James 2:19-20 (NLT2) “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?”
Believing in God is proven by your lifestyle. Many say they believe but are self deceived, thinking an intellectual comprehension that God exists… is enough.
But, the demons believe in God, they hate Him, acknowledge Him as Almighty God, and believe in heaven and hell. But, that is not enough, they DO NOT love Him, obey Him, or serve Him.
This principle is important to get a hold of, so here is an illustration.
If you go inside an airtight test room wearing a diving helmet, and make a test of the atmosphere in the room with a scientific instrument, and prove the room is filled with oxygen, what good would it do you? If in your mind you admitted the room was safe with oxygen but refused to take off the helmet and breathe in the life giving air, you would suffocate.
Just because you believe in your mind that God is real, unless you breathe in the life giving Spirit of God you will also die spiritually. In fact the Bible says, all are spiritually dead already.
Living your American dream, with a thumbs up and a “God bless America” under your breath is not good enough. And going to church once and awhile won’t change you. The demons at least show their fear of God and shudder in terror of the coming judgment. That is more than you do!
What you feel, or what your opinion is of your own truth will not save you from eternal reality. IF GOD EXISTS, and He does, forces you to look for Him, His purpose, His holy reality, and His love for your life.
One man said to the apostle Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The answer… “Believe ON the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” What did they mean? Well it sure did not simply mean accept a little fact in their brains!
No, not just believe something ABOUT Him, but BELIEVE ON HIM! “Believe” in the Greek language means to “trust in, cling to, and rely upon) Jesus. Rely upon Him for what? Rely upon Him to save you from the wrath of God’s judgment on you and all all people who hate Him and have proved it by breaking His commandments. To completely rely upon Him to fully pay for all your sinful crimes through His death and resurrection in your place.
The LORD Jesus Christ is the sovereign master of the whole universe.
The Lord JESUS Christ is the God’s only way of salvation from the wrath to come for all mankind. The Lord Jesus CHRIST is the the chosen one, the only one that can give you eternal life starting now.
If you follow Him as your sovereign master, your only savior, and your promised messiah of hope, you will be given eternal life. Today, turn from your disobedient way of life, beg His forgiveness, and follow Jesus.
Faith in God without visible actions, is dead. It is NOT real!