Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Two things to notice today. 1. The priests of babylon would have you believe that once you believe in Jesus, you are "saved" forever.
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work
... Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God: to believe in the one whom he has sent." ...
According to John 6:29 there, these teachers tell you that all you have to do is "believe" and you are "saved" forever. Well, what does Luke 8:13-14 tell us? There are those who believe for awhile, then fall away. Yes, you do have to believe to make it into heaven. Babylonianity teaches you that "believing" is something that stands on its own, but how can you believe in something you don't see without faith? We are saved by grace, through faith. I've heard these priests of the enemy teach that you can be "saved" even when you no longer believe, and are faithless! This teaching that you don't need faith to get into heaven directly contradicts just about everything written about faith in the entire bible.
The second point relates to "perfection." Todays so called christians believe in a sin tolerant, no problem with imperfections Jesus. The bible talks about a different Jesus, read this agian:
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
No fruit to what? Perfection......
Are we going to be as perfect as Jesus? No. Are we called to strive for it? Yes. This has a tie in with the parable of the talents in Matt 25..right after the parable of the virgins..which is a parable about readiness...
If you ever read the results of polling done on churchianity you'll see some staggering numbers, like for instance, over 60% of todays so called church don't believe the devil is real and don't believe that Jesus is the only path to God the father. This should help you understand why the path leading to life is narrow and only a few find it. This is why so few end up "overcoming" and therefore are "saved." The work of God is to believe, and in order to believe you must have faith.
This faith needed to believe will be tested in the days to come. If we think the church is apostate today, just wait, we have'nt seen anything yet. Time is short. We need to pray for the escape that is coming, but you have to believe its coming. Belief is only empowered through faith when speaking of yet unseen things. The escape is unseen, Jesus is unseen and both are coming soon.
I wonder how many days, months or years we have left on this earth. Be ready for the master today, but bring some extra oil in jars to wait out the master for however long he tarries. grace and peace
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