LISTEN: You Are One Heartbeat Away From Hell or Heaven (Gospel Light Minute X #321)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #321, titled, “You Are One Heartbeat Away From Hell or Heaven.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

You may be admired for your talents, abilities, or even for your generosity shown through acts of charity. However, God looks in the heart and sees all the things that you do, say, and even think. God says in His Holy Word, the Bible, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” In this condition, everyone is condemned and remains one heartbeat from Heaven or Hell.

If you are honest with yourself, you realize that one day you will die. The Bible says in Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Therefore, right now, you are one heartbeat from Heaven or Hell.

At your job, you might be paid hourly, weekly, or by salary for the work that you do. Well, God says that unless you accept the payment that Jesus Christ made when He died on Calvary, you will be paid wages for your sins. Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death…” However, Jesus has paid for your sins, if you will accept His gift of eternal life. Romans 6:23b says, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” While you decide which payment you will choose, you are only one heartbeat away from Heaven or Hell.

God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son’s life in order for you to be saved. It is His desire that no one would perish and spend eternity in Hell. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Do you believe that Jesus is God’s Son? Do you believe that He loved you so much that He died for you? Do you believe that God raised Him from the dead,and that Jesus Christ is now in Heaven? If you do, God promises that you can be saved right not. Romans 10:9 says, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Take God at His Word, and trust Him to save you right now. After all, you are only one heartbeat away from Heaven or Hell.

God said that you must accept Jesus Christ with a childlike faith and trust. The Bible says in Romans 10:10, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” You must call on God and ask Him to save you. If you trust Him to keep His Word, He has promised that He will save you. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I am willing to turn from my sin. I now ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour. I am willing, by God’s grace, to follow and obey Christ as the Lord of my heart and life. Amen

If you have accepted Christ as your Saviour, you are one heartbeat from spending eternity in Heaven; however, if you have rejected Him , you are one heartbeat from an eternity in Hell.


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