WHAT MUST YOU DO TO ENTER ETERNAL LIFE-
IT IS ALL ABOUT FAITH , LOVE AND RIGHTEOUSNES/HOLINESS
Believe the word of God -the Bible -believe that God prepared a body for Jesus ,Who is an almighty Spirit, to came down from heaven to come into this world.
Heb_10:5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;
Heb 10:7 Then I said, ‘Here I am–it is written about me in the scroll– I have come to do your will, my God.'”
THE REASON JESUS CAME INTO THIS WORLD OF SIN AND DEATH IS TO TELL AND TO SHOW THE PEOPLE THAT GOD THE FATHER IS REAL AND TAUGHT THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY MUST DO TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.( You will find the history of creation and mankind written in the Bible , the Word of God.)
IT IS NOT EASY TO JUST “BELIEVE “ AND IT WILL HELP TO UNDERSTAND WHAT “ FAITH” IS
1)Faith is a decision you make to believe in something that you do not see and something you cannot understand or sort out with your human mind.
2)The beginning of faith is very ‘small’ , “smaller than a mustard seed” , you need to “water it” so that it could grow. It means that by living by faith and doing things in faith will make your faith to grow stronger.
Mat_17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Mat_13:31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
Mar 4:20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop–some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
BELIEVE THAT GOD EXISTS :Heb_11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
YOU CANNOT SEE GOD :Heb 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Heb 11:2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
BELIEVE THAT JESUS EXISTS . Joh_20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
YOU CANNOT SEE JESUS: Two thousand years ago, the people could see Jesus for a little while . But since God raised Him from the dead and He was taken up to be with God again in heaven you cannot see Him any more and you must believe those who were with Him while He was in this world and who wrote everything down about Him and the written Word of God is known as the Bible . Your decision to believe that Jesus came from heaven , that He was killed by the unbeliever and was raised from the dead by God and that He is sitting at the right hand of God on His throne , was all you had to do to get saved . But that was only the beginning of your new life in Jesus. Now you must live your life by faith and obeying the commands of God and Jesus as you will find in the Bible.
You cannot see the HOLY SPIRIT…
We could rejoice because we are not alone in this world , Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and in us to guide us through this life
Joh_14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
Joh 14:17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
Joh_14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Joh_15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father–the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father–he will testify about me.
Joh_16:7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
Joh 3:6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Joh 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
Joh 3:8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
3)The growing of your faith comes from your obedience , it is obeying the commands in the Word of God.
Rom_1:5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.
Rom_16:26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith–
2Co_10:15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand,
2Th_1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
1Co_16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
GOD WANTS US TO BELIEVE IN JESUS AND TO OBEY JESUS BECAUSE JESUS KNOWS WHAT WE MUST DO TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT
Joh_6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Joh_12:44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
Joh_3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Eph_5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
Joh 12:44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.
Joh 12:45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.
Joh 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
Joh 12:47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
Joh 12:48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.
Joh 12:49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
Joh 12:50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Mat_28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”