The Way to Heaven
Outline: Directed to those questioning about what is after death, reincarnation, etc. The Bible tells us that after death, the spirit lives; we go to heaven or hell. Jesus came from heaven and He can take us there. His redemption of man; His death, resurrection, ascension. His power to cleanse and renew. Jesus is the only way to heaven.
|Theme:||Hell; Death; Jesus, Our Substitute; Saviour of Sinful Men; Heaven|
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When we consider our bodies, we know that they are full of infirmities and weaknesses which are harassing us, and that finally we must die. No one can avoid this. We should not ask ourselves how we can live here forever. We should ask, "Where shall I go after death?"
Some think that after death we come back again by being born in another form or person. Some say that when we die we are gone just like the flame of a candle going out. Some just say they don't know where they will go! Alas, all these ideas are just like going into deep jungle without knowing a path. Come back to the Word of God. Do not wander in the dark. Look at the birds in the air. They never wander astray. So, also, we who are human beings should not go astray.
The Bible teaches that man has a spirit. You may burn up the body, but the spirit still lives. After death, your spirit will go either to heaven or to hell. If it goes to heaven, you are in the presence of God, and His place is a beautiful place. Hell is the place prepared for the devil, with tormenting and burning and destroying.
There is a way to heaven. God's own book, the Bible, says that Jesus Christ will take you there. He was in heaven and came down from heaven, and was born to live on this earth. He died in the place of sinners and to forgive them. But He was dead only three days. He was raised again in power, and people worshipped Him because He was more than man. He is the Son of God. He walked on earth again for forty days after His resurrection and then He ascended into heaven. There is no one like Him. Today He is in heaven. He sees us and watches us. He is the One Who can bring us to heaven. First He must make us fit to enter into heaven, because no sin can appear in that city of God. But Jesus has power to take away our sin. He forgives our sins when we are sorry for them and truly receive Him to be our Master. He also has power to change our hearts and make them good. He can save our spirits from that terrible place called hell. Jesus is the only Saviour. Jesus is the only way to heaven. Think about what I have said. Do not wait, but receive Jesus to be your own Saviour now. Today is the day to obey Him. Tomorrow may be too late.