Luke 13:27 “‘and He will say, “I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me, all you evildoers.”’” 


Jesus was asked who would be saved, and as usual, He launched into a story.  In this story He told His disciples that there would be many who would “think” they are saved but aren’t.  How can that happen?  How can someone think they are going to heaven and not get in? Unfortunately, it happens far too often.

So, what is the secret to getting into heaven?  There’s no secret.  It’s simple. You simply have to admit you are a sinner, believe Jesus is God’s Son and died for you, and finally confess with your lips He is Lord.  Too many people think just going to church or doing good things will get them there. Nope.  Those won’t do it.


 There is nothing more important than making sure your children understand this. Going to church since they were born does not get them into heaven.  Singing in the children’s choir or having all the badges on their AWANA vest will not save them.  Only the drawing of the Holy Spirit and accepting Christ as their Savior does that.

But let me rush to say this – being saved isn’t all about going to heaven. Heaven is the icing on the cake. Living for Him here is totally worth it. Living a joy-filled life is worth it. Living in peace is worth it. Heaven is our reward for trusting Him. I can’t wait to go, but I enjoy living heavenly here.

Mom and Dad, are you settled about your eternal destiny?  Have you confirmed your entry to heaven?  If you haven’t, do that now.  Make sure you are going!  And do all you can to make sure your children are “signed up” too.

Father, I am looking forward to spending eternity with You.  Heaven is my true home and can’t wait to “come home.”  But while I am here, help me live heavenly.


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