Bible Summary. As long as we are close to Jesus, we will have a passion for Jesus. A passion for Jesus only overtakes us when we have an extraordinary encounter with Him. We must continue to purify our heart to stay in relationship with Jesus. A relationship with Jesus is an extremely passionate relationship. A passion for Jesus is a call for action that overcomes you when you encounter Jesus. A passion for Christ comes from knowing in your heart that Jesus defeated death and is alive today forever. See below for more commentary and scriptures concerning having a passion for Jesus.
A Passion for Jesus Comes From a Purified Heart.
How can you have a passion for Jesus unless this passion consumes you? A passion for Jesus can only occur if your heart is purely devoted to Jesus and God’s purposes. James 4:8 advises us to purify our heart and quit being double-minded.
James 4:8, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Draw Away From Jesus And You Will Lose Your Passion.
As long as Peter was close to Jesus, Peter was full of passion for Jesus. It is when Peter was separated from Jesus that his faith waned concerning Jesus. Luke 22:54 tells us of Jesus’ arrest and Peter following from afar off.
Luke 22:54, “Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off.”
A Passion for Jesus Comes From a Pierced Heart.
A passion for Jesus only overtakes us when we have an extraordinary encounter with Him. Jesus and His resurrection must be experience to be believed. A passion for Jesus only occurs when He touches our heart and pierces it with His truth, His goodness, His love, and His grace. Acts 2:37 gives an example of men’s hearts being pricked with the passion of Jesus
Acts 2:37, “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
Astonishment Is What Creates A Passion for Jesus.
A relationship with Jesus is an extremely passionate relationship. A passion for Jesus is a call for action that overcomes you when you encounter Jesus. This encounter is so life-changing that your only desire is to continue to have more and more encounters with Christ. Luke 24:32 tells us how an encounter with Jesus makes your heart burn with passion.
Luke 24:32, “And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”
A Passion For Christ Comes When We Believe in His Resurrection.
A passion for Christ comes from knowing in your heart that Jesus defeated death and is alive today forever. The essence of having a passion for Christ is coming into the reality that Jesus (God in the flesh) defeated death on the cross and was resurrected from the dead. Mark 16:14 describes the disciple’s encounter with the resurrected Jesus.
Mark 16:14, “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.”