When you die
This week I would like to take a look at death. Death is something that most everyone will experience. I don’t think any of us look forward to it. Some of us, like myself are closer to death than others. But death can come at any time and to anybody. Ready or not death is coming your way soon.
I came across the following article a few weeks ago and I wanted to share it.
“When you Die” author unknown.
When you die, don’t worry about your body…
Your relatives and funeral staff will take care of your body. I know this firsthand. I’ve had to do it myself…
They will take you out of the house and deliver you to the funeral home of your family’s choice.
They will take off your clothes, they will wash you, they will dress you up
They will even apply makeup to make you look presentable
Many will come to the funeral to honor you.
Some will even cancel their plans and ask for leave to go to the funeral.
Your things… you know the ones you hate to loan out will be sold, donated or thrown away and even burned.
Your home. Your Car. Your books. Your CDs, DVDs, games.
Your collections. Your clothes…
And be sure the world won’t stop and cry for you.
The economy will continue.
You will be replaced in work. Someone with the same or even better ability will take your place.
Your property will switch to heirs.
And don’t doubt the small and big things you have done in your life will be spoken of, judged, doubted and criticized.
People who only knew your face will say, ′′Poor thing!”
Your good friends will cry for a few hours or several days, but then they will laugh again.
Your pets will get used to the new owner.
Your pictures will be hanging on the wall for a while, then they will be put on furniture and finally stored at the bottom of the box.
Someone else will sit on your couch and eat from it.
Deep pain in your home will last a year or two, maybe ten… Then you will join the memories and then fade away and will end.
Your story will end among people of this world.
But your story begins in a new reality… in your life after death.
The things you once have will lose their meaning.
You cannot bring your earthly possessions here. Like
the beauty of your body, last name, property, loans, working position,
bank account, the house, the car, academic titles, trophies, your Friends, or even your Wife and Kids.
In your new life, you will only bring your soul.
The big question is: Do you know where your soul is going after this life is over? Heaven or Hell. You are making that choice on where you will spend eternity right now.
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
The Bible is clear that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3:3). Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:18 explains in the simplest terms who will go to heaven and who will go to hell: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” So, those who go to hell are specifically those who do not believe in Jesus.
Simply, if you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, by grace and through faith alone, you will spend eternity in heaven. If you do not receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will be eternally separated from God and spend your eternity in Hell.
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Jesus made the payment for our sins by paying with His life, so we don’t have to. We have the choice to trust in Jesus’ payment for our sin, or we can choose to pay for our sins ourselves—but we must remember that the payment for our sin is eternity in hell. Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord“
None of us know how much time we have left on this earth. Your next breath may be your last. So, here’s the question… Are you prepared to die? Do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure?
You can be sure where you will spend eternity today. All you need is a relationship with God. How’s your relationship with God? If you never had a one, or maybe you had Relationship and it’s slowly faded away over the years… Now’s the time to get a relationship or renew your it with God. None of us is guaranteed another second on this earth.
It’s easy and free, all you need to do is take a moment now and dedicate yourself to Christ who died for you. All you need to do is ask the Lord to come into your life. Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away, please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31)
I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you. If you would like for me to pray with you, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentPromises.com.
May God Bless and Keep!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16