Your Super Bowl Ticket is No Comparison to God’s Ticket to Heaven
THE GOSPEL LIGHT MINUTE X
with Daniel Whyte III
As you may know, Superbowl tickets can cost over $10,000. One man paid $70,000 for a Superbowl ticket. But may I offer you God’s ticket to Heaven? You don’t have to pay for it, and that’s a good thing, because you could never afford to buy it! It’s free, but only because someone has already paid the ultimate price for it.
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God loves you and not only wants you to have a fulfilling life on earth, He also wants you to live with Him in Heaven forever. He’s the one who offers you a paid-in-full ticket. No one wants to go to hell where there will be no joy and no pleasures whatsoever, and God doesn’t want anyone to go there either. The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9 that God is “not willing that any should perish”.
But there is a problem with getting that free ticket. We have all done wrong–we have all sinned, haven’t we? God’s Word says in 1 John 1:8, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves”. Sin pollutes–it makes us unclean, unfit for God’s presence in that wonderful, perfect place called Heaven. Sin penalizes–it separates us from a sinless God. Romans 6:23 says, “for the wages of sin is death”.
In short, our sinfulness blocks the delivery of the ticket that we need to get into Heaven!
Who paid for it?
Wait! There’s good news! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to be born and to live His life without sin. 1 Peter 3:18 says, Jesus “once suffered for [our] sins, the just [One] for the unjust [all of us!], that He might bring us to God”. When God “laid on Him the iniquity [sins] of us all”, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”. The answer is simple and profound: Jesus was separated from God because He took your place and mine on the cross, and by dying He paid in full the “wages” our sins had earned.
Then He rose from the dead, was seen by hundreds of people, and is alive today so you can know Him and receive the gift of eternal life–your ticket to Heaven. That’s right! The Bible says this about all who believe in His name in John 1:12: “as many as received Him [Jesus], to them gave He power to become the sons of God”.
That is fantastic! You can become a “new” person–born of God–to start a brand new life that pleases God. And, of course, all God’s children have a ticket to Heaven!
Do you want it?
It is no accident you are hearing this message today. God has made sure you can receive it. The whole issue is, did Jesus pay for all your sins or didn’t He? God said He did. Trust God that it is so. John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son [of God] hath everlasting life”.
Just as a man says, “Yes, I will take this woman to be my wife,” God wants you to tell Him, “Yes, I will take Jesus to be my Savior. I believe that He is the only way to Heaven.” The Bible says in 1 John 5:12, “He that hath the Son [Jesus] hath life”.
If you believe that God’s way to Heaven is the only way and that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose again, you can “claim your ticket” by telling God in words like these:
Dear God, I have sinned. I know I have offended You in many ways. I am so sorry. I believe that Jesus suffered and died for my sins, paid my debt in full, and rose again. Jesus, I believe in You and thank You for what You’ve done for me. Please save me from the penalty of my sins, and give me a new birth and the power to live for You. Thank You for this offer to spend eternity in Heaven with You!
Remember what John 3:36 says: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.”
Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!
Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of twenty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and the Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, and the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com.