TRUE DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST
THE MEANING OF DISCIPLE is, a follower or a learner whose aim is to become like his master.
When we talk about a disciple, it does't mean only means the twelve disciple Jesus Christ chose are the only disciples (Matthew 10:2-4).
A disciple of Jesus Christ is someone who imitate the life of Jesus Christ and everything about Him, as the persone deny himself.
Every Chritian is a disciple because the name Christian, was given out of disciple (Acts 11:26). The people of Antioch saw that the kind of lifestyle the disciple were living was that of Jesus Christ.
So every Christian or everyone who bears the name christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ. But we have the true disciple and we have those who have deny the power of it
as it is written in (2Timothy 3:5) people who have the form of godliness but they have deny the power in it.
So as a true Christian or a disciple of Jesus Christ, there are are some characteristics that will be shown that you are a true disciple or not.
1. A true discple of Jesus Christ bears fruits (John 15:8)
When we talk about a fruitful disciple, he is someone who gives himself totally for sactification for the Masrter's use.
When we talk about fruit, it is that of the Spirit. This is needed, that we will get the personality of God through the Holy Spirit.
A christian without the personality of God is not the true diciple, for no one can live as the Father lives unless he get the Holy Spirit which help us to live like the Father and true imitators of Him.
This is when you come to Christ, you have to deny your self (the flesh) and have the Spirit that you will walk with Jesus Christ as it is written in the verse 24.
You have to be a matured Christian, besides a vessel that God can use for His purpose and gain much bennefit from you. God is against those who does not ber fruit because He don't see them to be His imitators or diciples of Jesus Christ.
And before you can get all these, you have to know Christ Jesus and also He knows you.
So without having Jesus Christ, there i no way you can bear fruit or have access to the Holy Spirit and the Father.
(Matthew 3:10).Jesus Christ was onece passing by and He saw a true and He demanded a fruit from it but because there was no fruit on it, He cursed the tree.
God hate Christians or people who are fruitfuless.
Those who are fruitless are those who don't live according to the status of the Livingg God because they live in the flesh and they have not deny themself.
All those who have these character traits them are not Christ's becaue all these behaviour is not of the Father but of the world (1John 2:26) and also it is of the devil (JOhn 8:44)
and surely you cannot be a true disciple of Jesus Christ.
2. A true disciple of Jesus Christ "loves". Love covers multitude of sins. All the teachings of Jesus Christ was mostly and almost all about love. Love for God and also love for your naighbour.
So as a true follower of Christ, you have to love because love is the greatest. (Ephesians 5:1-2)
A disciple, who don't walk in love nor love his own brother is not Christ's (1John 2:8-11)
A a true disciple of Jesus Christ does not love the things of this world because the things of this world is not of the Father but the devil (1John 2:15-16)
A true disciple, whether a minister of the gospel or a christian loves God in all situations and also trust in God in and out of season. The personalities of Love which is of the Father are mention in (1 Corinthians 13:4-13)
Apostle Paul also declared how he loves God in all the situations he passed through in his ministry. In and out of season. As a true disciple, you have to endure (endurance), have faith, have hope, humble personality, good hear-ted and have a clear conscience not a negative and evil thought for people or others.
As a true disciple, you have to holdfast to your faith, trust in God and keep His word in your heart, do not let anything take you out of the grace, do not let the present situations and those yet to come, do not let anyone deceive you with his power but be steadfast and a vibrant Christian.
3. A true disciple obeys the call to service and also which is the great commision. What made them disciple was how they were imitating Jesus Christ, the preacher of good tidings, soul winner and an interceesor.
The very last word Jesus Christ gave to the disciples in the gospel was about the great commision in (Matthew 28:19-20)
So it is the duty of every disciple to win souls for Christ Jesus. The disciples were multipling because the twelve who were the pillars propagated the gospel as Jesus Christ told them (Acts 6:1-7)
A true disciple win souls for Christ Jesus.
Be a true disciple and you will be a blessing.
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