There is one thing we all need to really consider at some point in our life … we will ALL die. There is no question about it, but the real question is where will you go after? The Bible says we will go to one of two places, heaven or hell.
If believers in Jesus Christ are wrong about God then we are wasting our lives … yet if those of YOU who don’t know Jesus are wrong about God, then you are wasting your eternity.
If you have not put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, then this life on earth could very well be the only heaven you ever experience. However if you choose to accept and follow Him, then this life will be the only hell you ever experience.
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”” – John 3:36
That verse says if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, you are in big trouble. There’s no nice way to put it. Either you love the world or you love God, you cannot do both.
“We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
Everyone of us is a sinner; we have lied, we have stolen, we have worshipped other gods or worshipped ourselves in some way. We all deserve to die for our sins according to God’s extremely high standards. The only way to rectify this problem is to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior so His blood can pay the ransom for our sins.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” – John 14:6
Jesus is the ONLY way to God it’s really that simple. After believing that in my heart I have now seen from experience that the Holy Bible is true in every way. When I tried to live my life outside of God’s will there was a big price to pay. Heartache, frustration, confusion, pain and anguish. Constantly making poor decisions and having to suffer the consequences of them.
Without knowing everyone who reads this personally I have no doubt that you have areas of your life where you are suffering. You might deny it, you might not tell anyone about it, but God knows and YOU know. The only way to have joy and peace in this life is to believe in God by believing in the One He sent. What is it that is going on in your life now that Jesus wants to change if you will just accept Him? What burdens are you trying to carry that God wants to take from you?
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Realize you are a sinner and ask God to forgive you, pray and receive His Holy Spirit by believing in Jesus Christ. Once you accept Him, and start to pray and learn about Him in the Bible, you will begin to love what He loves and hate what He hates. Your life will change. Most people choose the wrong path in life, don’t be one of them:
“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” – Matthew 7:14
Understand that until you surrender your life to Christ, you are blinded by the “god of this world” (aka Satan, the Devil or Lucifer). You aren’t able to discern the truth because you are living in spiritual deception.
“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14
“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 4:4
I am saying that I believe NOW is YOUR time to know the truth and be set free by it. Imagine after you die being on your knees at the throne of God in heaven and having this conversation:
GOD: “(Your name), I loved you SO much that I left the glory of heaven and went to earth to be beaten for you, to be spit upon and cursed for you, and even executed on a cross for you. What more could I have done?”
You: “I didn’t know that Lord!”
GOD: “But (your name), on (today’s date) you were told that I was the ONLY way to heaven, and you laughed!”
The Bible says we will all face judgement, and I certainly wish I had really considered that years ago. Now is the time to turn your life toward the One who made you.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10
This is not about religion, this is about a personal relationship with YOUR Creator. A relationship based not on man-made traditions and religious rituals, but the same thing any relationship is based on: quality time. This isn’t about being labeled a “Christian” or even calling yourself one, this is about becoming a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ.
If any of this speaks to you and you would like to personally know Jesus Christ please comment, I would love to pray with you. I love all of you even though I don’t know you and I know you need God in your life just like I do. I’m not any better than anyone, I’m just a sinner you has realized my need for a perfect savior and accepted Him, and I want that for you too.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ will you accept Him today?