Death

Death, now here is a word and thought we may not want to think about or talk about very often !! But the fact remains that this is the one future event that is 100% certain to happen !! We are all going to face Death- As the ole saying goes “No one gets out of this life alive” !! Or as it states in the Bible,,, Hebrews 9:27 – Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment

So the question is, should we fear death ?? Well from my perspective, that question has both a yes and no answer, depending on the preparations/decisions we make in this present life !!

Death is, in the most simple terms, an exit door- It is the door that takes us from this physical existence on earth into our spiritual existence in Heaven or Hell, depending on our decision while here on earth !!!

On the, No I don’t fear death, side of the coin is the person who has made the decision to accept the saving grace of the Lord Jesus and accepted him as their personal savior- At that point you are born again (spiritually) and filled with his Holy Spirit- Then, when you pass through Death’s door you will be welcomed into Heaven by Jesus and reside in Paradise with him and all the other believers for Eternity- No more pain, No more illness, No more Sin and No more Lies and Deception !!! Happiness, Contentment, Joy and Peace for Eternity !!!

On the other side of the coin, Yes I do(should) fear death, is the person who has not made a decision to accept Jesus, has put off the decision for later or knowingly refused his saving grace offer- This person will also pass through the exit door of death, but will not be welcomed into Heaven, but be sent to Hell for Eternity !! Total separation from Jesus, constant torment and suffering for ever and ever !! At that point there is no way to change your mind or circumstances – Definitely, not a place that anyone would desire to be, if the real truth is known- Once you pass through Death’s door, there is no going back !!! Your earthy decision is final, whether you made a conscious decision not to accept (reject) Jesus or just put it off too long and didn’t make a decision or commitment to Jesus before your death !!!

Death is a done deal for everything here on earth and you can’t take anything from here with you – You can’t change your mind afterwards, no church can save you, no individual can save you, no one can buy you out of Hell- It is completely and only your decision to make while you are living here on earth !!!

If you haven’t made your decision yet or have made the wrong decision, not to accept Jesus, you still have time to change your stance and solidify you place in Heaven while you are still here !!! Something to seriously think about – Don’t put it off !!! We do not know our scheduled time to meet Death !!! There are a lot of people that were living yesterday that have meant Death today and will not have the opportunity to make their decision tomorrow !!!

Why would I write about this,,,, because I seriously believe in the Truth of Jesus’s teachings and do not wish Hell on anyone,,,, friend, foe, or unknown !!!

This truth is from John 14:6 – “Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me” – In short,,, if you want to spend eternity in Heaven with your God Father ,,, you have to know and accept Jesus, the Son while here on earth !!!

God Bless Everyone !!!

Rapture

There is a worldwide event in our, not to distant, future that will be a game changer !!!

In an instant, the blink of an eye,,,,, millions of people will simply disappear off the face of the earth !!!

This will be an event of Biblical proportions,,,, I say Biblical because this will be of such magnitude it will be far beyond anything any man, nation or government is capable of pulling off,,, even with all our vast knowledge, super technology and mighty power we think we have achieved !!!

This is the event that is known as the Rapture of God’s children (church) back up to Heaven to be with Jesus for eternity !!!

”For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thess, 4:16-18).

Okay, so why am I writing about this ??? Because there is Good News and Bad News associated with this event and the Lord wants you understand and hopefully/prayerfully prepare for it !!

If you have believed, accepted and asked forgiveness of your sins through Jesus Christ ,,, you are one of his children and you will be beamed out of here in this Rapture Event (whether dead or alive),,,,Great News and the end of your worries here on earth !!!

IF you are still alive after this event takes place and you survive the chaos, death and destruction that will take place immediately after the Rapture of millions of people,,, there will still be an opportunity to ask Jesus for forgiveness and accept him,,, but it will be incredibly difficult !!! God will pull out his restraining influence of the Holy Spirit and the world will be turned over to the “Prince of the Air” ,,,, Satan ,,, who is the Archenemy of Jesus and anyone or anything that is associated with him !!

A bit more of the Bad News,,, if you are already dead or are killed during the chaos and destruction that will certainly occur here on earth with so many people simply disappearing and you have not accepted Jesus as your savior,,, then your fate is sealed !! If you put it off and don’t accept him or reject him or simply do not make the decision and you die,,, there is no “second chance” in death,,, you will spend eternity in Hell !!!

I would implore you not to put this decision off any longer !! Seek out Jesus and open your heart to him- He is always here and will comfort you and save you by his saving grace and fill you with his heavenly peace !!!

This Rapture event is not a matter of “if” it is only a matter of when,,,,,,, and looking at the world around me today ,,,, I would guess the “when” is not to far off !!!

God Bless and have a Merry Christmas Celebrating the Birth of Christ !!!!

Riding the Fence

Truth will always come home to roost- If you have any conscience (the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good) left in you,,, the truth is going to always convict you of any lie you are living !!!

One of the truths that I have been denying (to refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disown; disavow; repudiate) most of my life is the deception that I could ride the fence between heaven and earth, so to speak !!!

I found Jesus Christ at an early age and he begin to bless me for my decision to follow him- But as I aged and got further into the world view, I let Pride and Arrogance, along with Self- Glorification deceive me into believing that I could cheat the system and live both in the world (Devil Controlled) and in Heaven (God Controlled)- As I got further and further into the deceptions of this world, I, of course, got further and further from heaven- When I would run into difficulties in this world I would have to jump back over the fence to the heaven side for help-

Well I lived this deception for years and years,,, up to the point that one night, I distinctly remember thinking to myself that I could just wake up tomorrow and ask forgiveness and all would be okay and forgiven !!! Well that arrogant, self-centered delusion was the beginning of the end of my deceptive life !!!

You can only mock God for so long until, because he loves you as a father, it is time to discipline you and get your attention back on the right track !! Believe me, God the Father, that created us all knows infinitely well everything about you and knows exactly how to get your attention-

For me it was basically taking away everything that I was worldly connected too or took pride in and thought could never end- He also humbled me further with a physical disability that I had never imagined could happen to me,,, all in about 18 months !!! 69 years of living,,, basically drastically changed in 18 months !!!

So was I mad and resentful of him,,, did I rebel and fight against him,,, surprising enough,,, I did not,,, as I knew in my heart,,, exactly what was going on,,, consequences of the life style I had chosen !!!

But as all this was going on,,, I ran back to him for support and help- As I returned back to him, he filled me with his heavenly peace and Holy Spirit and also provided what I needed to survive- He also gave me a lot of time alone to think about my life, what I had lived, and the sins I had committed to have a moment of worldly pleasure- As I looked back over the 69 years,,, it really is just a moment in time,,, just a moment !!!

What a Glorious God we have in Jesus as he loved me enough to lovingly disciple me and help me get back on the right (Heaven) side of the fence- I certainly am not saying I am perfect by any means and still have to live with the circumstances of my life decisions,,, but I am finally at peace with myself and God !!

I thank Jesus everyday for his love and patience with me !!!

If you are riding the fence,,, take it from me,,, make a commitment right now to get back on the Heaven side and stop kidding yourself as I did for all those years- It may not seem like the best place to be in this world,,, but it is definitely the best place to be in the next- He (Jesus) will always be there to support and comfort you until the real heaven comes !!!

God Bless in everything you do !!!

Effort

In my experience,,, there is one basic truth that is pretty much universal in this world !!!

Effort = Reward

There are all kinds of rewards,,, mental,,, spiritual,,, financial,,, physical,,, praise,,, accomplishment,,, satisfaction,,, promotion,,, happiness- You name a reward and there is most probably an effort requirement behind it !!!

It also applies that,,, The greater the effort,,, The greater the reward for accomplishment !!!

In the Bible the point is : (2 Corinthians 9:6) whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Growing up on a farm,,, I learned this concept early on- We raised animals and crops,,, if we didn’t feed the animals and care for their well-beings (effort) as they grew, they would not develop and provide for our family- The same with the crops,,, no planting,,,, no harvesting,,, no watering,,, no harvesting,,, no harvesting,,, no food for the animals and family on the farm- Pretty basic ,,, no effort,,, no rewards ,,, food, shelter, clothing, money, happiness !!! Life !!!

So what’s my point ??? In this world, right now, of unrest, political upheaval, lost jobs, separated families, financial hardships and pretty much hopeless outlooks,,, what can we do ???

Well,,, we have to look past what is now and find a reward we want for the future !!! Something we can work toward and cling to, focus on and depend on to give us back our hope and direction !!!

My hope is in Jesus Christ,,, but that, as well, takes effort,,, He just doesn’t happen- I need to study his word,,, believe in what he is (Son of God) and believe he can save me and give me back my hope and peace- I need to talk with him (Pray) and listen for his response and guidance (Conviction) above the noise of this world- I must also take action to follow his guidance and repent and change what he convicts me of !!! Because he is not of this world, he will take us out of this world,, both now spiritually and in the future heavenly ,,, but I have to make the effort to achieve his rewards !!!

If you make the effort and believe and accept him,,, you will reap bountifully and the problems of today will not necessarily go away,,, but you will be able to deal with them with a peaceful happy heart-

I guarantee, that if you turn to him, he will provide you simple answers to the most difficult of your problems and worries !!!

Believe me it works !!!

God Bless Your Day !!!