How to get to Heaven

– Admit that you are a sinner.

Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin. We were born under the power of sin’s control.
– Understand that you deserve death for your sin.
Romans 6:23a  “…The wages of sin is death…” 
Sin has an ending.  It results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain.
– Understand that you can’t ever be “good enough” to go to heaven on your own merit.
Ephesians 2:8 & 9  “For 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.”
-Ask God to forgive you and save you.
Romans 6:23b  “…But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Salvation is a free gift from God to you!  You can’t earn this gift, but you must reach out and receive it. God loves you and came from heaven to earth in the form of Jesus Christ who died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay for your sin.
– Understand God loves you and the Give your life to him.
Romans 5:8,  “God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!”
When Jesus died on the cross He paid sin’s penalty. He paid the price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that  we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life.  He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us. His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love is what saves you — not religion, or church membership.
 Is Jesus knocking on your heart’s door?
Revelation 3:20a “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him…” 
– If you know that God is knocking on your heart’s door, Call out to God in the name of Jesus, ask Him to come into your heart
– Believe and put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ that He will take you to heaven when you die
Romans 10:9, 10, 13 “That 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.   For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you want to put your trust in Jesus then a prayer like this:
“Heavenly father I believe that Jesus is God and that he died for me and rose again. Please forgive me of my sins. I put my faith and trust in You. Thank You for dying on the cross for me. Help me give my whole life to you. In Jesus Name Amen.”
If you have done this then you’ve made the greatest life – changing decision of your life.
Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus,
about you, and about being born again.  (See John chapter 3)
God hears and remembers our prayers and He will not forget us.  
The Bible says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”   1 John 1:9
God will help you.  He loves you. Look for a local church where God’s word is preached. 
The Bible says that we are to desire God’s word like a newborn baby desires mother’s milk.
 Your body has become God’s temple.
Your heart is where He lives.
Forgiveness is yours in Jesus.
And you belong to Him.
You were sin’s slave.
But now…
You are a child of GOD!
John 1:12 “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name!”
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