Happy New Year!
The year 2018 came with many unbelievable blessings and growth for me and I hope you enjoyed the same and more too 🙂
2018 is dead and gone…bringing me to the title of this article. On a more personal and human level, what are your beliefs on death and life after death? As a sanctified and saved child of God, my beliefs on death and the life thereafter (yes, I do believe in life after death) are based on the revelations of the Holy Bible and my walk with God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16
As a believer and loved child of God, John 3:16 serves as a reminder for me of the eternal nature of our heavenly Father. He is Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13) and I am therefore reassured that through Christ’s death, Jesus paid the ultimate price for my/our salvation. As a result we are saved from perishing. Christ’s resurrection from death symbolizes the eternal nature of human life.
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will go and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” – John 14:2
Christ ascended to heaven and poses a hope filled question to his followers regarding the after life and the place where he and God dwell, and has returned to after death. A place called home, free from hunger, thirst, pain a place of joy! (Rev. 7:16-17) I love how Christ says I will “TAKE you to be with me” Showing that the way to heaven is through him (Christ) the one who takes us into eternity to be alive with him.
“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” John 5:28-29
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour then John 5: 28-29 applies to you. Notice how the dead in their graves do not hear our voices right now, however at that particular moment when the voice of Christ speaks it will be heard even by the dead. All in their graves will rise. Some believers and others non-believers. Which one will you be? Will you go into paradise or will you be weeping and gnashing your teeth in hell? (Luke 13:28). It is never too late to accept Jesus Christ in your life.
” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42
As Jesus Christ hung on the cross, he’s words remained the fountains of life. Christ spoke of paradise while in the valley of the shadow of death and reassured a reformed criminal and now believer, hanging on the cross that he will be lead to paradise after death. It is therefore never too late to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:19
If you haven’t accepted Jesus Chris as your Lord and Saviour and you want to live with him in paradise for eternity all you need to do is confess with you mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord (Romans 10:9). Simple! You can say this prayer out loud to meet with Christ in paradise: “Father God, I love you. I believe in you. I need you. I’m sorry for my sins. Sorry about the way I’ve lived. Sorry for shutting You out. I want You in my life. I surrender. I yield. I receive Jesus as my Saviour and my Lord. I believe He died for me. He rose from the dead. He’s alive today. Come into me. Take me just the way I am. Now make me everything You want me to be. I believe I’m saved. I’m on my way to heaven, and I’m going to enjoy the trip. Amen.”
You are now born again, washed in the blood of Jesus and free from all defects. Enjoy your journey with God. See you in heaven 🙂
Be blessed today and forever 🙂
- Prayer for Salvation, Joyce Meyer Ministries (2014) – Retrieved 11 January 2019
- We Heart It images (2019)