Listen to the words below, which were spoken by Jesus the Christ [Messiah] almost two thousand years ago;
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:36-38)
Jesus told His followers that a person could gain the whole world, with all it’s goods, and yet lose their very own soul! What good is it if you have everything that you want in this world, but you do not know Jesus Christ, and you have never been saved?
It absolutely boggles the mind how some “Christian” teachers will tell you that people can reject Jesus as the Messiah, and still be in a right relationship with God. In the passage above, Jesus said that He would be ashamed of those who are ashamed of Him and His words. Most people want nothing to do with Jesus Christ or His words.
Somebody wrote to me a few days ago, and told me that 98% of the people in the world do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and it was obvious that he was among them. The only thing that matters is that Jesus Christ believes that HE is the Son of God, [because HE IS] and that is alright with me too. With GOD on our side, we become the majority! As I said, Jesus spoke plainly and clearly when He spoke to the Jewish religious crowd of His day:
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24)
Jesus told the Jewish people that they would die in their sins if they did not believe in Him. How much clearer could the Lord have made it to them. Do not the “religious” leaders of our day understand that they are going to give an account for what they preach on this earth?
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. (John 8:43-49)
Jesus told the Jewish people of His day that their Father was the Devil! Folks do not get mad at me because it was Jesus who spoke those words, and as a Christian I have a responsibility to speak them also. You will not hear these scriptures quoted in most “Christian” churches because most of them have been seduced by modern day “Christian” Zionism teachings, and it would ruffle some religious feathers!
Jesus told the Jewish people that He was telling them the truth, but they did not believe Him. Jesus absolutely pleaded with them, and asked them why they did not believe Him. He flat out told them that none of them could convince [convict] Him of sin, because they could not. Then Jesus told them that they were not of God at all.
What was their reaction to what Jesus said? They told Jesus that He was DEMON POSSESSED! Jesus then told them that He was not DEMON POSSESSED, but that He was bringing honor to His own Father!
Folks, I encourage you to take the Lord Jesus Christ at His word, repent and believe the Gospel, and He will NOT be ashamed of you at His coming. We do not know when the Lord is going to return, but we do know that there is nothing but flaming vengeance awaiting those who do not obey the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (2 Thessalonians 1:6-9)