Most of humanity lives in kind of dream world of self seeking the “the good life”. This is to be expected since they have been born into a world of self seeking. As a saying goes, its just “what we do…”.
It has been so since the fall of Adam and Eve.
The world has not yet realized that all things, all acts, all lives that been lived down through the eons of history have consequences, regardless of who they are and where they are. Job understood this truth, as he struggled with the meaning of his affliction when he said: ““Yet God draws away the mighty by His power, He rises, but no one has assurance of life.” - Job 24:22
However, if you have trusted in Jesus Christ as having died on a cross to pay for the guilt you have earned by your life of unbelief in Him, your name will be written in a book in heaven, along with all those who have repented of their sin, and you will not be condemned and cast into a lake of fire.
Where ever you are, and who ever you are as of this moment, take a moment and examine your life that you are living.
This writer remembers a shocking statement made to me by a person as we discussed this issue. When I asked if they realized that they would stand before Jesus some day, and give an account of their life, I heard the statement “…I don’t believe there is anything after I die…when I’m dead I’m dead”.
What a terrible surprise is coming!
For every life that is lived, there are consequences. Some, in this life of some kind, but, the ultimate after death. All of us must stand before Jesus Christ and give an account of our belief, and our actions.
Now is the time to ask ourselves what we believe, and in whom we believe…if anyone. It is part of human nature to delay, and delay, and delay… perhaps the whole issue will just “go away”.
But the issue is an eternal issue…the consequences last for eternity.
"And I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them [for this heaven and earth are passing away]. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the Book of Life; and the dead were judged according to what they had done as written in the books [that is, everything done while on earth]. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades (the realm of the dead) surrendered the dead who were in them; and they were judged and sentenced, every one according to their deeds. Then death and Hades [the realm of the dead] were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire [the eternal separation from God]. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire. - Revelation 20:11-15
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