by VC Edwards
The Internet world requires everyone to login with a username and password to access exclusive information on their favorite websites. If either the username or the password is incorrect, access will be denied. Likewise, long before the Internet was invented, God devised a way for man to access heaven. To gain access to heaven, you must know the correct name (or username) and the specific command required with that name (which you can refer to as the password). Most people assume they will enter heaven, yet they don’t know they will only gain access with the proper connection. Without the correct username or password, a person will not enter the gates of heaven. The good news is that everyone is welcome, but accepting the invite is the responsibility of each individual.
Unlike the Internet, there is only one username for heaven. The username is JESUS. Jesus Christ gives everyone who FOLLOWS Him exclusive permission to use His Name. Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 From the time one becomes a Christian, he can use the username daily, to leverage power in Christ. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 There are people, who think they can use Jesus’ name, mixed with their host of false gods, but they will not gain access into the pearly gates because Christ doesn’t acknowledge people who do not acknowledge Him, as the true God. A requirement to be a Christian, eligible for heaven, is to publicly acknowledge Jesus Christ as your Lord (by baptism, if possible) and follow His command to love.
The username is NOT Buddha, Muhammad, celebrities of the day, or Oscar (of the Academy). No man (subject to death) or man-made statue can save your soul for eternity. Imposter gods have been sold to millions, through all generations, leaving the masses to be disappointed for eternity. Jesus Christ is the only One who was raised from the dead with all the power of God, never to die again, but ascend into heaven. There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 Jesus said, “Don’t let anyone deceive you. Many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. Mark 13:5-6
God exalted Jesus to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
Now, you know the username, but you can’t access heaven without the password. The password to heaven is LOVE. If Jesus doesn’t know you because you haven’t lived by God’s command to love, you won’t access heaven. People use Jesus’ Name, but have no power or authority to use it because they have not loved God, and have not loved all humanity. Don’t get God’s definition of love confused with the world’s definition. The world defines "love" as sex, money and power. God explains, love is, “Treat others (even your enemies) the way you want to be treated.” And this is God’s command: to believe in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us. 1 John 3:23
Similar to the Internet, if you enter the wrong username and password, life gives you the ability to try again—individuals get chance after chance to love others, and recognize Jesus Christ as God. But, at the end this life, if you did not submit to the revelation of GOD, through JESUS CHRIST, and love all humanity, you are locked out of heaven for eternity. (Children are exceptions).
So that there is no misunderstanding, for those who think they can get into heaven another way, thinking they can operate like they do in cyberspace, there will be no hacking into heaven. Stealing someone’s personal identification is not possible because Jesus knows His followers. (Revelation 3:5) No one will get a special pass because Jesus Christ has extended everyone special permission, in this life, to establish a friendship with Him; He died for the sins of all, giving everyone opportunity to accept Him as Savior and Lord, and follow His command to love all humanity. For those who don’t have a connection with Jesus Christ, accept Him, now. Don’t wait. Read “How to Hear God to Prosper,” for more information about the amazing gift of life extended to you through Jesus Christ.
For those who have access to the username and password, “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven!” Luke 10:20
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