Heaven on Earth - by Stephanie M. White
A Relationship with God
 
Heaven on Earth is designed to help you enjoy your life through Jesus Christ. 
We must first realize our desperate need for Christ here on this earth and for eternity.  Christ came and died for us in our place and He paid the price for our sin.  All that we have to do is receive His sacrifice.
 
 
Romans 6:23  
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
 
*God told us that all have sinned and sin has a price – the wages of sin is death (death is a total separation from God). 
*the gift is freedom from sin; it is freedom from the payment for sin.  It is a relationship with Christ; it is a connection with Him for eternity.  It is a connection with God here on earth and a home in heaven for eternity. 
 
*God also tells us that He loves us so much that He sent His Son to pay the price for that sin and give us the free gift~
 
John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
 
*God  also said that all we have to do is receive Christ and what He has done for us.  Christ paid the price – it is a free gift; we must receive the gift. 
 
 
Romans 10:9-10 
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.  As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame."
 
 
*God wants a relationship with you – He loves you!  He does not want you to try to be good enough or try to earn your way into relationship with Him; He just wants you to receive what Christ did for you.  He wants you to call out to Him and receive Him.  
 
Call out to Him today in prayer.  Receive His free gift of a home in heaven and a life of heaven here on earth!
 
*if you received Christ today, we have a free download for you!  It is a 14-day devotional for new Christians called "A New Beginning."  Click on the link below for your free download!
 
 
 
 
Romans 3:22 
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God, & are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
 
*righteousness is right standing with God.  Sin separated you from God, but Christ came and paid the price for that sin so that you could have a relationship with God.  We are all sinners and we all need Jesus and what He did for us.  Once we receive Christ we become righteous because of Him!  He provides us with what we could never earn on our own!
 
John 15:9   
As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love.
 
-Jesus loves YOU!  He wants you to abide or remain in His love.  He wants you to connect with His love; receive His love and receive His free gift of life. 
 
 
John 15:5   
 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
 
-God has so many good things in store for YOU.  Once we receive Christ and what He has done for us, we then need to continue in His Word.  As we take the time to read His Word, He will work in our lives and we will produce Spiritual fruit.  Our lives will change because of the Word; if we ignore the Word we will stay the same – we will not be able to do anything Spiritual without Christ (and He is the Word – John 1:1).

If you accepted Christ and His sacrifice for you, then take the time to begin to learn more about Him and His plans for you.