IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you dive into this, keep an open mind, open to the Holy Spirit, not to me.
NOTE: This is my conviction, which means no coercing. I am sharing this to remind one or two persons to know what we must yield attention to as believers in Christ. It is to wake up the lazy and sleeping. It also encourages reading God’s Word with a yearning for the truth, which was beautifully lived out and taught by Jesus Christ our Lord while He was here. And I hope this will open our minds to other many truths that are being overlooked in the Bible. And finally, drop the man-made versions, norms, interpretation and sarcasm.
My Lord Jesus opened me up to the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: all HE said specifically and did as recorded. And believe me, there is no going back from here, for my heart, mind, spirit, soul, and body have been won over.
FYI: The book of John is the dearest to my heart; it is such a really detailed and robust record.
As a Sharer who has been observant over the years, I know that not many pay attention to all the Lord taught us whilst He was here in the flesh. This means it is not popular, nor is it the usual, so I know it will attract an intense frown, but I have decided to share this because this is a platform for sharing. So here it goes.
I am not a Christian tag— what I am is “being changed” from the inside out and outside to be in the image of the Son of God Jesus Christ, who willingly gave Himself up for me, obeying the FATHER unto the very end.
I am not a Christian tag — I am a woman of faith. For it is written, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20)
I am not a Christian tag— I am one of HIS branches, and HE is the Vine (John 15:5)
I am NOT a Christian tag — Why should I call myself a Christian when it is not recorded for once our LORD JESUS addressed any of HIS by that name or title? Yes, It was mentioned three times, so many will say the Bible is rightly noted in the book of Acts 11:26, 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16. And I know full well that the scripture says not to add or take out of GOD’s Word. So I am not here to add or subtract from the Bible. I am only saying that I choose to be identified precisely by what my Lord calls me. When HE prayed for me in the book of John, HE addressed me as HIS disciple and believer in advance (John 17)
I am NOT a Christian tag — Why would I decide to adopt a name not endorsed by GOD, the FATHER, the SON, and the Holy Spirit?
I am NOT a Christian tag — I have searched through all Jesus, the Christ said in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and nowhere was I called a Christian by the Voice of Truth. So who endorsed it?
I am NOT a Christian tag — The LORD has intensely sounded some realities to me. He says you seem to be forgetting gradually all I said to you, my bride, accepting what your Lord did not endorse.
I am NOT a Christian tag — Christianity is a religion. JESUS did not sacrifice himself, so I could have religion but have a robust relationship with the Father. Anything outside this reality is why a lot is messed up today, and it has affected dedication, focus, and commitment. Having believers call themselves what the LORD did not call them daily is causing much more harm than good.
I am NOT a Christian tag— It’s been popularly accepted to mean Christ-like. So why not just say it in full.” I am a Christ-believing follower.” As HE is, so am I in this world (1 John 4:17)
I am NOT a Christian tag — According to the scripture, Jesus calls those who follow him his disciples. And if I enunciate, I believe in Christ and follow Christ, it means I am a believer in Christ, making me a Christ-follower, servant of the Master.
I am NOT a Christian tag— “What Jesus did, has made us right with God, made us friends of God, Children of God, joint-heirs, and citizens of his holy kingdom and hence along. So, yes, I am all that I am called by the Master, which means I am NOT a Christian.
I am NOT a Christian tag— Show me where God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave the name Christian, and I will accept it in a breath. Until then, I am very well content with what He calls me and who I am in Him.
I am NOT a Christian tag — Hallelujah! I am a Believer, disciple, servant of God, follower of Christ, Christ’s bride, His Friend, the Church, the body of Christ, a sheep who hears only his Shepherd’s voice (John: 27-28), Child of GOD, who must do only the will of the FATHER with serious obedience, a friend of GOD, Kingdom citizen, Worshiper of CHRIST.
I am NOT a Christian tag — My conviction is based only on GOD’s Word and the Voice of Truth. It does not have to be popular for me to stick with it. The LORD is speaking, thundering… COME OUT OF THEM. STAND OUT AND STAND TALL FOR ME.
I am NOT a Christian tag — It’s time to Clean House. And we must start from the basics. It’s time for a correction following the Word of GOD. I imagine if believers wake up daily accepting their realities as Christ brides, how ready we’ll be for the Bridegroom’s return.
I am NOT a Christian tag — Is it any wonder you hear countless self-pronounced (Cos, nowhere did JESUS pronounce it)? Christians say they are mixed up, blurred etc., that’s because they are answering the name and reality JESUS CHRIST did not register?
I am NOT a Christian tag— Jesus always emphasized getting the fundamentals right, which stands as an excellent foundation to lay the rest of the journey upon. And because we have shifted from our fundamental truth, we adopt that which should be strange to us. Since the time of Paul, who has been able to proclaim the gospel of CHRIST like Paul? And every time he spoke, he made it clear that he was the follower of the way, servant of the Master. Little wonder he did and achieved such an excellent fit for CHRIST in his days.
I am not a Christian tag — My desire is that Christ is seen in and through me when all is said and done. (John 14: 20, John 17:23, 1 John 3:24, Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 and 17, John 17:20)
I am NOT a Christian tag — I am a servant of God, the Master’s friend, A follower of The WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. In the end, He will say, well done, good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21)
I am NOT a Christian tag — but if that’s how you address yourself and choose to address me, I genuinely hope you live a Christ-like life.
Much love and Light. Smiles. *Wink.