Life here on earth is beautiful. Even if devils and demons try everything, but really everything to ruin it for us. But at some point our time is up. According to the Bible, for those who accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord, there is no cause for concern. On the contrary, if we die as newborn Christians, we will see everything we have “only” believed in before.
Desire for Heaven
Why do some Christians hold on to life here on Earth so tightly? In a nutshell: “… for many Christians, unfortunately, the subject of healing has become their entire religion, and they feel no desire for heaven at all. … If a Christian only wants health for the body and a long life, I have to ask: Do you have no greater hope? Is earthly well-being and happiness the goal of life for children of God? Then we had nothing more than the godless.” (Wolfgang Wegert, Foundations of the Faith, Hamburg, 2001, p. 94)
Reverence for God? Naturally.
But don’t be afraid
If a Christian doubts that all his sins are not forgiven, then it is not surprising that he feels fear at the thought of standing before God and Jesus. Accordingly, he clings vehemently to life here in order to postpone the time of death = being with God and Jesus as long as possible.
But we don’t have to be afraid of God or Jesus. We, as Jesus sheep, are forgiven of everything.
Reverence for God? Naturally. He is the Creator of everything. But no fear.
Jesus describes God and who He really is in the parable of the prodigal son; read it in Luke chapter 15, verses 11-32.
So when the time comes when we die, we can be happy because we have achieved our goal and can go home to our Father.
Let us not forget: We die (leave the temporary shell, aka body), so that we can have eternal life in wonderfully heavenly communion with God and Jesus. Not bad either: everyone else who accepted Jesus as their Savior during their lifetime is also there. And everyone is perfect. No more tears, no hitting, no stinging, no sin, no illnesses … a wonderful eternity that no one knows how to put into words. And you, you can enjoy them (and thank God, me too).
Where do you go when you die?
Question: Are you there too? Or in other words: Have you already accepted Jesus as your Savior? The Bible is clear: Whoever does not accept Jesus dies spiritually = eternal separation from God in hell. • Is hell eternal?
Misconception that not few people make: They think that only sinners go to hell, and since they are not a bad sinner, there is certainly somehow and somewhere an alternative for them. But this does not coincide with what God tells us in His word.
Everyone who does not accept Jesus as his Savior and Lord goes to hell. In this respect you have it very simple: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Jesus in John 14:6; NIV) – do you believe that and turn to Jesus as your Savior and Lord? Or don’t believe it. There is no in-between. And after reading that now, you can’t even say afterwards, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that.’ So please choose wisely; it’s about your whereabouts forever. Those 60, 80, 90 years down here are nothing compared to that.