FINAL DESTINATION

For those 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 ever consider the thought of it but instead, choose to gamble with their souls everyday living as they please and feel that they only have one life to live and they’re going to live it however they want to which is true, you do only have one life to live but we also have only 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 the behalf of the dead such as: Rest in peace, rest in heaven, you’re in a better place now and 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, 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 the Bible warns that those who live their own way 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 going to 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. 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 die for our sins? 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 folks in these last days because he’s telling a lot of them to end their own lives in order to escape the hardship and the disappointments on earth, and they’re committing suicide thinking that’s the end of all of their misery and some are killing themselves and killing others with them. But what a great deception that is until they find themselves awaken in a place which is beyond our 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, once you’re in you’re in, there is no coming back from the dead to get it right, 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 legged 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 a hell sermon when you’re not living right. That very same night after he had taken me home, the Lord spoke to me in my living room and said: 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 not quenched. (Mark 9:42-44) I would never want to get caught on fire on earth but to go to a place for eternity that was created for the devil and his angels, send chills throughout my body and the human mind cannot comprehend how horrific it really is. The next second is not promised to us and no one knows where death is, but you should be ready and spiritually prepared when it comes. Where will you spend eternity? Your final destination?

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