Before you believe the lies and worries from the demonic headquarters, which put doubts in your mind about what God wants to give you so abundantly, here is the biblically based truth that you, as a Jesus-believer, are an heir of Abraham: “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29; NIV)
- When God promises Abraham that He is his protective shield, then He will be your protective shield, too. Believe it.
- When God tells Abraham that He wants to reward Him greatly, then so He does with you. Believe it.
So don’t be afraid anymore. God, the almighty Almighty, is by your side helping you.
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” (God in Genesis 15:1; NIV)
Believing in God doesn’t count; Many believe in God
You also need to understand this truth (which is so important for your salvation and joy): it’s not about believing in God. Many believe in God; Hell will be full of people who believe in God.
Even devils and demons believe in God (James 2:19).
Hell will be full of religious people who say “Lord, Lord” and who believe in Jesus but didn’t accept His finished work through faith for themselves (Matthew 7:21-23). They see themselves as sinners who still need to be forgiven, instead of believing the truth that Jesus, through His shed blood, made them righteous, blameless and holy before God (Colossians 1:22, Romans 8:1).
- By praying the Lord’s Prayer, people minimize what Jesus did for them
- Hell is eternal – have you accepted Jesus’ redemptive work?
And so we also learn about Abraham, that it was not his faith in God that made him righteous before God, but that Abraham believed the promises of God: “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3; NIV)
As humans, we like to make salvation more difficult than it actually is. But What does the Bible say? How do you get saved?