Religion Can’t Save YOU!

Titus 3:5 say’s He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

What is religion? When I look the word up it say’s this, the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods: Therefore, many people including some saints are confused because they believe that being a Christian is a religion.

Being a Christian is not a religion at all, man has made it into one. For when you look at the word Christian it means to be in right relationship with Jesus; to be Christ-like. When you read the four gospels you will see how Jesus responded to the religious leaders concerning religion. For the leaders during Jesus time believed that religion was about rules, traditions and law. We also see that out of religion those same people crucified Him.

Still to this day we have people believing that their religion is going to save them, reason being they have a promise within themselves that their good-deeds will outweigh their wrongs they’ve done in life. Then on the other hand you have these extremists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.

Why does a supposed to be Christian say that their belief is religion? The correct answer is that you are a Christian your belief is having faith in Christ Jesus. Nowhere in being Christ-like has anything to do with religion and it never will. When I ask a person, what is his or her belief some still say religion. Could it be that they are afraid to say that they are a Christian? Never be ashamed to say you are a Christian, people will not want to hear you call yourself a Christian, people will become uncomfortable; but that is their problem not yours. Jesus said that the gospel will offend people.

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10:33, but whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Maybe you haven’t given much thought to the words you have chosen when you say your belief is religion, I strongly encourage you to speak correctly today. If you truly are a Christian start saying you are, but if you are serving religion then I say to you today, come from among it today. For salvation is knocking at your hearts door.

 

Why do you “have to be right?

What is it about us that we must be right? Why must we put all our energy and focus into getting our point across? We as human beings will go to the depth of the sea to prove a point. We will pull out all the stops just to make our case, and for what? Do we really have to be right or is it that we don’t want to be wrong?

If we would put the same amount of time we put into proving ourselves into our spiritual walk with Jesus, we all would be further then we are now in the Lord. For example, we don’t even know how to be still in the presence of God for a period, but we sure will state our case with much zeal and efforts.

We have it backwards folks we are not to put that much time and effort into things that are not of God, and that includes our emotions, our decisions and anything else. When we are, disappointed or hurt, we talk about it for hours, why are we wasting such valuable time nursing that pain? Why are we using all of our time convincing others when it’s not that important? Seriously folks, say what is on your heart and let it go, there’s no need to waist precious time on matters that will have you downcast.

Turn the tables on your flesh and start using that time studying the word, praying, ministering to those who are in need, spending time listening to Jesus. We are surely creatures of habit, even when we are talking to someone about the Lord and if they aren’t receiving what we are saying we get into that prideful state of forcing them to listen to what we have say. While at the same time we think, God is pleased because we are witnessing. Little do you know that God is never pleased when our flesh gets in the way of His word and work. It’s not up to you to get a person saved, only Jesus Christ can save man, your task is to witness and that’s it.

Instead trying to prove yourself while trying to be right, how about you give the Lord that time you spent in proving your point and when you do that watch what the Lord will do in you. Anytime we are trying to be right, it’s of the devil, why because the devil will arouse your flesh so that you speak like a foolish man and cause us to argue. God doesn’t operate like that, remember the spirit of control, a man who control his tongue is a wise man.