Good morning! What has God impressed upon you the most during this series? One thing that has stood out for me is that ANY sin will keep a person out of Heaven. God is holy and cannot allow any sin in Heaven. This is the whole purpose of Jesus coming to earth to pay the penalty for our sins. God knew that we could not get to Heaven on our own. If you say you’re not “that bad,” then you lie to yourself! The Bible says:
There’s nothing you can do that will make up for your sins. You cannot live like Mother Theresa and get to Heaven on those merits. The Bible says:
If you could get to heaven by your good deeds, then you would be able to say, “Look at me! I’m a good person and look at all that I have done!” But friend, the Bible says differently in the verses above. Furthermore, if you could get to Heaven by your good deeds, then why in the world would Jesus come to earth to die for our sins??? That seems futile, doesn’t it?
You may think you’re not that bad a person and that you’ve never murdered anyone or did anything deserving of Hell. Jesus told us:
The very first sin we covered in this series was fear. This same fear is what is preventing you from salvation. You may be afraid of what your family will think or that they will think you’re crazy. As well, you may fear that they will abandon you. But what if they do? Is this fear you bear on your shoulders worth eternity in a burning Lake of Fire? If you do reject salvation through Jesus Christ, this will affect those family members who love you. They will also reject the Lord and will also join you in that Lake of Fire. But you won’t see them there – you will be in utter darkness, alone in your pain. You influence your family and friends whether you believe that or not. How will they hear about Jesus and His salvation unless they see His miracle of a “new life” in you?
Friend, once you die, that’s it. Don’t be the one that has heard all about how sin can keep you out of Heaven but never did anything about it. Is a moment’s pleasure worth an eternity of pain and suffering?
You don’t know if today is your last day on earth. No one does. But one thing is for certain is that when you do die, you will be judged. If your name is not found in found in the Lamb’s Book of Life, then you will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life is so important that it is mentioned eight times in the New Testament; seven in Revelation alone! Philippians 4:3 tells us that our names are placed in the Book of Life while we are yet on earth so it stands to reason that “something” had to be done in order for our names to be recorded in the Book. That something is repentance and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour!
God does not change, Friend. (Malachi 3:6) You are running out of time! The Rapture can happen at any moment and the time to be saved is now. (2 Cor. 6:2) You don’t want to enter the Tribulation period without Christ. If you think you will be saved during that time, you may be right. But you will experience the worst judgment known to mankind coming down on an unbelieving and God-hating world. You will be martyred for your faith! Why would you choose this over getting saved now? Now is the day of salvation, Reader (2 Cor. 6:2)!
The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31, Rom 10:9) I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!