Saturday, March 17, 2012

Inspiration for Today - 17 Mar 12

Tomorrow is never guaranteed. The next hour is never guaranteed. What would happen if you knew what your future was. What would happen if you knew if you would have a long life or a short one? Would anything change about your life or lifestyle?

How alert are you? Do you drive carelessly and aggressively, looking at your phone, or blasting your radio? Do you drive cautiously, ever vigilant and on the defense? How about your home? Do you leave it unlocked, during the night, with the windows wide open with your child sleeping next to the window? Do you secure your home by locking all of the doors and windows, again during the night, perhaps moving your child's bed to the middle or far side of the room?

Jesus said in Luke 12:39-40 (NKJV), "But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."

The truth is that no one knows what will happen. Some believe they have time. Others, however, have learned very quickly that no one is guaranteed their next breath.

Have you been curious about where you will be after you have died? Some believe that once you are dead, that's it; there is no afterlife. Others are absolutely positive that they will be living in hell. Others, yet, have no clue what will happen to them. Some believe that they will come back as ghosts and haunt people. Still others believe that they will be reincarnated into plants, animals, or even other people.

The absolute truth is that there are only 2 places you will go to when your earthly, human life is over: Heaven or Hell.

Hell is full of fiery torment. You will be tormented by the most extreme and unimaginable ways and scorched with fire as well, yet it will not end.

Heaven, on the other hand, will be the perfect place. You will live with no pain. You will not have any sorrow (no more tears). Streets are paved with purest of pure gold. Water will be crystal clear - clearer than any tropical water you've ever seen. And, you will receive a mansion of your own. Yes, a mansion!

What is your choice? As you read this, are you thinking of how you can change your life and be able to know where you will be after this human life has expired? Good! How do you get this access? All that is required is first admitting that you are a sinner. We have all sinned (lied, lusted, been angry, stolen, used God's name in vain, have idols, etc). Second, believe with all of your heart that Jesus is the Son of God who came to save you of your sin. He took the place of your sin so you could go to heaven. Third, ask Jesus to send the Holy Spirit into your life.

It's that easy!

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