Help Me Go To Heaven

(Greg King)


In John 14:1-3 Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”


Do you want to go to heaven? Do you really want to go to heaven? I want to go to heaven. If I miss heaven, I’ll miss the very purpose for which I was created. If I miss heaven, I’ll miss the place the Lord prepared for me. If I miss heaven, I’ll miss eternity with my Savior. I don’t want to miss heaven and I need your help to go there.


You can help me by giving me the truth. I need the truth like the Macedonians: “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us’” (Acts 16:9). I need to hear the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Ephesians 4:15 says, “But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head even Christ.”


If you are my friend, if you are concerned about my soul, give me the truth.  Don’t flatter me. Don’t praise my virtues while remaining silent about my vices. Don’t fear that the truth will offend me. Don’t treasure our friendship, our friendly relations, above my salvation. Don’t think that by ignoring my sins you can help. Don’t think that being blind to my sins will prove yourself charitable. However I may react, whatever may be my attitude toward you after you have done it, give me the truth! For the truth, and only the truth, can make men free from the shackles of sin, strengthen me in the pathway of righteousness, and lead me to the joys of heaven. If I’m wavering, weak, lukewarm, indifferent, neglectful; if I’ve been overtaken in a trespass, if I’ve been drawn into the pleasures of the world; if I’ve left my first love; if I’ve been led astray by error; or if I’ve done none of these, but need to grow in knowledge and be edified, give me the truth!


You can help me go to heaven by giving me your love. People need people. I can’t go to heaven alone. I need you and you need me. “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart” (Ecclesiastes 4:9:12). “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Galatians 5:13-14).


God gave us to one another to help us get to heaven. Let’s not only use the great resource God has given us, but be the resource God intended for us to be.