What is a Christian?
Do we really match the description?
While there are many that claim to be Christians in these later days, many will “remain behind” because they have assimilated into the world and its values, and not “gone forward” in their faith and passion.
Jesus said that we, faithful believers, will face tribulation in our lives.
Only those who endure to the end will be saved.
Are we focused on this world, and its values, or the next life in heaven with our Savior?
Are we focused on doctrine, and interpretations of the Word, or His Presence?
When we open our mouths, and speak, do people hear the words of Jesus, or our words?
What makes a Christian?
Jesus is not coming back for the “Church Christian.”
He is coming back for a pure and spotless bride, one full of his love and holiness.
Heaven is not a cheap deal for the passive, who want to get in on lip service to God.
Heaven is for those who have put their lives on the line for what they believe, and are willing to be tested, and are willing to sacrifice everything for the God of their hearts.
They are obedient when it makes them lose in the world.
They are pure when all around them is compromised and carnal.
They are faithful when it looks like God has rejected them in their needs.
They continue to believe and pray when God does not seem to answer.
They have joy during times of persecution and trial.
They share their love when others hate them.
They keep their eyes on their Savior and Lord, Jesus, when there is no reason to keep on living.
They are here to witness to His Love and Mercy to a cruel and horribly sinful world.
They have died to self, and have no goal in life now except to witness to His presence and salvation.
It is like they no longer exist, and only He exists.
They spend more time on their knees than they do trying to succeed in the world.
They live for His glory, not theirs.
They have passion, purpose and love that cannot be quenched, because Jesus lives in their hearts, and the presence of the Holy Spirit covers them.
They are the ones who think of him all day, and even on their bed they think of Him.
He is their only focus.
Everything that is of the world is only temporal and secondary.
The real believer will fall on their knees in worship at the very mention of the Lord.
The Lord is holy and worthy of the greatest praise.
Faithfulness through testing, persecution and trials,
Unrelenting love, passionate,
Obedient to the death,
with a “pure heart and clean hands,”
Being the light of Christ to a dark and dying world.