Your Fore Taste of Heaven

 


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Have you ever considered the fact that any moment from now every human being will, certainly after death, begin a new life and settle down, finally, either in Heaven or Hell (Mathew 25:31 - 46)? This is sooner or later than one expects it. Heaven and Hell are being proclaimed. In mankind’s search for God in different ages, climes and places, there arose many philosophies, religions and ideals. Each believes it has the ultimate truth. But, against the claims of false religions and doctrines, there is only one true religion. And it is clear that God does not approve many things done in the name of religion. Man may deceive and disappoint you; but God cannot disappoint you! Human confidence is vanity. Only God can save.

One cannot crave for happiness and heaven without holy living. Human life has been held in high esteem and sacred preciousness by a few righteous, saintly people, men, women and youth, who fear and reverence God, and obey His commandments with the smile of providence. Yet, in this wicked world with vices and false values, human life has more often than not been desecrated and trivialized through ruthless and gruesome acts of oppression, of indignity, of sadism and injustice. Man’s inhumanity to man has been perpetrated by many evil men in authority or position of influence and social perverts. The consequences of such egregious blunder have been catastrophic with frightening forebodings.

Thus in many parts of the world today, the norm appears to be sin, blasphemy, idolatry, hypocricy, religious bigotry, obscuranticism, self-conceit, ingratitude, dishonesty, betrayal, greed, naked self-interest, deceit, thievery, knavery, corruption, negligence, recklessness, envy, jealousy, rancour, variance, prejudice, savagery, strife, violence and war - all engineered and controlled by the devil and other fallen angels. The antics, the hubris and wiles of evil ones have been the bane of society, haunting and taunting humanity at every turn. This is a negation of the human vocation as ordained by God, Our Omniscient and Omnipotent Maker and Heavenly Creator. But what happens after life on earth? Only fools do not care for their souls! Those who swim in sin shall sink in sorrow.

Most of us want to live on this earth as long as possible. Within us, there is a myopic obsession and selfish desire to live forever as part of the tissue of calamitous follies. But is this possible? Consider the testimonies, the prophetic and oracular words of many who have clearly or dimly perceived the truth in the “Relentless stream of Truth’’. The Holy Bible, the book of all books, contains the ageless and universal Truth in accordance with eternal verity as ordained by God. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away". (Mark 13:31) Heaven is real! It is a place of perfect peace and joy. Mention is also made of the existence of a literal place called Hell, the opposite of Heaven, in the Holy Bible. “The wicked shall be turned into Hell and all the nations that forget God". (Psalm 9:17). Not believing in Heaven or Hell is calling Almighty God a liar; it is the beginning of shameful failure and loss.

Never give your life away to such emptiness and foolery! The Scripture says there is only one way to make Heaven and bid everlasting bye-bye to Hell. There is only one truth that can make us free. There is only one life that can give human beings eternal life. Jesus Christ, the Son of God is “the way, the truth and the life". As Jesus Himself professed, “I am the way, the truth, and the light: No man cometh unto the father but by me" (John 14:6). This belief, this faith, this affirmation in humility for our sanctification and salvation is the foretaste of Heaven as we catch the glimpses of God in our lives. This is the only way to overcome fear, anxiety, doubt, stress, danger and extremely alarming pressure today and tomorrow. Because of our sin, we justly deserve to spend eternity in Hell, but God in His gracious love and mercy sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, the heir of salvation, the Prince of Peace, to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sins (John 3:16-17). Before Christ came, a dark grave without hope awaited us at the end of the way. But Christ conquered death and rose from the dead. Because He conquered death through his passion, He can give us triumphant victory over death, i. e. Hell, where now we, the true believers, spend eternity in Heaven. And because He lives, we cannot fear tomorrow. This is why the sting of physical death is not the worst thing that can happen to a Christian, but the loss of his soul! Heaven or Hell will surely be determined by your faith in Jesus Christ and the grace of God alone.

Sitting at the right hand of His Father, Christ alone has the authority to determine who goes to Heaven or Hell (Rev. 1:18). He will judge all men at the last day (Act. 17:30-31). Faith not reasoning, Belief not sight, Prayer not research, is the Master Key you earnestly need. To have the fore-taste of Heaven, then, you must obey the injunctions in the Book of Proverbs and Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, and flee from the company of evil men and women, fools and amused cynics, who doubt the Truth. Don’t live your life without divine wisdom! Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrew 11:6). What is your life expectancy in this mortal world? Why carry all your burdens and problems alone instead of submitting, yielding and casting them unto Jesus Christ? How many years more are left of your odyssey here out of the three scores and ten years appointed for man? Surely, we are exiles on earth. And at the end of this temporary sojourn, all must stand before Christ and give account of the way they have lived on this planet. The core values of truth and honesty, the cardinal virtues of Christian piety, love, courage and fortitude have become crucial in our lives as we are born again.

NOW, therefore, Jesus Christ, the BLESSED ASSURANCE is the only way to Heaven. No one can be saved except through Him. If you die tonight, where will you spend your eternity, Heaven or Hell? Will you not faithfully obey Him today so that Heaven can be yours? If you want to be a child of God and escape the damnation of Hell, confess all your sins to God and honestly say this prayer in perfect submission and perfect delight: Almighty Father, I come to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, your only begotten son who died on the cross of Calvary for the forgiveness and remission of my sins and the sins of the whole world. Forgive all my sins; cleanse me with your precious blood. Break my yoke with the power of your anointing and free me from the stranglehold of evil ones. Increase my Faith as you did in the lives of the apostles.

Inspire me with wisdom to know the purpose of life and to put meaning into my life according to your perfect will. Let me become your child and return to you like the prodigal son as from now on; and deliver me from the power of Satan and Hell in Jesus name. Amen. ON A SPECIAL NOTE: A new life of saintliness is your greatest miracle from this hour! The prospect of Heaven will genuinely inspire you with joy. You can now begin to count your blessings while you perceive the echoes of Christ’s mercy and whispers of His love as the foretaste of Heaven. Secure a copy of the Holy Bible; read and meditate on the world. Manifest this change in your inner life as you start regular prayer, fasting and meditations, do your duty, and relate confidently and gracefully with your neighbours, strangers and co-workers in your office or work place to the glory of God.

Name other things you can do today just for the Love of God! As Being and living is an authentic rebel against sin and evil with Christ’s atonement, the exhortation in Romans (12:12) has become most pertinent as you cherish the prospects of Heaven: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. " The message of Living Spring Foundation is abundantly clear with amazing grace: The only hope for the world is reconciliation to God through His son, which brings revival to the human heart, to every person. May your new life in Christ be vivified and crowned with divine success and eternal victory based on the credo and tenacity of purpose in Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians (4:8): “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think of these things. "

Prince Ben Mohammed is a trained accountant, author and one of the most powerful motivational speakers your audience is likely to experience. He uses simple examples, funny stories and a transformational style of writing to inspire people of all strata of life to take responsibilities, to overcome obstacles and achieve success. He lives a purpose driven life graced with love, service to God and humanity. He is the President of Prince Foundation International; Publisher, Success Is Now Readers Digest; Speaker, Success Is Now Summit; and author of other international bestsellers, including:Success Is Now! Proven Steps That Will Change Your Life. ; The Ultimate Revenge; and The Reality Of Man;andtheseindispensable works are acclaimed for helping people make positive and fulfilling changes in their lives with amazing grace.

Prince Ben Mohammed is an award winning author, publisher and motivational speaker. He dedicates his life to helping people attain greatness in life. For more information about Prince Ben seminars, books, articles and motivational talks, call – 234-8037383767.

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