I saw a sign on a small
billboard in front of a church the other day that read "Satan
knows Jesus and he isn't in Heaven." It made me stop
to think what that really meant. Satan does know Jesus. There
is a relationship between them, but not the kind that brings
one to heaven. Satan does not reside in Heaven, because he
turned from God. So this means that just knowing Jesus doesn't
get you into Heaven. Just knowing Jesus, His life story and
the things He has done isn't enough.
This is often called book knowledge, you know the stories
and the facts but that doesn't do it. You need heart knowledge,
a longing to love and honor God, a deep desire to be His child
and follow Him. The difference here is a love relationship.
You need to know Jesus not only personally but you need to
have an intimate love relationship with Him. You need to follow
with growth in Bible study and Christian fellowship. Just
knowing and even admiring Jesus, His life story and the things
He has done isn't enough.
When Jesus enters your heart, you become one and the Holy
Spirit dwells in you. You feel the difference. If you haven't
felt the difference of knowing Jesus or really knowing Him,
do this now. All it takes is a sincere heart and a prayer
to God. Many a man will stand at the gates of Heaven and say
they knew who Jesus was, even believed in what He did and
that He was a great man. Many a man will be turned away because
this head knowledge wasn't enough. Make sure your heart belongs
to Jesus, make sure you know the difference.