How odd is it, my Friends, in 2018 Kenny Rogers released the song “The Gambler” about being a Pro-Gambler? Strangely enough, he talks about his teacher going off to bed and “Breaking even” one night, essentially, passing away in his sleep. It got me to thinking, how many people think that when they die they are “Breaking Even.” In my mind, that is an Oxymoron if ever there was one.
Matthew 7:13 “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.”
The Holy Word of God states that there is a “Highway to Destruction” while, as yet, it states there is a “Path to Life.” Thus, we can understand there is NO Breaking Even, that through a person’s own decision, they will choose ONE WAY or the other. There is a Path to Destruction or a Path to life, but each and every person will be required to choose one or the other and never Break Even. The Path to Destruction is chosen by denying Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, while…the Path to Life is chosen by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Master. Any person must choose of their own free will. Their name will be written in the “Lamb’s Book of Life” or it will not!
With that being stated in the Bible, it is clear, you will either go to Heaven for Eternity…or you will not!
Now, that being clearly stated, why would anyone choose Hell?! Think about this, y’all; most people like their comforts, so why would they choose to go to Hell for Eternity? Please remember, we live for approximately 80 years; am I correct? Now we are able to see that Eternity is far longer than just 80 years, and we already have a problem with having too few comforts in this life! Why…would they choose an Eternity in Hell and damnation?! Do you see? An Extreme Oxymoron…right? And to think, so many people think they are intellectuals, when their final destination is Hell and the Lake of Fire!
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
Is that not obvious enough? People already know of their own Sin. What is far worse, is when people choose their own Sinful Life instead of a Life led by Jesus Christ. In other words, they choose their own Sinful life rather than choose an Eternity in Heaven. Somewhere along the way, they have deceived themselves into thinking their own Sin is more desirous. They will tell you that they like comfort and safety, and yet they choose the horrors of Hell and the Lake of Fire…for Eternity!
My Friends, there will never be “Reign in Hell”! That is absolute garbage to believe! Somewhere along the way, they believe they will be leaders in Hell. The Truth is, they will be isolated in true darkness in Hell, never to see another for Eternity! Forever separated from the Lord God, tormented and horrified forever. And there will absolutely No End to it!
How sad it will be to KNOW they could have chosen Jesus Christ and Heaven forever…but they chose otherwise!
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
Once you die, there is NO second chance; your future destination is written in stone! As the verse above says… not me! If one recalls, our lives are indeed short; and this is because we are here to choose either Jesus Christ or Satan. That, my Friends, IS the reason for this life here on earth.
Psalms 90:10 “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” (A “Score” is 20 years; 3 score = 60 +10 = 70 years.)
Notice in the Passage of Scripture above it says, “Yet is their strength Labour and Sorrow.” That is indeed something to think about and consider. We already know that it is very difficult to live on this planet, trying to eek-out a living, some with comforts, and others, not so much. In Genesis, after the Lord God drove Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, God told them they would till the ground by the sweat of their brow. And so, ever since, everyone has done so; we must work and work hard all the days of our lives. This will never change until we die!
Along with that, we live in constant fear of losing our lives in some horrible manner. We fear losing our stuff to some burglar, having our homes broken into, to a Car-Jacking, our money stolen, and so many other things! Would you like proof? Why do we fear these things, especially death, and yet we go to theaters and watch a movie that scares the living-bejabbers out of us… why is that? Is that not an Oxymoron? Any other time, you would wonder if we even liked ourselves at all!
Why is it that we are more concerned with our “Stuff” than we are being concerned about our Eternal Home? We spend large amounts of money for Insurance, on our lives and stuff, yet we seldom consider where our home in Eternity will be. I believe that is proof enough when you consider this. We don’t understand, and that is because we are not willing to read the Holy Word of God! We need to clearly understand what God’s Plan is for us, and then follow it. If you want the Comfort and Safety of Heaven…you NEED the Word of God…you NEED Jesus Christ!
There is NO…”Breaking Even” in this life, and there never has been. Simply put, “It is the Lord’s Way or the highway!”
May the Lord Truly Bless and keep you.
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.