John 20:31
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Satan has no power when a person really knows that it is Christ that holds them, not their power or ability. For this reason, Satan will try to cause a disconnect in an individual’s mind between understanding and associating with a theory versus truly knowing Christ in their heart. Let me explain, let's say someone is raised in the Message and in a Christian home and has gone to church all their life. If that person has not met the person of the Lord Jesus Christ and truly repented of their sin and been born again, then they are simply associating with a doctrine. Although it may be the right doctrine and the Truth, if they have not met Christ, then they are no better off than before.

Every person alive has to ask themselves, “Do I know Jesus Christ for myself?” It cannot just be a relationship with the doctrine of the Truth, nor can it just be a relationship with the church; it must be a genuine relationship with Christ. Believing in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and realizing who He is to you, is realizing that He alone is the author of your life. He alone has the keys to death and hell. His blood shed on Calvary's cross was the Token shed on behalf of our sin, and accepting His life in our souls today is applying that Token in our hearts. Every person must ask themselves, “Do I have Christ in me, for me?”

Understanding the doctrine of the Message is important, but the true doctrine of the Message reveals Who Christ really is to the Believer. Christ is the mystery of God revealed. When a person has a revelation of who Jesus Christ is to them personally, when they accept that and surrender their lives to that, they have been birthed into something beyond man’s ability to manufacture. They have been born again by the life of Christ.

Do you know Jesus Christ for you? If you don’t, you can. Going to a Message church is good, but you need Christ for you. It makes the Message come alive in a whole new way when you have Christ.

Seek him out, and He will be found.

65-0418M - “It Is The Rising Of The Sun”
I’m afraid today that too many of us are not getting people to Christ. We’re getting them to a church, to a theory. But we must get them to Christ. He is the only One, and the only One that has Life. “He that has the Son has Life.” And if the life of a man that’s dead be projected in you, you will live the same life he lived.

Read the Bible in 1 year:
Matthew 22-23