Each person is called, anointed, chosen, blessed and favored to be a child of the MOST HIGH GOD, created for HIS Eternal Glory. Each individual is given the unique choice to participate in a relationship with FATHER GOD, ABBA ADONAI, YESHUA the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT in as much as they desire. The door to relationships is always wide open. YESHUA is the righteous judge ~ 1 John 2:1, 2 Timothy 4:1-8. It is His decision who enters the Eternal Kingdom of GOD, also known as heaven. Doctrines, theology, opinions, perspectives are not the judge, only YESHUA. This does not negate the values of doctrine, theology, opinion, and perspective. They are just not the final answer.
In my quest for understanding, some seasons ago the Holy Spirit highlighted the following Scriptures as a revelation regarding different types of relationships that people may choose to develop with the Holy Trinity. Each relationship requiring a different standard of living, a unique obedience to HIS Word.
Believers: ~ John 1:12-13, 20:30-31; Romans 3:21-26
Followers: ~ Mark 4:10, 9:41
Disciples: ~ Matthew 11:1-2; Luke 9:18
Child of God: ~ Mark 10:15...also known as son and daughter of God.
Servant of God: ~ Matthew 20:26-28
Friend of God: ~ Exodus 33:11; John 1:25, 15:13-15; James 4:4, 2:23
They are relationships. A relationship with YHVH, ELOHIM has intrinsic eternal value which is the greatest significance. They simply are opportunities of eternal relational value with the GOD the Father, YESHUA the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 22:37-40 is the heart and passion of Christianity. When each believer, follower and disciple of YESHUA, when each child and servant of ABBA ADONAI invests their life fulfilling these words…Christianity will transform planet earth.
Relationships with YHVH do not guarantee inheritance into HIS Eternal Kingdom. YESHUA, holds the key to unlocking eternal inheritance for each person. ~ Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 15:50-52; Galatians 5:18-26.
And He said to him, “ ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 22:37-40, NASB