death is just a destination*

You and I are made for eternity.

Death is just a destination.

After death there are two eternities – one with God and the other without.

Which will it be for you?

We don’t often want to think about what it means or where we will spend eternity. Sometimes we would rather wallow in our sin then seek forgiveness and begin again then think what the consequences of sin without forgiveness may mean.

The Bible says: though your sins were as scarlet they can be washed white as snow (Isaiah 1.18).

How far has the Lord taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance is from the east is from the west.” Psalm 103.12

Praise the Lord!

You will be spending eternity in one place or the other. It is not a question of if, but when. I pray we will be together in heaven.

You can have assurance in your heart of who you are, why you are here, and what’s going to happen when you die.

Do you know your identity, your purpose, and your destiny?

You can be sure of all three as Jesus Christ offers an answer to them all!

You can be sure that there is a God who exists, came to earth to die for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day, lives forevermore, and someday will come back to judge the living and the dead.

The best part is He offers eternal life for all those who trust in Him.

Is that you?

I sure hope so and if so, we may not ever have our paths cross on earth, but we will see each other in heaven. Now that is a cool thought that one day will become reality.

If you are unsure, just pray: “Jesus, I accept who You are, I want to believe in You. Please forgive me of my sin. Amen”

Now, regardless if you are a new believer or been following Christ for decades, go get to know the Savior more, worship Him daily, and remember we will be spending all eternity with Him so the more You love and serve and grow now, the better. He will help you find and walk out your purpose this side of heaven.

And know…

If you are a member of a church, that does not get you to heaven.

If you are moral, that doesn’t get you there either.

If you are connected to any religious organization of any kind, you will not get to heaven because of it.

Jesus said you must be born again, born of The Spirit. Read this account and be inspired to follow Christ continuously from now into forever. For as you do, you will…

be.the.church

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. ” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:1-21 NIV

*inspired by and quoted from a live talk from Don Stewart and Jack Hibbs 6.26.19

https://subsplash.com/reallifewithjackhibbs/lb/mi/+5ybysbn

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