To be allowed to pass through heaven’s gate, you need to have all of your sins removed. The only cleanser strong enough to thoroughly remove sin stains is the blood of Jesus Christ. First, admit your sinful state. Next, ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your wrong doings. Finally, make Jesus Christ Lord of your life by surrendering your will to Him. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and to forgive your sins.
By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ made it possible for each of us to be granted a full pardon from the punishment of eternal damnation. The reason so few people accept this pardon is that they do not think they need a Savior or they want to find their own way of salvation. When God looked at your soul, He saw a sinner. God judges your heart, your thoughts, your attitude and intentions. God looks at the part of you that is not seen with the naked eye. When you are saved and forgiven of your sins, God looks upon you and sees the blood of Jesus Christ making you pure and clean. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can take away your sins. Without the blood of Jesus Christ cleansing you of your sins you are not worthy to stand in the presence of Almighty God and enter into heaven. Once Jesus Christ covers you in His blood, God accepts you as one of His children. God will take all His children straight to heaven on rapture day. If you did not accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or genuinely repent from your sins, you will be left behind on rapture day. That will not happen to you in Jesus name. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven (John 14:6).
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26). “If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10). “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)
Changing Your Direction:
After making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you need to change the direction of your life. Once you realize you have been heading in the wrong direction, the only option that makes sense is to turn right around and start heading in the right direction. You cannot just say a few words and then continue on your merry way. You need to make a full commitment to Jesus Christ by reading His words (Bible) regularly and following His examples of holy living. Try to have a Bible if you don’t have one. Ask Jesus to help and lead you. “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and those are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The Imminent Rapture. Be Ready Always!
Do you care for the Rapture? How often do you think about the Rapture? Or rather, are you prepared for the Rapture? Better still, do you have clear understanding of what Rapture is all about? It is an unpopular topic in churches today, and so many Christians care less about it because it is not as enticing and motivating as prosperity, breakthrough, new things, favors, blessing and earthly success.
However, Rapture is a daily expectation and thought of the wise Christians while prosperity and earthly blessings are the focus for the lukewarm/cold Christians. Rapture is the catching away of the saints, which will happen within seconds and any moment one day (1 Corinthians 15: 51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17 ). It is the first event of the end time advent when the angels of God will blow the trumpets, only Christians who are waiting for it, expecting it and preparing for it will make it. The simple clarification for self-examination here is that if you are thinking, waiting, preparing or expecting prosperity, miracle or anything more than Rapture, you will not make the Rapture. Only those who earnestly, eagerly wait and prepare for His (Jesus Christ) appearance more than anything else will eventually make it, just like the 5 wise virgins. Read Matthew 25.
Rapture is a glorious event of all generations; it is going to be splendid, wonderful and rewarding for the saints more than any event in the history of the world. Then it will leave behind gloom, doom and destructive reign of the Antichrist (666) during the tribulation period for people who will miss the Rapture. Jesus Christ gave us the signs, which will show that Rapture is very near, that should warn the wise to be more prepared. The two major signs are already present: CARE OF THIS WORLD through false preachers and GLOBAL WARMING. Read what Jesus Christ said:
CARE OF THIS WORLD: “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:26, 27. “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:11-12.
The cares of this world has overcome many preachers, many churches and many Christians. It is not just the work of the devil; it is the sign of end time. The syndrome of prosperity, breakthrough, earthly blessings, and focus on being rich, having cars, houses, big businesses, the care for money, mansion, personal jets, make-ups, partying, obsessing sport passion are signs of end-time. It takes being wise to be warned.
GLOBAL WARMING & CRISIS: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:6-8. The global crisis, weapon building are not just political or matters of misunderstanding, and it is to be naive and ignorant to see the present global warming, massive flooding, overheating, weather irregularities, earthquakes, etc as just scientific; but it is a global “warning” of the imminent rapture. The physical will see it as global warming, the spiritual will see it as “global warning”; the fool will call it scientific but the wise calls it prophetic.
Are you ready and prepared for the rapture? You can become wise from here by repenting and totally rededicating your life to Jesus Christ. Surrender all, be a different Christian of old, biblical standard in your family, your church, your place of work, your business, your school, everywhere. Let your primary purpose be to please God, your primary focus to make heaven and your primary expectation to be raptured. Even if you can’t remember when last your pastors preached about the Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus, you should remember Lot’s wife (Genesis 19:23-26).
MATTHEW 24:42-44: “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”