Entering Heaven through Faith
One day, after a church’s pastor gave an outstanding message and the worship service seemed to fill the air with the presence of the Lord, an attendee waited in the parking lot for the pastor to come out. When the pastor did, the woman ran up to him, with tears in her eyes, and said, “Pastor, what do I need to do to get into Heaven?” The pastor looked at her and said, “It’s too late; you can’t.”
[Christ] is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
– I John 2:2 ESV
The pastor gently explained to her Jesus has already “done” it. He paid the price for her and all mankind. He emphasized, “You can’t do anything except one thing to enter the gates of Heaven. The entrance into Heaven can’t be minimized by a ‘to-do’ list. The ’to-do’ has already been done, and you are welcome to accept the gift Jesus paid for. The gift is ready for you to accept.”
Christ offers peace, hope and guidance all the time. He also provides a sense of purpose and direction in life. Through Christ, believers can find the strength and courage to face whatever life throws their way. The teachings of Christ also encourage believers to lead lives of love, kindness and compassion.
Jesus paid the price for you to live a confident life knowing that entrance into Heaven is not based on your performance, but on your acceptance of Him.
By accepting Christ as Savior and believing He has done all that is necessary for you to enter Heaven, then you are able to become a person who lives your life filled with purpose, joy and peace.
Be excited that Christ loves you more than you can understand, and He was willing to pay the price for you to be with Him in Heaven.
Today, release any thinking you may have that suggests entrance into Heaven is based on you achieving good objectives and tasks. The one thing to do is accept Christ as your Savior and believe He has paid the price for you.
Today’s One Thing
Spend time praising and thanking Jesus for paying the price for you and all mankind. Make this a heartfelt and mindful prayer and continuously praise Christ for what He did for you.