Is Heaven Your Home?
Understand that your sin separates you from God. When
Adam sinned and disobeyed God there were eternal
consequences for all of mankind as seen in Genesis 3.
From that day on man was in need of a Savior. Throughout
the Old Testament they were looking forward to the
coming Messiah to redeem mankind. Jesus Christ, the Son
of God came 2000 years ago to seek and to save those who
are eternally lost (without Christ as their Savior).
Because He came as a lowly carpenter and not as royalty
or as a priest, the Jews rejected Him as the Messiah.
Many Jews witnessed Jesusâ teachings and saw the
miracles He performed firsthand and still rejected Him
as the Christ, the Son of God.
Now to the original question, âIs Heaven Your Home?â You
may say that you do not know, or that you may not be
sure. You may even ask if it is even possible to know
that one can go to Heaven. Let me tell you friend, it is
absolutely possible to know. The Bible says, âThese
things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal
life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of
God.â (I John 5:13) These things that are being
referred to is the Bible. There are a few things about
Jesus that you need to understand and believe in your
heart in order to secure eternal salvation for yourself.
Realize that God loves you!
John 3:16 âFor God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.â
It is rather easy to understand that God loves you isnât
it? However, you need to realize that God loves you so
much that He sent His only Son to this earth to die for
you. That is an amazing expression of love wouldnât you
The Bible says that ALL men are sinners!
Romans 3:23 âFor all have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God;â
This too is rather easy to understand. You can look
around and see that all are sinners. It does not say
âAll except â¦â It says âALLâ. Realize that
it was the sinfulness of mankind that brought on our
need for a Savior.
Godâs Word also says that sin must be paid for!
Romans 6:23 âFor the wages of sin is death;â
The only reason that we die as human beings is because
of our sinfulness. This was the penalty handed to
mankind in Genesis 3:19 where God told Adam that he will
âreturn unto the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou
return.â This is the reason that every human being
However, the Good News is that Jesus Christ paid our
sin debt on the Cross!
Romans 5:8 âBut God commendeth his love toward us, in
that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.â
We are sinners eternally condemned deserving Hell and
separation from God forever. We owe a sin debt that we
cannot pay for ourselves. But Christ paid that sin debt
for us on the Cross of Calvary.
Ultimately, this is what you need to know and understand
about Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. However it
cannot stop there. There is one thing that you must do.
The Bible says, âThat if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made
unto salvation.â (Romans 10:9-10) You may believe in
your heart that God sent His Son to die for you on the
Cross, but believing this in your heart is not enough.
You must personally pray and receive Jesus Christ by
faith as your Savior!
Romans 10:13 âFor whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved.â
You may say that you do not know what to say. Maybe you
can pray a prayer similar to this in the quietness of
your own heart:
Lord, I know that I am a sinner. If I died right now
I would not go to Heaven. Forgive me of my sin and come
into my heart and into my life and be my Savior. Help me
to live for you from this day forward the rest of the
days of my life. In Jesusâ name, Amen.
If you have just prayed and received Christ as your
personal Savior please let us know we want to pray for
you and encourage you the best way we can.
Here are a few things that will help you with Eternal
We by faith receive Christ as our Savior. We cannot do
anything to save ourselves, or to get ourselves unsaved.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9 âFor by grace are
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should
boast.â We do not receive biblical salvation and
then lose it. We are kept by Godâs power unto salvation.
(Romans 1:16; I Peter 1:5) Nobody, not even the Devil
himself, can take your salvation from you. The Bible
says in John 10:28-29 âAnd I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them
me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck
them out of my Father's hand.â The Bible says in II
Corinthians 5:17 âTherefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.â Friend if you
just trusted Christ as your personal Savior the Bible
says that you have a new beginning. Let us here at the
Lester Baptist Church help you with your New Beginning,
your new life in Christ.