On a cold January morning in 2016, God spoke to me these words:
“There are terrible times coming!”
without any hesitation, I quickly replied:
Why are you telling me this?…
and again I asked:
Why are you telling me this if you know I’d worry?
And His response astonished me:
“… because I know you’d worry is that I’m telling you!”
That was my first real conversation with God and looking back, oh what I whiner I was! But, at that moment, in all honesty, I was not sure what had actually happened. I had my doubts even though I answered so quickly. I began to question myself…
Did God just warn me about the coming times? Did I just engage in a two-way dialogue with Him?!
I immediately went into my bedroom and began searching online if other people had also heard God speak to them. I thought if anyone had received actual messages from God, then it would reassured me that I wasn’t going crazy.
To my surprise, there were many people who had similar experiences and what a relief that was!
I landed on a site where many people were publicly sharing God’s messages to them.
And at that moment I realized how serious and real it all was and I finally began to understand that:
God was actually calling me!
On the same site, I came across an article titled How to go to heaven which really intrigued me. As I began reading it, many thoughts came running through my mind, but there was a prevalent one:
How can someone know with certainty they can go to heaven?
I had never heard such teaching in my 30+ years of being Catholic. How could this be? How could someone know for sure where they’ll end up after they die. This discovery was life changing! Literally!
The more I read into this article, the more I became convinced that heaven is real. It was not an imaginary hopeful place to wish to go to after death. Heaven, not only existed, but the decision to go there is ours not God’s. God does not send anyone to hell, people choose to go there. God would never force Himself on anyone. He doesn’t have to! He gives us free will to choose where we want to spend eternity. We are the ones who ultimately decide whether we go to heaven or hell.
This was the beginning of my awakening to The Truth. Wow, the more I read into the article, the more eye-opening it was. One thing that became even more prevalent was the realization that everything I had been taught about salvation was a lie. Here are some of the points that became crystal clear and I’m so grateful to God for taking the blinds off my eyes:
- Heaven and Hell are as real as you and me.
- You only get to decide where you want to spend eternity here on earth, not in some fictitious place called purgatory. After you die, you will go either to heaven or hell. There are no second chances!
- The Only Way to heaven is through Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God.
- Whoever rejects Jesus has already chosen death.
Ok, so here it is:
God created this world out of everlasting love. He didn’t have to and yet He created it to commune with us, to have an earthly family. However, because of a man’s disobedience, sin entered the world (Romans 5:12).
This is literally the turning point when we (humans) fell off the grace of God. This is when we proved God we could never attain righteousness on our own. Our human nature is sinful and no matter how much we try, we can’t stop sinning. We will always fall short in contrast to the righteousness of God.
So where am I going with this?
No one, no matter who you are, no matter what position you hold, no matter how much wealth you own, no matter how intellectual you are, no matter what religious denomination you belong to, no matter how many good deeds you’ve done or how good of a person you think you are, absolutely no one can buy their way into heaven!
God sees everyone the same, we all are on the same plain-field; the rich, the poor, the educated, the prostitute, the homeless, the religious, the spiritual; we are all sinners in His eyes. He has no favorites!
“For God shows no partiality.”
NO ONE has a right-standing with God through their own merits. The only way we can become righteous is by allowing God to be righteous for us, and the way we allow Him is by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ.This is the only way you can become righteous, not through your own good deeds or thinking you have a “good heart”.
“We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.”
The apostle Paul by inspiration of the Holy Spirit explains this further:
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
Ok, so let’s put this in a more practical context.
Let’s say you decide to adopt a child. Wouldn’t you expect that child to follow your house rules?
Well, it’s the same with Father God. He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to pay for all of the sins of the world, including yours and mine. With one stipulation, that whoever wants to be part of His heavenly family (meaning becoming God’s adoptive children and live in His heavenly home), must accept and acknowledge that His only begotten Son Jesus is Lord and that God rose Him from the dead to give us the gift of salvation – the opportunity to live with Him for eternity.
Think about this for a second:
Why would God adopt you into His heavenly family when you can’t even acknowledge His only begotten Son, Jesus, who died on the cross for you!?
Don’t be deceived! My purpose here is to help you awaken to this critical Truth! Jesus has placed a desire in my heart to warn the world about what’s truly happening. And frankly, I rather be upfront with you than not.
Many people are literally dying, blindly going to hell due to pride and their own ignorance. God sees man’s wisdom as foolishness and many are perishing for thinking they are wiser than God.
Set arrogance and pride aside and humble yourself upon God. Repent of all of your sins and give your life to Jesus.
For Jesus said it Himself:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
There are many false ideologies claiming there are many different ways to God. Sadly, many, including some of my own relatives have embraced this lie. Satan is the master of deceit and he will lie and tell you anything to get you to spend eternity in hell. Don’t be deceived! Seek the Truth! Live!
You must accept Jesus as the ONLY begotten Son of the Living God.
For only through faith in Him you can be saved from eternal damnation.
The apostle John by inspiration of the Holy Spirit explains this:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
This decision is not about becoming religious. That’s not what true Christianity is. True Christianity is to follow Jesus, not man-made doctrines or man-made traditions.
I urge you to take this serious, for this is literally a matter of eternal life in heaven or eternal death in hell. And I don’t know what you’ve heard about hell, but hell is the antithesis of all the good, all of the things you love about this life.
Here are some of the living conditions of hell according to Bill Weise’s testimony of his 23 minutes in hell on Encounter TV:
- There’s hardly any air to breathe, you will be gasping for air for the rest of your eternal life.
- There’s no light, the darkness is so deep that it can even touched.
- If you love to be surrounded by people you love, there you will be surrounded by demons full of hate, who love to torment and cause physical and mental pain.
- There’s a lake there, but it’s not out of water, it’s out of an eternal burning fire that does not quench.
- There’s no water, you will always be in a state of thirst for all eternity.
All good things come from God (James 1:17). If you reject God by rejecting His Son Jesus, then you must understand you are rejecting everything that comes from God as well. All of the good that is in Him and all of the good that comes from Him. If you reject Him, you will be eternal separated from God and there will not be a second chance. It’s your choice.
Jesus, the One who actually laid His own life for you said:
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.”
Forget all those religious doctrines that focus on working your way up to heaven by your own merits. No one can go to heaven by climbing through a window. You must go through the gate and guess who that gate is? Jesus!
Before being saved, I really thought I believed in Jesus. However, I couldn’t truly believe in Him because I did not know Him. The only way you can truly know Him is by accepting Him as your Lord and Savior and that is to follow Him, to obey Him, to make Him the Only God of your life.
No saint, no person of any religious hierarchy can intercede for you (including Jesus’ own earthly mother, Mary). No one can have a personal relationship with Jesus for you. Don’t believe the lie!
No one can save you from hell except your faith in Jesus!
Our lives are truly so futile. We can’t even have the assurance that we will be here in the next 5 seconds.
For how do you know when your last hour will be?
Don’t wait to make this critical decision!
If you’re not sure how to be saved, Romans 10:9 tells us exactly what to do:
- You must confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
- You must believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Here’s a simple prayer. Pray it out loud so that the angels in heaven and the demons in hell can hear you!
God, I repent of all of my sins. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay for my sins for there’s nothing I can do to earn salvation by my own merits. I believe You raised Him from the dead to give me eternal life. Jesus come into my life, I will follow you and I will make you my Lord and Savior. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
If you made this simple prayer and believed it in your heart, congratulations YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED!
The bible tells us that when someone is saved, all of the angels in heaven rejoice. Your name has now been written in the Lamb’s book of Life. Those whose names are written in this book will never be cast out and thrown into hell.
I’m very excited for you. For soon you will know Jesus!
All the Glory be to God in the highest!
So what’s next?
- Please send me a message and let me know you have been saved! I would love to hear from you.
- Confess to someone you know that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
- Start reading the Gospel of John. This is the book after Luke, not the epistles of John.
- Check out the section on How to Hear God’s voice.
- Read this excellent article on how to enter into God’s presence.
- Write down this date as you new birthday! For you have been born-again (John 3:3)!
I am very excited to meet you personally in Heaven one day!
Your sister in Christ,
P.S> If you’re not sure about what you just read, do not reject it and pray to God about this. Be honest with Him. He will answer! His will is for no one to perish (go to hell). He loves you and He is calling you!