According to John, our belief in Jesus is what gives us eternal life. It has to be belief in Who He is and the atonement that He provided for us through His sacrifice on the cross. He was the perfect Lamb of God that provided a sacrifice with all of the requirements to pay for the entire world’s sins. He provided a way for everyone to be reconciled to God by our belief in Him and His sacrifice. It is that belief that must be more than just belief in Him as a person but in Him as your Savior. Many people, if not most, have heard of Jesus and know Who He is or Who He claims to be but they don’t believe that He is their Savior. They don’t believe that He is the Son of God and the Messiah, their Messiah.
Jesus is mentioned in Islam and in their holy book but only as a prophet and nothing more. Yet many are coming to a saving knowledge of Him by seeing Him in their dreams and He is telling them Who He is and that they need Him as their Savior. God knows who will commit their life to Him and who will not and many of those who swore that they would never know Jesus are becoming followers of Him anyway. Because He is seeking them in their dreams and explaining to them their part in His Kingdom.
All of us have a part to play in His Kingdom and He is calling all of us to come to Him for our salvation. All we have to do is to accept Him as our Savior when we feel the touch and the conviction of the Holy Spirit in our lives. That conviction tells us that we can’t be a part of His Kingdom without giving our hearts to Jesus. I pray that everyone who feels it will give their hearts to Jesus.