5 Things to Do to Gain Heaven

A true life story about heaven made me to meditate some practical things to consistently do to gain heaven, which I would love to share with you. A young pastor traveling on a highway saw an old man by the roadside requesting for a free ride, and he stopped the car for the old man in white garment to come in.

For the first time after ten minutes of silent driving, the old man asked the pastor if he knew what happened in heaven last night, but he gave a negative response. The old man said: “The trumpet was ordered to be blown for the rapture, but Jesus appealed that some people are yet to hear the gospel”. The amazing part of this story is that the old man disappeared from the vehicle after his last statement.

The scriptures made us to know that Jesus Christ in heaven is still playing the role of intercession as mentioned in the book of Hebrew chapter 12 verses 24 which says:…”to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” 

With respect to the aggressive evangelism through the internet, Jesus Christ can come any moment from now. What will be your position during the rapture?

5 Major Steps to Take to Gain Heaven

1. Give the Access Key of Your Heart to God

When God created us in HIS image, a strong attribute we have in common is the ‘power of choice‘. Did you ever ask yourself why the omnipresent God could not stop Eve when she plucked the forbidden fruit to eat? The answer is simply because HE respected the power of Eve’s choice who decided to obey the devil.

Do not prefer to do things in your own way without consulting God. God can speak to you when you talk to HIM in your room – I am a living witness of this truth! To gain heaven you must have a constant relationship with the LORD. Give HIM the chance to control your decisions on earth. 

2. Worship God in Heaven and not the world

If you have the ambition to acquire houses, cars and many things of this world then you would find it difficult to respect the power and sovereignty of the Most High GOD. You will be distracted from the holy lifestyle the LORD wants from you. 

Jesus speaks in Matthew chapter 6 verses 24: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon”.

You must worship the LORD daily in spirit and in truth for you to gain heaven

3. Study the Road Map to Heaven

The LORD allowed the Bible to be in existence for everyone to understand the roadmap to heaven. It is the Holy Book that will guide you to a righteous life. When you read the Bible and obey the Will of God in the scriptures every day, then you are on the right direction to heaven.

The Holy Spirit speaks through Paul in his letter to Timothy, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2Tim3:16)

4. Reject the Worldly Custom

This world is under the great influence of the devil who devices a lot of ungodly customs that can hinder our journey to heaven. 
You have to stay away from the popular customs in our generation which include; provocative dressing, tattoo, homosexuals, cohabiting, body costumes and other customs prohibited by the LORD.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

5. Love Your Neighbour

Everything about God is love, so you have to adjust your mind to love your friends and your enemies. Love is a significant trait in heaven.

For instance, an American visiting Japan for the first time and who wants to avoid embarrassment must learn the customs related to greetings and so on. The common greeting for men and women is to bow when they greet someone, as opposed to giving a casual handshake or a hug.

Similarly, to gain heaven you must also have the heart of true love to God and to everyone around you. Jesus speaks in John chapter 13 verse 34: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”


It is the plan of the LORD that everyone should gain heaven and that is the reason for the teachings, sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I encourage you to walk on the path of holiness which is the only way to heaven. This narrow path to heaven involves obedience to the instructions of the LORD daily, discipline, endurance, and agape love. May the LORD help us in Jesus name. 

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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