EVEN MARY HAD TO GIVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST:-
Mary the mother of Jesus once thought the issue of eternity was a joke. She refused to listen to the Gospel as preached by ‘her’ son.
However, Jesus one day surprised Mary as well as His siblings publicly.
Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you. He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”
*Mary with her other children came to visit Jesus, but they refused to enter where He was preaching. The Bible tells us they stayed outside and sent someone to tell Jesus to come. Jesus refused and told everybody that only those who heard Him are worthy to be called His mothers and brothers!
Mary and all her other kids later started following Christ. This shows us how costly ‘familiarity’ can be.
This is a warning to us that God will not change His ‘STANDARDS’ for ANYBODY. Jesus made it clear to ‘MARY’ that the fact that SHE GAVE BIRTH to Him did not guarantee an automatic Ticket to HEAVEN. Just like others, she too NEEDED to be born again: NO EXCEPTION.
This is a lesson to us all. It is not about coming from a Christian family, it has nothing to do with the ‘slogan’ that one is proudly Catholic, Anglican, Celestian or Pentecostal. Your father or Mother can be a Founder, a General Overseer or a Famous Prophet, it has NOTHING to do with your own PERSONAL SALVATION. If you want to be recognised by the MESSIAH, you must accept and follow Him. Whoever stands outside HIS ‘SALVATION’ is not part of Him.
Remember, if Jesus refused to lower His standards for MAMA MARY, He cannot lower it for anybody.
©Evangelist T Aluko Preaches