|Jesus Loves You And Me|
|Jesus Shall Return|
|Jesus—Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection|
|Jesus—Forecast Of Jesus|
|Jesus—Names Of Jesus|
|Jesus—Proof He Is The Son Of God|
|Jesus—Stripes And Other Names Explained|
|Jesus—The Only Way|
|Jesus—Who Is He?|
|Jesus—Why Did He Come?|
Have you ever noticed how often Christ is portrayed as having blue eyes and
blonde hair? Yet the Scriptures say, He WAS MADE OF THE SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING
TO THE FLESH-Ro 1:3. We have made Jesus into what we want Him to be, rather
than receiving Him as the Bible says He is. We have, in essence, manufactured
an altered version of the true Christ.
Which Jesus do you follow? The real One or one you have made up in your mind? Do you follow a Jesus of your imagination, or do you follow the real Jesus? Can you say, as Job did, I HAVE ESTEEMED THE WORDS OF HIS MOUTH MORE THAN MY NECESSARY FOOD-Job 23:12. Which is more important to you, God’s Word or food? Job also said, I AM AFRAID OF HIM-Job 23:15.
There is a Jesus of the Mormons, of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and of the Muslims. There is a Jesus of the Hindus, of Armstrongism, and of the spirit guides. There is a Jesus of men’s traditions and a Jesus that is what men want Him to be. There is also a Jesus that is what men’s itching ears want to hear about Him. Then, there is "the Jesus," Who says, WHOSOEVER HE BE OF YOU THAT FORSAKETH NOT ALL THAT HE HATH, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE-Lk 14:33. Which Jesus do you follow?
There is a Jesus of the world and a Jesus that is not of the world. Do you understand? Which Jesus do you follow?
is a Jesus that says we are saved by grace, but no commitment of any kind is
required. This Jesus is preached in many churches today.
Then there is the Jesus, Who says, you are saved by grace "for the purpose" of serving the living God. As it is written, Heb 9:14-HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT SPOT TO GOD, PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD?
He tells us, WE ARE...CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS UNTO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD HATH BEFORE ORDAINED-Eph 2:10. Which Jesus do you follow? He also tells us, BUT NOW BEING MADE FREE FROM SIN, AND BECOME SERVANTS TO GOD, YE HAVE YOUR FRUIT UNTO HOLINESS, AND THE END EVERLASTING LIFE-Ro 6:22.
Are you a servant of the Jesus of the world or a servant of God? What fruit are you bearing, worldly fruit or souls? Will you hear these words in that day: WELL DONE, THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT-Mt 25:21?
There is a Jesus that teaches we need not serve God. He is also preached in many churches today. People that hear this Jesus may become very comfortable and confident.
Then there is a different Jesus, Who tells us, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE-Mt 4:10 Which of these two do you follow?
There is also a Jesus that wants you to prosper and be in health; however, this is a Jesus that wants you to prosper in worldliness, money, and material goods. This Jesus never allows you to be chastened with sickness.
Then there is a different Jesus, Who tells us, PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE-Ro 12:1. GATHER MY SAINTS TOGETHER UNTO ME; THOSE THAT HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH ME BY SACRIFICE-Ps 50:5. Which of these two do you follow?
is also a very popular Jesus of self-esteem, self-worth, and pride, that encourages
the attitude of "I am somebody important." This Jesus is well received
today in many Christian churches.
Then there is a very different Jesus. He says deny yourself-ref Lk 9:23. KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN (our old desires are)...CRUCIFIED WITH HIM-Ro 6:6. I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-Gal 2:20. AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S (or that are saved) HAVE (past tense) CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS-Gal 5:24. This Jesus—Who is seldom preached—also says, GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD, BUT GIVETH GRACE UNTO THE HUMBLE-Ja 4:6. Which Jesus do you follow?
is a Jesus of secrecy that tells you, "There is no need to share or be
open and transparent." The real name of this "Jesus" is Satan.
Then there is a Jesus, Who says CONFESS YOUR FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER, AND PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER-Ja 5:16. Which Jesus do you follow: the one that masquerades as an angel of light and misleads you to hell? or the true Jesus? Do you follow the Jesus of your emotions? or the Jesus of Scripture, truth, and love?
is also a Jesus many follow that confronts no one and requires no commitment.
People seldom mind if you worship a Jesus that demands nothing of you. This
Jesus is preached in most Christian churches today.
Then there is another Jesus, Whom, if you follow, there is often strife and division in your household. As Jesus said, SUPPOSE YE THAT I AM COME TO GIVE PEACE ON EARTH? I TELL YOU, NAY; BUT RATHER DIVISION: FOR FROM HENCEFORTH THERE SHALL BE FIVE IN ONE HOUSE DIVIDED, THREE AGAINST TWO, AND TWO AGAINST THREE. THE FATHER SHALL BE DIVIDED AGAINST THE SON, AND THE SON AGAINST THE FATHER; THE MOTHER AGAINST THE DAUGHTER, AND THE DAUGHTER AGAINST THE MOTHER; THE MOTHER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, AND THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW-Lk 12:51-53. Which Jesus do you follow? Is it the Jesus of compromise? or the Jesus of obedience? (which may cause division with your husband, wife, mother, father, or relatives).
is another very popular Jesus being preached these days. It is a Jesus that
tells people to buy, buy, buy, accumulate possessions, make more money, and
get ahead in this world.
Then there is a very different Jesus, Who says, LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH, WHERE MOTH AND RUST DOTH CORRUPT, AND WHERE THIEVES BREAK THROUGH AND STEAL: BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN, WHERE NEITHER MOTH NOR RUST DOTH CORRUPT, AND WHERE THIEVES DO NOT BREAK THROUGH NOR STEAL: FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO-Mt 6:19-21. SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH-Col 3:2. WHOSOEVER HE BE OF YOU THAT FORSAKETH NOT ALL THAT HE HATH, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE-Lk 14:33. This Jesus told the rich young merchant to go and sell what he had, give to the poor, and come and follow Him-ref Mt 19:21. This is a very unpopular Jesus today. Which Jesus do you follow?
is also a very popular Jesus that says you can smoke, get drunk, take drugs,
watch filth on TV, and yet go to heaven.
Then there is a very different Jesus, Who tells us, THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH-Gal 5:24. He also says, IF ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY; FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE-1 Cor 3:17. This Jesus also says, I WILL SET NO WICKED THING BEFORE MINE EYES: I HATE THE WORK OF THEM THAT TURN ASIDE; IT SHALL NOT CLEAVE TO ME-Ps 101:3. Which Jesus do you want to follow? the one of your fleshly desires or the One that says, "Repent"?
There is a Jesus being preached by many today. He is a Jesus of compromise; he never insists you must do God’s will. Many people love this Jesus but hate the other.
The other Jesus tells us, NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN-Mt 7:21. Which Jesus does your heart love?
is also a Jesus of bitterness, jealousy, and envy. This Jesus does not require
you to repent of these things.
Then there is a very different Jesus, Who says, LET ALL BITTERNESS, AND WRATH, AND ANGER, AND CLAMOR, AND EVIL SPEAKING, BE PUT AWAY FROM YOU, WITH ALL MALICE-Eph 4:31. And that IF YE HAVE BITTER ENVYING AND STRIFE IN YOUR HEARTS, GLORY NOT, AND LIE NOT AGAINST THE