July 1, 2021
HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR TICKET TO HEAVEN?
God didn’t write the Bible to tell us where heaven is. He wrote it to tell us how to get there. You see it’s not nearly so important for you to know exactly where heaven is as it is for you to have a ticket to get there. Seriously, if you want to get there, my friend, the ticket is Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, and no one can come to the Father but by Me (John 14:6).” Jesus is the way. That’s the ticket and that’s the message of the Bible. The nice thing is that this ticket is free. It’s not free because it didn’t cost anything, it cost Jesus His life. It’s free because it’s already been paid for by Jesus so it’s free for you if you’re willing to accept it and accept what Jesus has done for you personally on the cross of Calvary. Yes, to accept Christ Jesus and invite Him to come into your heart and into your life to be your Lord and Savior and your very best friend.
Let me explain: This lovely verse makes it clear that the Lord Jesus Christ is Himself the way to heaven. He does not merely show you the way, He is the way. Salvation is in a Person. Accept that Person as your own, and you have salvation. The Lord Jesus is not just one of many ways as some people may think. He is the only way. “No one comes to the Father except through Him.” The way to God is not by trying to keep the Ten Commandments (no one can), the Golden Rule, Mass, baptism, sacraments, ordinances, church membership or just trying to be a good person. No! It is through Christ and Christ alone and what He accomplished for you on Calvary’s cross. Today many say that it does not matter what you believe as long as you are sincere. They say that all religions have some good in them and that they all lead to heaven in one way or other. But what did Jesus say? He said, “No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
You see the Lord is the TRUTH. He is not just One who teaches the truth – He is the truth. He is the embodiment of truth. Those who have Christ have the truth. It is not found anywhere else except in Him. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24).”
Christ Jesus is the LIFE. He is the source of life, both spiritual and eternal. Those who receive Him by faith have eternal life because He is life. When you read the book of John the word “LIFE” jumped out at you 15 times in the first 11 chapters. These are just some of the verses that jump out at you:
“Everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life (6:40).
“I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life (6:47).”
“Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (3:14).”
“For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will (5:21).
“He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life (8:12).”
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10).”
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die (spiritually). Do you believe this? (11:25-26).”
The “I am” statements Christ made (10 in the book of John), laying His claim to be the I AM – Yahweh of the Old Testament. These are the strongest kind of claims to deity that Jesus could have ever made.
In the book of John, he lays it all out. “Jesus is God – part of the Godhead. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made. He Himself was not a created being; rather He was the Creator of all things. This includes mankind, the animals, the heavenly planets, the angels – all things visible and invisible. Without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was LIFE, and the LIFE was the light of men. To those who receive Him as Lord and Savior, to them He gives the right to become children of God (salvation). Jesus (God) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:1-18).”
Simply, Jesus created you and everything else in this world and most assuredly He knows what it takes for you to get to heaven. Listen to Him – not your church, denomination, or your priest. He created you and He knows exactly what it takes for you to be with Him in heaven. He knows the way. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life and no one can come to the Father but by me (John 14:6).” There is only ONE way, one right road that leads to heaven and that road is Christ Jesus. Only those who have received Him by faith as their Lord and Savior have eternal life and have a reserved ticket to heaven.
REMEMBER – HEAVEN IS A PREPARED PLACE FOR PREPAIRED PEOPLE
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