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CHRISTIAN PROFESSIONALISM WITHOUT CHRISTLIKE POSSESSION
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
The mango tree can only satisfy it’s claim by its fruits. Just as the mango tree cannot claim to be orange tree so likewise a leopard cannot claim to be a lion though both belonging to the cat family.
The numbers of Christians of this age are professing what they are not. Let me start by saying that many who are pastors by calling are claiming the title of prophet, and that also the teachers by calling are titling themselves as apostles. But a man can do nothing of his own except it’s been given to him from above. It is not by profession but by possession.
Moving beyond the ministerial cycle and generalizing it, it is also true that we have many believers but few Christians. Actually a Christian is a believer but a believer may not be a Christian.
Christ establishment of Christian believers was not for title but formation of life. He that profess to be of Christ should possess the Christlike life. By profession we speak and address the public of who Jesus Christ is, but by possession the public get and understand our profession of Jesus Christ by the testimonies of our lives. A man cannot give out what he doesn’t have.
In these last days we have many believers affiliated to denominational assemblies but few believers affiliated to the heavenly assemblies. Only few believers can boldly repeat with Paul “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.” (Philippians 3:7). Because the numbers of believers in our churches don’t know the cost of following Jesus Christ through the narrow way.
Most believers who profess to have pledge allegiance to Christ are appearing to have done mere professionalism but lacking the life of Christ in them. Actually only a good tree can produce good fruit.
Why will a church worker be involving in adultery, sexual uncleanliness and other sinful vices, and yet pick up the Bible and still continue with church activities. This is also the condition of many believers who worship God on Sunday morning and worship the Devil in weekly days. Also this is the condition of many church husbands who can really fight the Devil in church and fight their wives during weekly days. They called themselves Christians but just only mere professionalism because there is no visible evidence of Christlike life in them.
Jesus Christ wonder at those calling Him Lord! Lord!! While crucifying Him daily. Those who call Him Lord in songs and prayers but are daily pricking His heart with their sinful practices. Jesus is saying to such sect of believers “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46)
Those believers who put on the garment of religion but are not righteous in heart. They were forgiven by God but cannot forgive those who offend them. The believers who sing about Jesus Christ and using the same mouths to sing songs dedicated to Satan. They have mere profession of the Christian faith but not possessing the Christlike life.
Christ never promise heaven to such workers of iniquity who claim to be followers of Christ, but denying the Lordship of Christ by their evil practices.
CHRISTIAN PROFESSIONALISM WITHOUT CHRISTLIKE POSSESSION LEADS TO CHRISTLESS PERDITION.
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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