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It starts with the heart. If yours is not 100% committed to God, you will not find HIM. It is that simple. For me, this was not an evolutionary process of ever increasing levels of commitment of my heart to God as HE challenged me constantly throughout my life to move closer and closer to HIM. That is the stuff of Christian mythology. Yes, we know that our faith “comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” [Romans 10:17]. We also know that our faith can grow [2 Thessalonians 1:3]. But does our heart fit this type of growth profile according to God’s Word? I don’t think so.

Your heart is either committed to God or it is not. God did not have a portion of my heart starting at some point in time, which I then increasingly gave more of it as time progressed. No, I was simply not with God growing in faith. My faith started to grow when I became committed to God. At the very point I gave my heart to HIM. Before this time, everything was simply only knowledge in my head. It is true; God had been tugging on me. Yet, I was simply not listening to HIM and HE did not have my heart.

It was an instantaneous decision for me at a time of an epiphany. I will talk more about this in the following chapters. Had a pastor properly trained me in the matters of seeking and finding God, it might have come earlier for me. Yet, I cannot be sure of this, I can only speculate. How do you find God? Have you really found HIM? Do you know HIM? What HE likes? Dislikes? What about you? Does God know you? Has your whole heart been given to HIM? Do you hold your ground for righteousness’ sake? Would you die on the cross hanging upside down rather than forsake your God? If not, why?

If you don’t have the answers to these questions, you can find them in this book. That is a bold statement to make; but, as you read on, you will find out that this is a bold book. It is anointed, ordained and designed by God to awaken HIS people (Christians, Jews, Muslims and all who sincerely fear HIM and who work righteousness) before it is too late. As will be explained later, many Christians will actually be going to Hell and many non-Christians will actually be going to Heaven. You say: “How could this be since to get into Heaven requires Jesus?” What about righteousness?