There are many different degrees of discipleship. Some are 10% some are 50%,and some are 100% followers of Jesus.Those who are the 100 percenters will surely get the greatest reward when they see Jesus.However they should never belittle or put down those who are not as dedicated as them.They should encourage the others and try and bring them up a notch or two towards their level.Jesus had the twelve disciples, and out of them there were the three he took with him up to the mountain.“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.” (Matthew 17:1-7). Why do you think he took only those three? Probably because they were more dedicated and had more faith than the others, to be able to handle this shocking revelation and hear the voice of God. Then there were the other seventy that followed him, but weren’t always as close to him. “And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.” “ And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem .And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.”(Luke 9:49-56). Apparently they had some lessons to learn. We need to be like Jesus who went about every where trying to encourage people and doing good. (Acts 10:38). Lord help us not to draw a circle and shut others out, but to draw a circle and bring others in.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.