‘Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline, so be earnest and repent’
‘Repent or Perish’
‘For I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled’
‘If it bears fruit next year fine! If not, then cut it down’
‘In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple’.
‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to’.
The pruning of the branches at this time is for the Body of Christ, it is a call to holiness.
The repentance Jesus is referring to is not for unbelievers but believers, to the Church of Jesus Christ. We are to be the light of the World for Jesus.
The error and misguided notion of today’s evangelism is to bring the world into the Church rather than the Church going out into the world in holiness, without compromising the Word of God.
Fear of man is the greatest hindrance to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, thus we have a fair weather Gospel which only emphasises that ‘God is love’.
This is true, but God is Holy. His character is one of Righteousness and it is only by His Righteousness are we saved by grace. We can only stand in righteousness before the Father through Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour, God cannot be trifled with neither mocked.
Time is of the essence. Time is short. The sun is setting and it is time to get right with God and draw closer to Him forsaking any lukewarm attitudes towards God.
The Body of Christ is to turn away from idolatry in whatever form that takes, for anything other than Jesus Christ being first in your life is an idol.
It is time to wake up!
‘But unless you repent, you too will all perish’