There was an occasion while He was teaching the Kingdom message that He was constantly being asked "are you the Christ?" Read what He said to them. “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
Many people today may attend a church but are void of guidance and leading by the Holy Spirit (the Governor). Why is that? The King and Lord made it very clear while He was here in this world. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. Keep in mind, He was speaking of the religious leaders of His day. Nothing much has changed! Many are still focused on money, power and recognition. Why do you think many religious leaders wear the white collar or robes? They want to be recognized and separated from the rest of the people. Do you remember what the Lord Jesus said concerning the Kingdom? Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
Read what ambassador Paul said in his letter to the Roman believers: Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! Even back then things were getting out of control. Their behavior was becoming unlike those who were filled with the Spirit. We must be consistently reading and studying His Word. By doing that, our mindset will change and be more like Him. Jesus was the Word made flesh, so if we are full of that Word, we cannot help but be more like Him! There is no such thing as reading God's Constitution once and all is done! You have to constantly keep the Lord God's Constitution before you. Ambassador Paul stated it like this: And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Believe me when I say, it will transform your life. It will allow you to stay focused on Him and His Kingdom.
Every citizen of the Kingdom in good standing is led and guided by the Governor--Holy Spirit. He will be with you forever. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you.
Keep in mind, when it comes to the truth, you can't be misled while being filled with and guided by the Holy Spirit--the Governor. When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future. This is the Lord Jesus speaking concerning the Governor. One mindset! Remember that religions are full of divisions, separations and chaos. Just the word denomination means in essence, "separation". If this weren't true, we wouldn't have churches on every corner, with less than 200 (or even 100) members, all doing their own thing. They all have many allegiances but the Kingdom government only has one and that is to the Lord Jesus. Remember, what the Lord Jesus said, "The Father and I are one." And He prayed to His Father: I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. Religion is not in the Kingdom, but is a separation from the Kingdom and seeks to divide God's Kingdom citizens.
Remember, your greatest asset is your faith in the Lord God's Word.
John 10:25-30 Matthew 13:34 Romans 12:;14-16 Romans 12:1-2
John 14:16-17; 16:13; 10:30; 17:21 all NLT
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