June 27, 2011 Comments Off on Death Sentence
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”” -John 11:25-26
Each and everyone of us has an appointed time, place, day, and means that we are all going to die. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve made or how far you can try to run away, you are going to die and every single human being will go before God.
It doesn’t matter the age you are or the clothes you wear. Romans 14:8 says “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” However I think it applies that if you aren’t living for the Lord, you are going to die to the devil.
If you truly think about it, it’s wild. You are going to die, everything that you ever lived for. cried over, purchased, and loved will not matter- the only thing that matters is what have you done for God.
“A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.” – Ecc 7:1
But for many it will be worse than anything they have ever experienced. The moment of realizing that all those crazy christians were right, God is real and you can’t relive your life. The moment you die you are going to be ushered into judgement before God and given a sentence of eternal life or eternal pain in hell.
“They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might” —2 Thessalonians 1:9
Can you imagine what it would feel like to be in a place completely separated from God- forever? Can you imagine the pain and guilt you would feel for not believing? Calling out, screaming out God’s name and asking for forgiveness and nothing would ever come to you- ever?
While Hell isn’t vividly described in the bible, bits and pieces are given to us:
- “fire cannot be quenched” – (Mk.9:48)
- “weeping / gnashing of teeth” – (Mt.25:30)
- ” tormented in this flame” – (Luke 16:24)
- “danger of hell fire” – (Matt 5:22)
As a christian you have one chance, one lifetime to make a difference. You have the opportunity to give God everything you’ve got and allow yourself to be used to help spread the good news that people don’t have to go to hell.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6
If you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and died for your sins, then you have the green-light to start working for God right now. You never need to asks anyone else’s permission to do something for God, other than God himself. People are going to tell you it’s stupid, that someone else can do it, or that you can’t do it yourself. The clock is ticking and the time to rise up is now, we have got to make a difference in this world right now! No matter how old or how young you are, God wants to use you right now.