The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional October 11 2023 is The Way Upward II”
SCRIPTURE: And And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus“. Ephesians 2:6.
In today’s Bible reading, Jesus promised to come and take us to be with Him where He is. The question now is, “Where is He?”
The disciples saw Him when He was ascending, so we can see from their account where He went in Acts 1:9-10: “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,
he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel”.
Clearly, Jesus ascended to heaven. Now, He said in John 14:6 that no one can get to the Father in heaven except through Him.
This is very clear. Many people say there are many ways to heaven; that is a lie. Jesus is the one and only way to heaven. No religion or belief outside of Jesus Christ can get you to heaven.
Now, who are those whom Jesus Christ will take upwards to heaven when they leave this world? Ephesians 5:27 tells us:
“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
The only people whom Jesus will take to heaven to be with Him are those who are without spot or wrinkle. If you are unholy, when you leave this earth, Jesus will not take you upward with Him to Heaven, and the other option is to go to hell.
There are many people who call the name of Christ now, but when they shut their eyes here on earth, they will wake up in hell.
Your attendance in Church is not a guarantee of your entry into heaven; the fact that you are a zealous worker or even a Pastor does not mean that you will go to heaven.
Only an intimate relationship with Jesus – The Way upward, can guarantee your entrance into heaven. Eternity is not something to play games with.
Some will be spending eternity in heaven with Jesus and His angels, enjoying forever, while others will be spending eternity in the lake of fire with the devil and his demons, suffering forever.
It is time to stop the pretence and truly surrender to Jesus. It is time to put religion aside and have a real relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is time to stop being a Christian only on Sundays; let your lifestyle always reflect Jesus. It is time to be on the way to heaven, in all sincerity of heart.
Open Heaven For Today 11 October 2023: Reflection
If you were to die today, where would you go -Heaven or hell?