If you were to die today, would you go to Heaven to be with God?
There are 2 possible destinations for every single one of us when our lives are over:
1. Eternal life with God in Heaven.
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish…” (John 10:28)
“For our citizenship is in heaven…” (Philippians 3:20)
2. Separation from God in the lake of fire.
“These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.” (2 Thessalonians 1:9)
“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire [Hell].” (Revelation 20:15)
Which destination do you choose?
People feel that they will go to Heaven for many different reasons. Some people think they are a good person and that good people go to Heaven. Some think going to church or doing good deeds gets them to Heaven. We’ll, let’s see what God has to say.
In the Bible you can find both bad news and good news. The bad news is something about you and the good news is something about what God did for you.
Let’s take a look at the bad news first….
Bad News #1
The Bible says, you are a sinner.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23)
Even if you are a pretty good person overall, in God’s eyes you are still a sinner. In fact, God says there is no good person who does not sin.
“For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” (Ecc. 7:20)
Being that God is Holy and perfect, He cannot allow sin in His presence in Heaven. So, therefore sin is what keeps you from getting to Heaven.
The bad news gets even worse…
Bad News #2
The penalty for sin is death.
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
Because of sin, death has been earned. Not just physical death but a spiritual death. In this spiritual death a person will suffer eternal punishment and torment and be eternally separated from God.
God is a just God and sin must be punished. We can do nothing about it on our own. No amount of doing good will make up for our sin. The good news is that God provides a solution for our sin.
Good News #1
God loves us and sent His Son Jesus Christ to take all of our sin upon Himself and die in our place. His death paid the penalty for ALL of our sins.
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…” (Ephesians 1:7)
Then on the third day, Jesus rose again [came back to life] and defeated death. He is alive today!
That sure is good news, isn’t it?
The good news gets even better…
Good News #2
You can be saved from having to pay the penalty of your sin through faith in Jesus Christ.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31)
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” (John 11:25)
“To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” (Acts 10:43)
So, as you can see from this good news, God made a way out for us. He sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins and take the penalty for us. If we believe in Him as our Savior, He washes us clean from all our sin and gives us eternal life.
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)
So, after hearing God’s Word here today…Do you believe?
Your eternal destiny is EVERYTHING. Do NOT put this off.
“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Eternal life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who put their faith in Him.
If you have now put your faith in Jesus to save you, let me help you word a prayer you can pray right now (realize it’s not the prayer that saves you, it’s your faith in Jesus Christ).
“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins and rose again. Please forgive me of my sins. I am trusting you, and you alone, to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”
If you have come to know the Lord after reading God’s Word here today welcome to the family! You can now know that you are going to be with God after death. It’s guaranteed!
“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-15)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
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