Are You Good Enough to get into Heaven?

Are you PURE enough to get into heaven?

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I’ve been reading through the Old Testament from the beginning. This time with a new sense of reading about my people. Though I only have 1% Sephardic Jew DNA in me, I’m seeing what the people of Israel went through in a new light.

The Book of Genesis is a fine start, but once through Exodus, you hit the boring books of Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. With the help of the free Bible Study App, Through the Word, one thing stood out for me…


The people of Israel had to purify themselves before entering the tabernacle to present their sacrificial offerings of a burnt animal, grain, a peace offering, a sin and a guilt offering. Even the animals sacrificed had to be pure and with no blemishes or defects!

God had handed down the 10 Commandments to the people through Moses (Exodus 20). Being human, the people were fallible and God knew this. Even people with skin diseases like Leprosy — which was common back then — had to wait to be healed then wait some more before they could bathe themselves to be pure enough to go into the tabernacle.

In Leviticus, God tells Moses what the people need to do to atone for their sins. Moreover, they had to this regularly at designated time.

What about Heaven?

The hope and promise that Christian believers have is their ticket to Heaven where we’ll go the moment we die.

‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.’

Revelation 21:1-7

I’m really looking forward to the “no pain” part! This old, broken world will be gone and we will be living in Paradise! The world’s brokenness started with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden when they disobeyed God’s simple rule to not eat from one tree.

Look at Who’s NOT Getting Into Heaven!

“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

“Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”

Revelation 21:8,27

That’s Jesus speaking. Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of Life?

‘Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord ’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.’

Psalms 24:3-6

Jesus says at the end of Revelation….

“Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.”

Revelation 22:14-15

Why did God give us Laws and told us to Obey Them?

‘God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’

Romans 5:20-21

Do You Have a False Sense of Salvation?

The sad thing is that many people who profess to be Christian are walking around with a false sense of salvation. I was like that for a long, long time…

My Testimony…

Are You Sure You’re Going to Heaven?

How much is “ENOUGH” to get into Heaven?

Jesus Paid it All

Jesus paid it all. He took away our sins once and for all!

‘He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.’

Psalms 103:12

Think about that. “As far as the east is from the west”! Imagine the world. If you travel north to North Pole and keep heading in the same direction, you’ll eventually be going south towards the South Pole. But if you go east, you’ll be traveling east forever and never be going west.

When Jesus died on the cross, he was sinless. HE was pure. Yet God put all of OUR sins on Him so that once and for all, we’d be made pure by His blood. That’s God’s Saving Grace. We don’t have to DO anything to earn it. Just believe, repent and be baptized.

We are saved by God's Grace and nothing else!
We are saved by God’s Grace and nothing else!

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  1. […] That’s why God sent Jesus to save us. In Acts and the Epistles, both Peter and Paul confirm that everything regarding salvation is THROUGH Jesus Christ only. You’ll notice it’s THROUGH Him, not with Him. So that we can’t boast that we did good works to deserve salvation. No, we didn’t. No amount of good works can get you into Heaven. Without going THROUGH Jesus, you are not good enough to get into Heaven. […]


  2. […] It was just as bad as when I was attending the Catholic Church as a kid and had to make up sins — yes, I lied to the priest — because I had been a good girl that week. It’s almost like it’s OK to sin as long as you go to confession on Saturday so you can go to Mass on Sunday. We’re told we’re not supposed to sin, but we’re not taught the truth. And that truth is: if you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, and you repent of your sins, you are guaranteed a one-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven! […]


  3. […] Well, imagine that scene when you’re dying. You’re alone. Not in a hospital. Maybe in a car accident. There’s no church or priest nearby to give you “last rites”. You know you’re dying. And you tell Jesus, “I went to confession every Saturday, then Mass every Sunday, I was baptized as a baby, did my first communion, confirmation, was even married in the Catholic Church. I volunteered at the soup kitchen. Hey, I even helped a priest with an exorcism! Was that enough?” […]


  4. […] When was the last time you cleaned under your couch? Better yet — your fridge. It amazes me what rolls under there! Moreover, that’s how the Holy Spirit cleans up our acts. He’ll dig for the dirt that’s keeping us from sanctification and bring it to the light. No more dark, hidden closets full of nasty skeletons. You are made ready for heaven! […]


  5. […] Right now, the devil is the ruler of the world, however, God is still in control. It might not look like that to us down here on earth, but God sees EVERYTHING! Furthermore, God has a plan! Seek Jesus first and you can overcome the temptations of the devil. Only Jesus and the Holy Spirit can turn a sinner into a saint. Only through Jesus can a person become good enough to get into Heaven. […]


  6. […] In some religions, there is a paranoia of sanctification and purification. People go through rituals like baby baptism, first communion, confirmation, confession, genuflecting, doing the sign of the cross, mindlessly chanting the rosary, but none of that cleanses your soul! Only the Salvation — given freely to us by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross — His blood — can purify us enough to allow us passage into Heaven. […]


  7. […] Jesus is our High Priest. We don’t need an earthly priest to intercede for us. We also don’t need to confess to a priest. Any human priest can’t do what Jesus did once and for all, taking our sins away forever. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross satisfies our ransom to God for our sins. Jesus also washes us clean, pure with His blood. Only through Jesus, our High Priest, are we made pure enough to enter Heaven. […]


  8. […] David here refers to himself a THE servant of the Lord. Not to be confused with servants of the Lord like Samuel. What does it take to be a servant of the Lord? Ordination? No. Seminary? No. Volunteering. Yes. Doing for others without grumbling. Yes. Having a servant’s heart. Yes! Give and you shall receive! It works! If you live your life with a ME FIRST attitude (that’s greed and pride), you’ll suffer. However, if you live with a servants heart, and joyfully help others, give free advice, share information — without expecting anything in return — you’ll see how God rewards His servants. (Rewards — not save! Salvation is is by grace alone, NOT by good works!) […]


  9. […] I highlighted that last passage because it’s important. All God asks of the Israelites is to obey. That’s it! Simple instructions. Just like the ones given to Adam and Eve in the Garden. They had it made and they blew it. That’s all God asks of us today. Likewise, it seems like humans have really blown it! By ourselves, we could NEVER be good enough to stand before God. […]


  10. […] On our own we can’t repair a warped nature or heart. We can’t weed out the sin. We need Jesus. Jesus cuts out our warped heart and replaces it with a pure one. He cleanses and purifies us. But, you have to be willing to let HIM change you. You have to sincerely repent of your sins and stop sinning! Do a complete 180 degree turn in your life and follow Jesus ONLY! […]


  11. […] If you try to cover your sins with good works or deeds, to God, those good deeds are like filthy rags or withered autumn leaves that are rotting and the wind will blow them away. In other words, you are not saved by good works, or good deeds, or religious rites, or doctrines, or ANYTHING we humans by ourselves can ever do! Salvation, Eternal Life in Heaven, Forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit can only be obtained by sincere repentance and submitting your life to Jesus Christ. Related: Are you Good Enough to Get into Heaven? […]


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