Updated: Oct 26
When Jesus changed water into wine in John chapter 2, His message was clear. He didn’t come to give us rules and religion. He came as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world to reveal His UNSTOPPABLE love for us! 🥰
The problem? Lots of people fake supernatural transformation through religion. The truth is, no amount of pretending or "filters" can transform us into something completely new! Only our Creator and Savior, King Jesus, can do that!
It’s not about going to church, it's about being a devoted member of His Body and Bride. The Church isn't a physical building and never has been. King Jesus refers to the Church as His Body and Bride. It is His devoted followers, people born-again by grace through faith, being built together in Gospel Community to reveal King Jesus' UNSTOPPABLE! love to the world!
Being a member of His Bride and Body isn't about knowing a bunch of Bible trivia or memorizing verses. There are a lot of really smart people who know statistics, trivia, names, dates, and information about The Bible, but who will be spending the rest of eternity separated from God because they love darkness rather than The Light (John 3:19)... because they never repented from their sin... because they rejected King Jesus as the Son of God, Messiah, and our Salvation.
Loving King Jesus is not about trying harder to clean up our act. Christianity and "self-help" have absolutely nothing in common. When we are born-again by grace through faith... when we truly have been crucified with Christ and no longer live... when we repent of our sin and are completely transformed into totally new creations in Christ our King... that's Christianity! That's why King Jesus came. That's what King Jesus died for!
King Jesus doesn’t want us to try harder, to do more, or to work on filtering the junk in our broken lives. He went to The Cross to make us completely new, to make us part of His masterpiece (Eph 2:10) by His gift of grace through faith in Him!
If we're simply working hard at being a "new and improved," a "better" version of yourself, then like many, we're just rearranging the garbage of our lives and nothing can, or ever will truly change. When the Holy Spirit comes rushing in, there's grace, mercy, forgiveness, redemption, and love. There's freedom from trying to be more and from trying harder. If the focus is still on ourselves... still on me rather than on promoting and proclaiming the GOOD NEWS to the ends of the earth, that's the proof it's still all about me. That's the proof that we're still stuck in our sin.
When we truly are TRANSFORMED, we're set free to walk with our King, worshipping our God of Holy Trinity in spirit and truth as we tell the world about His UNSTOPPABLE! love, declaring to everyone "Jesus is King!"
Kevin M. Kelley
Author of UNSTOPPABLE!
"Greatest Kids' Book Ever!"