That’s it!! That act of love by our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the real good news. Not FAKE NEWS!! It is from a reliable source, the Word of God, and our belief in this good news and the salvation it offers is the power source for living our lives. It is without mistake. It is unmistakeable. Further scripture from 1 John reaffirms that what happens when we accept Jesus Christ and repent of our sins begins a transformation. Romans 12:2 further states about this transformation where it states 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. So when we follow Jesus and give Him our life we are joining ourselves to the “perfect” way to live. Not just a good way to live, but PERFECT!! Take the finest Swiss made watch that has been worked on by the world’s premiere watch technician and compare the perfection they strive for in making the best watches in the world. That work pales in comparison to the work that God does in our lives when we receive Christ. God’s work begins a process that compels us to want to “walk with God.” The walk that is created in our life begins a process, a journey of coming to know God in a very intimate way. That way of life is a hyper spiritual way of living and thinking. As it says in the Lord’s Prayer, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God coming alive in our lives is a moment of true victory for all who receive Him and then the process of growing more like God, sanctification, takes it from there. That is why, if we know Jesus, the change is unmistakeable in every area of our lives. Temper is tempered with a loving heart. Immorality is replaced with a mega morality that sets us apart from a dark world. The love of God is seen in our lives and is captivating for all who get to experience it.
Listen to how John puts it in 1 John 4: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
We speak a much different language than the world and our real news is unmistakeable when put up next to the FAKE NEWS the world offers. In the next few blogs I am going to expose some of the fake news of the world and put it in comparison to the real news of God’s Word. I believe the difference will be earth shattering for some and convicting for others. Whatever the result, God be praised for the good news of Jesus Christ and the change it makes in our lives. IT IS UNMISTAKEABLE!!
The Pilgrimage continues…..