Whether we accept it or not, we are all sinners in God’s eyes and therefore we are all due to be judged and punished by a holy God, whose very nature cannot be in the presence of sin.
Jesus came to earth and died on the cross as a substitute for you and me. His death and His blood paid the price that our sins and the fall of humanity deserved.
Sin entered the world when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God at the very beginning and this created a void between humanity and God. Because of Jesus this void has been filled and now, it is possible to have a personal living relationship with the God who loves us.
The Bible is very clear that Jesus is coming back to this earth. The first time He came to save the world (John 3:17). When he comes again it will be to judge the world (Revelation 20:12).
We will all have eternal life! However, they will be two very different extremes. Some will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15) to suffer FOREVER, away from the presence of God (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). Some will spend eternity with Jesus in paradise and my imagination cannot even begin to describe what that will be like.
The Bible tells us that
‘God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain’ (Revelation 21:4).
Heaven and hell are a reality that we should think about now, not something to be put off until we are at death’s door. We never know when we will breathe our last breath and depart this world, as we came into it, naked and alone!
You cannot be saved by your own will or efforts, neither can you be saved by someone else praying for you. Obeying the commandments, joining a church, being baptised and confirmed or doing good will not save you
‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no-one can boast’ (Ephesians 2:8)
There is only one way to be saved from the coming wrath and that is through Jesus (1 Thessalonians 1:10). The Bible tells us
‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’. (Acts 16:31)
Jesus also said:
‘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’ (John 3:16)
He also said to His disciples:
‘I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ (John 14:6)
But he also said, ‘No one can come to me, except the father which hath sent me draw him’ (John 6:44), and, ‘Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you’ (John 15:16)
This tells us that salvation is a work of God. He calls you and if you hear His voice, repent of our sins and former life, and accept Jesus as Lord in all areas of our life, you can be saved.
You simply need to give up trying to run your own life – instead trust, receive and depend on Jesus – Turn from the things that are wrong in your life, believe in Jesus, acknowledge Him as Lord, and trust in Him.
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ….for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls’ Mathew 11:28-29
REST FOR OUR SOULS – WHAT A SWEET, SWEET, PROMISE!!!