TIME FOR DEEP AND GENUINE CONVERSION
Unconverted people will not make it to heaven. The period of grace that has been extended to each one of us is now while we are still breathing, is now when we can pray and repair, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the breach in our both vertical and horizontal relationships . The time of waiting is crucial for all pilgrims. We need to sit down and unselfishly examine where we stand in our faith. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we need to evaluate or assess the progress accomplished on our heavenly-bound journey. We should not brush aside criticisms and admonitions from the pulpit. Remember that God must send us the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers...Malachi 4:5.
My favorite spiritual writer puts it this way: "There are persons in the church who are not converted, and who will not unite in earnest, prevailing prayer. We must enter upon the work individually. We must pray more, and talk less. Iniquity abounds, and the people must be taught not to be satisfied with a form of godliness without the spirit and power. If we are intent upon searching our own hearts, putting away our sins, and correcting our evil tendencies, our souls will not be lifted up unto vanity; we shall be distrustful of ourselves, having an abiding sense that our sufficiency is of God." SM, Book I, page 122, para#2.
Alluding to this kind of genuine conversion, Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3 that no man can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. We need to learn how to live in heaven while we are still here on earth. Our characters must change here on planet -earth before crossing over into celestial Canaan. Let us all avail ourselves greatly and efficiently of the opportunity before us now before the door of probation closes on us forever. Remember if we are not born again through the Holy Spirit we will not make it to heaven. God will not allow unconverted souls in His heavenly courts because they would be a fatal liability to all what heaven means. If you really want to go to heaven you are invited to introspectively examine yourself and see whether or not you are converted. If you are not it is time to do something while the door of probation is still open. But how long will it stay open? Hurry up! Time is running out. We are just ONE MILE AWAY FROM ETERNITY.
Written by Samuel M. Ntawiniga