Eternity


At the end of the intermediate state we talked about in the previous article WHERE WILL YOU SPENT YOUR FUTURE?, there will be the resurrection of the dead (Acts 17:32, 23:6; 1 Cor. 15:12,13).  In fact, Jesus said that there will be the resurrection of life, and the resurrection of condemnation.  John 5:28-29 says “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth— those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. “

Apostle Paul also affirmed this truth in Acts 24:15 “I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.”

Jesus called that the resurrection of life, and the resurrection of condemnation.

Resurrection of life

All who have their hope secured in Christ by faith in Him will be risen from the dead, from the grave, with a new glorious resurrection body.  They will be with the Lord for ever.  That is more than going to heaven.  That is gaining Christ (Phil. 3:8-11).  The place called heaven is not the most glorious reward; the Presence of the person of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ will surpass any of our expectations about heaven.  That is when we are going to experience true love.

1 Cor. 13:12 “ For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

We now love Him in faith;  then we will love Him in Person.  We will behold the one who died for us on the cross, who forgave all our sins and who loved us with an everlasting love.  In His presence, we will forget all else, and we will love Him and be with Him always.

Resurrection of condemnation

This will take place at the Great White Throne Judgment.

Rev. 20:11-15

All who were in the hades, the place of torment in Lk. 16, will be cast into the lake of fire along with all the wicked including, Satan, Antichrist and the False Prophet of end time. See also Rev.19: 20; 20:10.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Now the most important thing for us is to be prepared for the resurrection of life.

Hebrews 9:27-28

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

Preparation for eternity is now.  No one can buy a good place in heaven.  Securing a good grave in a better cemetery may be possible on earth if you have fame or finance.  But to be with the Lord after this life, you have to be with the Lord in this life.  It only takes one moment.  Now is the time.  Invite Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of your life by repenting of all the sin in life, because we are all sinners; no, not one is righteous.  All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you and give you eternal life.

The moment we sincerely repent and trust in the finished work of the Cross of Jesus, God will accept us as His holy children.  All sins will be forgiven.  It will never be counted against us anymore.  And we are on our way to an eternity with Jesus.

Jesus is the only way to heaven.  There is no other way, neither is there any other savior.  Now is the day of salvation.  The Savior is waiting for you NOW!

– Pastor Jose Abraham

Here is reality. Where will you be if you die today? Do you have the keys of your life and death? I know someone who does. He lives in my heart, and is the Lord of my life. His name if Jesus, and He is real. He loves me and you. He wants to come to your life too, and wants you to experience life to the fullest, even life eternal. The Bible teaches that those who believe in the Lord will be forgiven of all their sins (past, present and future), and will live an new life, even after they die. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

If you are convicted of sin and would like to be “Born Again”, say the following prayer with me:

“Lord Jesus, I need you. Please forgive me of all my sins. Come into my life today. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, and help me to live a life according to how you have planned it for me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

If you have prayed with all your heart, you are a child of God, forever. Welcome to the family of God. The next step is to get a bible. Read it daily; it is God’s plan for your life. Also, find a good bible teaching church which glorifies God. Or, you are always welcome to my church in Bethany, Oklahoma. Send me an email at findpeacenow@yahoo.com; I will be glad to help. May God bless and prosper you.