Eternity does not terminate at the time of death. Death is just another wrung on the ladder of eternity. It is only a gateway to eternity – eternity in heaven or in hell. There is “the resurrection of life” and there is “the resurrection of damnation”. This may shock you. I pray it does. Every sinner will end up in eternal hell and every saint will go into eternal heaven. You will live for ever in heaven or hell. There is no neutral place; nothing like purgatory. Jesus never talked of anything or anywhere like that. Somebody said ‘I am on the fence’. No! There is no fence. You are either on the narrow way to heaven or on the broad way that leads straight to hell. You will either live with God forever in heaven or live in hell forever with Satan. These are stark realities you must face.
Do you know that you will outlive the sun? Do you know that when the earth and the stars have all passed away, you will just be beginning your endless day – a time without end? Once you are born you will never cease to live. You will live forever; you will be alive eternally. Eternity has no end. This is a solemn and fearful truth.
Suppose it were possible to tie a rope from the earth to Heaven and an ant were to go to the sun and return on this rope, when the ant has done that a hundred times, then a small fraction of eternity has passed. Suppose a small any were to empty an ocean with a cup, the time it will take the boy to do so is a very tiny part of eternity. If it were possible to gather all the books that have ever been written in all fields of human endeavour and in all languages, and a student were to read them one by one, the time he will spend reading all the books will only amount to a minute fraction of eternity. If a grain of sand represents one day, all the sand at the seashore will represent only a small, negligible part of eternity! If a bird went to sharpen its beck once a year at a mountain, when the bird wears the mountain in this way, only an insignificant part of eternity would have passed. ETERNITY! In short, eternity is the life-time of the never dying God. And you will be alive eternally. You will live for eternity, just as God is alive eternally. Once born, a person remains consciously alive for ever.
“Choose you this day”. Where do you want to spend eternity? You can only answer with an action. Skip reading this post. Neglect its message and warning. Postpone your day of repentance and continue in sin. Then you have answered the question. Eternity in hell is sure for every sinner who refuses or neglects to repent. “Choose you this day.” Where will you send eternity? In heaven with God? – Then you must repent NOW. “He that confesseth his sins SHALL NOT PROPER: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them SHALL HAVE MERCY” – Proverbs 28:13 (KJV). “Seek ye the LORD . . . let the wicked forsake his way,and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him RETURN unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him, . . . He will abundantly pardon” – Isaiah 55:6,7 (KJV).
You must seek the Lord. How? What does God expect you to do? You should pray to Him now, asking for the forgiveness of all your sins. Don’t hide or cover any of them. God sees you and He says you CANNOT, and WILL NOT prosper if you hide your sins will make you a recipient of mercy, pardon and blessings for God. Confess you sins, forsake them and turn to God.
Life with God in Christ is an endless hope,
Life without God in Sin is a hopeless end.
You want the abundant life that Christ gives? God is ready to give you now as you pray: Almighty God, I pray in Jesus’ name that you look down with mercy on me, a guilty sinner. Forgive me these my sins of … (name them one by one, don’t hide any). I promise through your .race and help, never to go back into them again. Please make me your child now and cleanse me from all sins. I give my life to Jesus Christ and accept Him now as my personal Lord and Saviour. Thank you, O God, for I believe you have answered my prayer. In Jesus Christ’s Name I have prayed. Amen.”
Do this now as urge and as correctly as you carry out a doctor’s instruction. Turn away from all sins and decide in your heart never to go back to them. Tell God to cleanse you. He will answer immediately if you pray with faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He will change your and set your feet on the path of godliness and righteousness. Then, eternity with God in heaven will be yours.
Life with God in Christ is an endless hope, Life without God in Sin is a hopeless end.