This is rather a strange and difficult area to talk about because thoughts about what happens after death make people very uncomfortable.
As uncomfortable as it may be this is an unavoidable reality and pretending we will not get there is like the Ostrich who hides its head in the sand at an impending danger. If even we live a thousand years on earth our lives will still come to an end one day. Have you stopped to think about the great men in history that we read about; Alexander the great, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln just to mention but a few who once walked on the face of this earth are all no more. One day you will also be no more seen on this earth but you will still exist somewhere eternally.
This makes this subject of paramount importance. If even you live a thousand years on earth compared to eternity, is like a drop of water in an ocean, very negligible. As negligible as the time spent on earth may be, how we spend it determines where we spend eternity.
If this is so, then why are we not keen on spending our time here on earth in such a way that we will gain a good place in eternity?
Why are we careless about life ? we plan for everything but one way or another we fail to plan for the most important thing in life.
The Bible Says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
This Son God gave to the world He loved so much is called Jesus. There are only two destinations in eternity; Heaven and Hell. Jesus is the Lord of Heaven and this is what He said.
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:2-6).
This message of eternal life by accepting the Lordship of Jesus is not an option but an ultimatum. It is the will of God that none perishes, not even a soul. Perish here means separation from God in Hell forever and ever where there will be torment and gnashing of teeth without relief forever and ever.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9).
No one can go to heaven by any other way but by Jesus because He is the Lord of Heaven, He owns Heaven. My dear Friend dead is not the end of life it is only promotion to another realm of life. You will continue to exist after death but here will you be ? that’s the million dollar question. I beg you in the name of Jesus if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus to pray the prayer below and mean it from the depth of your heart and you will be saved.
Dear Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.
God Bless You.