Only through Christ can we enter the Fatherís presence
Read: John 14:1-10
Jesus said to him, ďI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.Ē óJohn 14:6
Bible in a year:
Judges 11-12; Luke 6:1-26
On a teaching trip outside the US, my wife and I were denied entry into our country of destination because of visa problems. Although we were under the assumption our visas had been correctly issued by the country we planned to visit, they were deemed invalid. Despite the efforts of several government officials, nothing could be done. We werenít allowed in. We were placed on the next flight back to the States. No amount of intervention could change the fact that we did not have the proper validation for entrance.
That experience with my visa was inconvenient, but it canít begin to compare with the ultimate entry rejection. Iím speaking of those who will stand before God without valid entry into heaven. What if they were to present the record of their religious efforts and good deeds? That would not be enough. What if they were to call character references? That wouldnít work. Only one thing can give anyone entry into heaven. Jesus said, ďI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through MeĒ (John 14:6).
Christ alone, through His death and resurrection, paid the price for our sins. And only He can give us valid entry into the presence of the Father. Have you put your faith in Jesus? Make sure you have a valid entry into heaven.
There arenít many ways into heaven;
The Bible says thereís only one;
Good works wonít gain anyone entrance;
Itís only through faith in Godís Son. óSper
Only through Christ can we enter the Fatherís presence.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!!!
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