Heaven is NOT a place for Good People….

The title of the piece is a true statement. I will explain in this piece.

Heaven… It is where we all believe that we will end up when we give up our physical lives. People ask “Is there really a heaven? What is heaven like and where is it? Will I get to see all my family and friends that are gone?”Will I go to heaven? How do I guarantee that I will go to heaven? Let’s take these one at a time.

There is a real heaven. We get a glimpse of the “new city” in Revelation 21…. I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea. I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband. I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.”

We see a place where all tears will be gone. No more sorrow, no more pain, no more sadness, no depression, problems or agitation, they are all gone.  Now that would be a change from our lives now here on the earth.

It seems every human experience deals with pain of some kind. There is the pain of being a child, dealing with all the issues of being an adolescent and trying to mature. That process includes pain, rejection, fear and tears. In heaven….all gone.

And then there are our formative years, years in Jr. High, and High School, where again we deal with pains, and tears; wanting to be liked, clicks, broken hearts from our first loves, and failures in academic, scholastic or different sorts of endeavors, such is life.

And finally we have our adult years where we deal with pain that seems to dig even deeper and cause tears of a different nature as we grow older; tears from a broken-hearted divorce, tears of our children leaving home, tears of a lost career, tears from family, friends and all walks of life. Tears that hurt, pain that wounds and sorrow that is slow to heal….gone….gone ….gone.

Our God tells us in heaven that all old things that we had in out former life that resulted in death are gone……..They are passed away, and everything is new, as all our former pain is removed. Wow, how many times have you ever asked for that in life, finally in heaven that wish becomes reality.

I said in the beginning that heaven is not a place for good people, and a truer statement has never been written. You see, being good will not get you to heaven. Being nice will not get you to heaven. Nor will being baptized, a church member, a church deacon, a minister, giving to charity, nor will doing good deeds or even praying very day. None of these gain access to Heaven.

Let me share a truth with you, Heaven is not a place for “Good People”; it is a place  ONLY for  “Forgiven People”.  We read in

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved.

What name is the Bible talking about? What name guarantees instant access to heaven for all eternity? It is the name of Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God, which takes away the sins of the world.

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and he said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

Jesus declared in the Bible, the Living Word of God that He is waiting in Heaven for all those who believe on Him. And to take it even a step further, He had built a mansion for you, giving you an eternal address in Heaven and your “house in heaven” is waiting for you, if you believe upon Him.

John 14:1 There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get home ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your home ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live, and we will be together in heaven.

So how is access to that place in heaven that is reserved for those who believe reserved? The answer is found in

 Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

The message is simple, accept Him as Lord and Savior, and accept access to the most special place in all of creation, Heaven. I look forward to spending eternity with my Savior in Heaven and I look forward to seeing you there. Just remember that Heaven is not a place for good people, it is a place for those that have been redeemed, it is a place for those that have been forgiven by the Blood of the Lamb. I look forward to rejoicing with you in a place where all the sorrows of this world will have passed away, and only joy and peace in Christ remains.

So remain faithful. Diligently serve Him. Seek Him with all your mind, soul and strength. Who knows, you might end up on Apostles row next to Peter or Paul… If you do, be looking for me…. I promise you, I will be coming over to your place for the block party to rejoice in Christ Jesus with you the Apostles and Disciples in Heaven.

2 Corinthians 5

 We know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven—God-made, not handmade—and we’ll never have to relocate our “tents” again. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move—and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we’re tired of it! We’ve been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, and our resurrection bodies! The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less. That’s why we live with such good cheer

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17 replies

  1. Amen and amen. God bless you Bro. Darrell. Keep them coming.

  2. Halleluiah!

  3. Take a 92 1/2 year old woman, who never was taken to church, taught about Jesus, knew anything other than the works system of being good or moral, who has memory loss and a spirit for control and expose her to God’s Word. That’s what my husband and I have been doing for his mother, while my mother 92 1/2 has been saved for 75 years. We are still waiting for the Holy Spirit to communicate the reality of Jesus’s Grace, forgiveness, love, and all of our need to repent. Please pray for this awakening. Will Eileen be one of the Elect?

  4. I am blessed

  5. Life on earth is a temporary stuff.

  6. Praise the Lord For This Site!!!We Need So Much More!!I Love it.And I Love my Savior Jesus Christ Too!! : )

  7. Darrell I can’t hardly wait. But I must wait for Gods timeing. Yes we all get tired of all the things in this life that bring us pain and tears. But God has ask us to do one other thing in this life and that is to fight the fight of faith. For without faith it is impossible to please Him. Our faith defines who we are and whose we are. Thanks so much for lifting me up today. We need to help one another along the way God bless you. Faye

  8. Heaven is such an amazing home to look forward to, and what an awesome block party it will be when we are united with our beautiful Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

  9. Bro. Darrell, Thank you for your service to the Lord. It blesses my heart to see people making comments about the reality that Heaven is only waiting for those who follow Christ & no other. People are so easily offended by such statements. But I’m glad to see there are those of us who could care less what they think and decide instead to take a stand for Jesus no matter what it cost’s them. I’m glad that I serve a Holy God who Loves me for just who I am. I can never do anything more or less to change that. My heart goes out to those who have yet to know Him. But there are 3things that God cannot do. He cannot sin, and if He cannot sin then he can NEVER lie to you. He cannot learn bc He knows all there is to know. And He cannot make you LOVE Him. Because he has given US the Choice.

  10. What Man calls Balance, God calls Mixture. Don’t be a Lukewarm Christian. Because you have to choose today, while it’s still today because you are not promised tomorrow. Committ to Him fully or not at all. Don’t expect that you’ll go to Heaven if your a Lukewarm Christian. You better give Him your all and you’ve got to know that you know that you know your a Christian. You should not be filled with doubt. Stop tormenting yourselves over the sins of your past. God will forgive you if u ask Him & He’ll remember your sins no more. So stop reminding Him. Because you’ll never move forward if you keep on looking behind. Paul said something simular to that. He said that he keeps on pushing forward to the Prize. Ask God to make a msg. out of your mess. And use whatever has happened to you as a TOOL to reach out to others & offer them advice, and maybe help them find a better road to travel on then the one you did back then. God Bless You All!!!

  11. Lol ths is awesome!!!

  12. i’m blessed… i wish i became the 14th disciple

  13. everybody want to go to HEAVEN BUT NOBODY WANT TO DIE,ironic.

  14. GOD BLESS YOU FOR A GREAT JOB, FOR THE SOULS SAVED AMEN

  15. We should always believe in GOD. because HEAVEN is a perfect place for the people who praised GOD and accept that He is the savior.

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