Holiness is Preparation for Heaven and it Matters for Saints

Beauty of Heaven's holiness

Heaven's Beauty

My revelation on why we should be holy while living in this world point to the fact that being holy prepares one for heaven. Heaven in its nature is a holy place and those that want to dwell in it must therefore be holy.

Think about it. How can a person that die full of love for sin turn to enjoy holiness in heaven after death? John Bunyan in his book ‘Revelations of Heaven and Hell’ mentions a scene he observed in hell where one person had hopes to turn to God at the very last minute of his life. This lost soul managed to pray the prayer of salvation in his death bed but found that it was too late, holiness had not consumed him. This person most likely died in utmost hate for believers that have holiness qualities and therefore how can he now feel comfortable living in a Christian environment for eternity? Death works no change. The grave makes no alteration. Each will rise again with the same character in which he breathed his last. Where will our place be if we are strangers to holiness while we live?

If an unholy person would enter heaven, he would be bored and have nothing to do at all. He would have nothing to enjoy. Find saints to be boring and have no one to enjoy their company. He would find that the pleasures of the saints are not his pleasures, their character not his character.

Obviously, an unholy man thinks that praying, Scripture reading and hymn singing is a burden and stupid. He counts Sunday services as a burden and weariness and therefore cannot spend more than a small part of it in worshiping God. But then heaven is a never–ending Sunday service. According to the book of revelations, the inhabitants thereof rest not day or night, saying, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,” and singing the praise of the Lamb. This is total contradiction of lifestyle, likes and dislikes.

We are almost certain that David, Paul, Silas, John, Peter and a lot of other saints are in heave, do you think that an unholy man would delight in meeting these saints, saints that spoke against all forms of unholy practices.   Would the unholy man stand before Jesus Christ with confidence and join in the cry, “This is our God . . . we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:9)?

I do not know what others may think, but to me it does seem clear that heaven would be a miserable place to an unholy man. Therefore, if you hope to go to heaven one day, consider living a holy life from now on in preparation for your eternal life. Start today to prepare for heaven, be fit for home.

I must say that I got inspired by the website: http://www.gracegems.org.

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About Musawenkosi Dube

I'm a believer in Jesus Christ. It has been revealed to me through the study of the Word of God, teachings of other men of God and testimonies that God has given us His grace just so we can share it among ourselves in the process leading each other to God. I invite you to learn who our God is with me in this blog...be blessed!

2 Responses to Holiness is Preparation for Heaven and it Matters for Saints

  1. Surely we haven’t failed the test and all we have to do is keep trying for holiness, even more holiness, daily, hourly, in minutes and in seconds…thanks for your comment.

  2. Chaflotte says:

    Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father execpt through me. John 14:6For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you. Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. 2 Corinthians 13:4-6Feeling discouraged?

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