Got your ticket to heaven? Well, it doesn’t do any good to get your ticket if you don’t get on the train! Following Christ is a journey not just a ticket. You can say yes to a ticket but it doesn’t mean anything until you climb aboard…
Have you prayed the salvation prayer? Unfortunately, the pews are full of non-Christians who have prayed the prayer. Unfortunately, many church leaders even teach the idea of trusting in your “salvation moment” for your security and place in heaven.
The bigger question is…are you following Christ?
As my wife (Kristin) says, “Christianity isn’t about riding the fence, you need to pick a side (the world or Jesus).” Stopping by the depot to get your ticket is not being a disciple. You have to get on the train and take the ride. FOLLOW CHRIST! That’s what a disciple is – someone who follows.
Christ warned against a mere pretention of following – “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven (Matt. 7:21 ff). He also said he will separate the sheep from the goats (saved and not-saved). What will He base it on? Not on what they say, but on what they do! (Matt. 25:31-46).
You see, what we do reveals what is really in our hearts. What we do shows who we really follow. You can say you have a ticket all you want, but if you are not on the train (following Christ), then you didn’t really decide to take that path.
You still can. You can get your ticket and get on the train and have the ride of your life – for eternity. The ticket is not for later – it is for right now and the price has already been paid.