|Jesus is considered by scholars such as Weber to be an example of a charismatic religious leader. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
|Wondrously, the greatest occurrence to all humanity will happen when a person comes to know Jesus personally. When we know Jesus we will act like a Christian. The more we know Jesus the more we will obey God. A Christian who knows Jesus personally will stand out in this earth as a witness in darkness. Miraculously this type of Christian will serve the Lord when all others have gone astray. The more you spend time with Jesus the more you will find yourself in the most privileged place a human being can ever be and that is in a place where God is pleased with you. There should be no other goal for this life than for Jesus to say well done and I am pleased with your obedience. Obedience is the only thing that brings fruit into this world. We can hear, but if we don’t act upon what we hear, then we are not acting in faith. Obedience brings greater understanding, which in turn brings greater obedience, which puts a positive spin on life and we cannot manufacture this on our own. It is this experience of listening and obeying that builds us into faithful servants of the Lord over time causing us to grow in our relationship with Jesus. If we live our lives for ourselves, never listening to Jesus, then we do not touch him and can never change from our selfishness, but when we listen and act upon his word then we show him that we love him. Jesus says if you love me then obey me and feed my sheep. Acting on His word builds a relationship with him that will be a blessing for eternity.
Increasing in the knowledge of God – what a blessing! Knowing Jesus ever more! Understanding the very thinking of God with all of His inner plans. We change in His presence with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition. Wow! What an awesome thing that we can grow in our relationship with Jesus this way!!!
Thank you Lord! This is my prayer: Lord, I believe you have given me your Holy Spirit. I believe you alone can deliver me from every chain that binds me. I believe you are convicting me, leading me and empowering me to overcome. I believe you alone will cause me to obey your word. And I believe you will never depart from me, nor will you let me depart from you. I won’t limit your Spirit in me, I’ll wait on you, call on you and trust you Jesus whether I live or die.
We are filled with God’s Holy Spirit and we need to believe this so much that we act like it in obedience to God.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise, kjv