Heaven for a Prepared People

 “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  (John 14:1-3)

Heaven is a place where God, the Father lives, a place where  He will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,  nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, disease,  sickness, corruption in the next world. (Rev. 21:4)

In addition, our new resurrected bodies will never age or die.

  • John 14:1 –  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in  God, believe also in me.
  • John 14:2 –  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  • John 14:3 –  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Christ went back to Heaven to prepare a place for those who accept Him as Saviour. Are you ready?

Salvation Scriptures:

  • Romans 3:23 –For all have sinned and came short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Romans 5:8 – For God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works so that no one may boast.”
  • Romans 10:9-10 – “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

Invitation From Beyond

The unsaved rich man has so much compassion for his five brothers on earth, he requested that Lazarus (the beggar who died) be sent back to earth. Of course, his request was denied. Luke 16: 27-30:

  1. Then he said, I beg you; therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house.
  2. For I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.”
  3. Abraham said to him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
  4. And he said, No father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 16:26, let us know that there is no crossing over of those who go to hell and those who go to Heaven.  “And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass (cross over) from hence (here) to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would could come from thence” (heaven).

What will happen to the five brothers and others who refuse to hear Moses, the prophets or the preachers.  They will go to that terrible place called hell.  Why would God create such a place for people?  He didn’t.  According to Matthew 25:41, hell was created as a fiery place of punishment for the devil and his angels. But because mankind refuses to accept Christ, God’s son as their savior they will end up in this place. Isaiah 14:9 say, “Hell from beneath (under) is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee.

Rev. 20:12, which said, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the Books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged according to the things which were written in the books, according to their works” [deeds – what we say and do.} Yes, my friend a record is being kept by a heavenly recorder of our every deed and action. Can we earnestly say, our name is written in the book of life.

Is your name written in the book of life, if not it can be.  Invite Christ into your life to be your Saviour today. The Bible says in 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.” Do you want this eternal life? If so, here is how. Just say this prayer.

Dear Heavenly  Father:

I confess that I am a sinner, I admit I have not lived according to your righteous laws, I repent and turn away from sin and turn to you. Forgive me all of my wrongdoings.

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and paid the price for my sins. I believe Christ died according to Romans Chapter 10:9, 10, therefore I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead on the third day for me. I invite you into my heart to live with me and through me.

You said whoever calls upon your name shall be saved.

Thank you.

Sons of God

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [lit., ‘creation’]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”  (II Cor. 5:17).

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing MANY SONS TO GLORY, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Hebrews 2:10).

The truly converted Christian becomes a son of God–a member of the God Family first known to mankind as Elohim. In the beginning, the God Family consisted of only two Supreme Beings. In the future, it will be composed of many sons and daughters who receive eternal life. Jesus is the firstborn of MANY BRETHREN (Romans 8:29).

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2 ).

Since no man can look at God and live (Exodus 33:20), the children of God will have to be composed of spirit just as He is. Philippians 3:21 tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ will change our corruptible, mortal bodies into a form like that of His own glorious body.

What does Jesus Christ look like now?
Read Revelation 1:14-16 for a description of His present glorified, immortal state. He radiates light and power!

But for now, Christians are only heirs. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:16-17).

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (ICor. 15:55).

The purpose of human life rests in God’s plan of salvation. God is creating His own kind. He is reproducing Himself through the many men and women that He is now calling to be Christians. When such a person is baptized and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit, he is actually begotten as a son of God, though not yet born.

Salvation Scriptures

“But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” ( Hebrews 11: 6)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:9, 10)

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son the same hath not the Father, but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” (1 John 2:22)

“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” ( Romans 10:9, 10, 13)

Repent and be Baptized
Peter cried to the multitudes in Jerusalem, “…and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).

The first step in salvation is a change of mind. Recognizes that your ways are not those of God, and that your sins have separated you from Him.

Repentance means being sorry for having sinned and having brought about the death of Jesus Christ, who bore the penalty of our sins on the cross.

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death” (2 Corinthians 7:10).

The apostle Paul recognized that he had been a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a destroyer. This is a faithful saying,” he wrote to Timothy, “and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”  (1 Timothy 1:13-15).

Despite sins committed, God was willing for Paul and all other human beings to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). He is willing to forgive if we confess our sins and change our lives according to His commandments.

Once a person has fully repented and been baptized, the Holy Spirit alone with the word of God renews his mind (Ephesians 4:23-24). The Christian becomes a NEW CREATION (2 Corinthians 5:17), who must no longer conform to the values of a world cut off from God.

The Christian Learns to live by God’s Word, the Bible
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16).

The Word of God corrects us and helps us to discern our innermost feelings as they compare to God’s way of life.

Godly Character
If we permit God’s spirit to dwell in us and guide our lives, God can then create spiritual character in us. But we must choose to do what is right by following His laws.
In God’s view, the development of character comes from the practice of love, patience, mercy, faith, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. Read the entire chapter of Romans 12 for a better understanding of what our behavior as Christians–whose minds have been transformed by the Holy Spirit–should be like.

As a Christian grows in godliness, he is granted additional knowledge, wisdom, and purpose. God has not created a world of robots. He wants thinking people who voluntarily choose to follow His way, and He will supply us with the spiritual tools we need to succeed.