It’s important to have our affairs in order for when we die. Matters to consider are: Is there a Will advising family members of our wishes, especially if we were to die suddenly? Has the funeral been prearranged and possibly paid for? Important as these matters are, nothing compares to knowing where we’ll spend eternity upon death. We must choose our destination wisely and before we take our last breath. Afterwards, will be too late. We choose, not God, where to spend eternity.
God gives two choices; eternity in heaven with Him, or eternity in hell with satan and the angels who followed him. Hell is a real and there are scripture verses to support it. Why would anyone choose to go to hell? God help them see the Light before it’s too late.
The Book of John has several scriptures where Jesus speaks of eternal life:
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 6:40, “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise Him up on the last day.”
John 6:47 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me has eternal life.”
What is required to have eternal life in heaven? Jesus states in John 3:3: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” We are told in Roman 10:9, how to become born again; “Then if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” You can have this conversation with God, anytime anywhere. He will meet you where you’re at. The gift of salvation provides forgiveness from our sins, and so much more. The ultimate promise is to spend eternity with Jesus in heaven.
Yet; many believe heaven in an automatic destination. How many times have you heard at a wake or funeral, “They’re in a better place.” assuming the person when to heaven. Some believe it’s a matter of being a good person, and basically following what’s written in the Ten Commandments. The verses shared from the Bible tells us differently. Heaven is not an automatic destination. God gave us free will; we choose for ourselves where we’ll spend eternity after death. This is a sobering thought and a decision not to be taken lightly.
I pray from reading this post, you will give serious thought as to where you want to spend eternity. If you haven’t got a Bible, please get one, and read it for yourself. The Book of John is a great place to start. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t understand everything; God knows you’re seeking Him, and He will help you every step of the way. Jesus longs to see you in heaven one day; and I hope to see you there too.