Updated: Sep 12
God is so good to us. He's really thought of everything. He's accounted for our stupidities and ignorance. Whether we realize it or not, we do many things that would prevent us from being saved and going to Heaven. God has considered all of these things and has still given us ways around them so we can save our souls. There's one set of instructions He's given us that practically nobody, if anybody at all, uses. This lets us know how stupid we really can be.
Jesus gave us three very simple things to do, or not to do, so that we can find ourselves in the glory of Heaven for all eternity. Unfortunately these three things are easier said than done. But if you can achieve them, you should be guaranteed of eternal salvation. Don't get me wrong, there are still some things that need to be fulfilled, like living in a state of grace. Seeing that we should all know that you have to be in a state of grace in order to be saved, I'm going to presume that most of us are in that state.
So what is the golden ticket that will allow us to breeze our way through our Particular Judgement and be assured of Heaven? Well, Jesus says, "forgive and you will be forgiven, do not judge and you will not be judged, do not condemn and you will not be condemned." There it is, mystery solved. The only problem is, that we have a very difficult time forgiving. We judge the smallest aspects of everybody's lives and we certainly condemn anyone who does something against us or anything that differs from our way of thinking.
What is wrong with us?! We have been given a way out of the horror and terror of the repercussions of our sins during our lives when at our Particular Judgement, and we completely disregard the advise. Is there is anyone out there who thinks that going before God in Judgement is going to be no big deal? If so, you would do well to investigate Particular Judgments and what you're in store for when you find yourself before the Judgment seat of God. There's a frightening quote from the New Testament, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Hebrews 10:31 That means that while yes, God is all merciful and loving, there is also God's justice, and that should be a terrifying thought.
Perhaps it's time to really think about those three things. You have more sins on your soul than you probably realize. We all do, and that's simply from a lack of understanding sin and how we can offend God. Try to introduce forgiveness, overlooking the actions of others and pardon into your way of thinking and living. If Jesus told us to do these things in order to escape the indignation of the ultimate judge, we should probably take it to heart. Nobody wants to experience the justice of God, only His mercy. But if you're unmerciful and unwilling to forgive, to look past what others do and pardon their actions, why would God grant you mercy?
Peace, good and blessings.