Have you ever wondered what will happen to you when you die?
The Bible says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
Have you ever wondered whether you will be judged to have been good or bad?
The Bible says, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18).
Have you ever wondered what we are really supposed to believe?
Firstly, we need to understand and believe that “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We may look pretty good compared to other men, but on the judgment day, we will not be compared to other men, we will be compared to God. In fact, the Bible says, “…There is none righteous, no, not one…” (Romans 3:10).
Secondly, we need to understand and believe that our sin makes us unclean and unfit to be in the presence of God so thus we can’t go to Heaven where God is. The Bible says, “…For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). This death is not only a physical death (our soul being separated from our body), but it is also a spiritual death, or “second death,” where our soul is separated from God for all eternity. The Bible says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8). The Bible says that no one can go to Heaven who is less than perfect in any way. “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.” (Revelation 21:27). If we were to stop there, we would all be in trouble, but God didn’t stop there.
Thirdly, we need to understand and believe that Jesus died and paid for all our sin. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). God didn’t want to lose you to Hell. So God provided a way for you to have your sins paid for. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Jesus loved us so much that He was willing to pay that debt for us. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:8-9).
Not only did Jesus die for our sins, but He also rose again the third day proving that He had paid for all of them. His resurrection justifies our release from the penalty of our sin. “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25).
Fourthly, we need to understand and believe that if we will ask God to save us, He will. The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). The salvation of your soul is a gift of God. All you need to do is receive it. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
If you would like to stop wondering about your eternity and would like to know for sure that you will go to Heaven when your time on this earth is done, then what you need to do is to pray and receive the gift that God has provided for you, then you too can live, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” (Titus 1:2). Pray this prayer to God and mean it with all your heart:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I know that because of my sin, I deserve death and Hell. But I believe that Jesus died and paid for all my sin, past, present and future, and that He rose again the third day proving they were all paid for. Right now, the best I know how, I accept the death of Jesus, by the shedding of His blood on the cross, as full payment for my sin and I am trusting Him, alone, for my salvation. Dear Jesus, forgive me of all my sin, come into my heart and give me a home in Heaven. Thank you for saving me."
If you prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart, the Bible says that God saved you. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). Your salvation is a gift of God and God will never take it back, He promised: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” (John 10:28-29).
Have you ever wondered how you can live a victorious life over sin?
When God saved you, He not only gave you eternal life, but in Christ you also have access to all that you will ever need to have victory in your life over sin and all of its destruction. “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4). “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37). “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
Are you wondering how you can have that victory and what you should do now?
Victory comes as God teaches us and enables us to live by the truths of the Word of God. You should grow in faith. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). You should be baptized letting others know of your new life in Christ. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41). You should regularly attend a Bible-believing, gospel-preaching church and learn the word of God. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25).
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