It is insufficient to make Jesus a free ticket from Hell. You have to let Him make you a subject of his Lordship.
There are many people who claim Jesus the Messiah to be their savior. They understand the gospel to be like a ticket out of Hell. Their understanding of the cross is that it has abolished the law, so that a man is not bound by the lawgiver who saved them.
This is a gross error, and a deception that leads to death and destruction. The Messiah is not only a High Priest of Judaism, who has replaced the need for blood sacrificed, by using His own blood as atonement for sins. He is also the King of the Jews. A king who rule over His subjects in His eternal kingdom. Let them be both Jews and gentiles who obey Him. Trust Him and relay on Him.
A man is saved by grace, only. You can not add works to the saving grace offered by Jesus the Messiah. His death and resurrection is sufficient to stall the wrath of God.
But salvation comes with a price. You have to surrender to the King of Kings, and come under His Lordship. Faith without works, is dead faith. It is worthless, and will lead to eternal condemnation. You need to let Jesus transform you, and let him bring your into a process of holiness, which is also called a life of sanctification.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
This is not your work, based on your will, and your desires. This is kingdom work, issued by the King. Pre-planned work, that has to be executed.
Those who reject the Lordship of the Messiah, are false teachers. You can discern them by their misquotation of Paul, and their claim that this apostles has given us permission to set a side the law. Not understanding that Jesus the Messiah is the lawgiver, who demand that we follow His commands.
He took the pubishment we deserves as lawbreakers. The Messiah never set aside or abolished the law, and the need for obedience.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
That we are not able to follow all his command’s and instructions, do not gives us liberty to disobey Him without consequences. A man who originally was saved, can fool him self out of salvation. By walking into deceptions.
What kind of seed are you?
Do you have mentors or Bible teachers who have told you the truth?
Or are you a seed that has no proper rooth, no proper foundation for your faith?
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
The Bible warns about men who will rejoice of salvation. But since their faith has no proper roots, they quickly falls away. When they reject the commands of God, their progress towards holiness is stalled.
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Listen to the Word of God, and not to fools who pretend they believe, but do not follow. Do not listen to claimed to be Bible teachers, who have refused to come under the Lordship of God of Israel. Who reject that there is only only one God, God of the Hebrews. He has always demanded a surrender to His absolute Lordship. Let King Jesus reign in your life. Give Him all of you, and all the honor and glory. Amen.
Written by Ivar