Matthew 7:21 NKJV “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV  Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you are disqualified.
“Christian” has become a label for anyone who has knowledge of God or anyone who just doesn’t identify with any other religion. I’ve even seen Christian/Other listed on forms where they ask about faith or belief. As we see in the verses above, not everyone who identifies themselves as a Christian is a true follower of Jesus Christ as Lord. Christian in the true sense means you are a committed, born again follower of Jesus Christ and surrendered to Him as your Lord over your life and everything you do. Not perfectly of course, but your life has definite evidence of death to your old self and that you are a new creation by faith,trusting in Jesus Christ as God and Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NKJV  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
Are you sure you are saved? Are you sure Jesus Christ is your Lord and your Savior? Is there evidence of true faith and surrender to Jesus Christ as He changes your life? Is there conflict between the sinful ways of this world and your soul, or are you at peace with your daily life without considering what the Lord wants to do in and through you?
There is a huge difference between believing in Jesus Christ and following Him as Lord.
Please listen to this message in which Pastor Jack Hibbs really drives the point home. Are you truly saved in the Lord Jesus Christ?
Please listen to this today. Your eternity literally depends on the true answer to the test listed above in 2 Corinthians 13:5.
May God speak to your heart that you would know if you are truly “in the faith.” Whether you are or not. Please be sure today that you are saved either by realizing you are in the faith or you bow your heart in true surrender to Him today. Make sure today that your salvation is secure in Him.
I love each and every one of you that this is going out to. I want to see you in heaven and my heart breaks for those who will spend eternity in hell because they have rejected God’s only way of salvation. The Way, The Truth and The Life, He is the ONLY way to be saved from sin and eternal death and be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ!