The average Christian has no hope of entering into heaven, because following Jesus is not for the fainthearted. Anybody can believe in Jesus, but few are willing to follow Him. You have to be brave and determined to follow Jesus and stay with Him all the way until the end of your life. Most Christians are wasting their time money and efforts, playing religion.
Salvation is not an easy matter as so many believe. You are not saved and guaranteed eternal life by just believing in Jesus and confessing your faith. Many confess that they believe in Jesus, they preach, build churches, even have ministries but they do not know nor follow Jesus. Jesus said 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’”Matthew 7:21-23.
What is the will of the Father? What do we have to do to enter the kingdom of heaven? We read in Matthew 17:5 a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” Eternal life is for those who LISTEN to Jesus and OBEY Him. Obeying Jesus comes at a cost, a cost that few are willing to pay.
Jesus said: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THENREPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.”Matthew 16:24-27.
There are no short cuts into heaven. You have to obey and follow Jesus all the way. You must DO as He commanded. Jesus said to His disciples: 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe ALL that I commanded you; “ Matthew 28:19,20. Jesus said: ”teach them to observe ALL that I commanded you” not just some of it.
You will have to be brave and determined to follow Jesus. Repent, stop sinning. Remove sinful and worldly things out of your life. Break up sinful relationships. Turn away from sinful friends, your partners in crime. Stop fornicating, adulterating, drinking, stop cursing, stop going after worldly pleasures. Stop listening to worldly music and stop watching worldly movies and TV shows. Get rid of your worldly brand clothing. Get rid of your revealing clothing, your worldly trinkets, paraphernalia and jewelry, makeup and false hairpieces. Stop defiling your body with tattoos and other modifications. Stop following after celebrities and famous people. Stop trying to be like them. Stop listening to people and seeking their approval. Stop trying to fit in with the world. Stop being a compromiser. STAND UP for truth and righteousness. COME CLEAN.
Be baptized in water for the forgiveness of your sin while calling on Jesus, and He will save you from your sins. He will set you free. He will make you new so that you will be born again, not a sinner any more.
Receive Jesus into your life and live for Him and His kingdom. Invite Him into your life to live for Him. He will come in and dwell in you with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. He will speak to you and guide you, but you must obey and follow Him.
It will cost you, all the way. You will pay. Friends and family will reject you, if you repent and not go along with them, indulging in worldliness and the pleasures of sin. Your employer might fire you for not being a fun team player any more. People, especially so called Christians, will reject you if you are baptized in water. The churches of your parents and friends will reject you for being different and for following Jesus rather than being a church goer. You will not fit in anywhere any more. You will be rejected, slandered, persecuted. The world hates “straight” people, because the world is crooked and evil. The world loves its own, it hates those who belong to Jesus.
You will become lonely. You will not have many friends and you will have little fellowship, even with Christians, because most of them are false, they do not follow Jesus.
Most Christians are COMPROMISERS. They are Sunday Christians. They join the church show on Sunday. The rest of the week they are no different from the world. They want to be INCLUSIVE, and they go to worldly churches that are INCLUSIVE of sin, sinners, and all the things that God hates and forbids. What they do not understand is that they have disqualified themselves from heaven.
When you walk with Jesus, you will walk alone, most of the time. That is why you have to be brave. But you will never be without company and fellowship because Jesus will never leave you, nor forsake you. He will always be with you. He will guide you and take care of you. At times He will carry you.
If you go with friends, sin and the world, Jesus will not go with you. You will be heading to destruction.
Turn to Jesus. Be brave, be determined. Obey and follow Him until the end. Jesus is the only way to eternal life. Without Jesus we can do nothing. Without Jesus you are lost.
May Jesus bless you.