Life Death Eternity
I know most people don’t think much about eternal issues because they are so caught up in the short term. We have pressing problems that affect our everyday decisions and because we are so busy dealing with everyday issues we have a hard time thinking about eternal issues such as Life and Death and Eternity. We are eternal beings; therefore we are going to spend eternity somewhere. The question we should be asking ourselves is; “Where will we spend our eternity”? Will we be eternally alive in heaven, or eternally dead in hell? Jesus gave eternal life to as many as would receive Him; but for those who do not receive Jesus as their Lord, they will be eternally dead. That means they will be eternally separated from their creator forever and ever.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a clue what it means for us to be eternally separated from God because we have lived in the presence of God since the day of our birth. He has been our provider. He has been our protector. He has been everything we need Him to be and He has helped us to the extent we would let Him help us. He gave us air to breath, water to drink, food to eat, clothing to wear, a roof over our head, jobs, and a vehicle to drive, and so much more. However, once we are separated from Him; everything that He has been to us; He will cease to be for those who will be eternally dead. He has promised to those who will receive eternal life, everlasting joy. And for those who will receive eternal death, everlasting damnation and everything associated with damnation beginning with being placed in a fiery pit where the flame never goes out and where they will never again come into contact with the God they rejected.
God tells us in His Holy Word in the story of the ‘Rich Man and Lazarus’ that those who choose eternal death will not receive anything but eternal torment, anguish, and pain. I do not tell you these things to try and frighten you, but to make you aware of the choices available to you as a human being made in the image of God. God is a just God and has been gracious enough to give mankind the power to choose eternal life or eternal death. The power to choose is what separates us from every other created being in God’s creation. We alone choose our eternal destination. I sincerely hope you choose life; and do it while there is still time to make that choice. The midnight hour of the church age is upon us. Jesus said of His return; “He would come like a thief in the night”; and as you know, thieves strike when we least expect them. Prepare yourself now! You may not have another opportunity before the Lord’s return. DThrash