I have been crucified with Christ
In Galatians it says, “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” If you know anyone who is a new believer, please share “Within” with them.
Love those who hate you (but if they are toxic or dangerous you can love them from afar). Love your enemies. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Care for neighbors, children, women, social outcasts & foreigners. Defend the helpless. Rescue the victimized from the wicked people. Heal the sick. Be merciful, be meek, be gentle, be a peacemaker. Bless those who curse you & do good to those who hate you. Take care of the poor, homeless, vulnerable, weak, sick, suffering, incarcerated, hurting, hungry & lonely people. Have faith like a child. Be sincere (try to avoid hypocrisy). Forgive people.
Be glad! The time of religious buildings, religious sacrifices in stone temples, religious traditions and religious rituals is over. Beware of those “Godly” religious leaders; they can be dangerous. The kingdom of God is not a Church building; it is within you.
Pray “Not my will, Father, but Thy will be done.” Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus. Don’t let your family hinder you from following Him. Seek Jesus. He said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Follow Jesus, not the world. Listen to Christ, not Christianity. Follow Jesus, not the Christian Leaders. Christianity often teaches the opposite of what Christ teaches. The popular Christian leaders lie about many things. Confusion, deception and spiritual oppression is their game. They lead sheep astray.
Listen to Jesus’ voice, follow Him and do what He says. He is our King! Be obedient to Him, and all His teachings about how to live. His teachings are in the gospels in the New Testament. Ask Him to give you understanding, and He will. If you love the truth, He will show you the truth. Truth is revealed to you by the Holy Spirit of God. You will be despised and mocked by people for loving the Truth. Never be ashamed of loving the Truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth and you love Him.
He has invited you to a relationship with Himself. And with all the others that He has called out, and gathered unto Himself. Stay on the narrow path. Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him. Where does Jesus lead us, as we follow? He leads us on His narrow path. His narrow path leads us to deny self; it leads to His Life. A painful and beautiful journey awaits you.