Which category of believer do you belong?
Isaiah 44:5 - One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
In Isaiah the Lord talks about three categories of people who are aware of Him. I would say as who worship or claim to worship Him.
The First category is the one who surrender themselves to the Lord. They are the Lord's people - true Christians.
The Second category is those from the sheepfold but who have not surrendered themselves to the Lord. They are not the born-again, those who are not baptized by the Holy Spirit. If you look at the scripture, the Lord talks about those by the name of Jacob, now if you read verse 1 of the same chapter:
Isaiah 44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
Jacob and Israel were the names of the same person, but Jacob was the name of the person before the Lord redeemed and Israel the name after. It was only after Jacob truly changed himself inside that the Lord called him by the name Israel. In this category belong those who call themselves Christians but have not surrendered themselves to the Lord. They are the goats in the sheepfold.
The Third category is those who worship God the Father but not through Jesus. They are the lot who want to work for their salvation with their own efforts, but do not know all their efforts will be futile. They are related to the Christians but will have no share in the inheritance of the Lord.
What category do you belong to? If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord, Master and Savior you will not receive your salvation nor be able to come before God the Father. Even if you have accepted Jesus you need to follow Him (His Word) by surrendering yourself to Him. Do not get attached to this world or things of this world, become a true disciple of Jesus follow Him.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You are my Master and Lord, I surrender to You and to the will of our Father. I also want to be a part taker of the inheritance of our Father along with You. Lord Jesus, touch me and open my eyes like You did when You touched the blind and they could see. I ask this prayer in your mighty Name, Amen.
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