Too many people are NOT walking the walk/living what they profess. As we all know; we are living in perilous times and these times are sure to become far worse than they are now. Playing and pretending to be on the Lord’s side is like playing Russian roulette with your life. No one knows the day nor the hour when our rose is picked from the rose garden of life. It would be a sad shame if a person dies in the midst of their sins and not living what they profess. They will miss Heaven when they had every chance for a place in the Kingdom. No matter how wicked the ways of the world have become, there are many people who still choose the world.
The choice is an individual choice. It’s sad not to know Jesus. In the word He does say He’d rather you be “hot or cold; not lukewarm.” If you’re either or, then at least it’s clear what side you’re on. The travesty is claiming to know Him when you’re living a hypocritical life. These types of people have learned the behaviors of a person who’s living for Jesus. Therefore, they know how to speak and act the part, but they don’t live it.
To live for God and His Son Jesus is a 365 day a year lifestyle. It becomes as natural as breathing. Our hearts become convicted and we die daily to be renewed. We have a personal relationship with Jesus and make Him first in our lives. A person CAN’T do this when they are merely mimicking the lifestyle, because what they are doing is acting what they’ve learned.
On this journey you may lose a lot of people who claim to love you. It’s better to let people go then to go to hell with them. The only way to live the life is by giving up the ways of the world. Too many people want to do both, when the Bible clearly says you can’t. There is no way possible for a person to live for Jesus yet do the things of the world. They can’t intertwine. The Bible say we must be separated from the world, we are peculiar people.
Once a person has changed and on the path of life leading to Heaven everything about them will change. The way they dress, think, feel, and act will change. Yes dress is an important part of it, because when a person live for Jesus they represent Him at all times. You can’t dress the way you once dressed if you used to dress like the world. Some people still want to dress like the world. The places we used to go we shouldn’t want to go there anymore. Some people we used to hang around we have to let them go; it doesn’t mean you don’t love them. The things we used to do, we shouldn’t want to continue to do them. The way we used to think and speak changes. Everything about a person changes, because they become new creatures.
If a person is still doing things the people of the world are doing it’s because they are STILL in the world. There’s no fence to straddle. Meaning, you can’t serve Jesus and partake with the ways of the world. Bottom line, you’re either for Him or against Him. If you’re still doing the things of the world; you’re against Him. Many people will boldly say they are living for Jesus; knowing full well what they are doing isn’t the ways of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are ONLY fooling themselves right into the pits of hell! Knowing of Jesus and knowing Him for yourself through a personal and daily relationship are two completely different things. To know the Word and NOT live it are two totally different things.
You can’t dance for Jesus and the devil. You can’t fornicate, commit adultery, steal, lie, drink to become drunk, party for Jesus and the devil, and the list goes on. Those are NOT the ways of Jesus. Many people don’t want to give up the ways of the world up, they want to dabble with it and then put on a Holy show when they go to church or are around true Saints. Before and after church they are doing any and everything. The sanctuary is a building people go to gather and worship; we call it the church. The lifestyle of a true Saint is within the individual, it’s a part of who a person becomes. If a person isn’t really on His side the lifestyle they live lines up with the ways of the world and NOT Jesus the Son or God the Father!
The Bible says “seek you first Kingdom of God and His righteousness: and all these shall be added unto you.” Many people who call themselves Saints are seeking everything, but God. They are clearly NOT on His side. They can believe what they want, but the Word is the truth! It is a road map of direction and guidance. Picking and choosing what you want will not make you into a true Saint. You have to choose all of it to live by. You must become Holy people living Holy lives!!
Many people profess Him. They do and say all of the right things in front of people when others are watching. As soon as the chance presents itself they are speaking and acting in ways which are not conducive to the lifestyle of a person living for Jesus. If a person doesn’t have a relationship with the Son, they can’t have one with the Father. Being Saved is awesome, but it’s only the first step, you have to live this lifestyle in order to grow and mature spiritually. No one can do this if they aren’t willing to give up the ways of the world!