I believe it is time to touch on a rather…delicate subject matter here. My Wife and I have a Friend that likes to say on occasion, Her Mother (Passed on) is “an Angel, watching over her.” There are multiple problems with this assumption, of course. Yet, we must understand that we are talking to people that do not understand the Word of God, so we will push on in this direction.
We are human, a special sort of being, that was created by the Lord God to be HIS children; that changes everything. We also know of Animals, another type of being here on Earth; and then we have Angels, beings created by God to do HIS Will. All of these beings that have been created by the Lord God are important, each has their own reason for being here, and each has their unique positions and jobs. Out of these three types of beings, humans are the only ones to have a chance at Salvation through Jesus Christ. When we die, we do not sit on clouds, strumming harps. According to the Word of God, we are busy Praising the Lord God for HIS Love for us and our Salvation through HIS death on the Cross of Calvary.
To begin with, the Lord God created people to Love HIM, as HE can Love and bless us. Since Adam and Eve, the Lord God has endeavored to have a close relationship with us humans; and, to some degree, that has already happened. Still as yet, the actual number for those going to Heaven is, as the Word of God tells us: FEW…will find it. How odd is that? It would seem that no matter who you are, everyone wants the most comfort there is and for everything to be the most satisfactory available. If one reads the Word of God and knows what Heaven will be like, they would already know Heaven will be exquisite! And everyone in Heaven will be wealthy beyond anyone’s wildest dreams!
If that is true, then why are there only a few that will find the narrow gate? Can you say that Humans are “A walking, Talking, conundrum?!”
Everyone on earth spends a great deal of time working and trying to be wealthy. No one likes being hungry or thirsty, and the possession of money will negate that…am I not correct? It will also afford them a home with nice clothes and a soft bed, and definitely a car. Unfortunately, far too many put their wealth ahead of everything else in this life, to include the Lord. Wealth, in and of itself, exists here on earth; and as we have seen, money remains right here. It then makes me wonder, considering the lilies of the valley, why are we so concerned with money? The paper comes from Trees, and the ink initially came from plants. If that is the case, then why do we give it so much weight; why is it so precious?
Does the Word of God tell us that the Lord will provide for us?!
Luke 12:27-28 “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?”
Many times we have read about the number of years we would have here on earth, so let’s say its 80 Years (4 score years). We already know how long 80 years truly is; and to be very honest, it’s not that long. For some reason, far too many people are more willing to have their wealth for 80 years than for Eternity. It’s as if they are not able to determine the difference between the length of 80 years and Eternity! Weird…right? And yet the perspective should be…our eyes continually on the Lord! Without the Lord, there is nothing else…absolutely NOTHING. My Friends, that includes those 80 years! You get the Next Breath of air and that next Heartbeat…because the Lord God allows it! ALL things are according to HIS Perfect Will.
Back to what I was originally talking about. When a Human dies here on earth, the body is buried, and the Spirit (The real person) goes back to the Lord God. That human Spirit does NOT become an Angel! They are still a human Spirit…as God originally created them to be. Born-Again Human beings have become the Children of God. The Angels remain Angels, and everything still is as the Lord God created them to be. No one is ever able to cross into being another, or different being.
There is speculation, however, whether or not a saved person in Heaven is able to see us here on earth. There is no evidence of this being a fact in the Word of God. Thus, we must rely on Scripture:
Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a “cloud of witnesses,” let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”
The passage of Scripture above says a “Cloud of Witnesses.” So then, it is understood, there is a situation where those of our Loved ones (Born-Again) are “Aware” that we are alive here on earth.
If we look at the “Story of Lazarus and the Rich man” found in Luke 16:19-31, we see where the Rich man in Hell and torment could see Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham. There is an unpassable gulf between them, and also the Rich man knew he had Brothers still alive on earth (Aware?). Yet, there is nothing that states anyone in Heaven is “watching over anyone” on earth. It is then believed they are aware of us on earth, but…those in Heaven are busy being with the Lord. Their Focus is on Jesus Christ, as we should be here on Earth.
There are indeed “Spirits,” and yet they are not the Spirits, as in Ghosts, that we see coming from Hollywood! In other words, you could spend the night in a Cemetery, if you chose to do so, and no one that is already dead will be coming after you; the worst will be the bugs. A person that has passed on here on earth may be aware that you are alive here on earth, but more than likely they are too busy with the Lord.
If one stops to really think about it, why…would someone in Heaven want to revisit the world and all its problems, anger and hatred? In my mind, living through all this garbage and Sin…would be enough…just once?! The last thing I would ever want to be watching is Loved ones suffering so! In Heaven, I want to see Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior! I want to talk with people like King David, Abraham, Moses and so many others, not forgetting all my Aunts and Uncles and Cousins! My Grand-parents for sure!
Wealth means absolutely nothing; it is a worthless endeavor. My Lord and Savior takes care of me and my Family, and has always done so. This life is NOT about me…it is about Jesus Christ! That, my Friends, should be my first and always focus! “For me to Live…IS Christ!” …RIGHT?
My Friends, one must want to go to Heaven and be with Jesus Christ; and the only way there is by coming to Jesus Christ and asking for HIS forgiveness of our sin. That is the only Way! Otherwise, you will be greeted by the Rich Man in Torment, and you will continue on in Hell, being reminded that you could have chosen Jesus Christ…but you didn’t. Your Fault and no one else’s! Remember, the Word of God tells of people “Gnashing their Teeth,” and that’s because they realize they chose not to accept Jesus Christ into their lives. They had a chance, just like you and I have.
You might want to understand, you make that choice just for you. The Holy Word of God states that, without exception! Jesus Christ died on the Cross for you and me; HE shed HIS Blood to cover our Sin! Our Sin is what stands between Jesus Christ and you and me. The Lord God will NOT tolerate any Sin in HIS Presence! If we decide to NOT listen to the Lord God calling us to HIM, then we are committing Sin; we are denying HIM and the Salvation HE Brings. That will indeed result in Hell for Eternity!
Jesus Christ took the beating and the Death on a Cross that should have been for us. Thank and Praise you, Lord, for that! No one is rich enough to buy their way into Heaven, and never will be. I don’t care how wonderful, sweet, kind and giving you are, no one will ever be “Good Enough!”
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.”
In other words, there is nothing YOU or I can do, or have, to get to Heaven. WE MUST ask Jesus Christ to forgive us our Sin and have it covered by HIS Blood! And that, my Friends, is the name of that tune… straight up…and straightforward! God’s Holy Word says so.
In conclusion, my Friends, I pray you are Born-Again to Jesus Christ…right now! The Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ…is going to take place very, very, soon! That is one event…you do NOT want to miss being a part of!
As it stands right now, the majority of people are Zombies, shuffling along a Broad highway to destruction! No thoughts…No reward…because they do NOT have Jesus Christ in their lives. That begs the question…where are YOU in all of this? With…or without…Jesus Christ?
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.
All Emphasis is mine.