Heaven Or Hell: Which Road Are You Going To Follow?

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Psalms 73:3

For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

There are times in our lives when we as Christians, while we are serving the Lord Jesus Christ faithfully and simultaneously we are struggling financially or emotionally. In that situation, you notice the arrogant, those who deny the existence of God “Atheism” and living a life of carefree. The more they sin the richer they get and the healthier they look, while you are struggling just to eat or make it through the day. Every morning you wake up, it starts all over again, but not for the wicked.

Psalms 73:4-6

4 They have an easy time until they die, and their bodies are well fed. 5 They are not in trouble like others; they are not afflicted like most people. 6 Therefore, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment.

Our true reward is not earthly where moth and rust will destroy and men steal but the reward that we strive for as believers through the Holy Spirit is a heavenly and eternal one (Matthew 6:19-21). Christians must suffer for Christ so that our faith may be strengthened and for Jesus’ glory. Don’t envy the wicked in their prosperity because they will enjoy what they have for only for a moment.

Psalms 73:13-14,16-20

13 Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing? 14 For I am afflicted all day long and punished every morning. 16 When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless 17 until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. 18 Indeed, You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin.
19 How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors. 20 Like one waking from a dream, Lord, when arising, You will despise their image.

The verses below will illustrate what happens to those who are living in wealth or have a good life without making Jesus the center of their life. All that they do and accomplish will be meaningless without Jesus. Their afterlife will be pure terror and those who follow suit after them will join their eternal state.

Luke 16:19-25

19 “There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day. 20 But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate. 21 He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. 24 ‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’ 25 “‘Son,’ Abraham said, ‘remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Building your life on the foundation of money, houses, cars, women, and anything else is not worth it because that foundation is sand. The answer is Jesus Christ who gives you hope, purpose and eternal life to those who believe in Him as Lord and Savior. Now, that the answer is obvious, may you make the right decision today.

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Jesus Spoke To Me In A Dream Last Night With An Illustration

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An illustration was shown to me last night when I had a dream. I believe that it was meant for someone.

In my dream

I was shown a forest full of pine trees. I also saw some on fire. Water was mentioned for its remedy.

The interpretation that was given to me

The pine trees represented people.

  • Matthew 7:15-20, 15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.

The fire consuming the trees represented hell.

  • Luke 16:22-24, 22 One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. 24 ‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’

The water represented salvation (faith in Jesus)

  • John 4:10-14, 10 Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

    11 “Sir,” said the woman, “You don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do You get this ‘living water’? 12 You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, are You? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.”

    13 Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. 14 But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.”

What I understood in my dream was that all of us will be consumed by the fire (hell) but if we accept the free gift that Jesus offers (the water), He will give us eternal life. Faith in Jesus simply means to accept that He took the punishment that we deserve upon Himself and on the third day He resurrected which proved who He claimed to be and what will be. Having a desire to change our lives for righteousness (accepting the conviction of the Holy Spirit) and to acknowledge that the only way it is possible is to ask Jesus to forgive us for sinning against Him and to change us.

Friend, if you are being convicted by God about the direction you are headed, accept it. Ask Jesus to change your direction and that you are willing to follow Him wherever He may lead you. Jesus wants the best for you, not in material gain but in spiritual gain. Those who work for the kingdom of heaven will receive from Jesus, treasure (Matthew 6:19-21), not because we deserve it but because we said yes to Jesus and allowed Him to use us. 

Remember, our life on this earth is only but a short one.

What Is Truth?

What is truth?” said Pilate.

John 18:38a

Truth is the reality of what is not seen and the revelation of who God is and what will be. Truth has to do with eternity. Truth is in the sphere of what is not seen in the physical world but in the spiritual world and answers the questions “why are we here?” and “what happens when we die?” The Truth answers and reveal the unobservable. 

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

The Truth is that there is a hell that’s eternal which was created for Satan and his fallen angels but after Adam sinned, it became our sentence. The Truth is that Jesus was punished for our iniquities and paid the ultimate price on the cross. He rose from the grave on the third day, sat down at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus is our hope and the only way to escape the horrors of hell. 

The doors of heaven have been opened through His sacrifice, entering is achieved by placing our faith in Jesus Christ and asking Him to forgive all our sins.