How to be absolutely Certain
You’re going to Heaven…
10 Minutes of Good News reading that will change your life FOREVER! The Good News is that there is a God who wants to give you a better life here and now, plus life everlasting!
Amazingly. About 70% of the people in the United States, when asked “If you were to die today, do you know for certain you would go to heaven?” answer with: “I’m not sure” or worse, “No, I’m not going to heaven”.
How would YOU answer this question about going to Heaven?
God wants you to know for certain whether or not you have eternal life. How can you know? Because you have it in writing from God ~ in His Word.
“And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. So whoever has God's Son has life, whoever does not have his Son does not have life. I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:11-13 NLT)
God LOVES You! He really does!!! You’re very important to Him! In fact, you have His very own IMAGE! (Genesis 1:27) He wants you to live a FULL life in peace with Him and to receive eternal life (John 10:10, Luke 22:31).
And what does God think of Satan ~ the father of LIES, whose mission it is to kill, steal, and destroy you, tricking you into Hell? (John 10:10, Luke 22:31)
God Hates him! He really does!!! (Matthew 13:39) God hates him so bad and loves you so much, He subjected Himself to sheer, unbearable torture just to win you back. He's a hero's hero, the Real Deal. Read on my friend and I’ll see YOU in Heaven…
The following are four practical Steps to Peace with God. They’re in the Bible, and they are public domain, so feel free to copy them and share them with a friend or loved one. These simple steps are also exactly the same ones used by Dr, Billy Graham. Now that guy KNOWS about helping folks get into Heaven!
Perhaps you’ve seen the now famous John 3:16 sign. What this Bible verse says is: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
A little after that we read: “…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1). And then: “…the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
Since God planned for us to be at peace with Him and have eternal life, why are many people NOT enjoying this experience?
God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead, He gave us a will and freedom of choice. But like Adam, we often choose to disobey God and go our own separate ways (read Genesis chapters 2-3). This side of our nature is called sin, and it separates us from God.
The Bible Says…
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
“So (after Adam sinned) the Lord banished him from the Garden of Eden….” (Genesis 3:23a)
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you., so that He will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)
Our sin separates us from God.
Step 3 ~ God’s Remedy; The Cross
Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation from God. He died on the
cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin – completely
bridging the gap
The Bible Says…
Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation from God. He died
on the cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin –
completely bridging the gap
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Step 4 ~ Our Response: Receive Christ
We can receive Jesus Christ when we believe in His message and trust in Him alone to save us.
“All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His Name.” (Acts10:43)
to receive Christ:
to Pray You
may use your own words or this suggested prayer:
am a sinner, I’m sorry for my sin.
I’m willing to turn from my sin,
and follow You instead,
I believe Jesus died and rose again
to pay the Penalty for my sin,
I receive Christ into my heart by faith.
Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Jesus.
want you to be Lord of my life,
this moment on. In Jesus’ name.
You have His Word on it. If you sincerely prayed this prayer and asked Jesus to
come into your life, do you know what He has given you?
“Whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be SAVED.” (Romans
height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39)
who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have
life. These things I have written to you who believe in the Name of the Son of
God, that you may know that you have eternal life…” (1 John 5:12-13 NKJV)
you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that
God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that
you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and
are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)
it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set
His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit,
guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthians 1:21-23)
“When you receive Christ, you are born into God’s family through the
supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer… this is
called the regeneration or ‘new birth.’ God Bless you as you begin your
wonderful new life in Christ. – Billy Graham
in the family now! We can’t wait to meet you, here or in Heaven! Are you aware
of the huge party you just set off in Heaven? They’re more excited over your
simple decision today then over ninty-nine already righteous people who did not
need to do what you just did! I suggest you tell someone you received Christ and
write down today’s date. Happy New Birthday!
or is it just the beginning? ...What's next?
No, I don't want your money. And no, I'm not going to tell you where to go to
church or how to cut your hair or what brand of spring water to drink. Friend -
You're a saint now. Reading any further will not change the fact that YOU
ARE NOW GOING TO HEAVEN FOR SURE! Were talking Done Deal!
reading? Boy, you must be really excited! I don't blame you! Here are some
answers for questions you may have (along with even more assurances) that will
help you right now UNTIL you arrive in Heaven:
I go to a Church? Sure.
us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us
encourage one another - and all the more as you see the day." (Hebrews
would recommend that you look up a Bible believing church, perhaps one close to
your home. (Check the Yellow Pages!) It will be full of imperfect believers,
which is a great place to start (Imperfect to us, maybe, but not imperfect in
one sacrifice - His crucifixion - He has made perfect forever those who are
being made holy." (Hebrews 10:14)
you'll be shy about going into a church. That's a good sign! Satan doesn't want
you to go. Go anyway.
do it." (Nike 1:01)* ..... * Not in the Bible ~ Recent American Pop Culture phrase
Should I read a Bible?
you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will
be given to you. This is My Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing
yourselves to be My disciples... apart from Me you can do nothing."
(John 15:7, 8, 5b)
Bible should I read? Some
different translations that are helpful are: New Living Translation, New
International Version, New King James Version, New American Standard Bible, The
Living Bible, The One Year Bible, The Message, etc.
can I get a Bible? Almost
any bookstore will have several to choose from (It's the best selling book of
all time - and for good reason) and certainly any Christian book store will have
any number of modern, understandable versions. Mass retailers also carry many
versions. In the United States for instance Wal-Mart and K-Mart carry many
translations. You can even read the Bible for FREE on line at Gospelcom.net
(look under Bible Gateway on the right hand side of the home page). You may also
get more help there on how to grow in your relationship with Christ from any of
over 100 non-profit ministries.
I be able to understand the Bible and apply it to my life? Yes!
"...the Spirit of truth...
will guide you into all truth." (John 16:12)
What about talking with God (prayer) does He even hear me, I mean, c'mon, really?
"And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him
for anything in line with His will. And if we know He is listening when we make
our requests, we can be sure that He will give us what we ask for." (1
John 5:14, 15)
if I don't feel any different? If
you or someone you know is married, consider this analogy: When two people know
of each other, like you may have known of or about Christ, are they married?
.........No! If they date and have a long courtship and even get engaged, having
the strongest human for each other, like you may have a strong emotional
experience that you thought you closer to God, does that make them married? No
Again! Well when are you married? You are married when you say "I
you said "I do" to Jesus Christ. It was an act of your will. Feelings
can be fickle, so don't worry another second if you don't feel different. In
fact, never worry again ~ and that's an order!...
not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall
we wear?' for the pagans run after all those things, and your heavenly Father
knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and
all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about
tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of
it's own." (Matthew 6:31-34)
marriage example, but since so many people seem to get divorced, what if Christ
decides to divorce me?
- He says so right in His Word:
has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you'." (Hebrews
we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." (2
Timothy 2:13 NLT)
you receive Christ that's it, even if you make a mistake and "are
unfaithful", He "remains faithful". Friend, that's love!.
don't know me. I've actually done some things that may be unforgivable.
let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like
scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they
shall be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
(Your Father in Heaven) forgive your sins - every one... as far as sunrise is
from sunset, I have separated you from your sins." (Psalm 103:4, 12 The
Message First Person)
is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Chris Jesus came into the
world to SAVE sinners - and I (The Apostle Paul - who used to help murder
Christians) was the worst of them all. But that is why God had mercy on me, so
that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of His great patience with
even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in
Him and receive eternal life." (1 Timothy 15' 16 NLT)
Now that I'm certain I'm going to Heaven, does that mean I'll never sin again?
you grow in your faith, you may have "growing pains" and commit sin.
Now if you sin, you can tell the Lord about it - He'll forgive you and cleanse
you - He promises!:
if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to
cleanse us from every wrong." (1 John 1:9)
the Christian journey is a great, life long adventure! Challenges will come, but
One who is in you is greater then the one who is in the world." (1 John
can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I
need." (Philppians 4:13 NLT)
will be amazed at how much you will understand of what the Bible says directly
to you! I suggest you set up a daily reading plan. Take the time to listen to
God's inner voice, too - He's one great conversationalist, and One who truly
values your friendship!
greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends (Jesus
did that for you). You are My friends... I no longer call you my servants,
because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are My friends, since
I have told you everything the Father has told Me. You didn't choose Me. I
choose you. I appointed you to go and produce the fruit
that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for,
using My name." - Jesus Christ (John 15:13-16 NLT)
you yield to God's specific plan for YOU to reach your ultimate potential and
fulfillment in this life. And friend, rest easy tonight - and every night! Your
Name was written today in the Book of Life which is kept safe in you future,
permanent home - Heaven!
will never erase their names (believers) from (meaning your name is already
there) the Book of Life, but I will announce before My Father and His angels
they are Mine." (Revelation 3:5) "... whose names are (already)
written in the Book of Life."
there - count on it! You have it in writing from God! And now God has your name
in writing! Remember: "These things I have written to you who believe in
the name of the Son of god, that YOU may KNOW that YOU HAVE eternal
Life..." (1 John 5:12-13 NKJV)
can you be Absolutely Certain you're going to Heaven? God has doubly assured YOU
with words that leave absolutely no room for even the tiniest doubt:
Have... You Know... Forever... Confident... Sure... Guarantee" ~ THAT'S
And now you know! See you there!!!