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Then I was told: I am coming soon! And when I come, I will reward everyone for what they have done. I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. God will bless all who have washed their robes. They will each have the right to eat fruit from the tree that gives life, and they can enter the gates of the city.
Revelation 22: 12-14
There are lots of jokes about entering the gates of Heaven. Most of them center on someone, usually St. Peter, asking the question "Why should I let you in?" Of course, there is no mention in the Bible of St. Peter being the gate keeper of Heaven, but it is true that there will be a specific reason why you are allowed to "enter the gates" of Heaven.
The reason that you will be allowed to pass through the gates of Heaven is that you have "washed your robes" in the Blood of Jesus! That is the one and only reason that you will be qualified to enter the City. You will not be able to enter because of all the good things you have done, even though you will be rewarded for those things if you enter Heaven. But, you will only be allowed in Heaven because of the Blood of Jesus.
Don't forget that as a follower of Jesus Christ, you will do the good things you do by His power working in you. It is all for His glory and not for yours!
"Lord Jesus, thank You for being the reason that I can enter the gates of Heaven and be with You forever. May Your Holy Name be praised now and always! Amen."