Consider Yourself ASKED, 21MAR
There are probably people who think that they will never get into heaven, and those who think they are in by their hearts barely crossing the finish line – sliding into home….
The truth is you need to consider yourself ASKED! We have to actually accept and RSVP… We have to actually take Jesus’s offer by taking His hand. He has been reaching FOREVER for us.
I pray you have already have established a warm comforting relationship or even a corrective relationship with our Lord – either way consider yourself ASKED…
If you think you never got asked into the Kingdom “properly” in a human definition of being asked, remember that it is a spiritual connection just between you and God. Listen in – tune in – consider yourself ASKED…
In Matthew 20, the laborers of the vineyard parable is partially about transitioning to Heaven at whatever stage of life you are in – some don’t approach the throne of God until late, some bump into an opportunity to accept the work of the Lord, even if they are late. This parable is totally about God being generous – no matter when we are asked – many are just waiting to be asked – well, consider yourself ASKED!
6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
They got in! Some may be early or be late to salvation, but the truth is that it is NOT TOO LATE… RSVP without delay… Consider yourself ASKED!
It takes acceptance of Jesus, a generous gift from God, to get into the eternal Kingdom. It’s a loop!!!! God – Jesus – Eternal Life – that’s the key.
Warren Zevon, just before his death from rapid cancer, covered Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” – I heard Tom Petty sing it too, and he sadly passed away a couple years later. My urging is for you to accept the RSVP for salvation now. DON’T WAIT! Pick up those keys when Jesus says: “Follow Me!”… Tom Petty sings: “something good is coming – for you and me – there has to be…” that is truth – Heaven is open – open the door – you don’t even need to knock on Heaven’s door – just open it with the LOVE of JESUS.
Don’t let the invitation into Heaven confuse you – you are LOVED… Don’t worry about your works, only about your willingness.
Don’t think you have no credentials to work in the vineyard. Don’t confuse good works and GRACE – God just wants you as you… and you know that’s true – consider yourself YOU.
GRACE IS FREE FOR YOU.
God gets you.
Faith as small as a mustard seed can move the mountain that is you – accept the GRACE.
Jesus is holding out His hand to you – consider yourself ASKED – and ACCEPT…
Knocking on Heaven’s Door? Jesus has actually been knocking on your door…
Open the Kingdom of Heaven!
“But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
Consider this a revelation to you by our Father in Heaven.
Consider yourself ASKED.
Tom Petty Mudcrutch
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Tom Petty Heartbreakers
Something Good Coming