Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ezekiel 1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
One word that has come to stay in the social circus is ‘follow’. You could say ‘follow me on my twitter handle… or do follow us on our website…..’
To follow is a deliberate act of learning from or understudying the subject matter. A follower is suppose to be acquainted with the ways of the leader.
One of the simplest but most complex task of a believer is following. A follower does not run in front of the person leading neither does he suggest a better way, he simply is required to follow.
The disciples were called followers of Christ such that they turned out to be like Christ. Many like to follow but don’t have the discipline to do that. In following, you learn to obey instructions.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Unfortunately, “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;….” Prov. 14:12, 16:2.
It is the desire of God that we learn to follow Him. He wants us to drop our ways and choose His way. For the way of the Lord is the way to life. Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. We cannot walk that way by our instinct or senses, He needs to lead and guide us on the way.
Many are looking for other ways to God aside Jesus and that’s the way birth of religion. Religion means ways to appease God or a believe system that tries to get God. I can boldly declare that there is NO OTHER WAY but JESUS.
The order of sonship is the order of followers, people who have surrendered all to follow. When all left, the disciples never left. They endured with Jesus till the end. They stayed with Him in thin and thick. They were not ashamed of the gospel, and they also chose to die for the one they followed.
Revelation 14:4 “…These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”
As simple as following may be and sound, it requires forsaking all for to gain one, eternal life. You may ask, “what else do I need to forsake? The answer is ALL. Like Paul said, ” Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I COUNT ALL THINGS but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of ALL THINGS, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
That’s the way to win Christ.Forsake all to follow. God bless you.