28 Biblically Guaranteed Benefits of Following Jesus

Mark Furlong
5 min readMar 15, 2023

Read and Think on These to Strengthen Your Faith and Motivation

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I used to wonder if it was right to think about “benefits” in following Christ.

It seemed kind of selfish to me.

Jesus did say if we really do want to follow Him then we need to deny ourselves daily, pick up our cross and follow Him. (Luke 9:23)

He also said that if we really follow Him, in this world we will experience persecution and tribulation. (John 14:33)

No doubt about it, there is a real “cost” to following Jesus in a world that is still so influenced by sin and Satan. And we should really consider that cost in making our decision to follow Him or not. (Luke 14)

The Bible Actually Talks A Lot About Benefits

While all that is true, the Bible actually talks a lot more about the benefits, rewards, and promises of following Jesus than it does the costs and challenges.

Psalm 103:2, for example tells us, “Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not ALL HIS BENEIFTS.”

Psalm 116:12 “What shall I render to the Lord for all His BENEFITS toward me?”

Godly Benefits, Promises, and Rewards strengthen us for the battles we face.

The Apostle Paul described a major part of His ministry this way; “To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the UNFATHOMABLE RICHES of CHRIST,” (Ephesians 3:8)

God is a giver, He loves to bless, and He is a rewarder. He wants us to experience spiritually rich and eternal life.

I’m giving you here only 28 of the guaranteed benefits of following Jesus. There are many more, especially when you add on those that have conditions other than believing in Jesus.

Guaranteed Benefits

For these promises, the only condition is that you believe Jesus is the only way to God and you have received the gift of eternal life by faith as a gift of God’s grace, based on Jesus’ death and resurrection.

If you have taken that step and continue to trust Him alone for salvation these 28 benefits are yours. You just need to learn how to receive them. (That’s another lesson).

This is just a one-sentence list, with only a couple of Scriptures (there are many more). I’ll soon be doing videos of these and expanding on them in other writings.

I will say just one more thing before giving it to you. Reading these types of God-given benefits fills you with thanksgiving, gratitude, worship, faith, and motivation. God’s words are life.

28 Guaranteed Benefits of Believing in Jesus

  1. Clear and Meaningful Purpose Story: Guide to make sense of life: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Glorification. (Genesis 1:25–28, Ephesians 3:11)Revelation 21–22)
  2. Specific Purpose for Your Life (2 Timothy 1:9, Ephesians 2:10)
  3. Personal, direct, love-saturated relationship with the Creator of the Universe as your Savior, Father, and Source. Direct access to God, as your Father, 24/7. (John 3:16, John 15:5)
  4. Guarantee of eternal life with God in heaven experiencing levels of life and existence far beyond our natural mind’s ability to think or imagine; and it never ends. C.S. Lewis said, “Heaven is where one day is better than the next: forever.” (John 6:47, Revelation 21–22)
  5. Immediate spiritual impartation of eternal life, the divine nature. Born again by the Word and Spirit of God, the nature of God planted in you in seed form. (1 Peter 2:22, 2 Peter 1:3–4)
  6. The potential to experience more and more of the “greater than the world” life of God, in this life, no matter what is happening in your circumstances. (1 John 4:4, Romans 8:37)
  7. Made righteous in God’s sight, as if you had never sinned. Justified, as a free gift. You never, ever have to try again to be good enough for God’s acceptance. (2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8–9)
  8. Complete forgiveness, payment, release, from the judgment of every sin you have ever committed or ever will commit. (Colossians 1: 19–23, Hebrews 10:17)
  9. Assurance of new, glorified, immortal, free from decay, eternal bodies when this body dies.. (1 Corinthians 15:20–58)
  10. Being with loved ones again in heaven, who have died. (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18)
  11. Seeing God without any barriers or filters. (1 John 3:3, 1 Corinthians 13:12)
  12. New realms of life, meaning, power, love, etc. beyond our natural ability to conceive. (1 Corinthians 2:9–12)
  13. Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
  14. Peace in ourselves. (Romans 5:1–2, John 14:33)
  15. God’s instructions on how to live. Access to the wisdom and knowledge of how to live life, from God Himself, in writing. (Proverbs, Deuteronomy 6 & 11, 2 Timothy 3:16)
  16. Join with God’s family: spiritual brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers; you are not alone. (1 Corinthians 12, Acts 2:42–46)
  17. An accurate worldview based on God’s truth, how things actually are.(Ephesians 3:11, John 17:17)
  18. Greater clarity, focus, able to concentrate our time, energy, and resources better. Easier decision making, peace and confidence we’re on the right track. (Matthew 6:33, Psalm 11)
  19. A new, God-given nature and identity: united with Christ, seated with Christ, Christ in you, you in Christ. Self-worth, value, confidence based on who God created you to be; not what others say. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6, Ephesians 1–2, Colossians 1:27)
  20. Awareness of the reality of the powerful unseen, spiritual world. (1 Corinthians 2, John 14 & 16, Genesis 1)
  21. Proven practices to transform your life. (1 Timothy 4:6–15, Romans 12:2)
  22. All of God’s promises are now potentially yours (thousands of them) (2 Corinthians 1:20)
  23. Sharer in Christ’s inheritance and everything belongs to Jesus (Romans 8:17, Ephesians 3:6)
  24. Destiny of ruling and reigning in eternity with Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:12)
  25. God’s help, God actively involved in working out His plans in your life. Philippians 1:6, 2:13)
  26. Godly, life-giving desires. (Psalm 37:4, Romans 7 & 8)
  27. God’s promise that He will work all things to good in your life. (Romans 8:29)
  28. Authority over the devil and his demons. (Luke 10:19, Ephesians 6:10–18)

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Mark Furlong

Author, Coach Helping busy, active people know and live ALL of God’s purposes for their life: the COMPLETE life. www.TruVineMission.com,