The Road to Holiness Leads to Heaven’s Promised Land!
Holiness Leads to Glory Land!
I have a friend named Maria who earlier this year was at her Hula Dance class with an older female friend. Her friend suddenly started having pain in her heart. Maria was concerned because she knew she had had heart problems before. So, Maria decided to call 911 and an ambulance came to her friend’s aid. Maria was with her at the hospital.
Shortly after, Maria’s friend suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing. The medical team was frantically trying to get her heart to start. After several tries in trying to shock her heart back to life, she finally came back. When she was able to talk, Maria went to her side and asked her about this experience. She said that she was aware that she passed from life to death and heard Jesus’ voice from Heaven tell her to go back because it wasn’t her time yet to enter Paradise and He still had plans for her to minister to more people. The last I heard, Maria’s friend was making steady progress in her recovery.
It is certainly exciting and encouraging to hear when a believer has a death or near death experience and witnesses God’s presence in such a powerful way such that they’re able to come back to talk about it. It is glorious to hear about the Heavenly reward that awaits any Christian who has dedicated himself or herself to the Lord.
Jesus said in John 14:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
“2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
These are very encouraging words from our Lord and Savior. In these passages He assures us that He has a special place reserved for true believers of the Christian faith who have dedicated themselves to living for God throughout their lives. How reassuring to know that a much greater place awaits us after our lives here on earth have ended.
Where are you in your walk of faith with the Lord? Are you on the road to Holiness? Are you as close to God as you would like to be? If you were to die today, are you 100% certain that you would be in God’s presence? If you aren’t sure, you need to be. This is the most important decision that you will ever make and there is no room for doubt or indecision.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:30 that “He who is not with Me is against Me…” Either we believe in Christ and have evidence to prove our faith by living a holy lifestyle or we don’t. It’s that simple.
Moreover, in John 10:27 the Lord said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Those who know Jesus are prayer warriors. They are familiar with His still, quiet voice when He speaks to them and the Lord knows their voice because He knows those pursue Him through prayer.
Are you a true follower of Christ? If not, do you desire to know Him? If that is your heart’s desire, please pray with me.
“Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I am a sinner in need of salvation. Come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. I completely surrender to you as I give you my heart, mind, soul, spirit and body. Make Yourself real to me, oh God. I choose to follow You all the days of my life. I invite You into my life through the Holy Spirit and I thank You that Revelation 21:27 says that my name is now written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and that I am bound for Heaven one day. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”
Congratulations, my friend. You are now a disciple of Christ, a follower of the Christian faith. I encourage you to pray and read your Bible daily and to find a Christian Church where you can grow in your faith. Talk to a pastor about your commitment to the Lord so he can encourage you in your walk with God.
The Road to Holiness does indeed lead to Heaven!