Luke 21:29 – And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
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21:30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Eternity, Eternity! How receptive should this theme be? Eternity as we know is the most vital aspect of all human life because it defines an unending status of all being.
It isn’t a concept where we can decide to land or not. It’s a case that irrespective of your decision, you must be in eternity.
Eternity is a unique and very important scenario but real experience everything living being we go through.
Understanding that live goes on after this life will give you a wiser look and thought about eternity.
Man was created with a soul that never dies, after this life, we just pass on to a destination close depicted by our life here on earth.
Do you that all of the world troubles and other uncertainties happening aren’t ordinary but factors of eternity being so near than we think.
The Bible says: “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” – Romans 13:11
How prepared are you if your own eternity comes now?
But the very question is this,
Where will I spend eternity?
When will my eternity come?
How sure that am gonna spend eternity in my earthly desired choice?
First and foremost, the first question is;
1) Where Will I Spend Eternity?: Actually, your destination of eternity is mapped based on your decision here on earth.
The real facts is this, anywhere we land in eternity is basically on our choice – voluntarily or involuntarily made. So your words may not decide but your actions do.
In the concept of life, death and eternity, it can be illustrated using the alphabet. We have B,C,D,E,F,G.
- B = Birth
- C = Choice
- D = Death
- E = Eternity
- F = Fire
- G = God
- H = Heaven
When you arrive this earth, ‘B’ has conquered your BIRTH, during your stay here on earth ‘C’ comes to play standing to be your CHOICE before you arrive at the ‘D’ which is when we PASS ON from this earth into ETERNITY which is ‘E’. So before we pass on here, your choice matters most, that’s the most important aspect. It will picture your destination of habitat in eternity, Heaven Or Hell!
But if we don’t make the right choice, it will surely elongate to ‘F’ which stands for ‘FIRE’. But if we make the right one, then ours can surpassed ‘F’ and venture into ‘G’ which is meeting GOD Himself and if God is involved, you are sure of ‘H’ which is HEAVEN.
2) When Will My Eternity Come?: Scriptures says “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” – Hebrews 9:27.
Whenever one gives up breath in this life, his or her eternity has begun. A life journey of no return has just started, a moment when GRACE will be void and stop working, no coming back or second chance.
As we know that death won’t sound any alarm before coming, neither does it respect age or personality, it will be of our greatest benefit, if we can prepare and wait for when it will knock in good standing.
The third question is certain. Our lifetime motives will determine where we prefer in eternity.
If you live your life as if there’s no God, then how are you sure He will accept your personality when He sees you in eternity.
Let’s illustrate with this, in our contemporary world today, we can’t enjoy the harmony and goodies of a government we didn’t vote to power.
Instead the government will reward and accept those who acknowledged them before they came to power.
In that wise, if we live without the law and dictates of that we want – Heaven, then it it penitent to say that we don’t accept to be there. So our life today reflects the tendency of where we will be in eternity.
If we must live in heaven, we must accept the values, precepts and ordinances of it. We have to live it out here on earth to nod our hearts of being there.
The Bible says “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
If the Lord knows those who belongs to Heaven, then we can’t deceive God with your lifestyle and presumes that He understands we are all humans.
GRACE isn’t an excuse or license to sin but an empowerment to be righteous.
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
If the word is nigh to us, what does it says? It says if you are in the Lord’s side, Depart from sin.
Sin credits one a space in Hell, so God says, if you don’t want a lodge or accommodation in Hell, make your choice to run unto Calvary and book your flight in His kingdom.
God’s kingdom isn’t a place He understands and pardon us when we just go there and say ‘Oh God you understand that am a human, ‘You understand that I am this and I am that’. He’s not there for explanation, that’s why He has given your his way. Follow His way and be saved.
Well if we think God understands and can pardon us to enter even if we didn’t recognize Him in our lifetime, the person will just receive his response this way “But He shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.” – Luke 13:27
And where are you standing, on the RIGHT side or on the LEFT side?
Look at the preview of those on the left side:
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” – Matthew 25:41
It’s time to make your eternity choice, no one knows the time it will knock on one’s door. Get the intent now.
He says “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. – John 14:6
There’s no other route to eternity in Heaven except through Jesus Christ, then keep obeying the principles, if not, the latter is booking a space in hell, no doubt or fence!
I want you to review this:
Mark 8:36 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelations 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
How prepared are you for eternity?
For anyone who will miss the glorious heaven, HAD I KNOW will be the last remark.
It’s time to get back to God!
Shalom!!! – Innocent Josh.
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