LIVING FOR CHRIST IN THE END TIME





Many people today are hiding under the umbrella of Christianity. They lack discipline, commitment, lazy about , yet want to be called Christian.  I have trouble finding anything that even remotely resembles “Christ” in them.


Many Christians today are getting soft on Biblical principles, Christians of compromise. Most support and engage in homosexuality (even when they knew the bible is against it from cover to cover). Some engage in sexual immorality with random people during the week with no intentions of marrying them(they seem to forget the aspect of the bible that talk of marriage is honorable with bed undefiled).

 Some seek for divorce once they get “bored” with their spouse. If some display their character here, you will be tempted to question their faith; they lie, cheat, steal, brag at every giving opportunity, yet they tell you of how great a "Christian" they are.

Christianity to most people today means you say a simple prayer to “accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour ,” just endure you go to church on  Sunday . Having confessed Jesus as their Lord and saviour, they are free to do whatever their mind or heart desires. Of course they are guaranteed of heaven. After all, they are “covered with the blood of Jesus,” You hear them say, am living by grace, Christ has paid all the price on the cross for me.

Please don’t get me wrong. Seriously no one is near perfect. The bible says, for all have sin and come short of the glory of God (Roman 3:23). I’m a sinner saved by God’s grace alone (eph. 2:8). But we are not saved into sin but rather saved from sin. Apostle Paul says, 1 Cor. 15:10, but by the grace of god I what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than all,,,,, Jesus said that if we love Him, we’ll keep His commandments. Accepting Christ means allowing Him to take over so we can become LIKE Christ. It implies a total dedication to God’s will, and sin certainly has no place near God.

Yes we may slip into sin, but we certainly don't remain in sin. Can I tell you something? Any sin not repented of cannot be remitted. Genuine repentance leads to forgiveness of sin. You don't come and confess sin that you know if have the slightest opportunity you will commit again. Let stop deceiving ourselves, God knows all our heart. Being a “Christian sinner” is an oxymoron, because Christians are called to leave habitual sin and turn to Christ. 

 Some \Christian does not seen anything wrong with watching pornography, was perfectly fine that he openly engaged in a homosexual relationship as a “Christian.” He had no intention of stopping, and he really enjoyed speaking of God’s grace. This is utter wickedness and deceit.

In the early days, Christianity meant serious compliance with God’s will–many times resulting in great sacrifices (such as death!). This simply mean a total dedication of one's life to God almighty. It was relatively easy to spot a Christian by their actions and deeds. Their Christian fruit was easily recognized, and there was just something “different” about them when compared to the world in general.  Today that meaning has apparently changed for many “so-called Christians,” and that is sad.

Our Lord Jesus Did not come to license us into sin

The obvious thing is that most Christian sees Jesus Christ death as an instrument to engage. I repeat quickly . I often hear Christians defend obvious sinful actions by abusing Jesus’ work on the cross. It is like the “blood of Jesus” is the new “sin all you want” coupon. But the question is did Jesus saved from sin or into sin.

But unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Jesus never came to make your life easier, friends. Nor did He come so that you may enjoy the sinful pleasure of this world.
I know that must seem like a shocking revelation to some, but it is true nonetheless. Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33)..”

Sanctification  by the Holy Spirit

When you truly get saved, the Holy Spirit will take up residence in your body. The work of the Holy Spirit is to mold you into the image of Jesus Christ, and to do that, it’s going to take some work (believe me!).

When you hire a physical trainer, they don’t come to let you sit on the couch and eat potato chips. They make your life HARDER. They stack on more weights. They demand you work out for longer. Why? No pain no gain, right? If the body doesn’t go through a physical exercise that pushes its limits, it cannot improve.

Ouch! That doesn’t seem like much fun to me, and as we can see from history that Jesus wasn’t exaggerating one bit. The early apostles suffered terrible deaths (some were killed by stoning, some were reportedly crucified, some beheaded, and worse). So Jesus certainly didn’t come to ensure his followers were pampered with the finest luxuries. That doesn’t come until after the end of this age.

Not only that, but nowhere does Jesus “lighten the spiritual burden.” so to speak. Never does he say
 to sin freely since we now have his “blood on us.” That’s an abuse of God’s precious grace.
Instead, he tells us to pray to God asking Him to deliver us from temptation. He warns us against following the fleeting pleasures of sin. He says to repent of our sins (which means to turn from a sinful lifestyle to faith in Christ). He says that those who do the will of His Father will inherit the kingdom of God. What is the will of the Father? To repent and trust Christ as your savior.

Jesus Make Life So Much Harder? Why the Extra Effort?

The Mosaic law was given to the Israelites to help prepare them spiritually for what was coming to be in God’s Holy Plan. It was a standard that couldn’t save them from their sins, but it did define sin and revealed it in them. But the Mosaic law itself mostly dealt with the “outward” signs of sin. It dealt with murder, adultery, and so forth once they had been committed externally.

The Israelites did not seem to understand that those outward manifestations of sin were simply the result of an inward problem. So while they sometimes followed the letter of the law outwardly, inwardly they neglected to follow the “spirit” of the law. They simply “didn’t get it.”
This all just goes to prove Jesus’ point: Sin starts in your heart/mind and works its way out. Therefore, stop sin where it starts (the heart/mind). If you lust after someone secretly in your mind, you should immediately stop and force those thoughts out of your mind before it manifests in a physical act of adultery.

Feel yourself hating someone? Stop and say to yourself, “Love thy enemies.” Those things weren’t suggestions from Jesus, they were commands. Where did Jesus come up with this? Jesus did what the Father told him to do, that’s how!
Free any habitual sin you engage in today. If you bare a Christian live it. Live for Christ in this end time. That is an insult to Christ. Place your faith in Christ and trust in Him as your savior. When you do sin (and you will because we all sin), then pick yourself up and confess it to the Lord and be cleansed. Don’t remain in it.