All professing Christians confess that they believe in Jesus, but very few do. Their works prove that they do not really believe in Jesus, and that is why they will not have eternal life. They will perish in their sins and deception if they do not repent and prove by their works that they truly believe in Jesus.
Salvation is through faith in Jesus alone. There is no other way to be saved, but faith without works is dead. Our faith in Jesus is proven by our obedience to Him. Jesus gives eternal life to those who follow and obey Him. Those who disobey Him will perish. Jesus said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not what I say?”
Jesus commands that we follow Him, that we turn away from sin and from doing our own desires and ambitions, to follow His ways, His commands and His guidance.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. To follow Jesus means to act in faith, to walk in faith, grow in faith and to live by faith. “But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he might shrink back, My soul does not take pleasure in him.”Hebrews 10:38.
To follow Jesus is a journey of faith, day by day, obeying and following Him. It starts with repenting from our own ways, abruptly turning, changing direction, turning from sin, evil and self gratification, living righteously, holy. Be baptized in water, in obedience to Jesus. Seeking Him, His guidance and His approval, and Jesus will reveal Himself to you. He will speak to you, teach and guide you.
Many professing believers never take the first steps of obedience, never repent, never stop sinning, never be baptized in water. They never get on in their walk with Jesus because of UNBELIEF. They never really believed.
Do you follow and obey Jesus every day in faith? Do you live by faith, or is your confession of faith just empty words?
May Jesus bless you.