If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me. —John 12:26
What is the most dangerous place in the world? A war zone certainly qualifies. The jungles of Africa can seem very dangerous, especially at night, when wild animals run right through the safari camp. A coworker told me that the wild animal roam in the villages at nights and you can hear the animal sounds like you have never heard before in your life. Now that’s a scary place to be.
But did you ever think that one of the most dangerous places you can be is right in church? Attending church can be hazardous to your spiritual health if you are coming for the wrong reason. I have seen people come to church and got posessed as they entered. I recalled one sunday many years ago a deacon came in while we were casting out a deamom and as he entered the spirit jumped right into him. That was another story, but the brother was delivered.
Why is it hazardous? Because you are exposed to truth. If you have no intention of putting that truth into practice into your life, your church can actually be one of the worst places to be. It’s a dangerous thing to hear the gospel without any intention of applying it in your life.
You may be fooling yourself. Are you in church because other people are? Are you going because it’s popular? Or are you going to church because you have made the decision to follow Christ? Whatever your answer make sure you have good intentions.
Jesus said, ” ‘If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honour’ ” (John 12:26).
When I signed up to follow Jesus, I didn’t sign up to do what other people were doing. I signed up to be His follower no matter what. He will stand by you as you follow Him, and God will honour you. My committment is to Jesus my Lord and I will walk in His ways set before me. This is my choice and I am not interested in the inferior. This is life or deat situation and I urge you to choose wisely.
Sir Godfry Gregg