Is There A Place Prepared For You?
A pretty subject death is not, but it’s been faced by many more people in the past 18 months than anyone expected. The challenge to death is what do we face after it? Many people I know think this life is all there is and don’t think beyond that. Some say I have had a good life, had a good time and got money in the bank and don’t want to know about God thank you.
Jesus spoke these words to His disciples just prior to His death. John 14 verses 1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled neither be afraid. Trust in God. Trust also in Me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you and I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.”
You see the there was to the cross to die. The I will come back is Jesus’ resurrection from death, the take you to be with Me is Jesus’ ascension into Heaven where He will take all those who believe in Him.
These places are for those who enter the narrow gate. Matthew 7 verses 13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.”
How can you know if a place has been prepared for you?
How can you find that narrow road?
Jesus says “Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
Unless you know you are weary, that your life hasn’t been as good as you kid yourself and that the money in the bank doesn’t meet your needs because there are times you feel empty inside and can’t put your finger on why, Jesus says to “YOU” simply “COME TO ME”.
Jesus said, John 14 verse 6, “I am the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE.”
How do we enter into that WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE? The TRUTH is Romans 5 verse 8, “God demonstrates His own love for us in this. While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
The WAY is Acts 2 verses 37-39, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
This is THE WAY to know THE TRUTH to assurance that you have a place prepared for you in Heaven with Jesus and eternal LIFE after your death. There is no other way to receive total assurance.
God bless you all.