There is a lot of things we are unsure of. We are unsure of the presidential election outcome. We are unsure of Hurricane Sandy’s outcome. We are unsure of the latest stocks to buy. We are unsure of the economy and unemployment lines. We are unsure of what tomorrow lies ahead really. I try not to be repetitive in my posts, I really do. I have been AWOL in my posts for quite sometime. I have had a lot going on and a stirring of emotions for what God’s plan is for my life. So pray that I may have guidance in all of it. Anyways, back to the post- what are 2 Things you can absolutely be sure of? Well as this saying goes, Death and paying taxes. Agreed, but we are going to leave the taxes out this time and say Death and your Eternal Destination.
Death: I was recently reading in the Charlotte Observer of two young college men that died. One who died in Boston and one who died near UNC Chapel Hill. I write this because death is a natural process of our lives whether we like it or not. Death was not originally part of God’s divine creation plan. When Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, sin entered the World as they disobeyed God. Since the Fall Humans have died. In fact Humans lived for hundreds of years even reaching the age of 900, until the Flood where God saw Humans wickedness and decided to shorten their life span to no more than 120 years.
“And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27
Death is sad. I look at death and it’s the absence of that person in your life you knew or persons or group of people that left. Knowing they are still part of you, and your interaction with them no longer exists. It was never intended to be this way. I look at so many young people like the two men I have read about and even have known personally in real life who lost their lives. Did they know Christ? Did they know that Death would be knocking at their door this early in life? What did they do with their lives on their time here on Earth that glorified God to come before him and see him? I wonder if many of us today were to stand before God if we are prepared to meet him.
The Second thing that we can be Sure of is that we will live forever and have an Eternal Destination. When you die you will go to 1 of two places: Heaven or Hell. No one can escape this. You can coax God into stay on Earth longer or having your soul leave your body when you want it to. You will go one of two places. There is no incarnation. There are no 72 virgins in heaven waiting for you. You don’t inherit your own planet when you die. There is no purgatory. You don’t remain on the Earth (BTW those are demons, and evil spirits that roam the Earth haunting houses, possessing people, terrorizing them and even trying to inflict damage on the Church). Hell, as Jesus said,
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14
Many people aren’t going to Heaven. I hate to say that. And even Jesus said that. In fact most of the world is probably going to Hell. Look at all the people who are spiritually blinded- followers of Buddha, Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, and even some so called ‘Christians’ and segments of the Church. Jesus said that he came so we can live life abundantly. Are you doing that now? How is your personal relationship with him going? If you were to die unexpectingly would you know who he is when you meet him? Today is the Day of Salvation. If you don’t really KNOW who Jesus is, but love to read about Him I invite you today to search after him with all your heart. And to Accept him as your personal Lord and Savior if you haven’t already. And 2 things you can be sure of- you will die, and you will spend eternity somewhere whether in Heaven or Hell.