How are we to deal with the certainty of death? By being prepared for the day we will leave this earth, and assure ourselves of making Heaven our eternal destination.
There are only two possible destinations for us after we leave this life: Heaven and hell. And no matter who you are or what you have done on this Earth, you can assure an eternal life in Heaven by repenting of your sin and believing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He loves you and gave His life so you could join Him in Heaven when you die!
“But He is resolute, and who can turn Him?
And whatever His soul desires, that He does.
For He performs what is appointed for me,
and many such things are with Him.
Therefore I am troubled at His presence;
when I consider, I am afraid of Him.
For God makes my heart soft,
and the Almighty troubles me;
because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness,
nor has He covered the darkness from my face" (MEV).
"Jesus summoned the crowd, along with his disciples, and had them gather around. And he said to them: 'If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. For if you let your life go for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, you will continually experience true life. But if you choose to keep your life for yourself, you will forfeit what you try to keep. For what use is it to gain all the wealth and power of this world, with everything it could offer you, at the cost of your own life? And what could be more valuable to you than your own soul? So among the unfaithful and sinful people living today, if you are ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of you when he makes his appearance with his holy messengers in the glorious splendor of his Father!'” (TPT).
- People say the grave is the end; it's not. It is a doorway. And what's on the other side of the door for you depends on your worldview.
- A humanist worldview espouses the supremacy of human beings and denies the existence of a higher power. The humanist worldview holds that death is a definitive end, and its adherents inevitably approach death with regret.
- The materialist or naturalist worldview holds that this created Earth is all that there is for mankind. And mankind, in fact, is a random assemblage of atoms that will return to the creation from which we were randomly organized.
- Under the materialist/naturalist view, human beings hold no special significance. So there's no morality involved in killing an unborn baby in its mother's womb or hastening a natural death at the end of life through euthanasia. It's no coincidence that this is the worldview held by the most notorious genocidal murderers of the 20th century.
- If God has never been your companion in life, He will not be after you die either. What a person sows, he or she will surely reap.
- The only way to know that you'll be in Heaven after you die is to decide to live for Him today.
Thank You for being with me even when I was not aware of Your presence! When I consider that You are the Creator of the universe and yet want a love relationship with me, it takes my breath away. You are worthy of all my worship, praise and devotion!
Today I choose again to repent of my sins and believe in Your Gospel. I realize that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on Calvary's cross as a required compensation for my sins and the sins of every man, woman and child throughout human history! Your plan is amazing and I choose to be a part of it! Thank You, Heavenly Father, for making me part of Your plan for advancing the Kingdom on Earth.
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ – Jehovah Joshua Messiah – I pray. Amen!