Everyone knows that in order to enter into a country that is not your country of birth, you must have a visa. If a person goes to the airport and tries to board a plane coming to America, but doesn’t have a visa, they will not even be allowed to board the plane. They will instead be stopped at the airport and turned away.
You also need a visa to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. That visa can not be paid for with money, nor by favors of someone who likes you. That visa is paid for only through death a burial. This death is not of the body, but of the human will. You have to die to yourself and to your flesh. You have to pay for this visa into heaven, by losing your will on earth (the lies, cheating, fornication, grudges, stealing, etc.).
This burial happens when a person decides to leave that old, broken life behind and give their life 100% to God. Once the decision is made, then the visa can be purchased through baptism in the waters. Yes, baptism in the waters is like the visa to enter into Heaven. Therefore Jesus said,
He who believes and is baptized will be
saved;but he who does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16
Are you ready to pay the price?
May the God of the Bible bless you
Bishop Bira Fonseca