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Religious Routine or Full-on for Christ?
by Rod Smith
02/13/07
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Which of those do we match? Is our walk with Jesus just a weekly visit to a church because it is merely “the thing to do”? Is it simply a ritual that we hope will get us into heaven?

Do we somehow think this weekly pilgrimage is going to put us onside with God? Getting more personal, do you regularly go out sinning on Saturday night then confess to the local priest – which is unbiblical – on Monday morning? That is dead religion. Do you sing heartily “I surrender all” but all you surrender to God are two hours on a Sunday morning?

Do we want Jesus to fit into the lifestyle pattern we choose or do we want to fit into Jesus’ pattern? There is so much powerless Christianity today. Where is the fire, enthusiasm, willingness to take risks? If we haven’t got that we have to question if we’re really born again. Are we serious about God, or just appearing to be?

If our lives are just like many in the world then surely something is wrong. Are we building our own kingdom or God’s? If we were put on trial as Christians by the New World Order system (and it’s coming) what evidence would there be to “convict” us? Or would we deny Christ to escape the court?

Such situations are what Jesus means when He talks about “enduring to the end.” (Matthew 24:13). In this writer’s view we will all face some kind of testing sometime in the future.

To be full-on for Christ means to walk with Him day by day; to thank God on waking and before sleeping and to talk to Him constantly in between. It means to seek God’s will for our life and then to do it. It means to read the Bible, know what God says and obey Him, no matter what the personal cost.

A full-on person will see this world as God sees it. Full of lost, fallen people who will perish forever if no-one takes the gospel to them. They may not repent, but the Christian will have done what Jesus said in Mark 16:15.

Someone truly walking with God will be able to identify false prophets – and there are plenty today. A full-on person will have discernment in what they see, hear and do. They will know when someone is not genuine.

A full-on person doing the will of God will not be concerned at what anyone says. He or she will have no fear of man because in the end we answer to God, not man. How people would have scoffed as Noah built the ark, and how they would have laughed at the believers marching around Jericho seven times as God told them.

We have to be like that: living for God, not rapt in our selfish personal ambitions – safe, lucrative career, comfortable life, no risks. Dear friend, the greatest thing you can do is to become full-on for Jesus.

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Joyce Poet 15 Feb 2007
AMEN!
Carl MacMillan 13 Feb 2007
May you be blessed for your continued work for God. Yes, the New World Order could announce itself at any time. When it happens, the final objective of the Sons of Belial will be to completely eliminate God from the earth. All who desire Heaven Eternal must be full-on for Jesus.
Thomas Kittrell 13 Feb 2007
Thanks for sharing this wake-up call.
Thomas




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