I have learned that the time I spend here on earth fishing and enjoying this life is very short compared to the time I will spend somewhere in eternity, after I leave this world. I spent many years going to church “hoping” to make it to heaven when this life was over. It wasn’t until I was 29 years old that someone presented me with a way to make sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I would spend eternity with God. The way to insure your citizenship in heaven is so simple, that unfortunately some people go through their whole life and miss it. I learned that God invites all people to join Him in His heaven, but we have to accept the invitation. I was even more excited when I learned that the prophet Ezekiel saw in a vision men fishing in a river that was full of fish (Ezekiel 47:6-10). I have listed below a prayer, that when prayed with sincerity, can insure you a place in heaven. This prayer is based upon God’s Word, since it is His heaven.
Dear Heavenly Father...
I come to you in the name of Jesus.
Your Word says,”...whoever comes to me I will never drive away. (John 6:37),
So I know you won’t cast me out, but you take me in, and I thank you for it.
You said in your Word, “for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13).
I am calling on your name, So I know you have saved me now. You also said, “That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10) I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He was raised from the dead for my justification. I confess Him as my Lord, because You said in Your Word, “with your heart that you believe and are justified”... and I do believe in my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor.5:21)... And I am saved!
Thank you Lord, Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer for the first time today, you too will now spend eternity in heaven with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I’d like to hear from you. Please drop me an Email at: carrollwb[at]verizon.net.
Since you have now accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour, remember to play it S.A.F.E. Saturate yourself with God's Word. Attend church regularly. Forgive...forgive...forgive. Establish an intimate relationship with your Heavenly Father.
May God richly bless you and your family and may all your fishing lines be taut with BIG fish!