Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Am I Going To Heaven?

Matthew 7:21
Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in Heaven.

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

In order to go to heaven we have to die twice. Once we have to die spiritually and be born again then physically when it’s time to depart earth. The first death is by choice the second one God makes sure everyone experiences that and the final destination depends on the first choice.

God creates us all with free will; that is, we have a choice to choose God or live independently from His will for our lives. Life with God through Jesus is abundant but without him life is empty. The illusion is that people who have more really have less and the people who have less really have more. The trick of the enemy is that the path to destruction is broad and easy but the path towards heaven is narrow and hard. It appears that the highway to hell is a lot more appealing because it is broad and easy but there is more Life in God’s narrow entry way then it is on the Devil’s Broadway. The paradox is that there is abundance in narrowness and Joy in struggle.

The only way we can get into heaven is to do God’s will. There is our way of doing things and God’s way of doing things. In order to fulfill a greater purpose with our lives we must give God our lives by doing less of what we want and more of what God wants. We live in a world where we are very narcissistic and this very thing revolves around us, our stomach’s, our desires have become our gods. Until we dethrone our idol gods and let God reign again, we might miss our entry into heaven.

Just because we are used of God doesn’t mean we are getting into heaven. Only those who do the will of God get into Heaven. What is the will of God?

1. Do unto others as you have them to do unto you. When we learn this golden rule of Jesus to treat other people like you want to be treated regardless of how they treat you. When we learn to take the high road when they take the low road. When we learn how to overcome their capacity to be evil with our capacity to do good, that is the will of God.

2. Hear the Word of God and to do it is to do the Will of God. To love Jesus is to keep His commandments. Jesus said some Radical stuff in the gospels, he taught a new paradigm of living. When we live by it we are living out the Will of God.

3. He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

You cannot know Jesus and still do wrong. You will know a tree by the fruit it bears.

Dear God, let me use my free will to do your will. I choose not to do me but to follow you. I choose the narrow way and the stuff I missed out on doesn’t compare to what I have in heaven. Not my will, but your will be done in my life.

In Jesus Name,

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