For those who believe Jesus is only a prophet, my question is do they also believe that, as a true prophet, His words are truthful?
If the answer is yes, then I wonder if they understand let alone believe in the words spoken by Christ whom of course they admit is a true prophet!
Well, below are some key words spoken by Christ:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"
~ John 11:25-26
The truth of the matter is, it is simply nothing but evidence of confusion for anyone to say he or she believes Christ is a true prophet, yet continually engage in everything contradictory and contrary to His words and whom He claims to be. If you believe that, Christ is a true prophet, then it makes no sense at all to keep rejecting or disbelieving the words of the one whom you admit is in fact a true prophet! And if as He has emphatically stated, He is the Resurrection and life itself, the truth, the only way of reconciling back to God's Holy Spirit and indeed the only means by, which man can enter and have eternal life in God's kingdom, then clearly it makes no sense to simply carry on as usual with your religious ethics and ignore everything He says . If as Jesus claims, He is the only truth, way and life, then all other ways can only be lies, which can never lead to eternal life but a dead end.
Today, if you are reading this and you happen to be one of those who adamantly believe, that Jesus is only a prophet, my question for you today is: Do you believe in His words? Do you even understand let alone believe in who He says He is? Have you ever taken the time to learn and understand for yourself Jesus's words or does your entire conclusions about Him boils down to what you have been told in your religious sector? If Christ is indeed the truth and as the truth the only way of having eternal life in heaven, is it really wise for you to continually disbelieve the words of Christ whom you admit is a true prophet of God? The fact is, you cannot truly claim you believe in a prophet but not in the words of the prophet. You cannot say you believe Jesus is a true Prophet of the Almighty true God, yet you continually reject His words. And if you don't believe in the words of Jesus Christ, then strictly speaking from my own belief perspective in the true Word of Christ, your believe is not in the true God.
Based on the revelation and understanding afforded to me by the Holy Spirit of God, whom Jesus as brightness of God's glory came from heaven to earth to reconcile us with, Jesus is actually God's Word of truth revealed to mankind (John 1:1-14). The Word of God is a diving sword. It divides good from evil, darkness from light and the living from the dead. Religion, cultures and traditions of man swiftly unities. But the name of Christ as the shaper than double-edged Word of God manifested in the flesh will always divide (Hebrews 4:12).
There are so much hidden evil in the end times world of today which are masqueraded as good in order to keep many souls separated from real goodness and firmly in evil.
Carrying on in this New Year with business as usual with religion is not an option if indeed your goal is to make eternal life and avoid eternal damnation in hell fire. Now for those who sees it as their mission purpose to rubbish the idea of heaven and hell as myth, my question is, is the idea of punishment for crimes in the human world a myth or reality? If there is punishment aspect woven into human carnal justice system, then it makes no sense to think that, God's system of divine justice will be completely void of penalty and punishment for infringing His divine rules and principles of life. The Good News is that, at the heart of God's justice system is grace and mercy and God's mercy and grace revealed is Christ (Romans 6:23). God created all things with His Word and the only way we can avoid His judgement wrath is by our total surrender to His Word of mercy and grace, which is Christ. God and His Word of grace, mercy and truth are inseparable! Therefore, Christ as God's Word revealed in the flesh is actually the same as God (John 10:30). And as my Jesus would say: Believest thou this?"
Your believe dictates your reasoning mindset, actions, pre-conceived ideas of what you consider right or wrong, your spiritual identity as per whether you are a son of God or slave to sin, your status as per whether you are spiritually alive or dead, and your position of standing or non-standing with God. Only if your belief is genuinely of Christ can you be a son of God and as a son of God, a living soul and peculiar spirit that is of His royal priesthood of life (John 1:12, 3:16, 1 Peter 2-1-10). If through Christ the sword of division you have genuinely become a peculiar spirit and of God's own royal priesthood, the sinful world of flesh cannot agree with you nor can you again be in agreement with the sinful world of flesh. The world will hate you for the fact that even though you are in the world, you are no longer of the world (John 15:11-23). This hatred is not a bad thing. It is indeed proof that through Christ the sword of division, you are divided from evil, darkness the dead and separated unto God as light to be His living good saint.
If in this New Year finding the true way to eternal life is what you are after, Jesus as the only way, truth and life itself is calling you today to come out of death and darkness and be reconciled into Him as the light of the world and only way of having eternal life as life itself (John 8:12, 14:6). In essence He says:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.