Following The Glorified Christ

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The central theme of this website is the exhortation that every believer should be led by the Holy Spirit, taught by Him as our personal Teacher and walking in the Spirit each and every day. “One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” (2 Corinthians 5:14&15) This exchanged life is the reality of true Christianity. “If any man is in Christ he is a new creation, the old things have passed away; behold all things are new.” (verse 17) 

To walk in this newness of life is in reality, ‘normal Christianity’, yet it seems few Christians walk by the Spirit. We should all be spiritual men yet most are like “men of flesh, as babes in Christ… still fleshly… walking like mere men!” (cf.1 Corinthians 3:1-4

But God is saying that it is time to grow up spiritually. It has always been so but the call of the Spirit of God in this hour is that it must no longer be delayed.

God has a goal for His church, a goal that has never been fulfilled in full. But before Jesus returns He will bring His church to fulness, to a mature man.

Paul speaks of ‘all’ the church reaching fulness. Not ‘some’ and not ‘part’ of the church, but ‘all’: “Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)

When we are first born of the Spirit we are brought into a unity of the Spirit; we are one in Christ. This unity of the Spirit we are to maintain. We already have it. Yet in reality we see divisions everywhere in that which goes by the Name of Christ Jesus. Paul declared that these divisions were a sign of a lack of spirituality, a sign of our continued carnality: “When one says, ‘I am of Paul,’ and another, ‘I am of Apollos,’ are you not mere men?” (1 Corinthians 3:4) Paul asks, “Has Christ been divided?” (1 Corinthians 1:13) But sadly this is the reality of denominationalism. But it is not just denominationalism but any agenda we have that is not the Fathers direct will and leading. If we uphold any brother, one above another, we create spiritual walls that separate the body of Christ. They must be repented of. 

For the Spirit is still saying,”We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness and deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:14-16) 

For this to happen, our divisions must cease. We have to come out from these man made divisions to Jesus as our only Head, our one and only Master. It is in this reality that we find our “work of service”, deeds prepared beforehand for us to walk in, and where we see the building up of the body of Christ. 

It requires the true word of God to be declared, to be taught and to be received. And Jesus has given “some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints.” (Ephesians 4:11&12) It is time. Let us humble ourselves and pray that this reality will now come forth.

So it will be that we will all follow Jesus. Just as Jesus called the first disciples to follow Him this call has never changed. Here is a message given in Malawi to the saints there but it is a message for us all. 

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Follow Me As I Follow Christ

When Jesus walked the earth He said, “Come Follow Me.” He is still saying the same today. But are we truly following Him or following men? Paul was able to say, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1) This booklet looks at this exhortation we have to follow Christ’s example; "Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God,” (Ephesians 5:1.2) this booklet warning of the danger of following false teachers and those who are not following Christ.

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