This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #405 titled, “Here’s Your Ticket To Heaven. Get On Board” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
May I offer you a ticket to Heaven? You don’t have to pay for it, and that’s a good thing, because you could never afford to buy it! It’s free, but only because someone has already paid the ultimate price for it.
God loves you and not only wants you to have a fulfilling life on earth, He wants you to live with Him in Heaven forever. He’s the One Who offers you a paid-in-full ticket. No one wants to go to hell where there will be no joy and no pleasures whatsoever, and God doesn’t want anyone to go there either. The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9 that God is “not willing that any should perish”.
But there is a problem with getting that free ticket. We have all done wrong — we have all sinned, haven’t we? God’s Word says in 1 John 1:8, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves…” Sin pollutes — it makes us unclean, unfit for God’s presence in that wonderful, perfect place called Heaven. Sin penalizes — it separates us from a sinless God. The Bible states in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death”
In short, our sinfulness blocks the delivery of the ticket that we need to get into Heaven!
WHO PAID FOR IT?
Wait! There’s good news! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to be born and to live His life without sin. He “suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God” When God “laid on him the iniquity of us all”, Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” The answer is simple and profound: Jesus was separated from God because He took your place and mine on the cross, and by dying He paid in full the “wages” our sins had earned.
Then He rose from the dead, was seen by hundreds of people, and is alive today so you can know Him and receive the gift of eternal life — your ticket to Heaven. That’s right! The Bible says in John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God…”
That is fantastic! You can become a “new” person — born of God — to start a brand-new life that pleases God. And, of course, all God’s children have a ticket to Heaven!
DO YOU WANT IT?
It is no accident you were given this offer of a ticket to Heaven. God has made sure you can receive it. The whole issue is, did Jesus pay for all your sins or didn’t He? God said He did. Trust God that it is so. John 3:36 states, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life”.
Just as a man says, “Yes, I will take this woman to be my wife,” God wants you to tell Him, “Yes, I will take Jesus to be my Saviour. I believe that He is the only way to Heaven,” The Bible says in 1 John 5:12, “He that hath the Son hath life”. If you believe that God’s way to Heaven is the only way, you can “claim your ticket” by telling God in words like these:
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Remember what John 3:36 says: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” Do you now believe in Jesus as your Saviour, your only “ticket to Heaven”? Do you have everlasting life, like God said?
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
The tract this podcast is based on is written by Sumner Wemp and published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.