It is generally agreed, statistically, that there are more than 100 deaths in the world per minute. A truth that everyone must face is that not only are we all going to die, but that nobody is promised to see tomorrow. It is certain that one day you’ll be part of that 100. With this in mind, please consider the question “where will I go when I die?”
Thousands of years ago, the Egyptian people made slaves out of the Hebrews. God‘s wrath came upon the Egyptians but because of His love for the Hebrews, He provided salvation/deliverance. God commanded the Hebrews to slay a lamb and cover the door post of their homes with the blood of the lamb and when God displayed His wrath on the Egyptians, He would pass over each house of the Hebrews that was covered by the blood. This is a perfect picture of what will happen to you. Today, God‘s wrath is building up and Judgment will come upon this earth and to all sinners (“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” -Ecclesiastes 7:20 A.V. & “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” -Romans 3:23); only those covered by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, will see the kingdom of heaven. God’s Word, the Bible, tells us what the consequence of sin is (“For the wages of sin is death;” -Romans 6:23), which is eternal punishment in the lake of fire. No amount of “good works” or “religion” will ever get you into heaven. There is, however, good news (gospel).
God, in His love and mercy, sent His only begotten Son Jesus the Messiah/Christ, God manifested in flesh, to suffer and die on the cross and shed His blood for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus was buried and rose from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-7). God sends His Holy Spirit to convict of sins and quickens your spirit so that you are spirituality alive. With this rebirth, God grants repentance for sins and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. With this faith in Jesus, God imputes the righteousness of Jesus upon sinners. It is an unearned favor (grace) that is from God. (“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9).
Just as if you had never sinned, you’re made right with God. You are covered with the blood of the Lamb and given eternal life.
A relationship with God, through Jesus, is not based on blind trust. The Bible gives us many infallible proofs that He is who He says He is (Acts 1:3). If your heart has been opened to the good news of salvation then the Lord says now to turn from your sins and believe on Jesus Christ (“..Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” -Mark 1:14-15).
What next? If you believe on He who died for sinners, then God’s Word says to repent and be Scripturally baptized because you have been forgiven for your sins. The Lord has His faithful Christians in this world and He calls you to assemble/congregate with those of like faith.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8