It’s A One-Shot-Deal My Friends!
By Don Twobears
This time, I would like my article to be one of Joy and Happiness, something that soothes the Soul and tells of what is to come. Those of us that are Born-Again to Jesus Christ, know we are going to Heaven in the Rapture or in Death! And it seems there are a great many that want to know what Heaven will be like. This is indeed in the Holy Word of God! Many have questions, that concern our lives here and what we can expect in Heaven. Check out the last 3 Chapters of Revelation.
I always like to say, Read your Bible…the answers are always there, from the Lord God’s lips to your and my ears! And HE still talks to us, HE leads our thoughts and settles our hearts, dispels our fears, then HE holds us close and whispers to us. Having stated that, we must learn to listen intently, for all that HE wants us to know. The Lord God never does anything, without telling us about it first. How’s that for being able to know the future?!
As you probably already know, this Life here on Earth is temporary, very short as well. This is truth, as stated in God’s Word, because our Home is not here, it is in Heaven for those that Love the Lord.
There is something, that most everyone misses, everything is always…One way or the other! Actually everything is a simple choice and it is always Jesus Christ or not. Please understand, every single person born in this life, will one day Die…simple fact! The root of everything is whether you, as that person, will go to Heaven or to Hell after death. That body you have as a human, will stay right here on earth, it is just a shell…sort of like a Pecan or a Walnut. What is inside, is of significance, your Spirit! Does this make sense to you?
Our bodies smell, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Our bodies must continually create new cells and the old cells die off and are eliminated. Our bodies require sustenance (Food as fuel), we need water to keep those cells alive. We fall at times and then need to repair the broken bones, we experience pain. We age and our bodies begin to fail us, our eyes become dim. Maybe you have experienced disease, pathogens and viruses, tumors and the like, they prove our bodies are fragile and temporary.
Have you ever noticed, as we age, our bodies fail us, but our minds tell us the opposite, that we are still young and capable? We find that there are always limitations, barriers and lines we should never cross. Problem is, we seldom listen to such advice from our own mind. Thus we pay for that, with pain.
Ideas and questions plague us continually. We want to preserve our moments of joy, yet…joy continues to elude us. Nothing in this life is ever 100%, or even perfect. Do you think I am crazy?! Stop and think about that last vacation you had. You go to work everyday, months go by and then your Vacation is about to take place. How long did you have to wait for it to arrive, how much money did you have to save to make that vacation possible, how many hours did you invest.
Once the day comes, you have had such dreams of how wonderful that vacation will be, how great it will be to do all the things that you want to do. YOUR TIME…Right?! Then you begin, lets say a Cruise. You have to wrangle with all the other people, trying to do what you are doing. It’s hot, so the shade is important, but there are so many people doing what your are doing…it becomes work just to find a cool place to rest. The drinks are expensive, to say the least! But the food is fantastic, problem is you must wait your turn…just as the other people must do. The rooms are small, but then your not worried about that, that is not where you plan on staying very long. Elevators are always full, the Excursions are always full as well and everything always seems to take so much time. Is any of this making any sense, because by the time your cruise ends, you need some days to recuperate from your Vacation. You now need a vacation from your vacation! Crazy right?!
It was good, but…well, it could have been better…right?! It wasn’t 100% fantastic and so now you must deal with the bills you incurred on that vacation. When do you get that needed break from it all?!
Or maybe it was your house, car, furniture, whatever. They wear out, they break, they fall apart and never seems to end and the days are way too short! Next thing you know, your retired, your old and have some infirmities to boot! You just can’t get a break!
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
As a Born-Again Believer, Jesus Christ is your only answer, because HE is the one that paves the way for you! Because HE Loves you, HE lightens the load for you, HE gives you the needed rest and rejuvenation. Again, this life will wear you out! All that worry and aggravation…right?!
When will everyone come to the understanding, this life is to answer one single question…Will you or will you not…accept Jesus Christ?! Being here on earth, is a step to where you will be in Eternity, in Heaven or in Hell…your future is at stake. Your Eternity is at stake…and that’s it! Why in the world, do you think life here is so short?! It IS that one question!
Everyone wants the best, the most comfort…and without end…am I correct?! Then why would anyone choose to go to Hell for Eternity?! If you want those things, then Heaven is your answer! To get to Heaven, you must accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Otherwise…YOU go to Hell forever! There is no comfort, there is no best of anything and the pain will be excruciating and last for Eternity…BUT you asked for this. Worst of all, there will never be any HOPE of any kind. That’s doom and gloom!
One thing to note here, Where ever you choose to go, Heaven or Hell, it is a forever choice! I did not say that, the Holy Word of God states that!
John 14:6-7 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
John 10:9-10 “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”
My Friends, you must choose! There is no other way! You will choose Heaven with Jesus Christ as your Savior…OR…you will choose Hell with Satan and his ilk! Either one…is for Eternity! Thing is, you must make that choice, while you still live and reside here on earth. Once the Rapture takes place, or you die here on earth, your decision is final! There are no “Do-Overs!”
I am going to say this again my Friends, if you choose anything other than Jesus Christ, you better have as much fun here on earth as you can! You will pay your debt in Hell for Eternity!
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.”
In Heaven there will be animals and I believe we will see our Beloved Pets there as well. We will have new Bodies, that will never die or decay, we will have the Lord’s Love and all the comfort we could ever ask for! No more Tears or pain or suffering! Which would you like to choose?!
Isaiah 11:6-8 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.”
Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.”
The Answers have always been in God’s Holy Word the Bible, but to know what is in the Bible, you must read it! So many questions and concerns and to know the answers is rich indeed!
John 3:16 “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.”
All Passages of Scripture come from the King James version of the Bible.
All Emphasis is mine.