Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! :: by Don Twobears

There is NOT enough money in this world to allow you to buy your way into heaven. As a matter of fact, there are NOT enough resources in the entire universe to be able to print enough notes or coins that will allow you to buy your way into heaven. Simply put, there is only one way to get into heaven and that is through the blood of Jesus Christ, from HIS Cross at Calvary.

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Did you notice, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me”? That’s the end to the entire question concerning whether we go to heaven or not. That is the end of it…that is the Truth… the whole enchilada. There is NO other way to God, except through Jesus Christ. That answers the question everyone is asking, because if you do not understand the answer…you are LOST!

Matthew 6:19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

My friends, we already know, that this life here on earth is short. That being said, why would you give up common sense for money? What on earth would persuade you to think of God as an ATM machine? To what end?

As it stands right now, we have no idea when we will die, tomorrow is NOT a guarantee by any stretch of thought. If today is to be your last day on earth, what good is all your money?

As people die, in hospitals and wherever, none of them are sitting there and taking any notice of their financial portfolios! No one lives past 120 years of age. So why do you spend so much time trying to acquire huge amounts of money? As you already know, you can’t take it with you.

Has it ever occurred to you how many people die every day? There is NO class distinction in the cemetery, NO mention of wealth, just plain old bodies. Do you ever get the impression, that maybe you have been misguided in some way?

For me, it feels like I was 30 years of age…about two years ago and yet, I am 65 years old. Life is NOT going to wait on you, any more than it did for me and so many others. As the young like to say, “Life is short, get a life!”

Matthew 21:16 “And said unto him, ‘Hearest thou what these say?’ And Jesus saith unto them, ‘Yea; have ye never read, out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?’”

And yes, we have the ever-present self-help books. And the books for prosperity; and then there are the books about how to feel good about yourselves. Does anyone read the Holy Word of God, the Lord God Almighty’s words, from HIS Lips to you and me?

Why are so many praying for prosperity, of what use is piety… before an all knowing God? Does anyone think about where the big thick line is drawn, between this life and the life of eternity?

2 Timothy 4:1-4 “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Itching ears…Wow! What a concept to read in the Word of God, right? So what do you think this passage of Scripture is talking about? Could it be about, what you seek? What exactly is your treasure…where does it lay…how important is your treasure in comparison to say…heaven?

Oops! There I go again, stepping on someone’s toes, on someone’s spirit. I’m just too “old fashioned.” Right? I am always throwing water on the fires of Inspiration. Tearing down the hopes and dreams of what…too many people, am I not correct?

My friends, it isn’t just me; this is always found in the Word of God and it is absolute truth. Our life is short and there are other things to be concerned about…than money or prosperity or just feeling good about ourselves.

My friends, has it occurred to anyone, that we are living in the last days? Besides that, have you taken any consideration as to where you are at, age wise, in this life? As far as I can see, no one has ever come back from the cemeteries, yet and they probably never will.

So if you spend your entire life making money, when will you be able to spend it? Will there be enough time to enjoy it? And so, in the end of it all, is heaven…one of your choices for eternity? That’s enough to sober just about anyone!

Matthew 16:24-26 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Don’t you just hate it when the Word of God turns weak ideas and the world on its nose? How do you deal with that concept in the passage of Scripture above? If you follow the world, there will be NO heaven…WOW!

Yuppers, that Mercedes is going to fall apart one day and then remember what the dust is, in that big house. Nothing here on earth is going to last and the reason is that it was never meant to. The glory of God Almighty is in absolutely everything on this planet, right down to the smallest part of an atom. Trust me, there is nowhere to hide from God and HE knows the intent of our hearts at every moment of our lives.

I remember a particularly bad time in my life. The lights of the city were bright and drew people to it, like a moth. The neon lights were beautiful and welcoming. The problem is this: There is no food in those lights, there is no warmth in their brilliance…it was an illusion.

No one was there waiting with with open arms and a warm bed; no one is looking to feed you when you’re hungry.

Have you ever wondered why there are no lights in the cemeteries? It’s a cold and cruel world in which we live and there is no one there to help you—except for Jesus Christ, the One and only. Always has been and always will be!