Looking at the photo me having ice cream with my 80+ years old mum today, with her smile, it just hits me that one day she will be gone. And one day I will be gone from this world. Then suddenly it dawned on me, we will see one another and loved ones for all eternity in heaven.
Folks, friends, if you don’t believe in Jesus the Son of God who loved us and died on the cross to redeem us from the wrath coming, and to bring us to the family of God our Father in heaven as adopted children, you are missing it all!
Nothing can compare with your eternal life. If you only live for the transient life of say 80-100 years on earth, it will be horrific one day you wake up to see the judgement of hell, awaits.
John 8:23–24 23 And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am, you will die in your sins.”
It’s as blatant as that, if you don’t believe that Jesus is “I AM”, you will die in your sins. What does Jesus mean “unless you believe that I am”?
This is where that name comes from:
Exodus 3:13–14 13 Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “This is what you shall say to the sons of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
When God was asked what His name was as Israel would ask, He gave His name as “I AM” to Moses. And Jesus is claiming unless you believe “I AM” the same person who spoke to Moses in Exodus 3, you will die in your sins.
John 8:58 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
Before Abraham was born, I am. There you go, another time, Jesus used the words I AM, and He was, even before Abraham was born.
You are talking to the Son of God who was there before the creation of the world, and in fact, all things in the cosmos was created by Him, and sustained by Him.
John 1:1–3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
Hebrews 1:3 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Jesus created you. Jesus upholds all things by His power. You and I can breathe because He sustains you.
Decide today where do you want to be in eternity? Don’t be so short sighted only seeing the tangible things on this world, and they don’t last. And truthfully you don’t last. Where on earth can you find meaningful existence that will enable you to meet your loved ones in future after they have died, and you have died? How? You need to research who this Jesus is, because this is far more important than any amount of money you can earn on earth or anything you wanted! Think about it! Your eternity! Where do you want to be?