What comes to your mind when you think of Heaven or Hell? Do you imagine heaven as bliss and hell as fiery torment? Well listen carefully friends God created us for bliss not torment! God is good! The word “good” actually comes from the word “God” and he only does good!
Take the time to watch this video on youtube about a woman who actually shoots herself, goes to hell then to heaven and back to earth. This video can change your life! It will teach you that God is about love and peace! Jesus died for all of humanity and that includes you!
You see God created man and woman and placed them in paradise with everything they needed for eternity. That’s the kind of life God had planned for you and me. But sin entered the scene and now man was separated from God! God told Adam and Eve that they would surely die the same day that they ate of the forbidden fruit and die they did! How you say? Well they died spiritually suddenly their spiritual relationship with God was severed. Their spirit was now dead to God. Now they felt fear, shame and guilt; humanity was now headed down a sinful path to destruction. God’s way leads to life and peace but man’s way leads to death and destruction.
Maybe you feel like you are good enough as you are without accepting Jesus Christ into your heart but please listen friend; it is not about our conduct or goodness. We our saved by faith and not good works (Eph.2:8). We all need to accept Jesus Christ into our hearts; he died for all of humanity. You see we are all born into sin, it is a condition that we inherited through Adam and Eve’s disobedience but there’s good news! We have victory through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ! He satisfied the price for sin on the cross at Calvary and now we have purchased forgiveness for sin through him.
You may also have developed an inaccurate impression about whom and what God is in this life. Maybe you have been told that he is cold and mean and eagerly waiting for you to make your next mistake with a whip in his hand. That’s a complete and utter lie! God is love! He loves you so much that he came to this earth in the form of a man and gave up his life on a cross to bring you back to that place of bliss.
Pure religion is undefiled before God, which means it is all about love and pureness. It is not about a set of rules that helps us to earn our way to heaven. If we could earn our way to heaven Jesus would never have had to die on a cross. Salvation is a free gift to all of mankind and you are included! God is waiting for you personally to accept his son “Jesus Christ” into your heart (John 3:3, Romans 10:19, 2nd Corinthians 5:17).
Let this be the best day of your life! Don’t let the past rule you anymore or steal another single moment of your happiness! Claim a life of peace and joy! Yes you can claim it through Jesus Christ. When you pray in the name of Jesus there is power! We are clothed in his righteousness! A life of faith is not just about this life but the one to come and when a person become born-again (accepts Jesus Christ into their heart) they start to actually live out that eternity right now! God bless you friends!
By Gordon E. Dawe