Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, SOMEHOW, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 NOT THAT I HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED ALL THIS, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Even PAUL says I do not consider myself to have already obtained salvation! But I PRESS ON TOWARD THE GOAL to WIN the PRIZE!
How many times have we been told If you believe in the Messiah then you are going to heaven?
Even the demons KNOW that he was the messiah!
(Matthew 8:29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the (Festival in Hebrew is appointed tim) appointed time?”)
Y’shua Warns I did not come to destroy the law!
(Matthew 5: 17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.)
Y’shua tells us IF you love me Then you will obey my commands!
(John 15: “If you love me, obey my commandments.)
Take up your cross DAILY he says and leave the rest behind and follow me.
(john 9:23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.)
He reminds us, we have a purpose and we will be judged according to our works.
(Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Revelation 20:13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.)
Be my witnesses!
The desire to follow the laws of God should be LOVE and OBEDIENCE not bragging rights or what you will receive from it. To what extent have we SURRENDERED ourlives to serving Y’shua the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 5:15 “That those who live should no longer live for themselves but for HE WHO DIED and ROSE again!”
This is the verdict (KJV Condemnation): Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
We have an obligation to the souls of this world and that is what we should work towards everyday.