Being Good Isn’t Good Enough
“For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we
must be saved.”
This may come as a surprise to some, but there will be people in Hell whom others would define as
On the other hand, there will be people in Heaven who lived bad lives, but they repented of their sin.
You can be a good person, relatively
speaking, but you’re not good enough. You may think you will get to Heaven on your own good works, but of course you won’t. That’s how you might end up in Hell.
Being good doesn’t
get you to Heaven. The Bible tells us, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23 NLT). But it also says, “There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man
Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone” (1 Timothy 2:5–6 NLT).
Jesus himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except
through me” (John 14:6 NLT).
There’s only one way to Heaven, and that is being forgiven by God. Heaven is not for good people; it’s for forgiven people.
So, the real question is this: Are you forgiven?
Have you said to God, “I know I’m a sinner. I know I don’t deserve to go to Heaven, but you’ve offered me this wonderful
promise that I can go there some day. I want to. So, I want to believe in You”?
That’s really what it comes down to. You have to admit your sin and believe that Jesus died on the cross for
your sin. Turn from that sin. Ask God to forgive you of that sin and begin to follow Christ. When you do, you can know with certainty that you’ll go to Heaven.
Have you done this? He’s just
a prayer away.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I
believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name
of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my
heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that
is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Dear Jesus . . .
All that I am is Yours. I surrender to You now. All that I have is Yours. I ask You to forgive me of all my
sins against you! Please wash them away with the blood that You shed for me at the cross! Nail my sin and selfishness to the cross! I repent Lord! Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew the right spirit within me! Cast me NOT away from thy presence and
take NOT thy Holy Spirit from me! Forgive me of all my sins! I want to be covered and protected! I want to go to heaven instead of hell! I believe and speak with my mouth that You died for my sins at the cross at Calvary, and was buried.
I believe that You took my sins to hell and rose from the dead on the third day. I believe that You now sit at the right hand of my Father in Heaven. I believe that You alone are the Savior of the world! I believe
that You are my Savior! You are the one and only true Messiah! I renounce satan and all his works and ways! I choose the “truth” and disavow satan and all his lies! I make You my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ (Yahshua HaMashiach)! This is something
that only You can do, so take my heart and cleanse it of all unrighteousness! Purify me and don't stop till I go to heaven to live with You forever! You are faithful!
You my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul! All that I have is yours! Come into my heart and live within me! I want to reflect your Spirit! I want to be like You! I was made in your image! Here I am . . . I surrender my life to You! Fill me with Your Spirit!
Lead and guide and direct my path! I ask You for your grace to be an overcomer and finish the race You have called me to run! Thank You for Your lovingkindness! Thank You for drawing me close to You! Thank You Father God! In the name above all names
I pray, Yahshua (Jesus)! Amen!
1 Thess 4:14
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned
already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.