The Three Steps to Christianty

Step 1: Salvation. Our sins where taken care of when Jesus became the living sacrifice. What Jesus did is open the door to fellowship with God.

Step 2: Infilling of God’s Spirit. It has always been the heart of God to dwell in His creation. Jesus took away the sin that prevented God from dwelling in His people.

Step 3: Experiencing the love of God until we come into the likeness of God. God is love and God wants His love to become ours until we become like Him.

All three steps are done for us though the Spirit. What we become will be a product of the Spirit not of ourselves. Our lives will be a direct result of the influence of Christ’s agape upon our hearts.

The first century church experienced the spiritual fulfillment of the first two feast that Israel celebrated thoughout their history. Jesus became the Passover Lamb that took away the sin of the world, John 1:29. Fifty days later the Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled, Acts 2:1-4. God began to fill His people with His Spirit. Peter stood up and preached to the crowd that gathered because of the noise, and said, “this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel,” Acts 2 14-21. Now because our sins are forgiven God can fill His people with His Spirit.

God is love, and He wants to have a relationship with us on His level, that’s what the first and great commandment is all about. We are to agape the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind, Matthew 22:37-38. This reality will never happen if our love is the only thing involved. It will take God’s love to produce this relationship.

Jesus laid out the blueprint for this reality to take place in our lives. In John 15:9, Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.” All three words translated “love” in English, are "agape" in the Greek, in verb and noun form. Jesus is the mediator between God and man, 1 Timothy 2:5. Jesus is the head of the church and wants to bring God’s love to men below.

The end result of this relationship will be the fulfillment of the two greatest commandments upon which all the law and the prophets depend. We are facing the greatest move of God this world has ever seen. This relationship will produce in us what Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:13, "we will all come to the unity of the faith, and the full knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." What a glorious future we about to step into to.


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