Even demons believe that God exists.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
Many people profess with their mouth but miss the mark with their heart. Unless the heart is totally surrendered, circumcised, changed and redeemed, all the confession in a lifetime does not make a person right with God. It is with the heart that one is made right and justified. The heart is mind, emotions and will. The heart is the center of your belief. Words can be spoken without the heart believing.
Professing and believing that God is creator and Holy and believing that Jesus was raised from the dead – even the demons know this! You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder. James 2:19
The demons also believe in God. The demons recognize Elohim (the God of creation). Yahweh (the redeemer of lives) and Adonai (Lord, master, owner) are not names that Satan will use to describe God. He only uses Elohim God of creation. He does not recognize Jesus Christ as Yahweh and Adoni redeemer and Lord.
Is Jesus Lord Yahweh and redeemer Adonai of your life? So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, say good-bye to) all that he has cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:33 Removing yourself from the throne and putting Jesus Christ as Lord on the throne is the salvation transaction. Satan believes in God because he was an Archangel. Satan wanted to be worshiped so he was cast out of heaven. Satan wanted to be on the throne.
Do you want to be worshiped? Who and what are you worshiping?
Belief is not enough. Your surrendered heart, which is to love the Lord with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, is the evidence of a redeemed, changed, born-again life. No one can come to God unless he is drawn by God. HE wants to reveal HIMSELF to those who are earnestly seeking HIM. If you seek HIM with all of your heart you will find HIM. HE will reveal HIMSELF to you.
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