There is life after death. Where would you end up if you died the next minute? Would you end up in heaven or hell? We have been deceived. Most of us live a lie. We think we have a ‘full life ahead’ of us and so we indulge in everything there is in this world. We live for the now. We say and do whatever we want, we treat people however we want, we have no regard for God, we just make appearances in church once in a while.
We have no relationship with God, we just know about Him from the preachers. After church, we go back to our lives. We live just the way we want to especially when no one is watching and we lie to ourselves that we can get away with anything we say or do. What does living a full life mean? Having a full life means living our lives for God’s glory.
Many can be likened to the rich fool in the Bible. He had gathered enough that would last him many years to come, then he said to himself, “Take life easy, eat, drink and be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! Your life will be demanded from you this very night.”
Life does not consist of accumulating material things. We are not to store up treasures on this earth. Anything earthly will pass away. Our life belongs to God, it is a gift and can be taken away at any moment. We should live for God’s glory, for service to humanity with love. There are many who wake up and yet do not see the end of the day. There are those who go to sleep at night and yet do not see the morning. There are those who are involved in accidents or fall sick and their lives are turned upside down. People lose their lives every minute.
In a split of a second, things can change. In a few minutes, a person can be here and then gone. In a short while, what we once knew can become non-existent and we have to adjust to a new normal.
Jesus said He will come back but no one knows the day nor the hour. Two people will be walking together, one will be taken away and the other will be left. That should be a wake-up call to every one of us. We should always be ready, we should make sure we are right with God every minute of the day.
Heaven is real and so is hell. We cannot live a sinful life and expect to end up in heaven. That is deception of the highest magnitude. We reap what we sow. We will end up where our actions will lead us. Those who love God will end up in heaven with Him. Those who reject God and have no time for Him automatically choose hell. It is really that simple.
God is real and so is the devil. Heaven is real and so is hell. God will judge everyone according to what they have done. People will end up where they have chosen by their actions. Choose wisely. Only a fool says in his heart that there is no God. God lives.
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2 thoughts on “Life After Death (Choose Your Eternal Destination Wisely)”
When we die here on earth I wish each of us will have families and friends say: “We Love you and will miss you and give an uplifting cry to heaven saying please take care of our loved one Jesus. Are loved one did a good job of caring for those they served.” At that point Jesus will take over and say “My love here in Heaven is 24 hours a day. You can stop working now!
The Bible says we will know each other in Heaven. However, we all have to put are trust in Christ and belong to Him. Life is a gift and none of us know when our earthly existence will stop! For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Thererore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living -. Romans 14:7-9
What is Heaven?
“Heaven is a place, just as much a place as is New York or Chicago.” ~ Charles Ferguson Ball
Where is heaven? There are three things I can tell you in answer to this question.
The most important fact is that heaven is a real place. Listen to the words of Jesus on the night before he was crucified:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am (John 14:1-3).
Twice in three verses Jesus calls heaven a place. He means that heaven (“my Father’s house”) is a real place, as real as New York, London or Chicago. The place called heaven is just as real as the place you call home. It’s a real place filled with real people, which is why the Bible sometimes compares heaven to a mansion with many rooms (John 14:1-3) and sometimes to an enormous city teeming with people (Revelation 21).
Secondly – The Bible also tells us that heaven is the dwelling place of God. His throne is there, the angels are there, and the Lord Jesus Christ is in heaven. Philippians 3:20 says very plainly that “our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” That’s why Jesus told the thief on the Cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise”–(Luke 23:43).
Third (and I find this fact fascinating), the Bible hints that heaven is not as far away as we might think. Because heaven is a real place, we sometimes think it must be outside our present universe – which would mean that it is billions and billions of light years away. However, it’s very clear that the early Christians understood that they would pass immediately from this life into the presence of Christ in heaven.
How can that be possible if heaven is beyond the farthest galaxy? Hebrews 12:22-24 tells us something amazing about what the gospel has done for us:
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
The writer is here comparing Mt. Sinai with Mt. Zion. Under the old covenant no one could come near God except under very strict conditions. That’s why the mountain shook with thunder and lightning. [Note: three times the writer of Hebrews uses a Greek word that means “to come near” or “to approach closely.] But now in Christ we have been brought near to heavenly realities. Think of what he is saying:
We’re not that far from heaven.
We’re not that far from the angels.
We’re not that far from our loved ones in heaven.
We’re not that far from God.
We’re not that far from Jesus himself.
Heaven is a real place, it’s where Jesus is right now, and it’s not far away from us.
What is heaven like?
I would answer by saying that the Bible doesn’t give us a great deal of information. What we have are images and pictures of heaven and comparisons with life on earth.
What is heaven like? Here are 7 biblical facts about heaven. It is …
God’s dwelling place (Psalms 33:13).
Where Christ is today (Acts 1:11).
Where Christians go when they die (Philippians 1:21-23).
The Father’s house (John 14:2).
A city designed and built by God (Hebrews 11:10).
A better country (Hebrews 11:16).
Paradise (Luke 23:43).
Most of us have heard that heaven is a place where the streets are paved with gold, the gates are made of pearl, and the walls made of precious jewels. Those images come from Revelation 21, which offers us the most extended picture of heaven in the entire Bible.
If you ask me if I believe those things are literally true, the answer is yes and no. Yes, they are literally true but no, heaven won’t be anything like we imagine. It will be much greater
Here are five things that will occupy us in heaven.
• We will Worship without distraction.
• Serve without exhaustion.
• Fellowship without fear.
• Learn without fatigue.
• Rest without boredom.
Thank you for the comment Chris. God has indeed prepared great things for those who love Him.