by Benjamin Munsell on August 11, 2019
Then saith (Jesus) to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: AND BE NOT FAITHLESS, BUT BELIEVING. And Thomas answered and said unto him, MY LORD AND MY GOD. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HAVE NOT SEEN, AND YET HAVE BELIEVED. John 20:27-29. Let's look at those Followers of Christ, they are Saved and Christ knows they will Follow Him to the very End. They will hear those most Wonder-Full Words, "Well done... Enter into the Joy of thy Lord". "Staying Saved" is no longer the issue. Moving on, how much of the Bible will you accept with the Mind of Christ, and how much will you hold to with the mind of man. For example, the Rapture as man sees it, or the Return of Christ as Christ sees it. THIS IS NOT A SALVATION ISSUE! Another example, "Be ye Holy, for I am Holy". To what degree, or what percent, of your Life will you follow in Holiness? For example, some Believers will see "G" rated movies, some will not see ANY movies. Again, not a Salvation issue. What is YOUR standard of HOLINESS? What "agreement" have you and the Lord worked out for your Life? How close to Perfection and the Mind of Christ do YOU want to strive for? Your answer is totally between you and the Lord. If your friend sees a "flaw" in your Walk with Christ, will you listen to him? Or are you Christlike enough to suit you? How well you follow Christ here, on this side, has some Huge Exponential Increase on the Other Side. No idea how that actually works out, BUT IT DOES. Don't go get legalistic and watch numbers, this is a Heart's Cry Issue strictly between you and Christ. What will it take for you to Walk in CHRISTLIKENESS, in Holiness, Righteousness, Purity, and Patience, Loving Christ with your Whole Heart? You'll get a for sure answer when you talk all this over with the Lord God Almighty, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. And you WILL, Be Blessed.