EPISODE 384 – BEHOLD THE REALITY OF JESUS 2 – DEALING WITH DECEPTION 9
The Love-Life Agency
BEHOLD THE REALITY OF JESUS 2 – DEALING WITH DECEPTION 9
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ”
2 Corinthians 11: 3 (NKJV)
One of the core things deception does to you is to make you have a contrary opinion.
It makes you seek other means of fulfilment.
The adversary lures you into falsehood by subjecting your thoughts to vain imaginations.
Apart from the false propaganda that Jesus is not God, there is another dangerous false doctrine that says, JESUS IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER!
Like Paul the apostle mentioned to the brethren in Corinth:
“I am anxious for you with the deep concern of God himself—anxious that your love should be for Christ alone, just as a pure maiden saves her love for one man only, for the one who will be her husband. But I am frightened, fearing that in some way you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to our Lord, just as Eve was deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden. You seem so gullible: you believe whatever anyone tells you even if he is preaching about another Jesus than the one we preach, or a different spirit than the Holy Spirit you received, or shows you a different way to be saved. You swallow it all.“ 2 Corinthians 11:2-4 (TLB)
It is a seed of unbelief to think that there are different ways to be saved apart from Jesus.
God manifested in the flesh as Jesus (John 1:1, 14) to give access to all men unto Himself. Thus, your relationship with God is dependent only on Jesus.
Jesus did not come to this world only as a Prophet and a great Teacher. Neither was Jesus a religious leader who came to establish another religion.
Jesus is God who became man to bring men into eternal life and divine living.
He said, “… I am come that you will have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
“And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” 1 John 5:11 (Berean Study Bible).
Religion promotes man’s medium and tradition to access God.
And all of the efforts of men to access God and experience God have been futile.
The truth is that until God reaches out to man, man cannot reach or access Him.
Right from Eden when corruption was found in man, it was man who hid himself from God.
It wasn’t man who found God, it was God who found man.
“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:8-10
And all through Genesis to the appearance of Jesus, God’s plan has been to fully bring man unto Himself to have a deep relationship with Him.
Man has never found a way to fully access and enjoy God, until Jesus came.
And that was established in Christ Jesus.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans 5:8-10 (NKJV)
No religion can bring you into this reality.
No religion can boast of your justification or eternal salvation.
Salvation is only in Jesus.
“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14:5-6 (Berean Standard Bible).
This is the audacity of God!
None has made such utterance except Jesus.
He brought you complete salvation.
As you have believed and received Jesus, know that you are SAVED!
This is the gospel.
– our hearts will be established in this reality that Jesus is the way only by which men can be saved.
– we shall exercise the boldness and joy to proclaim Jesus as the only way by which men can be saved, without political correctness.
In the name of Jesus!