Kingdom'opoly WHICH KINGDOM DO YOU LIVE IN? You have a choice. THE PAPER A novel to increase your faith
Romance, Excitement, Adventure, Deep
A book to help you to be:
defeat the devil
All through knowing the Truth- Jesus our Messiah
WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
My Dad basically taught me once one died that was it. There was no after life. Upon entering my teens my mom decided it was time she take me to church. There I learn Jesus died for all my sins and I did not have to do anything. Thus I did not read the Bible nor regularly pray.
After I started teaching, I located a Baptist church that did not have a full time pastor. I felt I needed to go to church to set a good example for my students. Finding they needed someone to be in the Nursery during the service I volunteered. Once I tried a prayer meeting at night and was sure I would never, never go again.
After marrying in Whittier Church of God where my husband attended he was stationed in Fresno. There we joined a Baptist Church and faithfully attended the Sunday School Class for young married couples and church. Our first child Melody birth was announce at church.
We then moved to Palmer Lake Co. near the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where Mike was stationed. Complication with my second pregnancy caused our daughter Michelle to be born 3 months early. In fact at the Air Force Academy hospital they did not expect her to be born alive. She was and lived 54 hours. During the last hour of her life a cross appeared across from my hospital bed. I looked for reflections, projections, any way it could be there. There was no explanation. It dawned on me there is life after death. A month after her death I had a dream vision of her in a playpen. She in standing in a playpen with her little head leaned back and she is laughing and laughing. I then knew and know Heaven is a happy place.
So we ask ourselves.
1. Is there life after death? YES
2. Did Jesus die for everybody's sin and nothing has to be done? NO
3. Can going to church secure us a place in Heaven? NO
4. Can doing good deeds secure us a place in Heaven? NO
4. Can we pay our way into Heaven? NO
How do we make sure we are going to Heaven?
Many people think: I am a good person, I don’t lie a lot, steal, kill. I help others. Surely I am going to Heaven.
Others believe if I go out and do good works that will make sure I go to Heaven.
Still others have believed if they pay for certain things in the Church that will make sure they go to Heaven.
WHAT does the Bible say:
The Book of John gives us the answers.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6. That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Ok, so to enter the Kingdom of God we have to be born of the Spirit. How then are we born of the Spirit?
You receive the Spirit—the Comforter from Jesus.
John14:16 And I (Jesus) will pray the father, and he shall give yu another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth Him: but you know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
The disciples knew Jesus. Jesus was with them.
When you ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. The Father will send the Holy Spirit (Ghost) to you.
John 14:26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
This makes it so you are born of the Spirit and may enter the Kingdom of God.
Jesus tells us in John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believed on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them (images) nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, …
Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit are one.
To answer the questions.
1. Is there life after death? Yes. Either one goes to be with Jesus or go to the place of torment prepared for the Devil.
2. Did Jesus die for everybody's sin and nothing has to be done? Yes He died and rose again for everyone, but only those who ask Him to be their Lord and Savior and for forgiveness of their sin will be able to receive the Comforter– The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost).
3. Can going to church secure us a place in Heaven? NO, You need to accept Jesus and go to church.
4. Can doing good deeds secure us a place in Heaven? NO, After you accept Jesus you will want to help others.
5. Can we pay our way into Heaven? NO
How do we make sure we are going to Heaven?
1. Realize you are not perfect
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
2. Realize disobedience to God will send you to a place of eternal torment.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. Thank Jesus for paying the penalty.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that , while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
4. Believe Jesus is the Messiah
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
5. If you sincerely believe
Rom. 10:11 For the scripture says, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
Mt10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven
Even after seeing the Cross on my hospital wall and learning Heaven is a happy place, it was not until Mike Helland went with Larry Hixson our assistant Methodist Pastor to a gathering of believers and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. The change I saw in him let me to ask Jesus into my heart. However, I still had a lot of doubts. Finally, In Bullhead City, AZ one Saturday morning while trying to get saved in my home the Lord spoke into my mind, “WHY NOT”. A revelation of God’s love flooded me and I sang, “He Touched Me”. The next day being Sunday I went forward at Bullhead City Assembly of God Church and accepted Jesus publicly.