THE FINAL DESTINATION

Many of us who wake up every morning, we wake up to a new mercy, new grace, and another day to get it right. Days and nights come and go, the months pass swiftly and before you know it, it’s the end of the year. We celebrate a new year and then afterwards everything returns back to normal and repeats itself all over again. But how many of us think about the what ifs? What if I die today then where will I spend eternity? Or what if I take my last breath then where will I go? Most of us don’t like to think about death and some don’t consider the thought of it but instead, choose to gamble with their souls everyday, living as they please and feeling like they only have one life to live and they’re gonna live it however they choose which is true, you do only have one life to live but we also have one chance to get it right with the Lord. So many people are dying both young and old alike and I’m always seeing on social media people writing comforting words on behalf of the deceased such as: Rest in peace, fly high, rest in heaven, you’re in a better place now, and you don’t have to suffer anymore. But are they really resting in peace? Have they ceased from suffering? Are they really in heaven? Are they really in the presence of God? What kind of life did they live before they died? Hebrew 12:14 reads: Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no man will see the Lord. You may say he or she was a good person but being good is not enough; Did they accept the gift of salvation? Did they follow Christ? Did they serve Him and was faithful until the very end? Were they holy? It’s nice to think that everybody goes to heaven when they die but people are forgetting one thing, that God created a hell also and souls go there as well. The Bible warns that those who live their lives fulfilling the desires of their flesh, living outside the will of God and die in their sins will go to such a place. (Luke 16:19-31, Luke 13:22-30, Mark 9:42-48, Revelation 20:15) Some say that hell is the grave or hell is on earth but my response to that is this, you can think whatever you wanna think and believe whatever you wanna believe because hell isn’t gonna stop existing just because you don’t believe in it. I’m neither going to test God or gamble with my soul to see whether or not it’s real because He said it, and therefore I believe it. How can a loving God send people to hell? People often ask that question including my own Mother, but how can a Holy and Righteous God not punish sinners after sending His Son to suffer and die for our sins to keep us from going to such a place but instead we choose to do whatever we wanna do, live however we wanna live, go against His commands and principles, taking advantage of His grace and mercy along with His long suffering towards us by giving us chance after chance to turn to Him and to accept His gift of salvation, and then think that all will be well once we die? And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. ( Hebrews 9:27) The devil is really deceiving people in these last days because he’s telling a lot of them to end their own lives in order to escape the hardships, depression, the disappointments, the failures, the stress, even to escape the consequences of an evil action that they’ve committed before taking their own lives. And they’re thinking that’s the end of all of their miniseries, and some are killing themselves and taking others with them. But what a great deception that is until they find themselves awaken in a place which is far beyond the human imagination, lifting up their eyes in hell and realizing they’re in a hopeless situation and completely separated from God forever. No one can help them, no one can save them, no one can deliver or pray them out of there because once you’re in you’re in. And there’s no coming back from the dead, mercy and grace is gone, and the cries and pleas are now reaching deaf ears. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation. ( 2 Corinthians 6:2) I don’t hear too many hell sermons anymore, and not that people should be beaten over the head constantly about it but people do need to be reminded of it. Ten years ago I was dating a guy who was a boot leg preacher, and the reason I call him a boot leg preacher is because he was one of those preachers who would go to church preaching sermons but wasn’t living right himself. He loved it when people greeted him as pastor and shaking his hand, and he would go to people houses to visit them putting on the image of a loving concerned pastor when really he was the blind leading the blind. We were sleeping together and he didn’t see anything wrong with it and had the nerve to tell me that he doesn’t preach hell sermons, but of course you’re not going to preach hell sermons when you’re not living right yourself. That very same night after he had taken me home, the Lord spoke to me in my living room and said to me: If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. Right then I knew where the Lord was going with that because it’s in His word; If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched, where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. (Mark 9:42-44) I would never wanna get set on fire on earth, but to go to a place for eternity that was created for the devil and his angels is horrific, and to have worms crawling and torturing you while you’re burning should make any sane person run to the Lord and fall down at His feet and repent while they still have a chance. The next second is not promised to us, and nobody will ever know the date, time, year, or month of when they will pass away, but you should be ready and spiritually prepared when that day finally comes. Now where will you spend eternity? Your final destination?

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