“But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior”
Philippians 3:20 AMP
Imagine that you were a student at a boarding school and your parents told you they would come for you on vacation day. When vacation day comes around, won’t it be silly for you to be praying that they would not forget you when they come?
Of course, it would be, seeing that you’re the very reason they are coming in the first place.
That’s the same way it makes absolutely no sense for a Christian to pray that God would not forget him on the last day. Brother, sister, you’re the reason Jesus is coming back again! He can’t forget you!
When you study the bible, you realize that a believer ‘making heaven’ was always presented as something certain. In fact, a believer ‘making heaven’ was never an idea or statement used in scriptures.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
1 Cor 1:4-9 says that Jesus Christ “shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
There’s more. Jude 1:24 says that God is able to “keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”
How can you be so sure that you’ll ‘make heaven’ simply by believing? Because God has made sure of that! When you believed in Jesus, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Eph 1:13).
He “is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” (Eph 1:14).
You are God’s purchased possession, bought and paid for with the blood of Christ. The Holy Spirit on your inside is the agent of glorification. He is the seal that you belong to God, and that Christ is coming for you on the last day.
The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you; you can be sure that he will raise you up with him on the last day.