Updated: Oct 22, 2019
The requirements and the proof of our “One-ness with God” are clearly stated in the Bible... God has revealed to those who seek Him. If we are still not sure about our salvation, study the question below and pray.
Question 3 - Do you know that believing in Christ Jesus (John 3:16), doing the will of God (Matt 7:21) and testified by the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:16) are the requirements to have eternal life, and the evidence of One-ness with God?
Keep Scripture in your heart and share with people, especially Christians that you meet in the walks of life. By sharing, the blessings overflow from you to other people.
- By faith alone, we are saved - not by religions, traditions, legality, not by our sufferings and/or good works. Nothing human can do or add to God’s salvation plan. “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16”. The first requirement is Faith in Jesus, God’s only son. There are religions that teach people to suffer (passive) and work (active) to complete the salvation. If that is true, then the blood of Jesus is not enough. Absolutely not.
- By doing the will of Father-God, we will know God and Jesus knows us - not by our titles or what we do in church, not by the appearance that can fool people, not by teaching, prophecies, and miracles. “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven - Matt 7:21”. Jesus added: “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers! – Matt 7:22-23”. The second requirement is Do the Father’s will. There are Christians who do things because of reasons other than the will of God. They serve God by their own will – to achieve fame, money, power, influence or the materialistic benefits. The Lord Jesus won’t know them. Absolutely not.
- By the Holy Spirit’s testimony of our spirits, we are God’s children - not by our own testimony and claims, not by what people can see and hear. “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children - Rom 8:16”. The Indwelling Holy Spirit will decide. There are Christians who claim to believe in Jesus, but their actions do the opposite. They seek approval from people rather than God. They live to seek pleasures and satisfy desires that come from the world, the flesh and the devil. They are wolves in the church. They are not God’s children. Absolutely not.
Jesus and the apostle Paul warned us about false teachers. We are told to discern false teachings. In our time, there are many of them and they appear on the news, on TV’s, on YouTube... Matt 7:15-20, 2Tim 4:3-5 are a few examples of Scripture.
There will be spiritual conflicts due to sins - pride, hatred and envy. Denominations fight with one another, pastors in the same organization fight with one another and with the leadership simply because of power, money and influence. We see or hear about ugly fights among the people who preach humility and unity. God is not glorified. Absolutely not.
The devil will continue fighting God and will cause Christians to fight with one another… The false teachers will teach the Gospel of Prosperity. They will teach the theology of feeling good. And many people will follow them because that is what the people want to hear (1John 4:1-6).
The indwelling Holy Spirit in our hearts will help us to discern false teachers. Let’s remain in Jesus, “One with God” and rest assured. Being “One with God” is the only way to fight against the devil and to have a “full life”. Jesus said in John 10:10 – “I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full”. When we complete God’s will, God will bless our will to become reality (or we might say that God will complete our will). Thank you, Lord Jesus.