This eternal life will be free from all pain and suffering and is a free gift from God. When you give your heart to God and truly begin trusting in Him, He promises to fill you with His Holy Spirit and He will never leave you. He will, without a doubt, be the best, most devoted friend you will ever have.
The Bible says that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Maybe you are a very good person, have done lots of good things in your life and been nice to people, but none of these things will get you into heaven. The Bible says that it is by grace you have been saved, not by works, so that no one can boast.
This means you cannot earn a place in heaven. The Bible says that all of us have sinned and are not like God wants us. You might think that sin is murder or bank robbery, etc., but God says that sin is doing and thinking wrong things, not loving Him, and not loving our neighbor. Using God's definition of sin, we can see we have all sinned many times.
Even one sin will separate us from God. It doesn't matter what we have done, all sin is the same to God. So, if we have all sinned so many times, how can we ever hope to go to Heaven when we die? Well, Jesus is the answer. Jesus (God) became flesh and came to earth to live with us over 2,000 years ago. Jesus had never sinned like us, and was never guilty of a single crime. God saw that His relationship with us had to be repaired, so He sent His only son, Jesus, to die for us. One of the most important scriptures in the Bible is John 3:16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life. "
Jesus lived on earth for 33 years and spent His life teaching and performing many miracles. Just as it was prophesized, Jesus was brutally beaten and crucified on a cross. Again, in fulfillment of scripture, Jesus did not stay in the grave. Because He had lived a life without sinning and was not guilty of anything which deserved death, His grave could not keep Him there. He came back to life three days later, and is now in Heaven again, and those who trust and believe in Him will all see Him one day.
The only way to get to Heaven is by accepting God's free gift of eternal life by faith. Accepting this gift is very simple. All you need to do is believe that God's only son, Jesus Christ, died for your sins, rose from the grave three days later and wants to be Lord of your life. You must transfer your trust to Jesus, and believe that only He can get you to Heaven. The Bible says, believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. You must repent or tell God you are sorry for your sins. This also means turning away from those things and not doing them any more. If you ask Him, God will help you. The Bible says that there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. You have lived doing your own thing, but those things will lead to death. You must make Jesus the Lord of your life and let Him guide you in what to do, what decisions you make and how you live your life. The Bible says that if anyone loves me (Jesus), he will obey My teaching.
These things will be hard if you have to do them yourself, but God will help you by His Holy Spirit. We cannot actually change by ourselves, nor do we have to change before God will accept us. He will take you exactly how you are. If you want to let God become a part of your life, all you have to do is say a simple prayer right now. It doesn't have to be these exact words, but something similiar.
I know I have done wrong things in my life, but I am sorry for doing them and believe that Jesus died on the cross for me so that I can have a relationship with you. Please forgive me for sinning, and help me to be more like you. I want you to be part of my life.
If you have said that prayer, and really mean it, God will come into your life. He wants you to know for certain that you now have eternal life. Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life". Now that you have given your life to Jesus, He wants you to grow. God helps us to grow by His presence, 24/7. God is with us all the time!
God's Word is the Bible. God speaks to us through His Word, and it is a guide for how we should live our lives. Make a habit of getting into His Word every day. If you do not own a Bible and cannot afford one, you may either visit a local church and ask for one or there are several missions on the web which will send you a FREE one. You will be amazed at how He will speak to you as you get into His Word.
God wants to talk to you. We do this through prayer. You can pray to God anywhere and anytime. He is always there, listening, and wants you to talk to Him. It is all about a personal relationship. You do not have to say any special words or use any special techniques. Just be yourself!
You should try to find a church home. Here you can fellowship with other believers, learn more about God, and be able to worship Him in a way that will bring great satisfaction to both of you.
May God richly bless you as you walk with Him!