Where is Michael Jackson now?

It would be the most wonderful thing to know that Michael Jackson is now in Heaven and no doubt there are many who would believe he is. However man’s eternal and final destination has nothing to do with who we think should be in heaven, God has already determined the plan of salvation.

Jesus Christ was God on earth and suffered so that sin (in your life) can be destroyed. Jesus died on the cross and endured the wrath of God, so that man could be reconciled to Him and no longer enemies of each other. This death not only guarantees Heaven for the person who has repented and turned away from their sin and is trusting in Jesus  but more importantly, a right relationship with God with a new life totally committed to Him.

With this new life comes a lifetime of expression, to the world, that Jesus is Saviour and Lord of your life. One of the ways you know that you are a born again Christian and on your way to Heaven is when you publicly confess Jesus as Lord, and you tell people on a regular basis that Jesus is the only way to God.

Not only that, you publicly make it known by your life style that you and God have a relationship.

There are certain outward appearances laid down by God in Scripture which qualify a person to have the absolute assurance that they will spend eternity with God in heaven when they leave this earth.

So judge for yourself (according to the Holy Scriptures which are man’s only reliable source on the subject of Heaven and Hell) if Michael Jackson is in heaven.

“In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”  “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil”. John 3:3-6; 12-19.

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. Ephesians 2:4-10.

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:22-23.

Repent therefore and return that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts 3:19-20

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:9-10

“Whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36.

“I am the way and the truth and the life, no–one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14: 6.

Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be able say with certainty that Michael Jackson is in Heaven.  But I would be deceiving myself if I believed that and so would you.

Look at his life in the light of Scripture. Was he truly “born again” by God’s Holy Spirit?

Did he publicly confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour?

Did he believe in Jesus Christ as the only way men can be saved?

Was his life totally committed to God and His ways?

Did his lifestyle tell the world that Jesus was his God?

The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that salvation will not be available forever. There is no “later “There is only “NOW” God takes note of being put off!

“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” Hebrews 2:3.

“Now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation”! 2 Cor 6:2

Thanks to ProclaimHisWord for this video.

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