You Can't Behave Your Way Into Heaven

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Registered: 08-21-2002
You Can't Behave Your Way Into Heaven
Sat, 12-13-2003 - 11:41am
No longer counting on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God’s laws, but by trusting Christ to save me; for God’s way of making us right with himself depends of faith--counting on Christ alone. ~Philippians 3:9~

My Child,

>Do you know that you can’t work your way into my good graces? You can’t behave your way into Heaven--no matter how sweet you act, no matter how generous or kind-hearted or law-abiding. There’s no need to work yourself to the point of spiritual exhaustion.

Come to me and let me show you a wonderful truth. Jesus has already done it all. His life, death, burial, and resurrection are the only credentials you’ll need to show at the door. That was his part. Your part is to believe that what he did was done for you, and to receive it. Don’t you see, my child? It’s not your holiness that gets you in with my Son. It’s my Son’s mercy that gets you into holiness.

Your Father,