because it's a cloudy day doesn't mean the sun no longer exists. Just
because a mountain blocks our view doesn't mean a city doesn't lie
behind it. Just because everyone in your class believes that Santa
Clause exists doesn't mean that Santa indeed goes down chimneys to
bring kids presents on Christmas eve.
is reality? Who defines it? Is reality based merely on what you see,
hear and touch? Is it only based on what can be measured in a lab and
tested scientifically? Is reality based on what most people
believe in? Is reality decided by a popularity contest?
Dangers of Not Knowing the Real Reality
man painted a picture of an extension of a road on the blank face of
a building. The painting was drawn to perfectly match the real road
and environment (a popular trick of the coyote trying to trap the
roadrunner). It didn't take long till a car slammed into the
building. Many have been deceived by similar illusions. They mistake
apparent reality for the real reality. The result is most usually
have died because of presumptuousness, and have fallen into
destruction because of the word "maybe". "Maybe"
is the one of the most dangerous words in the universe. Yet its
essence pervades our behavior and society. Just count how many words
in our vocabulary convey our not being sure and definite about
things: probably, quite, relatively, might, seemingly, etc. "Maybe
it's safe to cross this wooden bridge." "This branch might
be strong enough to hold me." "Maybe it's just OK to not
attend classes and just hope the teacher will be merciful and let me
pass the course." "Maybe I can drive beyond the speed limit
without being caught by the police."
have only one life to live. Are you serious about laying your life on
a "maybe."-type of belief or idea. How could one be so
reckless? If anyone truly valued and cared about his/her life, he/she
would make sure that what he believes in is the real reality, and not
just some hazy assumption, deceptive ploy or popular notion. Wake up
and seek the truth out! What is the real reality?
bandwagon mentality of many will also lead them to destruction. Would
you join the bandwagon just because all your friends did? I wouldn't
care to be ostracized for not molding in with everyone else if they
themselves weren't sure about where they were headed. What if what
awaited them in the distance was an avalanche or quicksand?
that have ended usually leave numerous booby traps. Would you proceed
into a dark road ahead just because a sign said "No mines ahead
- safe for passage." There are many misleading roadsigns out
many today are living their lives with the belief that there is no
God, eternal soul, heaven, or hell. They just choose to believe in
whatever they find convenient and whatever will give them the most
happiness, without even checking if they are indeed walking a safe
path based on the real reality. Their reality is just what they
perceive to be real.
of how strongly I believe that God does not exist, it will not affect
His existence if He indeed exists. Thus, we need to settle this first
issue. Can't I just go living without having to investigate this
issue? Does settling this issue really matter? Of course it does!
Because if a man is proved wrong in believing there is no God, then
he is in danger of spending eternity in a lake of fire as decreed by
the Holy God in His book - the Bible. Eternity is a long time for you
to pay, in torment and suffering, for the error of failing to see the
light of the real reality in one's short lifetime on earth.
atheist says there is no God. Why? Because he has never seen Him, nor
heard His voice. Does that prove God doesn't exist? Just because we
have no instruments to empirically sense God doesn't mean He doesn't
exist. Do we have instruments for measuring love? Is there any joy
sensor? But we all acknowledge the existence of our feelings of love
alone do not determine reality. They can only support reality to a
certain or partial extent. Our five senses are also limited in
enabling us to prove the existence of God. Our senses are confined
only to physical impulses. However, God claims to be spiritual. Man
thinks that only the physical is real. Does that mean love, joy and
peace are not real just because his five senses cannot detect them?
The real reality is that the spiritual is real; in fact, it is more
real and important than the physical. Spiritual things are sensed by
spiritual instruments. Love is sensed by our spirits when someone
cares for us. Peace is sensed when you know you are safe and
is flawed logic to say that spiritual things do not exist because our
physical instruments/senses cannot detect them. You cannot measure
height using a weighing scale, nor detect light using a sound sensor.
In like manner, we cannot expect to measure or detect God using our
waves exist, even though we cannot see them. We know they exist
because of its effects: we hear sound and music from our radios. God
also cannot be seen, but we can sense Him through our spirits.
than the inherent spiritual sensor we have, God has also given us the
gift of having the ability to think and reason. Thus, He reveals
Himself to us in a reasonable way to prove that He indeed exists. He
appeals to your God-given gift of reason, and on the basis of that
gift He expects you to be able to extend it to develop the faith
needed to believe in Him whom you cannot see physically.
doesn't God just appear to all of us in all His glory to prove His
existence? Because He wants us to search for Him and seek Him. He is
a God who hides Himself. He wants to test us if we will hunger for
Him enough to go out and desire to know Him. Besides, He did reveal
Himself in glory during the time of Moses yet man still failed to
completely believe in Him. So later He sent His own Son to reveal
Himself to us. Here is a simple analogy. Ants cannot seem to identify
humans who are so big. Thus, a human would have to take the form of
an ant to really relate with them and for ants to recognize such a
has His methods of doing things as He sees best. God has chosen to
reveal Himself to us spiritually. That is, we can detect Him using a
spiritual sensor inside us called faith. However, the faith He
requires is not without any basis. It is still based on sound reason,
evidence and logic.
court systems are based on proof. We cannot sentence a man to jail
without complete proof beyond any reasonable doubt that he committed
the crime he is accused of. If we can be so kind to a human as to
give him the benefit of the doubt till he is proved guilty, how much
more should we be to the One who claims to have brought us into
existence. Can we dismiss Him to be unreal without exhausting and
evaluating the proof at hand?
God is Spirit, we must prove Him spiritually. God exists and is real!
How do we know? We can present the evidence of creation, His word and
prophecy, Jesus, His miracles and His witnesses, modern signs and
wonders, and near-death experiences.
complexity of organisms, their symmetrical structures, the absence of
fossil remains of mangled, twisted, ill-structured creatures (for
example, one with 5 eyes randomly placed on the body, one wing on the
ankle, and a foot sticking out of the head), the orderly arrangement
and structure of atoms and molecules, the mathematically describable
and symmetrical laws governing physics and nature, and the precisely
tuned parameters of the earth and it's environment to support life
all point to the evidence of a Supreme Designer behind all that we
physically see, rather than support progressive development that
started from a big explosion governed by random chance and a long
period of time.
a computer and the human brain, or a robot and the human body. Which
is more complicated? If we cannot accept the possibility of a
computer or a robot coming into existence without a really smart
designer, how can we say that far more complicated biological
machines are just products of chance? What kind of flawed logic has
man believed in to even consider big-bang-based random evolution?
you landed on an uninhabited island and found a stone that was
perfectly shaped as a beetle with 3 legs on each side, you would at
once conclude that a man once lived there and carved out this
wonderfully shaped artifact. If a stone carving would lead us to
conclude that some designer must have been behind its realization,
what makes us think that a real beetle wouldn't need one. A beetle
has perfect symmetry, a robotic mechanism for walking, the ability to
fly and maneuver itself in three-dimensional space, vision, the
ability to seek out food, and the capacity to reproduce. For sure,
you can say that a beetle has a design and is even far more
complicated than a stone carving. Thus, if there is a design, then
there must be a designer.
probability of DNA sequences lining up to provide the blueprint of
how each part of our bodies are to be assembled is mind boggling. It
is practically impossible to ask a genetic engineer to assemble a
cell that will grow up to form a dog. If smart people can't even do
this feat, let alone random chance.
face it. This world and all the living creatures in it are all too
perfectly designed and work in almost flawless harmony (given the
chance that it to be spared of man's destructive behavior). Only a
Supreme Designer, smarter than man, can think up and put into reality
all of these that we are just beginning to understand. In fact, man
with all his technological advancement has only unraveled but the tip
of a huge iceberg in terms of decoding and understanding the design
and mechanism of the DNA, the brain, and the human body. Just take
one component of the body and analyze its complexity.
eyes, for example, enable us to see the world. The lenses adjust
automatically to provide the curvature needed to focus on objects
near and far. The sensors behind the eyes (the receptors of the
retina) can distinguish color variations at extremely high resolution
(better than the latest digital cameras) over a wide viewing angle.
Eyeballs rotate in eye sockets to the desired directions. The iris
controls the amount of light coming in by changing the size of the
pupil (the opening through which light enters). Eyelids shut for
protection and for regular clean-up. Tears flow to wash dirt away.
The optic nerves bring images in real time with 3-dimensional depth
of view to your brain for storage and analysis. And you can still
recall movie-like scenes in your mind of things you did when you were
a child up to the present time. All those images are still available
on demand just by recalling the scenes. What happens if you lose one
eye. Behold, you have a spare one just in case. Just one body part is
a marvel of a feat of physics, biology and engineering.
is to be accepted if a physical law and a theory clash. Of course,
the law must stand. But why does man accept the theory of evolution
when it runs against a physical law. The second law of thermodynamics
states that in a closed system (say, the universe), order always
progresses toward disorder and not the opposite case. Upon dropping
spoons of coffee, creamer and sugar into a cup of hot water, the law
dictates that particles will just spread out and mix all together in
a random fashion. But evolution implies that the molecules of the
three components will line themselves up in some sequence so as to
produce a double helix, where the sequence of sugar, coffee and cream
will encode meaningful information.
will take an external mind and agent to go into the the closed system
(the universe) to introduce order into it, thereby not breaking the
law. Unless someone outside the closed system comes into the picture,
we can expect no amount of order in the universe. If the big bang is
indeed true, the particles of the universe would just diffuse
continually deeper into outer space, following the second law, to end
up with the sight you would see of debris lying everywhere after a
concept of an explosion in outer space producing orderly and complex
lifeforms, even if it takes a billion trillion years, is more absurd
than thinking that a whirlwind can form a jumbo jet plane for no
matter how long it takes - it is just impossible. If I place some
rocks, soil, oil, and air in a tin can and subject it to fire,
mechanical vibrations and electrical discharges, how many years of
processing would it take till I could pull out a Rolex watch out of
do not need a science, math or engineering degree to figure this out.
is it that in introductory biology classes, the teacher first lays
out the basic principle stating that living things cannot come out of
nonliving things, and then afterward would present the theory of
evolution, which is based on the assumption that man evolved from
cosmic dust. It is a mockery of our children's sense of logical
judgment. Let us stop teaching our children the lie that a theory can
defy physical and biological laws.
2. The Bible and Fulfilled Prophecies
word of God to man (the Bible) prophesied the coming of the Messiah,
the Man who will save Israel and mankind from bondage to rule as
Savior and King. It details His birth, life, death and resurrection.
No other book has claimed such detailed prophesies. The chances of
more than 300 prophesies being fulfilled in one man is practically
zero. Yet Jesus came and the prophecies about Him were fulfilled to
the last detail. This only shows that God exists for He has proved
Himself to know the future and propel future events to take place in
accordance to His will. This also justifies the claim that the Bible
is the true and uncontested word of the living God.
is the sole belief system founded on a holy book based on fulfilled
prophecies and a resurrected leader. Research every other religious
system and judge for yourself which belief system is real enough to
place the fate of your eternal soul on.
3. Jesus and His Works
performed various miracles: healing, controlling the weather, turning
water into wine, multiplying food to feed thousands, raising up the
dead, walking on water, transfiguring, casting out demons, and
eventually predicting and fulfilling His resurrection after three
days of being killed. No man has ever performed this feat. His claim
of being the Son of God, making Himself equal to God, demands our
complete belief if we are to believe that all His miracles and His
resurrection were indeed true. So how do we know that Jesus did
perform all of these? The verdict lies on the witnesses.
4. The Witnesses
only takes 2-3 witnesses to convict a man of a crime, but Jesus was
seen resurrected by His disciples and even by up to more than 500
people. These witnesses were persecuted to the point of death yet
none of them were shaken or gave up their confession. The boldness
and conviction of the witnesses, together with the signs and wonders
that followed them, show that they did not just believe in a man-made
fable, tale or hoax. Man by nature will not voluntarily risk life and
limb for something he does not believe to be true.
5. Modern Signs and Wonders
modern signs and wonders are being displayed in the churches of God.
Healing from terminal diseases, miraculous deliverance from evil
spirits and addictions, uttered prophecies that have come to pass,
and divine revelations through dreams and visions abound in the
churches today. If you really seek God with all your heart, He will
reveal Himself to you personally. God loves genuine seekers of Him.
Only be patient, for God works in His own perfect time. You can
experience an encounter with God if you call to Him.
6. Near-death experiences
the last frontier called death has been crossed by so many in recent
years -- people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). Atheists
who had NDEs have come back to life with accounts of hell and
believers accounts of heaven. Hundreds of testimonies are being
shared to show that an afterlife exists and that we do not just
vanish into nonexistence after we die. The data is overwhelmingly
vast and the accounts of these everyday people continually share
common elements regardless of religious background and race.
their testimonies support the existence of God and the way to heaven
- His Son Jesus Christ. Many have seen the Lord Himself face to face.
They have seen angels, demons and departed friends and loved ones on
the other side of the veil. Various accounts agree so well with each
other that the Lord is about 6 feet tall and bears nail marks near
His wrist and on His feet. Many have committed suicide only to be
revived with accounts of almost falling into the brink of eternal
darkness and hellfire.
you come to terms with the issues related to the existence of God and
the validity of His word - the Bible, it is time to examine yourself
and your life in the light of the REAL REALITY. In other words, are
you willing to discover the truth of what the Bible says about you,
your fate after death and how you should live your life, or would you
rather risk the fate of your eternal soul by turning a blind eye and
continually living in the manner you think life should be lived.
There is a call in your heart to know the real reality in God's word
and realign yourself with it. Respond to it. Be real!
you REALLY sure that if you were to die today, God would let you
enter His heavenly kingdom?
REALITY is that many people confronted with this question will answer
"No". Even worse, a lot of people wouldn't even bother
going the extra mile by trying to find out the truth about this
issue. They just don't care. Why would people who answer "No"
go on with life without making every effort to be sure within
themselves that they could finally answer "Yes" with
you have no interest in finding out what it will take to make sure
you enter heaven when you die, then you have set your path towards a
catastrophe of eternal proportions. You have set your BELIEF in a
collision course with REALITY. When these two giants collide, the end, as explained earlier,
is more often than not disastrous.
Bomb in the Building
a man came running down the hallway of your office building yelling
"There's a bomb in the building! It's about to explode!"
How would you react? You have two choices: (1) Believe in what is
most convenient for you: "There is no bomb. Why bother
scrambling with crowd to get out of here. Besides, I'm too busy with
what I'm doing now. It's probably just a false alarm." (2)
Believe in what the man says, get out of the building as fast as you
can, and make sure you're safe.
let us say the man was right. The reality was that there was a bomb
and in less than 3 minutes, it blew up, bringing the entire building
down and killing everyone left inside. Who then is the wiser man?
Will you be foolish enough to risk having what you believe in come in
conflict with reality?
Bible is that man yelling in your building now. The Bible, which is
the word of God, poses several facts that it claims to be REALITY.
1: Man has sinned. (Rom. 3:23 “for all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God.”) Man has sinned against a
holy, perfect and righteous God.
2: The penalty for sin is death. (Rom. 6:23a “For
the wages of sin is death.”) God is just and must punish sin.
3: This death is in the form of eternal separation from
God in the lake of fire. (Rev. 21:8 “But the cowardly, the
unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who
practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars -- their place will
be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”)
4: Man is appointed to die physically and face judgment
for things done during his life on earth. (Heb. 9:27 “Just as
man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”)
a sinner, are represented by the man too busy (or engrossed) with
what he is doing in the building. The penalty of death corresponds to
the bomb, and your time on earth before you die is the bomb's timer.
The REALITY is that if your answer to the question posed before you
is "No" and have chosen choice (1), your heartbeat is the
sound of a ticking time bomb.
much time do you have left? Do you know when you will die? What if it
were today? Are you foolish enough to even let the night pass without
knowing for sure that your soul is eternally safe? Are you foolish
enough to risk eternity in a tormenting hopeless place called Hell
and the lake of fire, which the Bible (the book that has thus far
never faltered in terms of prophecies) claims to be REAL?
trust you will take the wise choice and determine in your heart today
the need to find the exit door out of the building that is about to
be blown into pieces. We all know that the building, this world and
our life her on earth, is but temporary.
question is this: If you were to die tonight and have to face God,
and God would ask you "why should I let you into my heavenly
kingdom?", what would you say?
would say “I have not committed any serious crimes like murder
or rape”, “I am generally kind to people”, "I'm
religious and have been attending church”, “I give to the
poor”, etc. In general, people think that doing enough good
works will qualify them for entry into heaven. Man tries to play it
smart by proposing his own ways of escape from the building that is
about to explode. In other words, they devise their own ways and
means to escape the penalty of hell and enter the kingdom of God.
Bible says that sinners will go to hell. How many sins does it take
to be called a sinner? It only takes one murder to be called a
murderer. Can a murderer say to the judge "But my good works,
public service and kindness to the poor far outweigh this crime of
killing somebody, which is just one single mistake"? Do you
think the judge will let him get away without imposing justice. This
logic violates God's very character: Justice, sinlessness and
perfection. He must punish sin. He is completely holy and cannot
tolerate even a single sin.
is a place of sinless perfection. No sin can enter it. Can a man with
sin in his heart enter it just because he also did good things in his
lifetime? Unfortunately, he cannot. No amount of good works will
erase his sins. Thus, no sinner is able to make it to heaven by
making up for the bad things he has done on earth.
say "God is kind, gracious and loving; He will never allow any
soul to suffer in a lake of fire for all eternity." They say
this to give them a license to continue living in sin. God has
decreed in His word that the penalty will be an eternity in a lake of
fire, so why use God's attributes of loving kindness to counter
another of His attributes, which is justice. Sin will not go
unpunished. Nevertheless, it is indeed true that God is also kind and
loving, and this is the whole point of this discourse, which is to
reveal to you that God is giving us hope through His love.
any of our good works qualify us for entering into God's holy city?
The answer is “No”. Eph. 2:8-9 says “For it is by
grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no one can
3:27-28 says “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what
principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing
amount of good works, obedience to the law, church attendance, or
personal sacrifice can save man from his fallen state of being a
sinner. One's good works cannot cover up or pay for sins committed. A
sheet of paper no matter how clean and white will never qualify for
being spotless as long as even an iota of black ink is on it. In like
manner, we can never qualify for God's requirement of holy perfection
as long as the sin in our hearts is present before His eyes. Thus,
man cannot save himself.
you just heard was the bad news. Every man and woman on earth who has
committed at least one sin in his life makes him a condemned sinner
before the holy God and is automatically headed for destruction after
he/she dies, to spend eternity in a lake of fire.
there is good news! The Bible further presents the following
5: God loves us and has prepared a way of escape from
eternal condemnation. There is an open door. (John 3:16. "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.")
6: That door is God's Son, Jesus Christ. (John 14:6 Jesus
answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through me.”)
7: Jesus, having lived a sinless life on earth, paid the
full penalty for your sins by dying on the cross 2000 years ago in
your behalf. As a substitute for you, He took on Himself the penalty
for sin that you deserved.
Cor. 15:3-4 says “For what I received I passed on to you as of
first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the
Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures, “
5:8 says “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
love is expressed by giving us a way of escape. Simultaneously, His
holy demand for justice is satisfied by the shedding of His Son's
blood. The concept of substitution is well illustrated by this simple
narrative: A man who one day comes home with a blood-stained shirt,
confesses to having killed another man. His brother, because of his
great love, therefore asks him to hand over the shirt. The loving
brother then wears the shirt and surrenders himself to receive the
death penalty in his brother's behalf. In this single act, both love and justice are demonstrated.
people say that if God were a God of love, He wouldn't create a hell
for people to perish. But God is a God of love and has stretched out
His arm to rescue you. The former would have been true if no
provision of being redeemed was available. He loves you and has
provided a way out of the highway to hell and destruction.
– the Only Exit
might ask, how then can you be saved from the bomb that is about to
explode? The answer is this: you must pass through the "Emergency
Exit", which God has provided: Jesus Christ.
must you do to pass through the door?
REALIZE that you are a sinner
bound for hell and that you cannot save yourself. Humbly admit your
mistakes and ask God to forgive you.
Pass through the REAL exit, not
fake ones. Other doors that people devise to get out of the building
only lead to dead ends and brick walls. Believe that only Jesus can
save you. Make Him your Savior. The fake doors are good works,
religious piety and dedication, wisdom and knowledge, and any other
belief system. Jesus is the ONLY way to God the Father and His
heavenly kingdom. Trust in Him alone to take you to heaven.
REALIGN your life and heart with
God's will and obey Jesus until the end. This calls for repenting of
your sins, giving up your worldly and sinful habits, walking in
obedience, purity, righteousness and love, and forsaking all gods,
such as money, ambition, glory, pleasures, and anything that sets
itself as a priority over God's reign in your life.
other words, you must make Jesus the LORD of your entire life till
the end. Your sins and gods are those activities in the building that
have caught you from getting out. You may be enjoying it too much
that even though you know there is a bomb, you are unable to run for
your life. But remember this: if your enjoyment will only be a few
fleeting moments in comparison with an eternity of pain and
suffering, will it really be worth it?
A and B may have been easy to do, but item C is what draws the line
between those who will REALLY enter Heaven and those who think they
will get in but will not. Item C is the reason why the path to heaven
is so narrow. For example, Jesus said in Mark 10:25 "It is
easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich
man to enter the kingdom of God."
rich man's god is his wealth, a workaholic's god is his job, and an
adulterer's god is his desire for another woman. Count the cost of
following Jesus. If you want to be saved and become a disciple of the
Master, you will need to give it all up - all that you own, all your
relationships, all your desires, and your very life - to the Master.
Can you forsake money and wealth and let God take full control of
choice is yours. Your soul in hell for eternity in exchange for a few
years of earthly pleasures, or a life of surrender to the will of God
now for an eternity in God's heavenly kingdom?
16:24-26 says “Then Jesus said to his disciples, 'If anyone
would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and
follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but
whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for
a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can
a man give in exchange for his soul?' ”
Jesus says in Matt. 7:21-29 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord,
Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the
will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day,
'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive
out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly,
'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
you call Jesus “Lord” and claim to be His follower but do
not really fully obey Him, you will still find yourself locked out of
God's kingdom. Jesus surrendered His life fully for you. He gave up
His throne in heaven, suffered on earth, and died a criminal's death
for you. Does He not only deserve our complete surrender as well? In
the first place, He created you. You wouldn't be existing now if it
were not for His will. For these two reasons, He deserves our lives.
Will you choose to honor your Creator and Savior by giving back your
life to Him?
who have already passed through the door to safety, yet go back into
the building to continue doing what they miss doing are no safer than
those who are still in the building and have not gone out yet. The
sad reality is that many Christians think that they have passed
through the door of escape when in fact by their continually living a
life of sin and disobedience, they have remained in the doomed
building. The combination of the "once-saved, always-saved
assurance of salvation, no matter what I do" and "sin now
for God is merciful and will forgive me later" philosophies will
bring many finding themselves locked out of the kingdom of God on the
day of judgment.
is the REAL gospel of salvation and only a few can accept it. You
cannot accept Jesus into your heart as Savior only. Jesus must be
both Savior and Lord of your life for you to be saved from eternal
banishment in the lake of fire and enter His glorious kingdom in
heaven. Besides, what is a KINGDOM if the ruler wasn't REALLY
reigning as KING? To be a part of the kingdom, Jesus must be the king
of your life.
you have made up your mind to turn away from sin and accept Jesus,
God's provision for salvation, say this simple prayer to God. Mean
every word of it, for God looks at your heart and not at your words.
Jesus, come into my heart and forgive me of my sins. I know that I am
a sinner, and I repent of my sins. Wash me in Your blood, and make me
clean. I have sinned against heaven and before You and am not worthy
to be called a son. I receive you by faith as my Savior. I give my
whole life to You. I will serve you as My Lord till the end of my
days. Help me to live a life pleasing to You. Thank you for Your gift
of eternal life.”
good news is that the full realization of your salvation is coming
near. So many of those who have experienced clinical death and have
been revived, as well as those who have been transported in the
spirit world into the third heavens have a common message to tell the
world: Jesus has consistently been telling them to tell the world
that He is coming back to earth very soon! Moreover, He says that it
will be sooner than we expect.
no one knows the exact day and time of His return to earth, the signs
of His coming prophesied in the Bible indeed indicate that we are the
generation that will see the second coming of the King of kings and
Lord of lords. Many of us will not live to see our retirement days
here on earth. It is that soon.
theologian once said that "We have been saved from the penalty
of sin, we are being saved from the power of sin, and we will soon be
saved from the presence of sin. The full REALIZATION of our salvation
is when we will live with Jesus for all eternity in His heavenly
kingdom. He has prepared a dwelling place for you there. Remain
faithful to Him until the end in holiness and full obedience, for
those who do will be caught up to be with Him in the clouds to be
with Him when He comes in glory. This is known as the rapture of the
in 1 Thes. 4:15-17 describes the rapture as follows: “According
to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who
are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede
those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down
from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and
with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so
we will be with the Lord forever.”
left behind on earth after the true disciples of Jesus are taken out
in the rapture will have to suffer and go through the worst
tribulation mankind has ever faced as God's wrath will be poured over
this sinful world and Satan's wrath will fall on those who believe in
Jesus but are left behind.
you be left behind, resolve it in your heart to never accept the mark
of the beast "666" on your forehead or hand, for in doing
so you will seal your eternal doom by pledging allegiance to Satan.
It is better to suffer for a moment during that period than to suffer
for eternity in the lake of fire.
choice is set before each of us. At the end of our lives here on
earth, the only thing that will really matter will be our answer to
the question “What did you do with God's Son?” Did you
accept Him, or did you reject/ignore Him?
is a not just a matter of life or death? It is an issue of eternal
life or eternal death. The weight of your eternal soul lies in the
balance. You may not have the luxury of having tomorrow to decide on
this. May this be the day of salvation! Choose eternal life! You have
so little to loose, yet everything to gain.