“Look! I stand at the door and d knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my father on His throne. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” – Revelation 4:20-22
The ultimate goal of all genuine Christians is to make Heaven at last. The essence of Jesus coming to die for humankind was to open the door of Heaven that had been shot against us. He opened this door that we may have access to eternal bliss in Heaven.
In Luke 19:10, Jesus said:
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Nevertheless, only those that overcome would have the power to make it to Heaven. The question then is: “What are we to overcome?” First, we must overcome all the evil thoughts and imaginations of our heart. The Bible in Proverbs 23:26 says,
“My sons, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.”
When we allow Jesus to come into our wicked hearts, He gives us victory over evil thoughts that defiles us, and that has made us candidates for hell fire. The reason why Jesus needs to come into our hearts is that the heart of man is desperately wicked according to Jeremiah 17:9
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
What exactly is in the heart of man that caused the Bible to declare it as desperately wicked? Jesus is Mark 7:21-23 reveals this to us. He Said:
“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Only those who overcome these ills will get the power to enter into heavenly bliss. This is the reason why we all need Jesus Christ who overcame sin and who possesses the power to live above it. The power that overcomes sin is the power we need to make heaven. Jesus is ready to give you this power if you are willing to forsake Satan, sin and all forms of wickedness. Therefore you must make conscious effort to do away with all appearance of evil like Joseph did while in Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39:12). I pray for you that the days of your struggle with sin are over today in Jesus name. The power to “go and sin no more” as was given by Jesus to the woman caught in the act of adultery (John 8:11) shall be yours today in Jesus name.
Father, I am tired of being a victim of sin; please empower me with strength in my inner man to manifest the reality of the truth that I am dead to sin in Jesus’ Name.