“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18.
Many times when I’m talking to other Christians and begin to talk about faith in Jesus and what He did for us on the Cross, I can literally see their eyes begin to glass over. I have had others tell me “there is more to it than the Cross of Jesus”. They believe in Jesus for their Salvation but or their spiritual growth and sanctification, they are quickly directed to schemes of man. satan’s seducing spirits quickly begin seducing the new convert to their religion. The flesh loves taking personality tests, completing questionnaires and learning all about themselves. The motto is me and the motive is money. How can they, the religious, now convert the new convert’s attention away from the power of God, which is the Cross of Christ? By keeping them busy and distracted. Any of this sound familiar to anyone else?
Once our faith is shifted from what Jesus has done and our new religion is all about us, our sin nature begins to reign and rule. The Holy Spirit has no longer isolated the sin nature because our faith is no longer in Jesus and His finished work on the Cross.
So while I’m talking to them about Jesus and His finished work, their eyes begin to glass over because their problems are overwhelming them and all I want to talk about is Jesus….HELLO.
“Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” Matthew 25:28-29.
Light rejected is light taken and given to the one who has an abundance of light. Don’t reject the preaching of the Cross of Jesus, it is still the power of God…no matter how long you have been saved. Recognize the seducing spirits that attempt to take our focus off of Jesus and place it on ourselves. “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2. – Donna Clark Warren