At the leading of OUR FATHER, I will be beginning a
series of blogs that will expose truth to contend with errors roaming the
earth. I want each of you to read the blog and then GO STUDY for yourself,
search the scripture and pray, let Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth; lead you
into ALL (HIS) truth!
Truth About Christian
I have been going to church since I was vey little.
Every church and every preacher has taught us how to be good
"Christians". We have been taught to obey, love and have strong faith
so we can prove we are walking that Christian life. However, we have taken a
"badge of honor" that is not organic to faith.
We have all kind of just gone with the flow of what
has been taught. From generation to generation, we just repeat what we have
heard and not actually checked if what we have been taught is HIS TRUTH. We are
in a time and season, where we have to KNOW HIS TRUTH and dispel error. We
cannot overcome doctrines of devils (I Timothy 4:1) if we are unwilling to seek
out HIS TRUTH. Many of us have been deceived by what we have called "the
truth" because everything we call truth is not HIS TRUTH.
Jesus saith unto
him, I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus is TRUTH all by Himself and
we MUST know Him. As we know HIM as TRUTH, we become set (John 8:32).
In my years of studying I have stumbled
upon some things that have blown my mind. We must now take the time to be
reeducated so that our mind will be renewed. We have to find HIS TRUTH and
allow it to set our minds FREE totally.
Here are the 3 Scriptures that mention
the word, Christian:
And when he had found him, he brought
him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled
themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were
called Christians first in Antioch.
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
When you studied the word Christian, you
will fine something very interesting. Christian was never what believers called
themselves. The word Christian was actually a mockery term that came from
Gentiles (non-Believers in The Way). Why is this important? You can never
change the intent of a thing. Christian began as a derogatory term and it is
still one. Gentiles, non-believers, first began calling the Disciples of Christ,
Christians at Antioch according to Acts 11:26. To many this would mean nothing
but if neither God nor Christ called us Christian we shouldn't call ourselves
Christians either. Too often we are willing to take non-Organic terms, actions,
thoughts and try and make it acceptable to the Church and we do not have
authority to do that.
Christ never asked us to be like Him.
Within Scripture, the word disciple is mentioned 243 times. Almost all of them
are directly from Jesus Himself. We are to be known as Christ's disciples.
shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye
have love one to another. John 13:35
is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye
be my disciples. John 15:8
A disciple is a disciplined and taught student of a
teaching or a teacher. We are to bear fruit, the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians
5:22-23), which is love and then we would be known as DISCIPLES not Christians.
As long as we claim to be the opposite of what Christ Himself calls us, we deny
our true identities in Him.
We have to stop trying to purify, cleanse and
utilize derogatory terms and make them badges of honor. It was not until the
2nd Century that Christian even became a badge of honor. The original apostles
and church did not accept this term and neither should we. We are the CHURCH,
called out ones purposed to legislate, DISCIPLES, the taught and disciplined
followers of Christ. We are the LIGHT of the world and the SALT of the Earth,
we are not what the world or Gentiles call us.
Let us ACCEPT, RECOGNIZE and KNOW the TRUTH and be
SET FREE and WALK in our IDENTITY in CHRIST!