HOW CAN I GO TO HEAVEN?

God makes it easy for anyone to spend eternity with Him.  Every sin is punishable, and the punishment that God requires is the shedding of blood.  That’s why He sent his Son Jesus Christ to shed His blood on the cross.   That is why if we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we don’t have to pay for our sins.  Jesus paid for them on the cross with the blood He shed.  It would not do us any good if He hadn’t resurrected, but He did.  If you truly want to spend eternity with God and not with the devil in the lake of fire, then read the following prayer, and when you sincerly understand it, say to God from the bottom of your hear, and He, being faithful to His word, will give you salvation.  “Father God, in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, I truly repent of all my sins.  I ask You to forgive me, and to cover them with the blood of your Son Jesus Christ, so I may spend eternity with you.  I make Jesus my Lord and Savior, and I ask the Holy Spirit to live in me.  Thank You, Father God. Amen.”

HOW DO I GET SAVED?

Most people will say, “I believe in God.”  What they are really saying is that they believe that God exists.  The reason they say that is because there is evidence all around us.  All we have to do is look at the universe; it works like clockwork.  We don’t have to be too bright to know that somebody had to design it.  If we look at our body, we know that it has been intelligently designed.  Logic tells us that if there is an intelligent design there has to be an intelligent designer.  We know that person to be God.

Most people think that God does exist, and they also believe they will be going to heaven.   It is an excellent, benevolent, and wishful thought, but, unfortunately, that is all it is. You know what? The devil and his demons also know and believe that God exists, but they don’t have salvation.  Many of us will find ourselves spending eternity in a much hotter place – it is called, “The lake of fire.” God had it made especially for the devil and his demons, but many of us will find ourselves there, because we have failed to recognize that the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ the Son of God (John 14:6).

We will not make it to heaven through a church, religion, good works, family, or by being nice people.  If we could, Jesus would have died in vain.  Heaven is a sinless place.  No sin can ever exist there.  Everyone who is already there has been made perfect by the blood of Jesus Christ.  In other words, when Jesus shed His blood and gave His life on the cross for us, He did it to pay for our sins. All we have to do is receive that sacrifice.

Nobody in his or her right mind would like to spend eternity suffering in an intense fire that burns, but does not consume.  Fortunately for us, we do not have to suffer through that.  Our Father God made it possible for us to be forgiven.  Both forgiveness and salvation are free, but not automatic.  We have to ask God for both of them.

In John 3:3, Jesus tells Nicodemus and us, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” and in John 14:6, He tells us, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Then in John 3:16, He tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The Apostle Paul says in Romans 10:9, “That if we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead, we will be saved.”

In the previous paragraph Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul clearly state that in order to have salvation, we have to be born again, believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, that He was raised from the dead, and confess it with our mouth.  Being born again simply means offering our life to God – asking Jesus to be our Lord and Savior. If you have never done that, this is the perfect time for you to do it.  After all, you don’t know when you are going to die.  Yes, it could be in a very long time, but it could also be within the next few minutes.

If you want to make sure that you will spend eternity with God and not accompanying the devil in the lake of fire, read the following prayer to yourself several times until you really understand it.  When you do, read it to God from the bottom of your heart.  He will hear you, will forgive you, and give you eternal life.

“Father God, I make Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior as I come to You repented of my sins, asking You to forgive me, to cover me with the blood of the Lamb Jesus, to send the Holy Spirit to live in me, and to help me do your will, not mine. Amen.” If you actually prayed that prayer in all sincerity, God heard you, your sins have been forgiven, you have been born again, your name has been written in “The Lamb’s Book of Life,” and there is much rejoicing in heaven (Luke 15:7) because you have passed from death to life.  In other words, you were destined to spend eternity in the lake of fire, but now you will spend it with God.  God bless you!