I recently read, One Minute After You Die. By Erwin Lutzer
I highly recommend it. It was so helpful to me in clearly understanding the biblical truth of what Heaven is and the choice we make.
The other day Tim and I were watching American Idol when the top ten were announced. This year, they did American Idol differently. Only Ryan Seacrest knew who was a finalist. The family and crowds did not know who would be coming through the doors until they walked through. And as they did, the friends, and family would jump to their feet, throw their hands in the air and just celebrate.
Tim paused the video right as Kree walked out to show the crowd she was a finalist. Tim turned to me and said,"You know, this is what Heaven will be like. Your dad, granddad, friends and family will be there and as you enter, they will be standing and clapping and grinning, throwing their hands in the air and saying, "YES! YES! YES!" as you see what the Lord has for you."
I was struck with how amazing that analogy is. I can just see Jesus, going over to my dad, nudging him and saying, "Come on. I wanna show you something." and as I walk into Heaven them being there, just beaming.
Let me show you:
Now, hit play
Do you have the assurance that you will be walking through those gates? You can, it's free. Christ died so you can live.
All it takes is accepting that He died for your sins and without him and his death on the cross, you would be eternally separated from Him. Believe that Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross and rose again, and that His death alone paid the price for your sins. Tell him.
If you are still on the fence, check out One Minute After You Die. and The Bible. 1 John 3:16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.