April 24, 2019
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment:” Hebrews 9:27
We are all appointed a time to die. We never know when the Lord will require of us our soul (Luke 12:19-21). As certain as death is, so too is Judgment for those who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. The rich man in hell today is still begging for a drop of water.
“20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” Luke 16:20-24
It is ‘not death and taxes’ of which we should concern ourselves…it is the Judgment which comes after death. When the gates of hell close behind the unbeliever, their’s becomes an eternal and conscious torment in a devil’s hell.
The penalty of sin is death (Romans 6:23). We are all born spiritually dead unto God due to Adam’s Fall. We are physically alive but spiritually dead. Except we be born again, we will not see the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:5-7).
We have a Saviour and His Name is Jesus Christ. On Calvary’s Cross, Jesus became our substitute…He paid the sin penalty for WHOSOEVER will believe upon Him.
Today is the day of Salvation. We are all appointed a time to die…we never know when the Lord will demand of us our eternal soul. Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour?
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
-Donna Clark Warren