Am I Good Enough for Heaven?

Eph 2 6-7

Of all the questions you will ask yourself in life, probably the most important is, “If the Rapture occurred today, am I good enough to be snatched up and go to Heaven?” The way to find this out is to ask yourself if you have turned from your sin and turned to God by accepting the payment that Jesus Christ made on the Cross for your disobedience.

We have all broken God’s basic laws, the Ten Commandments, not just once but many, many times. Our sin has separated us from God. But the good news is, God loves us and offers a wonderful plan for our lives. He sent Jesus Christ as God’s only provision for our sin. Through him we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our life. But, we must individually accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

If you have not done that yet, this is a suggested prayer that you can use right now to change your eternal destiny:

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”

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As a Christian, we will never have to ask the question: “Am I good enough for Heaven?” This is what the Bible says:

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 

(Ephesians 2:4-7)

raised us up together – That is, we are raised from the death of sin to the life of the Lord, in connection with the resurrection of Jesus, and in virtue of that. So close is the connection between him and you, that his resurrection made yours certain.

made us sit together – Together with him. That is, we share his honors. So close is our connection with him, that we shall partake of his glory, and in some measure do now.

the heavenly places – He has gone to the heavenly world as our Head and Representative. His entrance there is a pledge that we will also enter there. Even here we have the anticipation of glory, and are admitted to exalted honors, as if we sat in heavenly places, in virtue of our connection with him.

in Christ Jesus – It is in connection with Him that we are thus exalted, and thus filled with joy and peace. The meaning of the whole is this:

“We are united to Christ. We die with him, and live with him. We share his sufferings, and we share his joys. We become dead to the world in virtue of his death; we become alive unto God in virtue of his resurrection. On earth we are exalted to honor, peace, and hope, in virtue of his resurrection; in heaven we shall share his, glory and partake of his triumphs.”

So in a very real sense, if you are a Christian you have already left this kingdom of darkness that includes the world system, the flesh, and the Devil, and in the Spirit you are already seated with Christ in Heaven!

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