God told Abraham to count the stars, he tried, but he couldn't for they were many. We have billions of stars let alone in our galaxy. God promised Abraham, that his offspring shall be numerous as the stars, God was not referring to his blood line descendent as some of the Jews still believe they are today, but He was referring to his children, the children of God born of faith. Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness, he was the father of faith.
We became children of God by hearing and accepting the word of God in our heart through faith by His grace. Being an offspring of Abraham isn't something acquired naturally through birth, it is given to you spiritually through the cleansing of the blood of Jesus. No one complained before birth, neither did anyone choose which family he would be born into, so we had no choice there, but being born as an offspring of Abraham, that is being born of God is of choice, it is up to you to decide which family you'll be registered into.
So many have counted themselves unworthy of entering God's kingdom, but whether you like it or not this earth has been existing for over 4.5 billion years, and humanity has being in it for millions of years, just as the word of God to man is millions of years old. Billions of people have died, and billions of people have gone to heaven, mostly through infancy death, through those who became a law for themselves, ( that is; they haven't heard the Gospel, but still lived a righteous life, ) and also through salvation.
If you think hell's population will be more than heaven think again, because some have formed a habit of thinking " at least I won't be the only one in hell, my friends will be there too." Must you follow them, it's not a place you'd want to go, don't see it first before you come to your senses, even if only one person will be qualified to enter heaven, be that one man.
God knows us even before the beginning of time, He foreknew us, and since he knew us already, since He knows those who shall be saved, He predestined to do greater things for Him, and those who are not of Him, though he is still calling out to them for He wants no one to perish, he gave to the devil.
Christ came in flesh and blood, and died on the cross for our sins, that we might be saved, and His grace which has been, before the beginning of time was revealed through His resurrection from death, that we who are lost might be saved by His grace.
By his grace we are saved, being saved by grace is one thing, but that's not enough, we need to do our part by working out our salvation in fear and trembling, because a slight mistake or change can send us crashing to the ground. Even as we keep an upright life, not living in sin which is our work, our righteousness.
He then gives us His spirit to strengthen and guide us that we shall not struggle to live a life without sin, but that we shall live freely and naturally in Christ Jesus, for he has given us freedom, those who are filled with the spirit will understand what it means to live without struggle with sin as if it doesn't exist.
Still many will make excuses, saying: " it's impossible to live a life without sin," yes! the world today is full of sin wherever you go, whether you live as a hermit in the mountains, you can't even run from it, because it is in your heart that sin is generated, only if God's word lives in you then, can you live without sin.
Satan has come up with many ways to keep people chained in sin, scientist would say this and that, like; it good to use sex protection, some will say sex or masturbation relieves stress, because of these excuses men gave themselves to sin, to the pleasures of this world with a continual lust for more, being blinded from the fact that; the penalty for sin is death both spiritual and physically and eternal condemnation.
For this reason God made Jesus the righteous, perfect judge, over all, He sent Jesus not only to save us, but to bring judgement, for Jesus said if we haven't heard His word we wouldn't have been judged. You have no excuses for living in sin. Jesus came in flesh and blood, and suffered in the flesh as you have suffered, He was tempted and has faced every temptation of the flesh you're facings today, don't say it's because he came from heaven, no! he was born of woman like you so you will have no excuse.
And Satan knowing that man is prone to sin decided to tempt Jesus, but Jesus rebuked Satan the third time to show us that, we too can overcome temptation through Him. If you resist the devil he'll flee from you. Have you ever tried to resist the devil or you just simply give in when ever he comes.
Once lived as man in the flesh, Christ suffered and died on the cross, paid the price for our sin, that we shall make animal sacrifices no more, but through his blood that cleanses every heart who chooses to follow Him. Having once walked in flesh and blood He understands our sufferings, and was appointed judge by God over all to show mercy and faithfulness, He intercedes on our behalf, because He knows what we are going through in this world of sin. Only He the high priest can sympathize with us.
And through his blood, He made us part of God's covenant with Abraham that we shall be His offspring and inherit his blessings, for through Abraham, his offspring shall be blessed. Through His blood, Jesus made us His brothers, and as we are His brothers, we also are sons of God. Being sons of God, in time, He shall put everything underneath our feet, everything, and we shall reign with Him over all he has created, even His angels who are serving us as ministering spirits.
" Because He himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted."