Knock On Heavens Door!

If heaven is real how can we enter if given the fact we are all born sinners? Every day we can commit sin. So, when we die we can not just go up there and knock on heavens door and say pls let me in, im here! Open up! That’s not the way it is. For me  i think it’s  not even proper to say to a person when someone die and say oh it’s ok, he or she is with the Lord now. We don’t really know their fate coz we don’t have the authority to open the gate of heaven for them. Even though we know how good that person is each of us has a big or small sinful acts that we keep it as a secret until the day we die and it’s only upto us personally if we have the right to be with the Lord. I think it’s more proper to say to their loved ones when someone died, just say i know he or she was a good person, atleast at peace now and hopefully can enter and pass the gate of heaven. Our part as a human being to save a persons soul is to send them our love and forgive them if they’ve caused us trouble or hurt, not because we have the authority to send them to heaven but to atleast lighten their guilt and give us peace as well here on earth so we can start a healthy and peaceful life when they’re gone. It is so hard to move on with life if there are so much heartaches, burdens and regrets. A forgiving heart is a healthy heart. When we are at peace we feel good, we do good and we look good! And life moves on, we live, love and die!

It’s true no one else can open the gate of heaven for us but only thru Jesus Christ. He alone God has given  the authority and inheritance to forgive sins and the only one who has the key to open the gate of heaven for us. That’s why anytime we should be ready and be prepared to leave this temporary life anytime. There’s only two ways  to go after this life, up or down. Life always gives us two options, love or hate, be happy or sad, leave or stay and so on but only two destinations, heaven or hell. Remember if we go up there and stand as a stranger, if the Son don’t recognize us for sure it won’t open. How sad if our final destination is to go down instead where unbelievers and sinners are welcome without even knocking. As the Father said, if you do not know my Son then I do not know you as well. But if the Son can recognize us and our names are written in the book of life then He can open the door and let us in. Just like in our own home, we look up first who’s knocking and we don’t and never allow stangers to come in especially if we ask our children to do that. Same in heaven, as the Only Begotten Son no else is authorized to open the door  of heaven. Only believers, with purifed and renewed heart are welcome to enter.

Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” ( 1John 2:23 NIV)

That’s why Our Heavenly Father sent his Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to be Our Savior. To save souls! So, people can have the chance to enter heaven and be reunited with Our Creator. It is so impossible as a sinner to have that chance but God made it possible thru knowing Jesus who will help us along the way to our journey to eternity because God really wants us to be there. It’s only thru Jesus’s forgiveness our heart can be purified, forgiven and renewed. With a cleansed heart and soul we are now worthy to face the Heavenly Father and see Him with our own eyes. His ultimate promise for all of us is to have eternal life in his kingdom and experience the best of what we’ve never had before on earth. And Jesus was the proof that it is real. He was born, died, resurrected and reunited with the Heavenly Father. No one in history has ever replaced Him as the living proof up to this day.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever!”(Hebrews 13:8 NIV)

It was written even before he was born. It was documented in the bible for the people to know this story. We live by the bible because it is true and many have testified. The bible teaches us how to live in peace, give us life lessons and how to be prepared to enter the gate of heaven.

We need Jesus every single day. To know Him is to know Our Father God.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one come to the Father except through me! (John 14:6 NIV)

 

In the Middle of the Night

Have you ever wondered what if the Lord suddenly came in the middle of the night while we were sleeping or we were in the act of doing things  against His will like stealing, arguing, cheating, lying, killing, or just simply slept that night but with full of  hatred, anger, bitterness, selfishness in our hearts and things like that? How are we going to face Him if the Lord came and we were caught in the act of sins? What if we have not even confessed yet and asked forgiveness then He suddenly appears? That would be too late for us to repent. There will be no more time left and judgment day finally comes.

“For you know quiet well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly like a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2)

I can never forget just few nights ago, we were awaken at 3:00 am by a strong thunder and lightning. We were very surprised it was going to rain that night because we were not aware there was a storm coming. I woke up because I thought there was an earthquake! I felt the wall was vibrating and we were disturbed with all the car alarms from outside like there was a chaos going on. As we opened our door to check what was happening, a strong lightning struck all over the sky and it went so bright like something just exploded so we shut the door right away. It was the first time I’ve heard that extreme loud thunder and that lightning scared me to death, as if it would strike our roof right that moment. But worst of all, the sound of the thunder was really terrifying, it sounded like a very angry voice coming from heaven.

Then I asked myself was I ready yet if that could be the day of the Lord? And I started praying and tried to convinced myself that it’s not probably yet the end time, but just a glimpse of what more terrible things could happen. If you don’t read the bible you wouldn’t know the signs from heaven and on earth before Jesus returns. There is really going to be a great disaster on that day and for those who are not aware and ready will be in great fear. So, as I tried to calm myself down I was just praying to God that no matter what happens I just have to trust Him that He will keep us safe or just be ready for what’s going to happen next.

If something really terrified you and felt so scared and helpless just remember (in any bad situation) to put Christ Jesus in your heart and you can overcome your fears just like the kind of faith prophet Daniel and King David had. And if ever the final day comes just have faith,  whoever believes in Jesus as Our Savior will be saved from the day of wrath. Jesus will come to save us not from dying or getting hurt but for our salvation. We will all end up to death but not everyone will have eternal life after death. It’s important to read the bible everyday, to take time with the Lord and understand His words. It will teach us all about God’s promises from the beginning until the end of time. Bible helps us prepare for the judgment day. A preacher said, “Prepared heaven is for prepared people.”

I was glad those terrifying sounds finally stopped and I was able to go back to sleep. I really felt that was an experience I would never ever forget and I’d like to share it to everyone. At the same time it was a reminder that we should always be ready and prepared any time,any day and any moment because the Lord will come and appear on earth unexpectedly. It will just happen without warning and no one can stop it. Every single day is a blessing! Until the sun still shines, embrace it as a sign of hope, as another chance to repent, as another day to let go of all the bitterness in our hearts so we can enter heaven and be ready to face the Lord anytime. We never know when the end of time is coming or when we are going to die it’s all up to Him, being prepared is all we can assure right now.

So live in faith not in fear!

 

God bless!

“When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:3)