F is for FORGIVENESS
We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God’s forgiveness.
In Him [meaning Jesus] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7a, NKJV.
A is for AVAILABLE
Forgiveness is available. It is…
Available for all: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16, NKJV.
But not automatic: Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 7:21a, NKJV.
I is for IMPOSSIBLE
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
Because of who He is: God is loving and just. His judgment is against sin. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. James 2:13a, NKJV.
Because of who we are: Every person is a sinner. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23, NKJV.
But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no sin?
T is for TURN
Turn means repent.
Turn from something – sin and self: But unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3b, NKJV.
Turn to Someone – Trust Christ only. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9, NKJV.
H is for HEAVEN
Heaven is eternal life.
Heaven is Here: I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10b, NKJV.
Heaven is Hereafter: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3, NKJV.