Having faith in Jesus Christ is the first step to entering the kingdom of heaven. However, it is not enough to believe in Jesus Christ; we need to believe in Him as our Savior, but we also need to believe Him.
We need to believe Jesus when He says He loves us and that He can heal us, making us whole. We need to believe when He says He is our mediator with God. We need to believe in His divinity, but we also need to believe when He says His ways are easy and His burden is light. (Matt. 11:30)
If we don’t believe Him and believe in Him, we will be stuck. When we die, we will take all our sins with us and we can’t take those sins into God’s kingdom. It is only by believing Jesus, and believing in Jesus, that we can be saved from our sins and leave them at the front door as we enter into the kingdom of our Father.
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).
When we talk about believing Jesus, we think about His promises. What is your favorite promise in the Bible?