We have been deceived by the false teaching that is represented by the well-known acronym WWJD.
"What would Jesus do?"
If this teaching were true, it would help us in every situation we may imagine.
Now, imagine being before a body of water like Lake Lanier and wanting to cross it to get to the other side.
"What would Jesus do?"
According to what is written in the Bible, Jesus would easily walk on water if He wanted to.
"When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified." (John 6:19)
However, it has been our collective experience that whenever we have tried this, we have failed.
Therefore, WWJD teaching is false based on our experience with applying Biblical principles. We are simply not Jesus no matter how perfect we become with His help!!!
"This righteousness from GOD comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:22-24)
It is written in the Bible that Jesus has given His life to save you(John 3:16) and that if you love Him, you would do what He wants(John 14:15) rather than "give your life to them" doing what others want.
Because you now know that WWJD is being taught by false teachers, you likely now want to learn what is the true teaching.
The true teaching is denoted by the acronym WDJW.
The letters are the same but the order is different. Move the first W to the back (we have had things backwards). Now transpose the JD to DJ (we have been going in the wrong direction).
"What does Jesus want?"
Now, again imagine being before a body of water like Lake Lanier and wanting to cross it to get to the other side.
"What does Jesus want?"
If Jesus wants us to walk on water, then we will be able to walk on water just as Peter was able to walk on water!!!
"'LORD, if it's You,' Peter replied, 'tell me to come to You on the water.'
'Come,' HE said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus." (Matthew 14:28-29)
Asking WDJW works for every scenario that one can imagine.
"... with GOD all things are possible." -- LORD Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:26)
Thus, Jesus' Church is, in accord with what is written in Matthew 16:18, built upon "this rock," which is the reality of Peter walking on water when Jesus wanted and Peter sinking like a rock when he failed to guard (Proverbs 4:23) the heart (Matthew 15:19), which is deceitfully wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) and caused Peter to doubt (i.e. lose faith) which is not what the LORD wants for it is written that we need faith to please GOD.
Yes, WDJW is the name of Jesus' Church (Matthew 16:18), which is reality (John 14:6) itself so that the gates of Hades (i.e. either death or destruction) cannot prevail against it as they have prevailed against the Temple that was in Jerusalem.
"Then He said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves (of excess food) and take up their cross (food scale) daily and follow Me.'" -- LORD Jesus Christ to the members of the 5000 households He had just fed (Luke 9:23)
Yes, it is when we are ever mindful of WDJW, both thinking/saying/writing **and** doing what the LORD wants starting with stopping the sin of gluttony with all glory to the Father that we've become His disciples.
Here is the direct Scriptural basis for WDJW:
"What do You want?" <-- A question that should have been asked (John 4:27)
Had this question been asked there would not have been ignorance:
"I have food to eat that you know nothing about." -- LORD Jesus Christ (John 4:32)
Yes, even the evil spirits know to ask Jesus what He wants (WDJW) in hopes of avoiding destruction but He won't tell them (Mark 1:24, Mark 5:7, Luke 4:34, and Luke 8:28). On the other hand, He is willing to tell us but our deceitfully wicked heart (Jeremiah 17:9) keeps us from asking Him!
"It is the LORD your GOD you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him." (Deuteronomy 13:4)
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(1) Call 404-699-2780 and leave your name, say "Jesus is LORD", and give a call back number.
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It is when we do the above two things, that we become able with GOD's help to always remember that ...
LORD Jesus Christ says "you are My friends if you do what I command"(John 15:14) and "if you love Me, you will obey what I command."(John 14:15)
The LORD commands His disciples, who are mindful of WDJW and are doing what He wants, to "love each other as I have loved you."(John 15:12)
The LORD teaches "greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."(John 15:13)
This is how we, who are Jesus' disciples, should love one another. We should be willing to die for each other because our LORD has been willing to die for each of us and indeed has died for each of us so that we may have eternal life.(John 3:16)