“If you were to die tonight would you go to Heaven?” That question never fails to make people uncomfortable. The whole dying thing aside, the discomfort comes from the fact that so many folks are just plain uncertain about their eternal destination.
But the truth is that you can be certain; You can know that you are going to Heaven. Let’s look at some of the assurances:
1. The Bible makes us sure!
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
The Bible declares that your guarantee of Heaven rests not on what you do but on what God did in sending His Son. All you are required to do is to turn to God and trust Him for forgiveness. The Bible says so. You can be sure!
2. A changed life makes us sure.
While righteous works are not a requirement to go to Heaven they are an inevitable side effect of being saved by Jesus. I am in no way indicating that when you become a Christian you become perfect but there is a progressive change from what you used to be. Have you begun to change? That is a proof. You can be sure!
3. Our consciences being cleansed makes us sure.
“let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean” Hebrews 10:22
Something happens internally when Jesus forgives our sin and makes us ready for Heaven. Our guilty feelings are washed away. People may still blame us. Earthly consequences may still plague us but in our hearts there is a sense that we have been made right with God.
Let’s pray: God I thank you that I can know I am Heaven bound! I turn to you now and trust you to forgive my sins through Jesus’ death on the cross. I thank you that I am assured of Heaven according to your Bible. I claim a changed life for assurance. I claim a clean conscience! I am sure of my eternal reward! In Jesus Name A-men!