Going To Heaven Is Easy

Ed Wacaster By Ed Wacaster, 3rd Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Heaven is for those who have been forgiven of their sins. But what happens when we keep sinning? Simple! We keep asking forgiveness.

If You Think Going To Heaven Is Too Hard, You're Wrong! It's Easy!

After being in the ministry for decades, mostly prison ministry mind you; the number of people that have told me that getting to heaven is too hard, counts in the hundreds. I'm not kidding! So many of us think that getting to Heaven is so hard that we just give up. Of course looking at it this conversation from a Spiritual level, you can see that the devil won that battle. This is completely unnecessary simply because it isn't true.
In the book of 1 John the first verse and the ninth verse, John tells us, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." And a few verses later in Chapter 2 verse 1, John says this:" My children, I am writing these things to you that you may NOT (emphasis mine) sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."
What does Jesus our advocate do for us? In this instance, the word "Advocate," is used similar to that of a Defense Attorney. Jesus in this case, represents us before God His Father, with the fact that our sins are forgiven, and that we are worthy to enter into Heaven.
It doesn't make sense to plan to live out our entire lives living without God in our lives, then ask God to forgive our sins. Mainly because we don't really know when we're going to die. That's more dangerous than playing Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol. Also, we would literally never get to the feel the true happiness that comes with living a true Christian life. I promise you this: If you were to simply ask forgiveness of your sins, your happiness would increase significantly.
Living a Christian life does take some effort, don't think it's all roses and chocolate. We have bad times and serious issues at times. But with Christ in our lives and part of our being, our lows are not as low and our hurts are not as hurtful. We still have our bad times and our hurts. But when those times come, we simply pray and ask God to help us through those times, and put peace in our hearts. It still hurts, but the real sting is gone.
Further life is impossible to live without sin in our lives. It's even unrealistic to think so. But we can ask forgiveness as often as needed. Should we run out and willfully sin knowing that God will forgive us? Again this is dangerous because we don't know when we're going to make that transition into eternity. I would certainly encourage you NOT to partake of such actions or attitude.
Can we go through life at all without sin? The only one I have heard of who was able to do that, was crucified around 2,000 years ago. So how can we even think of living without sin? Unfortunately we don't. We can think about it, but it ain't gonna happen.
Roman 3:23 tells us, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." And we were born with a sinful nature. Ephesians 2:1-3 says, "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging in the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest." It's just flat in our nature to sin. But it's in God's nature to forgive that sin. He sent his son Jesus down her to earth for heal our sinful nature ands become that advocate for us.
In Titus 3:3-7 we're told, "For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternity."
I like that last part especially. The part that says God sent Jesus down here so we can be forgiven and make it into eternity with God. That's a hope that you will never be promised from any politician. They can give that kind of hope, only Jesus can.
So to close this up: We're going to sin whether we like it or not. We're going to have make a decision about sinning also. Do we really want to get drunk? Smoke dope? Cuss like a Drill Sargent? Do we really want to live like the devil, yet tell people we're a Christian? As a Real Christian, those desires aren't there. As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus and make Heaven our goal, the desire to sin will be very little. Making the decision not to sin becomes easier when that choice must e made. With Jesus helping us through this life it's so much easier to live a Godly life. We still stumble in sin once in a while, but God is willing and waiting to forgive.
Just do this: Pray and ask forgiveness of your sins. something like this maybe: " God I know I'm a sinner and I want to stop. I want to spend eternity with you. Please forgive me of all of my sins. Please take that sinful away from me as best You can. thank you Father. Amen." If you prayed that prayer with a sincere heart, we're going to go to Heaven together. That's so exciting!
There are a couple of things you'll need to do to follow up with and set yourself up for success. First: Pray every day. Put it on your schedule to do so. Second: find a Bible Teaching church and get involved. Make friends, as those are the people that are going to help teach you how to remain a Christian. And ask forgiveness as often as you need to. Don't let pride keep you of Heaven.
Let's go to Heaven together shall we?


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author avatar Ed Wacaster
I have held every position in a church, except "Senior Pastor." I was on the board of directors for a prison ministry for 20 years. Now I just write.

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