I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN
There is life after death, and it is up to you where you are going to spend it.
There are only two choices: Heaven or Hell.
Which one will you chose?
The Bible says Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,…
The choice must be made before you die for no man knows the number of his days.
James 4:14-15 For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Then the questions arise: How can I go to heaven? How can I be saved?
Is that the desire of your heart??
What does the Bible say about this?
What is God’s desire for you?
God is a God of love, of mercy, of grace and of forgiveness.
God desires you to go to heaven. God wants to save you.
1 Tim 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
God’s desire is that none would perish and that all repent and they would be saved.
2 Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
WHY does God want none to perish?? Why? Because GOD LOVES YOU!!! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 "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.
How has God demonstrated and manifested His love toward us?
God has demonstrated and manifested His love for all people through the cross of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Jesus died and shed His blood upon the cross for your sins and my sins.
Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
We are all sinners
Gal 3:22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned--
Romans 3:23 …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
The Bible says our relationship with God has been broken by sin. What is the penalty for man’s sin. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eternal separation from God and everlasting punishment.
Rev 20:14-15 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
2 Thess 1:9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
Matt 25:46 "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
God is a loving God and He wants none to perish, but He is also a righteous judge so that He must judge our sin.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Man willingly chooses to reject God.
Jesus said: John 5:40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
Rom 1:18- For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Ps 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. 3 They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.
There is none who does good, no, not one??
WHO THEN CAN BE SAVED AND HOW?
WHO THEN CAN GO TO HEAVEN? How can my sins be forgiven?
Matt 19:25-26 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
HOW?? What must I do to be saved?
Acts 16:30 And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
31 So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved,….”
Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
God has made it possible to forgive you of all your sins.
Through faith alone in God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Faith in who Jesus Christ is and what He has done! Jesus the only way!!
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
WHO IS JESUS? WHAT HAS HE ACCOMPLISHED?
JESUS IS GOD, GOD THE SON, THE CHRIST, THE MESSIAH, THE WORD OF GOD, THE LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
I Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
Rev 19:13 His name is called The Word of God.
John 1:1- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
Isa 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
THE ONLY GOD - THE ONLY SAVIOR
Isa 45:21- And there is no other God besides Me, a just God and a Savior; there is none besides Me. 22 "Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
What has Jesus done for you and me?
Because God must judge sin there must also be a penalty and a payment for our sin. God in His mercy has provided the full payment for your sin.
Jesus Christ, God the Son, BORE ALL SINS ON THE CROSS-. God’s loving plan of redemption for all of mankind through the sacrificial and death of His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus died in your place and paid the full payment for all your sins because God laid on Jesus the iniquities of us all.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
2 Cor 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ
Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…
Rom 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Jesus Christ).
HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS
1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
Rev 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,…
Heb 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
Heb 10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Jesus, God the Son, the precious Lamb of God, a Lamb without blemish or spot, God who came in the flesh. The perfect sacrifice for man’s sins. On the cross Jesus said: It is finished. John 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
The sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ was a completed work of redemption.
Now the Lord Jesus Christ is merciful and full of forgiveness for those who will turn to Him and ask for forgiveness of your sins. God loves you and He will take you just as you are. Jesus calls everyone to come to Him.
Jesus stands at the door of your heart knocking and wanting to come in. He wants to forgive you.
Rev 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Jesus will never turn you away if you come to Him.
John 6:37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
How do we come to Jesus? Through faith alone!!!
Rom 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
Rom 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
1 Cor 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved,….
1 Cor 15:3-For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is essential for our salvation.
1 Cor 15:17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
1 Cor 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead,…
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
But don’t I have to work to go to heaven? No! Not by works but by faith alone ---
John 6:28 Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
Luke 7: 48 And He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
50 Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:
Gal 2:16 "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
Gal 2:21 "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
Phil 3:8- Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
I want my sins forgiven! I want to be saved! I want to go to heaven!
God has shown you through His word how to come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ alone and how your sins can be forgiven, how you can be saved and how you can go to heaven and have eternal life!
If you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, read God’s word, pray and may the Lord pour out His Holy Spirit upon you! And may you have a walk worthy of the Lord.