Topic: Stairways To Heaven
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Acts 4:12 – “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”
Heaven is God’s abode where Jesus has gone to prepare a place for all His followers. To get to heaven, certain stairways are required. I call them spiritual principles to eternal rest.
The first is to establish a cordial relationship with God who wants all men to come to heaven. This is established when you surrender your life to Jesus (John 3:16, John10:10).
You must repent of your sins and forsake them completely, while fully trusting in the atoning work of the Lord Jesus as the only way to God. You must know that holiness is the nature of God, and that without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.
You must realise that it is by grace that you are saved. You must also know that to walk on the stairway to heaven, you need the help of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter and only help in the journey to heaven. You cannot climb on your good deeds or character to get to heaven.
Jesus died so that those who believe in Him would no longer be condemned to an eternity apart from God. You must make the word of God, the Bible, your companion and embrace a life of total separation from the system of the world (I John 2:15-17).
Apostle Peter mentioned these stairways to heaven in his general epistle in 2 Peter 1:5-11: add faith to virtue, add virtue to knowledge, add temperance to patience, add patience to godliness, add godliness to brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity.
These Christian virtues which are wisdom, knowledge, justice, truth, love, patience, holiness, goodness, grace, joy, peace and faith should be shown to all men. These virtues are to be demonstrated by Christians to men, believers and unbelievers alike.
If all these are evident in your life, eternal life in heaven is assured.
Jesus is the only sure way to heaven.
The grace of God shall see you through to eternity, in the name of Jesus.
To Thy temple I repair
To Thy temple I repair,
Lord, I love to worship there,
When within the veil I meet
Christ before the mercyseat.
Thou through Him art reconciled,
I through Him became Thy child:
Abba, Father, give me grace
In Thy courts to seek Thy face.
While Thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue:
That my joyful soul may bless
Thee, the Lord, my rightiousness.
While the prayers of saints ascend
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads
Hear; for Jesus intercedes.
While Thy ministers prclaim
Peace and pardon in Thy name,
Through their voice by faith may I
Hear Thee speaking from the sky.
From Thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn;
And at evening let me say,
I have walk’d with God today
1. O Lord, give me divine speed in my spiritual journey, in the name of Jesus.
2. I reject every spiritual contamination, in the name of Jesus.
3. Let all spiritual holes in my life be closed by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
4. Any power that wants me to end my journey in hell, you are a liar, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, g ive me divine prescription to all my problems, in the name of Jesus.
6. I disarm all household enemies on my way to glory, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall make heaven by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1Kings 15:25-34, 1kings16:1-34; 2Chro 17
MFM Daily Devotional 22nd June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.