There is a God in Heaven and He has a test that you can take to see if you can enter Heaven. The test is based on His Holy Standard. Ready? Have you ever lied? (The average person lies four times per day. God says that all liars will have their place in the lake of fire.) Or have you stolen even something small, or looked at a person with lust? Used God’s name in an empty way, or been very angry with someone? In God’s eyes, this is the same as murder. If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you have failed the test for entry into Heaven. God’s Holy Standard is the Ten Commandments, and the test above was only five of the ten.
More than likely, you have broken most of these commandments, and God says if you have broken one, you are guilty of all (James 2:10). You cannot not measure up to God… we have all fallen short of His Glory (Romans 3:23). The payment for breaking these commands (this is called sin) is eternal separation, from God, in Hell (Romans 6:23). Does this concern you? It should. It is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the living God (Heb. 10:31)! Have you been ignoring our Holy God? You are accountable for every sin that you have committed.
From the time you were born, people have always told you what to do – from your parents, to teachers, to your employer and even the government, but there is one thing that you are completely responsible for: your soul. The soul is who you truly are and it is eternal. Knowing that you have sinned against God… can you ignore Him any longer? The answer to your problem: God does not desire for you to go to Hell. His love for you cannot be humanly measured. God took your punishment by dying on the cross in the person of Jesus Christ for your sins! He sacrificed Himself for you and He is the only way to enter into Heaven (John 14:6).
Know that God loves you (John 3:16). Humble yourself. Repent of your sins (Acts 3:19) and put your faith in Jesus Christ alone to save you.
This encounter was not by chance, but ordained by our Holy God.
Stephen John Spivey