How Can Christians Not Be Lukewarm and Stay Awakened? And Who are Christians?
Disciples were first called Christians in Antioch
Some people misunderstand “christian” does not equal to “disciple” but disciple of Christ is christian. Now search what the Lord said to His disciples, not religion rules and rituals and men’s teaching.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak
It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
(Read this after you watch the video)
We all need community and mentors and friends in Christ.
Actually if you don’t have community, the church, you will suffer a lot.
The reason why I said going to friends, community instead of inquiring God first and reading word can be a downfall is this:
because today’s so called Christians schools, communities do not fear God but change His word. Also men itself, many crowds, do not live as what the Lord wants and likes to compromise and make things easy and will share their words, instead of in the way that the Lord wants.
For example, when the Lord said “you will be persecuted and die for me. If the world does not hate you, you are not of me. For no servant is greater than master, you will be treated no better than me” Or “love of money is all root of evil.” Or warning against gossips and slanderous words, people will not truly grasp that.
But do not worry. We need the body, without it we are not family and not of Christ for we are called to family as one body. Everyone works as body with different gifts. But be aware of worldly christians (do not hate them but have compassion for we have no righteousness but it is God who works good in us). God will bring those whom He wants you to be if you keep praying about it and not give up, for that was my case.
Watch whom you hang out with for bad company corrupts your faith and make you loose the love and zeal you have for the Lord.
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals…”