KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:38 KJV. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.”
There is a Ghanaian Akan proverb, that says, show me your friend, and I will show you your character. Each of us is usually modelled after who we fellowship. The Lord said He speaks what He sees from the Father. The Jews also do what they see their father doing. Who is the father of these Jews? According to John 8:44, the Lord said, the devil is their father.
To see something about a person, one has to fellowship or stay around that individual to know or see how he does his things.
It takes a great degree of effort to fellowship with the Lord, whiles one needs very little effort to fellowship with the devil.
This understanding is seen by the statement of our Lord in Matt 7:13-14.
The Lord said the way that leads to life is narrow and strait., whiles the way that leads into destruction is broad and easy.
It is with much effort and great discipline to fellowship with the Father, whiles those who do the bidding of the devil have very little effort or no effort at all to fellowship with him. This is so because, most of those who fellowship with the devil, do not even know they are fellowshipping with him.
So long as a man does not relate to God through our Lord Jesus, he or she is certainly in partnership with the devil.
We fellowship with God, through our faith in Him, and it is expressed through prayer, the study of the word, meditation on the word and obedience to the word of God. It is in doing these things that we can ‘see’ what the Father has for us.
There are some people who see themselves as children of God, yet they do not exert themselves in doing anything for God.
The only thing that could be associated with them concerning the faith is going to church and going through the ceremonies in the church.
Dear one, I wish to tell you in plain words that you are on the broad way, that is so easy and very comfortable. Jesus said this way leads to destruction, and He added that many people take that path. Please if your Christian life gives you no effort to serve the master. If you have no sacrifices to make for the course of the master, yet everything goes with you, then you are certainly on the broad easy way to destruction.
What must you do if you are serving God, without forsaking any pleasures or making any sacrifices to please Him? Repent from these ways and make Jesus, Lord of your life.
Stop being a church person but rather a Jesus person.
Read the bible with a heart to do what you see. This is the means of breaking away from that path, that leads to destruction.
I am a child of God, born from above. Although I am residing in this world yet, I am a citizen of heaven. I do always that which pleases my Lord, no matter the sacrifice that may be needed.
THOUGHT: ARE YOU CHRIST-CENTRED OR SELF-CENTERED PERSON?
Matthew 7:13 KJV “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:”
Matthew 7:14 KJV Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.