HEAVEN FOR SALE

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I discovered an unorthodox teaching method online which I decided to use on my kids in class today to prove a point. Be patient, please.
Me: ‘Hello, Students’
Students: ‘Hello, miss.’
Me: before we get started today, I would like to tell you that the Vice-principal will be coming in later to share some information about a new fundraiser.
I quickly hand out sheets of test papers. My students have never heard of the majority of the terms and most of them conclude that they must have been absent when the information was taught. One student takes advantage of this and stands up.
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Student: ‘Excuse me, miss, but I was absent when you taught this’
Me: ‘No, you weren’t. In fact, the entire class was present. You must not have been paying attention.’
Student: ‘But…’
Me: ‘Sit down and write the test’
They finish the quiz and I grade it. Everyone fails horribly.
Me: ‘You guys didn’t do well at all. It’s a pity because this is fifty percent of your grade’.
My darlings freak out. The Vice Principal turns up as announced.
Me: ‘Let’s welcome the VP’.
My students stand to welcome him.
VP: ‘Thank you all. Due to the recent levy being rejected, our school has been massively under-budgeted. Therefore, in order for the school to remain open, we have introduced a new fundraiser to our school. Basically, for every fifty naira you donate, your grade point average will go up by one point in class. Donation starts now. Cash only!’
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The entire class rushed to their feet to donate. Some donate fifty naira, some hundred naira, some five hundred. Those that didn’t have money looked utterly miserable. Some were close to tears. Another boy, Ayo boldly walks forward with One thousand naira and gives it to the vice principal and haughtily says:
‘Sir, will this be enough for the mean time?’
I burst out laughing and make my kids settle down before I start handing their money back to them.
Me: ‘My darlings, imagine if Heaven was for sale. Imagine if we had to bribe God to get into Heaven. You have just illustrated how awful it would be those who are penniless. I love you all’.
The period came to an end and I left the class.hfs2

I was surfing the net and came across this:

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Imagine, right?
There are some things that are never for sale. A place in Heaven is one of them. Thank God. Some people would have paid a first class ticket to heaven, for themselves, their friends and families straight to the Throne, while some would be hopelessly waiting and standing in line.
Most people know that they can’t buy eternal life with money but a whole lot of people think they can buy it with good deeds alone. They figure that since their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds, when their dying day comes, they will make it to Heaven. They have no concept of actually forming a relationship with God. They just figure that if they do more good stuff than bad, they are assured access into heaven.
Would you sell your eyes for a million naira or twenty million naira. I don’t think so. No one in his right mind would. Your eyes are priceless to you, yet they are merely the windows of your soul. Your life (soul) is of such value, Jesus said you should despise the value of your eye compared to it (Matthew 18:9). In other words, your eternal salvation is a priority and that is why a sinless man died for us, free of charge.
There is nothing you can do to get inside Heaven except to accept His Son, Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. There is no need to reduce your life to a transaction. You don’t have to earn salvation. It is FREE.
It is time for us to recognize that eternal life is not for sale. Doing everything that the church or religious world says to do may make you feel good, and it may be good, but it won’t assure you a place in Heaven. Salvation is never tied to anything. It isn’t tied to money. God’s love cannot be bought, bargained for or traded in on. His love is free to all who call upon His Son’s name.
We are all good enough for Heaven. Eternal life is free to anyone who is willing to make getting to Heaven a heart issue and give their all to Him. If you do not make it to Heaven, you will have no one to blame, but yourself.
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About Ezar

I'm in love with my dreams, married to success and having an affair with life ;) I live for the moments you can't put into words and I dont look back...unless there's a good view.

Posted on April 23, 2014, in Dear Jesus and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.

  1. This is beautiful,Sure heaven ain’t for Sale. God is the giver of life and death and all is free..i can imagine the Rich buying tickets to heaven,what then happens to the Poor?would heaven be for the Rich alone, Naaa dnt tink So…Heaven is Free.. and not for Sale..Nice Words Ezzy love.

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  2. Mehnnnnnnnnnn. It will be too bad if money was the criteria for heaven. Hell go full. Ezar darling, God bless u and ur students.

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  3. One song came to mind while reading this; eternal life, eternal life, I want to live eternal God save my soul.
    I thank God for giving His son as the Ultimate sacrifice.

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  4. Tz the woman at the end that cracks me up the most
    Nne ehn, tz affordable to all ooo. If you don’t make it, na your fault ooo. Nuff said

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  5. Pastor Anderson

    This post is right on time. We are clearly taught from God’s Word that works are NOT essential to our salvation. Titus 3:5 states… “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” And again in Ephesians 2:8,9 we are told, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” We are all Hell-deserving sinners! We do NOT have anything to do with salvation except to receive God’s free gift by FAITH. Salvation is receiving; NOT giving.

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  6. God has promised salvation to all those who trust upon the name of Jesus Christ…“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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  7. A correctly understood gospel—salvation by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Christ’s finished work alone— mandates eternal security. On the other hand, if one is trusting in one’s works or a “commitment” to perform works or to live a certain way to be saved, then salvation cannot be assured, and the doctrine of eternal security is either negotiable or is denied.

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  8. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

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  9. Eternal life, deliverance from death and condemnation, cannot be purchased for any earthly sum, but it is yours for the taking, completely free of any charge, paid in full by the precious Blood of Jesus.

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  10. There’s little wonder that Peter begins his epistle (1 Peter 1) by calling on us with a doxology of praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for the great mercy that He’s displayed to us in regenerating us and giving us salvation through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Good post Ezar.

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  11. hahahahaha…I agree with E. That image is wicked. Almost looks like my grandmother when she is angry…lmao. Thank God for free salvation for me. Hell would hv been my destination as I no get money reach to buy ticket. Ezarmoooooo.

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  12. If you have experienced God’s gracious salvation, thank Him for it every day. Thank u for this lesson Ezar.

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  13. An atheist would hv posted those heaven for sale pictures. I can bet on it. I urge Christians to be bold for their faith. We all need to be more active and enthusiastic than the atheists—after all, we have the message of truth the world needs to hear.

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  14. That picture of the nun though…priceless! Thanks for this amazing reminder. It’s open to everyone but only a selected few will enter. It’s unfortunate somehow but it’s all about choices.

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  15. Hebrews 2:3 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];”

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  16. Thank God for “so great salvation” that is absolutely free through repentance and faith!

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  17. Oh yes, you have yourself to blame. Man is born of a fallen race, condemned because of his participation in Adam’s sin, doomed because of the fact that he has only a fallen nature, judged as one who is under the dominion and power of sin, and guilty before God because of his personal sins (Rom. 3:9-23; 5:12). Consequently he is “dead in trespasses and sins,” a child of disobedience, by nature a child of wrath, having no hope, and without God in the world. This is the Almighty’s appraisal of him (Eph. 2:1-3,12). Unless he obtains God’s salvation during his lifetime, he will experience everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. Cowards deny and scoffers laugh at this truth, but that doesn’t change the fact, the reality, one iota. The Holy Bible is mercilessly clear on the subject of eternal damnation and punishment of the lost. A careful reading of Luke 16:19-31; Revelations 20:11-15 will prove this.

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  18. The word of God declares and the conscience warns that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) Sin is committed by the whole man; and the whole man—body and soul—will eternally suffer the consequences and penalty of sin.

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  19. The post title struck me on ur twitter time line. Catchy. Amazing message. The Lord Jesus declared, “Except
    a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3)—yes, born again spiritually, born into
    the eternal kingdom of God and made an heir of salvation, one of the “partakers of the inheritance of the
    saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).
    I like the nun too.

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  20. Simple faith(trust)in Jesus Christ of Nazareth,nd His perfect sacrifice is d only VISA to Heaven!Glory be to God in d Highest.

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  21. Wowww…Salvation is not only free,but personal! My husband was furious on d day i got saved sitting next to him.He said i disgraced him by standing to give my life to Christ.He couldnt stop me,nd if Heaven was 4 sale,perhaps he wouldnt have bought for me.Halleluyah,Jesus came for d Housewives who might not hv d money to buy salvation.However,two years after my salvation,he graciously received d gift of eternal life…Praise the Lord!!!

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  22. thank God it is personal nd free!Our corrupt politicians would have bought eternal life for their children,nd children’s children to d 3rd nd 4th generation.

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  23. It takes humility to bow at d Cross.Though eternal life is free,it is not 4 d PROUD…God resists d proud but gives grace to the humble!

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  24. @Tobe, I de tell you.

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  25. GRACE. Grace is an undeserved free gift, undeserved favor, and undeserved love. We are saved by Grace.

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  26. Thank God for the precious Blood of Jesus. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned [broken God’s law] and fall short of the glory of God” ( Romans:3:23 ). The blood of Christ removes the death penalty from us each time we sin only when we truly repent. Glory Halleluyah.

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  27. This post reminds me of a hymn we usually sing in church. It goes:

    Some thank the Lord for friends and home
    For mercies sure and sweet
    But I would praise Him for his grace
    In prayer I would repeat

    Refrain:
    Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
    Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
    Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
    Thy great salvation so rich and free

    Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow
    Some for the stars that shine
    My heart is filled with joy and praise
    Because I know He’s mine

    I trust in Him from day to day
    I prove His saving grace
    I’ll sing this song of praise to Him
    Until I see His face

    I just thought to share. God bless you, Ezar.

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  28. Thank God it is not by works.Many would have out-worked me,esp the ‘workaholics’in Church.Salvation is also for those who do not have much strenght like me.

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  29. I appreciate d manifold wisdom of God dat took care of all d loop-holes dat man would have taken advantage of.It is a perfect plan of redemption!

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  30. It is sad dat a world-wide denomination still depends on works including the prayer of d faithfuls/saints to go direct to Heaven or via purgatory.Lord have mercy!

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  31. The gospel is simple….whosoever that believes in Jesus nd His redemptive work at Calvary is saved…saved by grace alone,nd not by works of mercy/charity,or by buying indulgences or by d intercession of Mary,or by d prayer of d faithfuls.It is a FINISHED WORK(no plus/minus)….period!

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  32. @Eden..i agree 100% with you.Thanks 4 d boldness to speak THE TRUTH nd nothing but THE TRUTH.God bless u!

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  33. Yesterday,i was at a service of songs nd the faithfuls were told to pray dat d sins of dat departed soul be forgiven for eternal rest in God’s bosom.If u are not forgiven in d land of d living,then dats the end.There is NO FORGIVENESS OF SINS after death.

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  34. Amendment of life is Now…NOW is d day of salvation,d acceptable time..not after death.After death is judgement(Hebrews 9:27).

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  35. Since eternal life is a free gift to all,all we need to do is to ACCEPT IT nd not REJECT IT! It is not by force or by compulsion,…but willingly,nd with a heart of gratitude to a Love God who so loved u nd gave His best for You.

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  36. Just as ‘Orobo’nun is warning,..If u do not make it to Heaven,u will have no one else to blame but yourself.Justification(just-as-if-u-have-not-sinned) is by FAITH…..re-Martin Luther of blessed memory.

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  37. Bro Luther was indeed d son of God dat manifested in his own generation nd turned his system upside down.Today we are waiting for d manifestation of d sons of God dat will turn d World upside down for our Lord Jesus.It may u or it may be I.Be strong nd courageous to do exploits for our Lord and King!

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  38. The Cross of Calvary is d only way out from hell to Heaven…d only bridge b/w hell nd Heaven…..not RELIGION.Thank u my Lord Jesus for dying my death,for my eternal life!

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  39. Our ransom price was very costly…..d life blood of our Lord Jesus.He paid it in full for our FREE UNFETTERED ACCESS into Heaven.He paid d price for you nd I.Glory!

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  40. We were bought not with corruptible money,but with the incorruptible,the precious Blood of the Lamb without spot or blemish(1 Peter1:18,19).Money corrupts nd would have corrupted d plan of salvation,just as it corrupts the religious system today.

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  41. Heaven is not for sale,but is for d ‘bought/purchased people’who accepted d gift of salvation.

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  42. Naturally,man likes’free things’.Many times i wonder why it is different for an important issue of life like eternal life…though it is free,it is rejected.Na wao..this is d work of d devil!

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  43. Haven’t u noticed how some of the unsaved rich give donations in Church thinking dat it will earn them automatic entrance into Heaven?

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  44. Some church leaders have not helped matters….they encourage them,not making them know the futility of service without the free gift of eternal life.

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  45. Some of d unsaved rich/politicians have built churches single-handedly,hoping to gain God’s favour nd a place in His Heaven….this is hoping against hope b/c d visa requirement is simple nd clear…faith in Jesus nd His finished work!

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  46. I remember Simon the sorcerer(Acts8:18;19)who offered money for d free gift of God.What did Paul say to him,May your money perish with you,b/c you thought you could buy the gift of God with money.How many of our Church leaders can reject such offers from men/women whose hearts are not right with God?They will even dedicate the church building with pomp nd pageantry.

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  47. God cannot be bought,His gifts cannot be bought,nd His Heaven also cannot be bought.You come to Him on His terms nd not man’s.

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  48. Haven’t u heard dat Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people…..no gate-crashing.

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  49. Gbaaaam..no gate crashing.You go to Heaven on His terms….You must be BORN-AGAIN(John3:3).

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  50. With my God,there is no sitting on d fence(neither here or there).You are for Him OR against HIM.Heaven is the blessing that results frm OBEDIENCE to His Word for eternal life….Believe in your heart nd confess with ur mouth dat Jesus is Lord,nd dat God raised Him frm the dead(Romans10:9,10).

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