Expressions of faith:
Heaven, an inheritance

Rev. William Watson

Rev. William Watson

The holy scriptures teach clearly that Heaven is a real place, a permanent place, a personal place and a holy place. It is also an inheritance for those who say ‘yes’ to Jesus Christ. In the Gospels, John conveys a powerful truth of what one must become in order to inherit eternal salvation. “I tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again,” John 3:3. Twice Jesus says: “I tell you the truth, you must be born again,” John 3:7.

Being truly born again is a necessity, many scripture passages relate what God will do for a person who, through repentance, accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Ezekiel 36: 26-27).

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” When God supernaturally gives a repentant person a ‘new heart,’ and puts His Spirit in a new believer, then that person becomes sensitive and alive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Only then can he/she be determined and do the will of God. This enables us to know the joy that comes from obedience to the word of God. Once the holy spirit of God has entered the heart and life of a repentant person, they are never the same. They are guaranteed! The Bible says they are a ‘new creation.’ The old has gone and the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Jesus made these truths very clear in His word, and He desires to make them crystal clear to all who will hear even now through this commentary. In Heaven there will be only those who are born again, those who have trusted Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord. If anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ (Romans 8:9).

My weekly prayer is that the reader of this commentary becomes spiritually inspired.

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