Jesus came to do two things: be the sacrifice and leave a message. He asked us who believe to follow His ways and help spread His gospel of Peace and Eternal Life.
Jesus, The Christ said in Luke 9:23 "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
Before the glory comes the cross and a life of sacrificial service. You can still be a disciple of Christ in your daily life, you do not have to become a priest, nun, minister or monk in order to follow God's word.
*Note: The Lord is known by many names, the purpose of this website is to focus
on the "Spirit" of our Lord.*
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” -John 11:25
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” -John 14:6
“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” -John 6:40
“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” -Mark 1:15
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” -Acts 26:18
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” -Romans 10:13
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:26
How do you follow Christ in today's world? Simple . . .
First, get to know God and how He works. One of the ways this can be done is by reading the Bible. The Bible is for us so we can know the history of our creation and what His plans are for all of us.
Next, talk to God, let Him know what you are feeling, what your needs are. Allow Jesus Christ to become your "best friend". Open yourself up to the Lord God and in your silent prayers He will make Himself known to you through the Holy Spirit.
Lastly, do not concern yourself if all this seems unreal, trust that God IS real and HE will grant you wisdom IF you seek Him with a pure heart.
Obey God's instructions and imitate Christ. This is the way that leads to Eternal Life, the life that we live now does not compare to what The Lord has available for those who love Him.
Christ - suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps.
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. Without the way there is no going; without the truth there is no knowing; without the life there is no living. I am the way which thou should pursue; the truth which thou should believe; the life which thou should hope for" (Thomas a Kempis, "Imitation of Christ,")