If you were to die tonight or today, how sure are you that you will spend eternity with God? How sure are you that you will go to heaven?
This are the question we should ask oneself. We don’t need to be holy than thaa! Or perfect to receive Christ. We usually say this phrase “I am not ready” or “I need to think about it” or “I will do it later” and “I’m still young, I’m still figuring stuff out. Or I will do it when I’m old” [receiving Jesus as our Lord and savior]. We tend to do this because we are afraid that we will lose our freedom, and afraid of the truth or being exposed, some of us feel overwhelmed. I want to tell you its okay, we all feel that way, and I felt this even after I made the confession (check out my previous blog post assurance of salvation P1). He said come as you are, Mathew 11:28-30 “come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light “. He does not leave us the way we are he mold us, changes us, guide us, and etc. John 16:8 When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgement.
1John 1:9 if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 10:11-18, 27-30 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them. 13This happens because he is a hired man and doesn’t care about the sheep. 14“I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, 15 as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from My Father.”
27 My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish — ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.”
He is the good shepherd, and he lay down his life for his sheep. Not only that He won’t let His sheep scatter nor allow the wolf to snatch the sheep. When one is missing he goes looking for the one. In verse 28 he said he gives them eternal life, and they will never perish. And this is His promise and God is faithful, He is not like man He always keeps His promises. So what does this mean? It means that to those who believes in Him have this gift of God which is eternal life.
1John 5:11-13 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 The one who has the Son has life. The one who doesn’t have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Jesus laid down His life for us, for our sins, His blood washes away our sins completely, the sins we have committed in the past, present, and the one we are going to commit in future. Let us all turn away from self or worldy and turn to God, receive Jesus. Don’t be afraid He is the comforter, He is peace, He is love, He is truth, and so much more.
Hebrews 13:5 Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, ” I will never leave you or forsake you”.
He will never leave nor forsake us.
John 6:39– This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day.
So ask yourself this question again, if you were to die today, how sure are you that you would spend eternity with God?
And suppose you are standing before God and He asked you, “Why should I let you into heaven?” what would you say? (Hint: apply His word)
This are some of the material we used to witness to others at uni.
Thank you have a blessed day shalom, don’t forget to comment or add something we learn from each other.