"They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Not so when it comes to gaining entry into the Kingdom. There is no lottery system and neither ability nor acts of service will gain you access. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." It's only by the unmerited favor of God, his free gift to us, that we are guaranteed an entry into Heaven. It's one thing to leave it to chance whether you will enter a race where you will spend only a few hours, quite another to where you will spend eternity don't you think?
So, how can you know for sure that you will be granted entry into the greatest event of your life? It's pretty simple really - believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. It's that easy. But you have to make the choice. Are you ready?
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of undeserved grace that you offer all believers. I pray that anyone who is uncertain whether they are truly saved would pray this prayer: Father I know that I am a sinner. I confess my sins to you and repent of my ways. I believe that you are the one true God and that Jesus Christ is your son. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save me from my sins and I give you my life... every part of me. Right here. Right now. Take me and make me yours. It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
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