“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.,They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage, to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?” John 8:32-33.
Many claim citizenship of Commonwealth of heaven by birth, by attending the church for a long time, because their names are conspicuously in the church register or by marriage or by birth. They never at anytime realized their state as sinners who needs the Lord’s salvation. They are not yet born again.
Some had even gone to Bible or pastoral schools or schools of the prophets. They are functioning as Shepherds of God’s people without knowing the God they represent.
We are children of Abraham, they say… but acting contrary to the values Abraham upheld.
A joint ministers conference was held in Nigeria some years ago. When one of the speakers gave altar call after his message, among those who answered the call to salvation were some overseers, pastors, evangelists, prophets etc. It doesn’t matter when you realize your needs, it is your taking bold steps to Calvary that is very important.
No entitlement in heaven. Don’t be deceived by any of the above claims. Don’t be like the Israelites of Jesus days who claimed sonship without knowing that they were bonafide slaves and children of the devil.
“They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do, the works of Abraham.” John 8:39. Read this John 8:32-40.
Please don’t assume, be sure you are in right relationship with Him. If you want to be born again or you are not sure you’ve been saved, pray the following prayers:
Prayers: Lord Jesus of Nazareth, I come to you because I am a sinner. I cannot save myself. You came to save me. You were crucified on the cross because of me. Please cleanse me with your blood, forgive me and write my name in your book of life. Thank you for saving me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
If you have sincerely prayed this prayer, you are welcome into God’s family. Try to associate yourself with a bible believing church for spiritual maturity and guidance. Thanks.