5But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: 6Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
The apostle John made it clear, if we say we love Jesus then we need to obey his word. Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the life. So if we say we love Jesus then we must be willing to obey his word. But how can one obey the word of God if one doesn't know it? Too many say "I love the Lord." But Jesus said it himself that everyone that says Lord, Lord will not enter heaven. All must be willing to learn God's word. 2Timothy 2:15 says we must show ourselves approved. We have to learn it for ourselves. The word also says in Hosea 4:6 that people perish for a lack of knowledge. So one not willing to grow in Christ is perishing of their own will. John says in verse 4 that the truth is not in one who won't obey. So if truth is not in one, then it means lies are. The opposite of truth is lie. Since Jesus is the truth and Satan is the father of lies, the conclusion can only be that one is either a child of God or a child of Satan. Is the truth in you?
P.S. Yes I know there was no message yesterday. I had to be silent. Please note that I will be interview on Blog Talk Radio's Social Networking for Women by Bernadine Feagins at 12pm ET. Here's the press release: http://www.free-press-release.