https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/6-important-things-jesus-warned-us-about.aspxJesus Full Movie - National Geographic - video Dailymotion"/>Warnings are words or occurrences that signal the possibility of a problem or danger that is imminent. The warnings from God are far too frequent the ones that go unheeded. God's first warning was delivered during the process of creation. Man chose to disregard this warning, and as a result, paid a heavy price. God's warnings are intended to be of assistance and guidance to us. These are also examples of ways in which God attempts to grab our attention. Jesus forewarned His disciples about the dangers of sin and wickedness. “Be careful!” he warned.
“Always be on the lookout” (Luke 12:15). He also cautioned His disciples against being misled by fraudulent and hypocritical religious figures and leaders, saying, "Be on the lookout that you are not misled." In my name, a great number of people will claim to be him and that "the moment has arrived." “Do not follow in their footsteps.” Because of God's tremendous love for us, these warnings are being given for our own protection. Six significant things that Jesus forewarned us of are listed below.
Sin is something that we are meant to avoid, yet since we are sinful creatures, this may be a difficult job. Despite our best efforts, we continue to sin on a daily basis as a result of the sinful nature that was instilled into us as a result of the fall. We are separated from God by our sin, which becomes a barrier to our relationship with Him and may even lead us to lose the pleasure of our salvation since God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. The Bible states, in Isaiah 59:2, that "your iniquities have caused a rift between your soul and your God, and your sins have veiled his face from you so that He cannot hear." Jesus spoke numerous things that served as warnings to us about the nature of sin itself. “Sin is a master to whom we have been enslaved” (John 8:34), “Only the truth will set us free” (John 8:32), and “For the Son of Man came to seek and rescue that which was lost” (John 10:10) are just a few of the passages (Luke 19:10). The severity of sin should make us understand that we cannot accept it or allow sin to have a foothold in our lives in any way.
The Devil is a neologism that refers to a person or thing that is wicked.
There are some demonic strongholds that we must be aware of in order to avoid being imprisoned by them on a daily basis. Every day fights rage, and the devil employs them to bring us to our knees and bring us to our knees. Fortunately, Jesus cautions us of the devil's schemes and efforts. When we are alone, the devil will attempt to attack us in a variety of ways. Matthew's works provide evidence of this. He does this because he understands that we are most susceptible when we are at our most vulnerable. According to the Bible, “Then Jesus was taken up by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil” (Matthew 4:1). (Matthew 4:1). He knew Jesus was alone, so he went to Him and tempted Him. When you're feeling lonely, the devil can tell right away. His goal is for you to think that you are completely alone during an assault. While there may be moments when it seems like the devil won't leave you alone, it's essential to remember that God is always at your side.
Possessing a Materialistic Attitude
In Matthew 6:19, when Jesus stated, "Do not lay up for yourself riches on earth," the word "lay-up" is often understood to imply "having things." However, this is not always the case. However, it did not just refer to owning things, but rather to your possessions possess you. The phrase "lay-up" is more accurately translated as "hoard." This text does not include a statement by Jesus in which he implies that it is sinful to have goods, as many believe. He was admonishing people against being materialistic or allowing things to take precedence over God in their lives. God designed us to love and utilize people, while a materialist loves and uses things and does not love people.
Jesus did not extol poverty as a major virtue in his teachings. In reality, He only told someone once, and that was to a wealthy young king who was instructed to sell his belongings and donate the proceeds to the needy. The riches of the wealthy young king had taken control of him. After saying, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me," the Bible tells that Jesus was sad as he left temple. That he valued God more than his possessions served as a litmus test for him at the time.
Those Who Pretend to Be Jesus Christ
Scripture is used by Christ to support his claims, while false Christs do not make such claims. They appeal to people in a very different way. There is often a monetary incentive at play, as well as a completely selfish one. It is critical that you pay careful attention to what they are trying to communicate. The prophets' message has been strengthened, and you would be wise to pay heed to what they are saying (2 Peter 1:19). God has spoken, and Christ makes an appeal to the authority of His Word. The false christ makes a very different kind of appeal: “By appealing to the carnal cravings of sinful human nature, they attract individuals who are just trying to get away from those who are living in error” (2 Peter 2:18). Consider the kind of message that this individual is sending to you. If you believe that any element of their teaching is in conflict with God's message, they are counterfeit, and you must be aware of this.
The Use of Hypocritical Judgment
People often think that Jesus is telling them not to judge in Matthew 7:1-5. This is often used in the context of someone doing some crime and the respondent saying, "Who am I to judge?" We are all sinners, and God commands us not to judge one another, correct? No, not at all. The passage in Matthew 7:1-5 does not, contrary to common perception, forbid all forms of judgment. These words are intended to serve as a warning against hypocritical judgment rather than a judgment in and of themselves. Jesus is implying that we cannot pass judgment on others when we ourselves are guilty of the same sin. However, what many people fail to understand is that when they read this passage in this manner, they are effectively passing judgment on the person who they say is acting in a judgemental manner. If you read the text carefully, you will see that Matthew is not prohibiting judgment, but rather hypocrisy.
This is why it is so essential to consider the context. It is necessary to read the surrounding material in order to comprehend the verse. What Jesus is doing throughout the whole chapter is pronouncing judgment on people who make erroneous judgments. We know from continuing to read the passages that we shall all be evaluated by the same standard that we use to evaluate one another and ourselves. If we are unable to apply this standard to our own lives, we will be unable to apply this standard to the lives of others.
Having a lack of humility
“Blessed are the poor in spirit because theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” says Matthew 5:3, referring to those who are poor in spirit. Most Christians understand the phrase "poor in spirit" to imply fake piety fostered by a lack of personality or financial riches, while it really refers to the need to be humble in our hearts and spirits. If you substitute the term "humble" for the word "poor," you will have a better understanding of what He was getting at. To put it another way, when we approach to God, we must acknowledge our own sin as well as our spiritual emptiness and poverty. We must have a sense of self-satisfaction or pride in our hearts, believing that we do not need God's help. God will not reward us if we are like this. According to the Bible. “God opposes the arrogant, but he offers favor to the humble,” the Bible states (James 4:6).
We should take notice of the fact that Peter concluded his letters with caution to believers: "Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your alert so that you will not be led away by the mistake of lawless men and fall from your safe position." Growing in grace and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on the other hand. Forever and ever, may He get all honor and glory!" (2 Peter 3:17-18). Peter is stressing the importance of putting our faith in Jesus in this passage of Scripture. When we put on the complete armor of God and shield ourselves from the ways of this world that are in opposition to Jesus, we are protected.
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