in You will not be like the belief of Demons. May You be praised forever. Amen.

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