Are You Prepared to Go to Heaven?

Get your spiritual house in order.

Everyone on earth needs to ask themselves this question AND know the answer…”If you were to die today, are you prepared to go? Do you know where you will spend eternity?” If we don’t know, we need to get our spiritual house in order.

  • Matthew 24:36 New King James Version – “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

There are only two places places we can go to when we die–either to Heaven to be with the Lord forever, or to hell to be separated from the Lord forever. When it’s time for our physical death, we must be ready for what comes next. The Bible says…

  • Hebrews 9:27-28 King James Version27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

As Christians, we should not be afraid of death if our house is in order.

  • Revelation 14:13 King James Version – And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

Even in nature, the animals know they need to prepare. Squirrels are never idle. They are busy preparing for winter. So are the ants. They store up AHEAD OF TIME. The Lord wants us to be storing up treasures in heaven. We do that by developing a relationship with Jesus Christ and living for Him. JESUS IS OUR TREASURE.

  • Matthew 6:19-21 King James Version19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Receiving Jesus into our heart and life is the greatest decision we can ever make. This is not a one time decision–it is a daily walk with God where we decide to obey the Lord and serve Him daily.

  • Matthew 17:22-23 King James Version And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

A fool is someone who mocks God and God’s Word.

  • 2 Peter 3:3-4 King James VersionKnowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

God has not forgotten His Word. He is giving people time to repent.

  • 2 Peter 3:9-11 King James VersionThe Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Jesus died, rose from the dead on the 3rd day (just like He prophesied) and is in Heaven preparing a place for us.

  • John 14:1-3 King James Version 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

We need to recognize that there are blockers trying to prevent us from going to heaven. Press past each one and live for Jesus daily. We must die to our sinful desires daily to be prepared to go to heaven.

  • Galatians 5:24-25 New Living Translation24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

We must get our physical house in order too.

  • Don’t leave your family in debt.
  • Have a will in place.
  • Get insurance should anything happen to you–and even get insurance for your children, should they die first.
  • Make sure someone knows where to find the documents.
  • Make sure the documents are updated.

BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, we must make sure we have the documents needed to get into Heaven–WE MUST HAVE A DOCUMENTED RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.

  • Philippians 3:18-20 New Living Translation 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. 20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.

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