Contrary to what many believe, there is life after death! Your soul will continue into eternity … so the question is ‘Where will you spend that eternity?’ Jesus taught that the Righteous will spend eternity with God, while the Sinful will spend eternity apart from Him in Eternal Punishment. But the problem is none of us are Righteous ... we are ALL Sinful from birth!
“Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”
(Psalm 51:5 NIV)
If you question this truth, may I ask, ‘Have you always treated others as you would want to be treated?’ Or similarly, ‘Have you ever failed to do to others what you knew you should have?” If you are honest, you would answer ‘No’ to the first and ‘Yes’ to the second. If you still cannot admit your imperfection, simply ask your wife, or your husband, or your children, or your parents, and they will be glad to set the record straight! We are not perfect, not even close, and that imperfection, that shortcoming, that sinfulness is what will keep us out of a place reserved only for the Righteous. So then, how can we ever attain the Righteousness needed? Well … we can’t. It is too late for us to correct our errors! There is no hope in our ever attaining, on our own, the Righteousness needed to enter God’s Perfect Heaven.
“For whoever keeps the whole law and
yet stumbles at just one point
is guilty of breaking all of it.”
So is it completely hopeless? Are we destined for eternal punishment? The Good News is ‘Absolutely Not!’ God has made a Way for us to attain the Righteousness needed to enter Heaven, and that Way is through His Son, Jesus Christ! How did God do this? By the greatest Transfer ever completed in the Universe!
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8 NIV
“God made Him (Jesus) who had no sin
to be sin for us, so that in Him
we might become the Righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
“Christ is the end of the law
so that there may be righteousness
for everyone who believes.”
Romans 10:4 NIV
Do you understand what God did? He transferred all of our Sins unto His Perfectly Righteous Son Who then paid the penalty for our Sin by dying and shedding His blood on the cross for us ... but then transferred His Son’s perfect Righteousness unto us who believe! What does this mean? It means that we can enter Heaven, a place reserved for only the perfectly Righteous, by trusting in Jesus who took our sins upon Himself, died in our place, and transferred His Righteous to us!
Are you ready to be judged by God? If not, you would like to be, wouldn’t you? Pray the following prayer to express your faith in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, in order that you may receive His Righteousness for yourself!
“ Dear Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and cannot enter Your Heaven should I die. But today, right now, I believe that Jesus died in my place for my sins, that His blood wipes away forever my sins and that You have transferred His Perfect Righteousness to me. I believe You have forgiven me in Christ Jesus, and that should I die, I will enter Your presence through Christ Who died for me. Thank-You Heavenly Father. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”
If you prayed that prayer sincerely, believing what you prayed to God, you are now READY! Death is only the open door to your Heavenly home where you will live eternally with your Heavenly Father!
Continue on to read what the Christian needs to do to be READY for the King’s Return!