I truly loved my mom and dad and with a heavy heart, I had to let them go as each passed away whether I was prepared or not. In this life we live here on this little planet and after seeing and knowing of so many that have gone on, you would think we would be better prepared. Sadly, we are so very shocked feeling so left alone, each and every time. And yet the Word of God—the Bible, tells us of this and as we know, the Word of God is absolute truth.
I believe the problem is this: We never talk about this phenomenon, because the pain is almost unbearable. As the new year begins, we look forward to truly horrible times in these last days. (It might be helpful to discuss this some.) And again, we will use the Word of God to confirm some knowledge which we already know. It would appear that the majority are all too willing to “beat about the bush” so to speak, on this truly heart-rending situation.
I would liken it to an infection. A hurt that we never see, but know all too well exists. In many cases the infected area needs to be washed anew, sometimes lanced open, for proper healing. Such is the state of our human bodies, and yet the Spirit may need this therapy as well. It must be noted that there are plenty of axioms to go around and yet most understand that these are simply platitudes—a band-aid if you will. This is how certain falsehoods are initiated, how they become a “thought process” with no value at all.
Many hear at funerals, statements like, “Well, they’ve gone on to a better place.” Are you sure they have? How do you know this? And at times I have heard, “Well, they were such “good” people, you know they are in heaven.” Yet, my friends, is this a truth?
My mother-in law Inge was such a sweet lady that everywhere she would go, someone was always willing to hold a door or help her in some way. I loved my mom Inge and I miss her to this day. When she passed away, there were a few who stated, “She is in heaven because she was such a wonderful and good-hearted person.”
WRONG. If she is in heaven, it’s because she placed Her life in Jesus Christ’s hands and for no other reason! We need to understand a few things here. There is no such a thing as being “good.” And Jesus Christ said so!
Mark 10:17-18: “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.”
So now we see, just how far the word or description of the word “good” really goes and there is none good on this earth and God has stated this. My mother-in-law was a wonderful person and a very caring person to others, she was always here to help any who needed help. Yet, according to Scripture she was never “good.” We must listen to the Word of God and clearly understand this. This applies to every single person that has ever touched the face of this planet.
Romans 3:23-25: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.”
Now we clearly see, that we are not the wonderful individuals that we think we are! We NEED the blood of Jesus Christ, from His Cross at Calvary, to cover our sins. As we look around, how many do you see that have been covered by the blood of Jesus Christ? I am sure you will agree…NOT too many! In other words, and as the Bible states:
Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.”
Please take note of that small, three letter word FEW. “FEW…there be that find it.” Wow…is all I can say. Out of all the earth’s population (in all of time), only a FEW will find their way to heaven? Have you truly understood that statement by God? It forces you to ask, “How many are a FEW?” Who are these FEW?
And then finally the question really comes home and you ask, “Am I one of those FEW?” Everyone gets a funeral, everyone dies one day, that is a truth that we all know. So those questions are valid questions and only YOU can answer them.
Is your life centered around Jesus Christ? Have you gone to His Cross and bathed in His blood, to cover your sins? If Your answer is NO, then know that you are NOT prepared to go to heaven, whether that be in the Rapture or your own death. The Lord God Almighty has given you more than enough time to learn this and make your decision. I have not stated this…God said so!
You must ask yourself these questions and you must deal with them at some point in time. There is NO other way to God and heaven! No humans are godly enough to pray you in heaven; they are just like you and me…they NEED Jesus Christ and HIM alone.
If anyone has taught you otherwise, then they have lied to you all thise time. And if you believe them, your sin is on your head and their sin is on their own head as well. If there is nothing else for you to learn, then know God is a JUST God. And it matters little what you think or feel about that, HE is what HE is. HE IS GOD!
Hebrews 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
Hebrews 9:25-26: “Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
You need to understand something here. Jesus Christ died ONCE for all our sins. Jesus Christ is NO LONGER on that Cross, Jesus Christ is risen and waits for you and me. IF you have chosen Jesus Christ to follow, if you have left your old self on HIS Cross, then you as a new creature will be welcomed in heaven.
IF you have NOT chosen to follow Jesus Christ, if you hang on to what you love in this world, then at your death (it will come) you will be ushered into divine judgment and then into hell for eternity.
And it is up to YOU to decide in which direction you want to go. I am reiterating what the Word of God—Bible says on this subject. The choice is now yours to make. So let me ask you one more question…when is your death? When is the Rapture? How do you know…you are going to heaven? Okay, more than one question, the point is, YOU must answer them.