In John chapter ten, verses 25 through 30, after Jesus is asked by people in the Temple if he is the Messiah, he replies, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is in the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me, because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
These verses are very comforting to read, to know that once we have committed to be followers of Jesus, that nothing can take us away from him. We have to make this commitment to him, and to continue to follow his ways and to live lives of obedience to his commandments. He commanded us to love others as ourselves, and to love God with all our hearts, and he makes it clear in the Gospels that we have to follow his teachings once we accept the Salvation that he offers us through repentance and forgiveness of our transgressions.
Once we do this, and live our lives in commitment to continuing to walk this path on a daily basis, Jesus makes it clear that we are safe in his hands. This is because, as the verses above tell us, God has given our souls to Jesus, and God is the most powerful being in the universe. He tells us that the only work he wants from us is to believe on the one he has sent. Believing in Jesus means that we live lives that reflect the sacred nature of Christ and the purity of thought and deed that he modeled for us during his life here on earth.
For human beings, this is a very tall order, something that we have to continually strive to accomplish on a daily basis. It means a gradual laying down of selfishness and self-seeking, and continually reminding ourselves to behave as Christ would, and to model ourselves after his mercy and compassion every day. It is a very tall order, and I find myself falling short multiple times every day. I continually have to ask forgiveness of Christ for my mistakes, and I continue to strive to lay down my ego and connect my soul to him so that I can allow his love to come through me toward others.
I interacted with Christ and God while using a legal substance over a few years, and the depth of unconditional love that I felt coming from them is almost impossible to describe in words. Christ came to me as the consciousness of the Sun, our star, and surrounded me in a beautiful and sacred radiant light that allowed me to feel a peace I had never felt in my life.
He allowed me to feel incredible tranquility and bliss from being in his presence, and to bask in the warmth and safety of being connected to him. But he made it clear that we have to choose to follow his teachings and accept his spiritual guidance. He wants nothing less than for every soul to ascend to heaven to be with him and God; he doesn’t want to lose a single member of his flock to the hell realms. This is why he came to earth and endured such torment, so that he could give us explicit guidance about how to live so that we are able to avoid the pitfalls of this physical experience, and have our souls purified by him in accepting the Salvation that he offers us.
link to my free ebook, “Jesus is the Sun”
link to the ebook on blogger: https://messagesftsg.blogspot.com/