Do you know where are you going to spend eternity?
By Atif Himadeh
Try to stop the first person you meet and ask him this question: “Do you know where you are going to spend eternity?” Most answers will be: “I do not know?” Why don’t you know? Do you think God desires to keep you in darkness? Do you think God hates Man to see light? Not at all why do you think many people live while they are really dead? Or do you know why people love darkness more than light? Those who do love darkness more than light are the ones in whom the god of this world has blinded their unbelieving minds so that the light of the Gospel of Christ’s glory who is God’s image will not shine upon them.
Do you really want to stay under Satan’s control (the god of this world)? Or do you want to be freed from the slavery of Satan, sin and from your bad habits?
In this regard, the Bible says in John 8: 36: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” Satan might suggest to you that you are without sin and therefore you are perfect better than this one or that one. But do not allow him to trick you for the Bible says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” 1John 1: 8. The Bible also says in Romans 3: 23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53: 6. Adam and all who lived on this earth disobeyed God and they failed to abide by God’s commandments. As a result, we all became as lost sheep disobeying God each one in his own way.
The Bible says in Romans 5: 12: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” So the wages of sin is death and separation from God.
Eventually, sin will cast you in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur out of which there is no escape for the Bible clearly says in Luke chapter 16 that when the rich died he lifted up his eyes in hell where he was being tormented in the fire. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelations 21: 8.
However rejoice, my friend! We are declaring to you the good news as mentioned in the Bible. There is a way for you to escape from this lake burning with fire and brimstone (sulfur). There is indeed a way to flee this fearful lake the thought of which many have feared to death.
Jesus said in John 6: 14: “Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.” The Lord Jesus Christ is able to grant you eternal life and save you from the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (sulfur). Believe in Jesus who died for you on the cross. Jesus said in John 8: 24: “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” John 1: 12. Jesus also said in John 11: 25-26: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” Are you sure that you have eternal life? If you aren’t, you should search in the Bible to know and be sure of it.
Christ loves you immensely and does not want you to stay in darkness but rather be transferred from darkness into light for the Bible says in John 3: 16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
When God said, “I love you.” He did not stay still doing nothing. He rather gave up His only begotten Son. What about you? What would you offer for Jesus’ sake when you say to Him, “I love you?” Are you ready to sacrifice your love for lust and crucify the diabolic desires that nourish sin and ask Jesus to come and dwell in your life? Upon coming into your heart, He will surely throw Satan out of it. Therefore, do you believe in Jesus today and receive Him in your heart. For today is a day of salvation for you.
Jesus is the light of the world. Where He is there is no darkness “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light… ”
Do you think that God desires to keep Man in darkness? God wants all to come to light and believe in the light so that they may know where to go. For he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. But He who believes in the Light will be transferred from darkness into light. For this reason Jesus said that we should believe in the light to become sons of light. Have you already believed in Jesus who said, “I am the light of the world.”
Once I asked a friend, “Do you know if you are going to heaven or to hell? He answered: “I do not know!” I asked, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” He answered, “Yes!” I then asked him, “Do you believe that Jesus is the Light of the world?” He said, “Yes I do!” Again I asked, “Do you believe that Jesus is the only mediator between God and Man?” He answered, “I believe there are many intercessors and mediators.” I said to him, “You are still in darkness since you failed to believe in what the Lord Jesus and the Apostles Peter and Paul said. Jesus said in John 14: 6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The Apostle Peter said in Acts 4: 12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” The Apostle Paul says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” 1Timothy 2: 5.
Jesus spoke plainly that He is the only way to the Father. There is no other way except through Jesus Christ. Anyone trying to get into heaven through the saints or prophets is like someone trying to get into the house through the window. Christ says in John 10: 1: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber” He also said: “…Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.” John 10: 7. He also said in John 10: 9: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Jesus also said in John 10: 27-28: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
Jesus conspicuously announced that He is the only Way to heaven and that He is the only door for salvation and that He is the only one who can give eternal life and no one can take away from His hands because He and the Father are one. The Apostle Peter said in Acts 4: 12: “ …for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”
The Apostle Peter is not an imposter. He uses to preach and say that no one can save Man only Jesus Christ. If it were in the power of Peter to save people he would have said it frankly. But the Apostle Peter said it without any doubt: “for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Acts 4: 12.
If you wish to be taken from darkness into light, you should believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for you on the cross. Then believe His words that He is the only one who can save you. Therefore, come to Jesus believing that He is the only Mediator and the only Way to the Father.
When you say to Jesus: “Please Jesus save me and forgive my sins and grant me eternal life” only then Jesus will transfer you from darkness into light and will send His Holy Spirit to dwell in your heart and to tell you: ‘Surely you are going to heaven since you have received Jesus as your only Savior and as a result you have been granted eternal life’.
The Bible says in John 1: 12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”