What do I mean by ready? I mean that you must have asked for forgiveness and given your heart and soul to Jesus. You must have that relationship with Jesus or you will never see the Kingdom of Heaven. John 14:6, tells us the only way to heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” To put it in layman terms, if you don’t know Jesus then you don’t enter into Heaven and you don’t see the Father. Simple, but to the point.
What is holding you back? There is no second chance after the trumpet has sounded and Jesus comes through the clouds. Your chance is now, and you can’t say I will wait and see. There is no wait and see only now or never. I suppose, if we knew when Jesus would return, then we could wait, but we don’t so we don’t have that luxury. You know, I have heard that very thing for a very long time and at first, I thought what a crock, until I got to that point in my life where I had nowhere to go and no direction to turn. I went to church and it seemed like the pastor was speaking directly to me and that there was no one else was even there. When the pastor gave the alter call, I literally ran to the front to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and I have never looked back. I came to realize that if I wanted eternal life and not eternal damnation, then I needed that relationship. After I read the scripture in John 14:6, I realized that I was going to see the Father face to face and nothing was going to keep me from that.
Like I said, “What is holding you back?” Is it your pride, or are you so attached to the world that the world has poisoned your mind and you don’t believe? If you would take just a short time and actually get into a quiet place and begin to seek answers from God on what is happening, I believe that the Holy Spirit will give you a revelation on the necessity of knowing Jesus and how if you want to see Heaven, you need to know him. You can’t afford to wait, because Jesus could return even as you read this and if you haven’t accepted him as your Savior, then you are completely lost. Don’t let others around you influence how you think or make decisions for you. Not one person can get you into heaven, only you have that power. No one can pray you into Heaven or speak to God on your behalf. No! You have to make that decision on your own. It is between you and Jesus and no other. Use the opportunity well and say yes to Jesus and watch him change your life. Know that you know that when you die, you will be in heaven with him. Today is the day, don’t let it pass you by.