End Times Conversion: How Does One Enter The Kingdom of Heaven?

Over the past nine-ten years, ETPR has made it VERY clear that God’s Word and the churches do not agree on much.

Such as becoming a follower of Jesus Christ.

It appears that many of the church-going folk believe that if they spend enough time in a building called a ‘church,’ then God will welcome them into heaven.

NOW, many of the church folk are NICE–but NICE is not the same thing as righteous.

MORE: Do Not Confuse NICE with RIGHTEOUS

A LOT of people are NICE–but most have their own reasons for being so.

God will weigh the hearts of ALL those who dwell upon the earth–and God will find the GREAT MAJORITY of those people wanting.

Particularly during the end times.

Maybe that’s why God’s Word is so clear about the WHOLE WORLD worshiping Satan–including, it is presumed, all of those nice people who congregate in the churches.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:4,8

SO–and this is EXTREMELY important to ALL who want to avoid being the target of God’s judgment and wrath–how does one convert to being a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of the kingdom of heaven?

The quick and easy answer is that ALL who experience the spiritual rebirth (born again) will be members of the kingdom of heaven.

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
–John 3:3
Jesus expounded a bit upon his pronouncement a bit a few verses later.

“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
–John 3:5-6

So (the reader is probably asking himself): IF attending one of the churches is not very helpful in becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, what is?

MORE: What Must the Reader Do To Be Eternally Saved?

The clear answer is a person must DESIRE eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.

A person must WANT to be SAVED from eternal damnation.

A person must want this COMPLETELY and SINCERELY.

MORE: Eternal Salvation is For Those Who WANT It

A person must want eternal salvation so badly, that when God looks at his heart, He sees a COMMITTED follower of Jesus.

A person must want this so badly, he wants it RIGHT NOW.

NOT tomorrow.

NOT next week.

NOT even later today.


One pretty clear sign that a person is NOT a follower of Jesus Christ: they wait until the last moment to cry out to God, hoping for a positive result where there is none.

What are all of those people waiting for?

Why wait?

Does the person believe that eternal salvation will NOT be necessary?

When God sees that the person REALLY does want eternal salvation, then that person undergoes the transformation of being spiritually reborn (born again).

“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
–John 3:13-17

Being ‘born again’ SPIRITUALLY is a requirement of eternity in heaven.

A person must desire to be saved VERY strongly.

God KNOWS who is sincere and who is a pretender.

Man CANNOT fool God.

“for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
–1SAMUEL 16:7

AND, while we are at it: undergoing the reborn transformation will MAKE one put one’s faith for the future ENTIRELY on Jesus Christ.

IF the reader is sincere about wanting eternal salvation, he will FORGET all about this present world and the things in it.

He will disregard the plans of the world.

He will disregard the goals of the world.

He will disregard the acclaim of the world.

He will disregard the THINGS of the world.

He will want heaven and God and Jesus instead.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1JOHN 2:15-16

One good way to judge the intentions of a man: does he talk about the world and the things in the world?

His job, his pay, what he will do with his pay, where his kids will go to school, etc.

The follower of Jesus KNOWS exactly how unimportant the things of this world are when compared to eternity.

So there the reader has it: IF the reader REALLY wants eternal salvation more than ANYTHING ELSE, then he will gain it IF he REALLY wants it.

There are many people who SAY they want to go to heaven, but when it comes right down to it, they are just mouthing words: they are not very sincere.

YES, the reader will find it necessary to place his faith in the future in Jesus Christ and in Jesus ALONE–BUT, without a VERY strong desire to be saved and without a spiritual rebirth, the reader is NOT serious AT ALL about this important matter.

Actions DO speak louder than words–and many have actions which say they want this world, NOT heaven.

The reader must DESIRE heaven more than ANYTHING ELSE.

Otherwise, the reader will spend his eternity wishing he had wanted it more than ANYTHING ELSE.

HAS the reader EVER wondered how he becomes a TRUE follower of Jesus?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 25, 2023.]


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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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