Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
At this very moment, you’re alive because God created you after his image and likeness for his glory. Your existence isn’t random or without purpose. You did not “evolve” from a bacteria or just appear out of nowhere. Every creation has a creator and a purpose, God is your creator and you were created for his glory. Now, if you died today, are you aware that physical death is not truly the end for you? In every human soul is a God-given awareness that there is “something more” than this transient world (Ecclesiastes 3:11). WHEN you die, would you go to heaven?
In the begining…
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” – Genesis 1:26a (KJV).
God created Adam and Eve and gave them specific instructions of what to do and what not to do. They ended up rebelling and disobeying God because they were tempted by Satan. This disobedience is sin. Sin is the way of the devil and God HATES sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, God had to drive to them out of his presence because he is holy and just couldn’t stand sin. Since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind and we, Adam’s descendants, have inherited sin from him. Romans 5:12 tells us that through Adam sin entered the world, and so death was passed on to all men because “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). However, God being all-knowing had already prepared a saviour from the foundation of the earth (Revelation 13:8)\
We all now have this inherent inclination to sin and since God is a righteous God, we are deserving of his judgement and eternal punishment in hell.
The action plan
“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 (NIV)
The punishment for sin is death, hell and permanent separation from anything thing the good God has to offer. (Romans 6:23). Hell is a very real and terrible place and totally devoid of good. Only the pure and precious blood of God’s son Jesus is able to redeem human beings from hell. So God sent that precious son here on earth so that he could dwell among us as a sinless man and die on the cross as the lamb of God bearing ALL our sins. “God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
It is finished
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 (NIV)
Jesus went upon the cross to die in the most painful and disgraceful way possible at that time. He was mocked by the people he came to save, accused of crimes he never committed and separated from his father just so that he could save YOU from God’s wrath and so that you could enjoy eternal life. What great love!
It didn’t just end there
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. Romans 14:9 (KJV)
Because He is Lord, death couldn’t hold him in the grave. Jesus rose again from the dead on the third day. Hallelujah! Now he is back in heaven preparing a place for all those who love him, receive him and obey his commandments. No matter what you’ve heard, Jesus IS the ONLY way to God and a joyous eternal life. Jesus is the only way to avoid God’s judgement for our sins. All those who reject Jesus as the only way will have a space in hell and they will suffer separation from forever. Jesus is offering you eternal peace, love and joy in the presence of the father. All you need to do is receive him and let him be LORD in your life.