Plan of Salvation – Making Heaven Your Home

Life’s Biggest Question

“If you were to die today, are you sure you would go to Heaven?”

You can know for sure! The Bible says, “These things have I written unto you … that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life”. –  I John 5:13

 

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ALL OF US HAVE SINNED.  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. –  Romans 3:23

SIN SEPARATES US FROM GOD.  “For the wages of sin is death; (separation from God) but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. –   Romans 6:23
GOD LOVES US AND CHRIST DIED FOR US!  “But God commanded his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.-

Romans 5:8“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”- John 3:16“If you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”- Romans 10:9“Jesus said: ‘I am the Way the Truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but by me” – John 14:6

WE MUST INVITE CHRIST INTO OUR HEART TO FORGIVE US OF SIN AND TAKE CONTROL.

 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.   Romans 10:13 Right now, why don’t you invite Christ into your heart and life and accept Him as your Savior and Lord.  Simply pray this prayer from your heart.

Prayer for Eternal Life Dear Jesus, I am a sinner.  I believe that you died and rose from the dead to save me from my sins. I want to be with you in heaven forever. Jesus please forgive me of all my sins. I here and now open my heart to you and ask you to come into my heart and life and be my personal Lord and Savior.   Amen.


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1.  DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE?

Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God in Heaven?

If God were to ask you, “Why should I let you into My Heaven?” what would you say? You don’t know? Then we have the best news you could ever hear!

The few minutes it will take you to read these steps to life may be the most important time you will ever spend. Did you know that the Bible tells how you can know for sure that you have eternal life and will go to be with God in Heaven?

The Bible says there are five things you need to know about eternal life:

“These things I have written unto you . . . that you may know that you have eternal life . . .” (1 John 5:13)

2. GOD’S GRACE

The Bible says, “ . . . the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). And because Heaven is a gift, like any other genuine gift, it is not earned or deserved.

No amount of personal effort, good works, or religious deeds can earn a place in Heaven for you.

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:  not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).

WHY is it that no one can earn his way to Heaven? Because . . .

3. YOU ARE A SINNER
 
Man is a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Sin is transgressing God’s law and includes such things as lying, lust, cheating, deceit, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, and more.

And because of this, man cannot save himself. If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds, do you know how good you would have to be?

Be therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

With such a high standard, no one can save himself.

However, in spite of our sin . . .

4.  GOD LOVES YOU
 

God is merciful, and therefore doesn’t want to punish us.

This is because  “ . . . God is love” (1 John 4:8). And He says, “ . . . I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3).

But the same Bible which tells us that God loves us, also tells us that God is just and therefore must punish sin. He says “. . . (I) will by no means clear the guilty . . .” (Exodus 34:7). And “. . . the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4).

We have a problem. God solved this problem for us in the Person of Jesus Christ.

THE SOLUTION

Who is He? The Bible tells us clearly that He is the infinite God-Man.

In the beginning was the Word (Jesus). . . and the Word (Jesus) was God. And the Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us . . .” (John 1:1,14).

Jesus Christ came to earth and lived a sinless life, but while on earth, what did he do? He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose from the grave to purchase a place for us in Heaven.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).

Jesus Christ bore our sin in His body on the cross and now offers you eternal life (Heaven) as a free gift.

This gift is received by faith.

Many people mistake two things for saving faith:

Saving faith is not mere head knowledge, like believing certain historical facts. The Bible says that the devil believes there is one God, so believing that there is one God is not saving faith.

Saving faith is also not mere temporal faith, that is, trusting God for temporary crises such as financial, family, or physical needs. Now these are good, and you should trust Christ for these, but they are not saving faith!

Saving faith is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life. It means resting upon Christ alone and what He has done rather than in what you or I have done to get us into Heaven.

. . . Believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved . . .” (Acts 16:31).

The question that God is asking you now is would you like to receive the gift of eternal life?

Because this is such an important matter let’s clarify just what it involves.
 

It means that you need to:

  • Transfer your trust 
    From what you have been doing to what Christ has done for you on His cross

 

  • Accept Christ as Savior
    Open the “door” to your heart and invite Him in.
     

    He says:  “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:  if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to Him . . . .” (Revelation 3:20)

  • Receive Jesus Christ as Lord
    Give Him the “driver’s seat” and “controls” of your life, not the “back seat.”

 

  • Repent
    Be willing to turn from anything that is not pleasing to Him. He will reveal His will to you as you grow in your relationship with Him.

Now, if this is what you really want, you can go to God in prayer right where you are. You can receive His gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ right now.

For with the heart man believes 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 10:10,13).

If you want to receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, then call on Him asking Him for this gift right now. Here’s a suggested prayer:

“Lord Jesus, thank You for Your gift of eternal life. I know I’m a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But You loved me so You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for me. I now trust in You alone for eternal life and repent of my sin. Please take control as Lord of my life. Thank you so much!”

If this prayer is the sincere desire of your heart, look at what Jesus promises to those who believe in Him:“. . . I say unto you, he that believes on Me has everlasting life” (John 6:47).