SERVANTS' MINISTRY, Inc.
Going To Heaven?
Not all people who claim that they are “Christians”
are going to make it to Heaven. Millions “profess” to
be “Christians” but in reality, they do NOT “possess”
Christ in their hearts.
Matthew 7:21-23 Not
every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(KJV) So, according to Jesus, Not all people who say they are religious
really belong to the family of God. They may refer to Christ as
“Lord,” but they still will NOT enter the Kingdom of
Heaven. The determining issue is: have you obeyed the Father
in Heaven? Have you done His will? When Judgment Day arrives
(and it shall), many will tell Jesus, “Lord, Lord, we did
many great and wonderful things in Your Name.” But He shall
reply, “I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people.”
Unless you obey God, Heaven will never be yours. Unless
you do the will of God, Heaven will never be yours.
is the will of God?
seven things to consider:
#1 Believe and accept Jesus (1 John 5:10-12).
#2 Love . . . for God first, then for others (Mat.22:37-40).
#3 Willing obedience (Mat.7:24; 12:50; John 14:23).
#4 Earnest prayer (Mat.6:33; 21:22; Luke 22:42; Eph.6:18; Jam.1:6).
#5 Patience as you wait for God’s answer for what you should do (Luke 21:19; Rom.5:3-4; 1 Tim.6:11; Jam.1:3-4).
#6 Daily study of God’s Word (Pro.6:23; Ps.119:11; John 5:39; 17:17; Acts 17:11; Col.3:16).
#7 Willing and faithful service (Mat.28:19).
“Whoa,” you say. “This sounds like salvation
by works.” NO works can ever save us. We are saved by the
grace of God. BUT, after we are saved, we must
do works for God, because we shall be judged on what we do for the
cause of Christ AFTER we are saved.
Ephes. 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not
of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them. (KJV) We are saved by grace! Why
are we saved? Verse 10 tells you very clearly. God has
made us, has saved us, and in our union with Christ Jesus He has
created us for a life of good deeds, which He has already prepared
for us to do. We are to walk in the light of Jesus, imitating Him.
Matthew 18:1-4 At the same time came the disciples
unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
midst of them,  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (KJV) Jesus clearly
tells us that unless we become as a small, trusting and obedient
child, Heaven cannot be ours. We are not to be childish (like the
disciples were here) but instead childlike, with
humble, sincere hearts. Conversion must be complete; not only must
our heart be turned to God . . . from earthly things to heavenly
things, but specifically, unless we are converted from our natural
carnal lusts which still festers within, into freedom from all such
feelings which we see in an innocent child, we have no part in the
Kingdom of God.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade
as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
(KJV) God’s righteousness is something none of us can understand!
He is so pure, so holy, so true, so good, so righteous, so loving
. . . we on the other hand are to Him an “unclean thing.”
Yet, through His Son, He extends to His TRUE children the opportunity
of living eternally with Him in His Home, Heaven . . . ONLY through
1 Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus,
who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification,
and redemption: (KJV) ONLY Jesus can make
us right with God! ONLY Jesus can give us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. John
14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I
am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me. (KJV)
Matthew 12:48-50 But he answered and said
unto him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren?  And he stretched
forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold
my mother and my brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will
of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister,
and mother. (KJV) We CANNOT be “closet
Christians.” We CANNOT sit on the fence. We must make a commitment
to Christ, and KEEP IT! If we are not for Him, we are against Him
(Mat.12:30). Being a Christian involves action on our part. We MUST
take a stand with Jesus, and stay there! When we make a commitment
to Him, it is a life-long commitment! Most people today do not know
what that is. Let's consider marriage. The divorce rate is appaling!
Most people go into marriage with the thought, "If it doesn't
work, I'll get a divorce." They don't even give marriage a
chance! Most people think marriage is a 50-50 proposition. My friend,
if you don't give 100% of yourself, you don't want to make a go
of it very badly. Give 100% or it will not work.Take your marriage
vows seriously! Take your commitment to Christ seriously. Your eternal
soul is counting on it.
Matthew 10:37-39 He
that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and
he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is
not worthy of me.  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and
he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (KJV)
Are you willing to take a stand for Christ and hang in there, no
matter what? Are you willing to put Christ first in your life? Are
you willing to love Him with your all, over any other person or
thing? This is what Jesus is talking about here. He must be first!
Matthew 7:16-20 Ye
shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth
good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree
bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  Wherefore
by their fruits ye shall know them. (KJV) Here
Jesus warns of hypocrisy. People talk a good sermon. But, the end
result (the fruit of their lives) shall reveal the true person.
The hearts of people will absolutely reveal who they really are
eventually. They may fool those people around them, but they can
never fool Jesus. He can read hearts! Ezekiel 11:5-B
. . . for I know the things that come into your mind, every
one of them. (KJV) Also see Psalm 139:1-4.
John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep
my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth
not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the
Father's which sent me. (KJV) IF we truly love our Lord Jesus, we consider it a privilege
to love Him, to serve Him and to have Him in our lives; and we do
all we can to keep His Words!
Galatians 6:7-10 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the
household of faith. (KJV) If you plant corn, corn will come
up, not squash or beans. It’s true in other areas too. If
you gossip about your friends, you will lose their friendship. Any
time you plant to please your own desires, you’ll reap a crop
of sorrow and evil. If you plant to please God, you’ll reap
joy and everlasting life. We shall “reap what we sow,”
in an eternal sense. Please consider this Passage carefully. It
is speaking of our eternal future. Is it not telling us that to
obey God, we shall reap life everlasting? Is it not also telling
us that if we disobey God, we shall reap corruption (eternal agony
in my estimation is very near! Judgment Day is approaching fast! Christ could come in the clouds at any time (1 Thes. 4:14-18).
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