HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR GOING TO HEAVEN OR NOT

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If you have been born again by The Spirit of God, your name has been written in The Lambs Book of Life. Therefore, you are going to spend eternity in Heaven when you die. If your spirit has not been born again, then upon your physical death, your already condemned, dead and lost spirit will go to an eternal hell. You don’t have to go to hell because God has provided the remedy through His Son Jesus Christ. Who is blessed for ever Amen. God loves you and wants to save you. God takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked…but wishes that all would come to repentance. He did not say he would not destroy the wicked in hell…He said He takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked lost. The Scripture says…

Revelation 20:12-15 KJV
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

John 3:35-36 NKJV
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. [36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

THE PROCLAMATION OF GODS WORD IS TRUE.

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
I John. 5:13

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 2 Tim. 1:12

Are you going to Heaven or Hell?
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Do you know the answer right now, or are you waiting to find out after you die? Unfortunately, most people do NOT know the answer and are waiting to see how things turn out. People are living as though the Bible had never been written. People are living their lives in uncertainty, not considering the fact that God has spoken very clearly about their eternal destiny in His Word.

What about you? Are you going to ignore God’s word, or are you willing to take a few minutes to see for yourself that God says it IS possible to KNOW your eternal destiny?

So how do we know?

BY THE POWER OF GOD’S PRESERVATION

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (I Pet. 1:5)

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philip. 1:6)

You can know that you’re going to Heaven because GOD is preserving you. You can’t   preserve your own Salvation. Because you aren’t saved by your good works. The Church, The Priest, The Pastor, Baptism, or Confirmation.

Acts 4:12-13 NKJV
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
13) Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, [9] not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Romans 4:5-8 NKJV
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, [6] just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: [7] “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; [8] Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”

Therefore, you do not STAY saved by your good works. You’re KEPT by the POWER OF GOD, not by your own power!

God is able to keep you from falling (Jude 24), because you’re HIS child and you’re in the palm of HIS hand.

John 10:28-30 NKJV
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. [29] My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. [30] I and My Father are one.”

Ephesians 4:30 says that you have been SEALED by the Holy Spirit of God until the day of redemption! Therefore, don’t worry about losing your Salvation.  KNOW this, that your going to Heaven because you’re  being preserved by God’s own power.

THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL SECURITY

“I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (Jn. 10:28)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Jn. 3:16)
I know I’m going to Heaven because God has PROMISED eternal security to all who BELIEVE on His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. To “believe” on Christ is to”receive” Christ, according to,

John 1:12-13 NKJV
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: [13] who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Romans 10:13 NKJV
For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

He will bring you out of the darkness into His Marvelous light. He will cast your sins as far as the east is from the west, and into the depths of the sea to remember them no more…He writes your name in The Lamb’s Book of Life. You can be born again of The Holy Spirit.
Then He will bring you into Gods  family as a “son of God”.

Micah 7:18-19 NKJV
Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. [19] He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.

1 John 3:1-3 NKJV
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. [2] Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. [3] And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Before you are saved you are a child of the devil, a child of wrath.

John 8:44-45 NKJV
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. [45] But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.

Galatians 4:16 NKJV
Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

Ephesians 2:1-10 NKJV
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, [2] in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, [3] among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. [4] But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, [5] even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), [6] and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, [7] that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. [8] For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, [9] not of works, lest anyone should boast. [10] For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

So now after your saved, you’re eternally secure as a child of God.

If I sin as a child of God, then my Heavenly Father will rebuke and chasten me , just as any good father would.

Revelation 3:10-12 NKJV
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. [11] Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. [12] He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

Hebrews 12:4-11 NKJV
You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. [5] And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; [6] For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” [7] If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? [8] But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. [9] Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? [10] For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. [11] Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Therefore, He will not condemn you with the world.

1 Corinthians 11:32 NKJV
But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

God has promised His children ETERNAL SECURITY. He has done so to strengthen your faith and belief in Him. He gives us the promise of eternal security to help us in the process of putting to death the spirit of unbelief. All through The Holy Spirit.

THE POSSESSION GOD HAS GIVEN HIS SAINTS

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (Jn. 5:24)
“He that hath the Son hath life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (I Jn. 5:12)
I know I’m going to Heaven because God has already given me ETERNAL LIFE . I’m not waiting to receive eternal life-I ALREADY HAVE it as a present possession. Read the above verses carefully and see for yourself that eternal life is IN Jesus Christ, and that you can receive eternal life RIGHT NOW by receiving Christ right now!
When I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior, God placed His Eternal Spirit within me and gave me Eternal Life. As a child of God, I’m still waiting to see Jesus, to enter Heaven, and to receive my new glorified body, but I’m NOT waiting to be saved. My soul IS saved, and I know I’m going to Heaven because God has given me Eternal Life. He didn’t climb up on that old rugged cross for nothing.

THE PERFECTION OF GOD’S SAINTS

“For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14)
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” (Rom. 4:5-8)
Have you ever heard the expression “Nobody’s perfect?” That isn’t true. In God’s eyes, the SOULS of all His saints ARE perfect, because they have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for Salvation. Jesus shed His sinless blood to pay for my sins. He OFFERED Himself as a PAYMENT for my sin. He paid my sin debt because I couldn’t. By receiving Him as my Savior, I am also receiving the fact that He has PAID for my sins and that I can now REST in His finished work, because my sins are GONE! My soul (not my flesh) has been made PERFECT through the completed Blood Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I KNOW I’m going to Heaven!

What about you?

Why not forsake your own self-righteousness right now and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior?

Why live a life of uncertainty when you can KNOW your eternal destiny?

Why not get it settled right now?

Receive Christ today. Romans 10:9 says, 

“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.” 

Why not call upon the Lord to save you right now?

You’ve seen the promises of scripture. Are you willing to CLAIM those promises by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ today?

Like the lyrics in that old song by Don Mclean titled, “American Pie” This could be the day that I die….This could be the day that I die…Do it today. While you still have the time and a chance.

Tomorrow may be too late.

Tomorrow may never come for some…

Lord, teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. In Jesus Name…Amen.

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