Have money, position, power, good family.. what about the soul?
Most of us have something which we always think/ care about the most. For most, it can be money. The love for money is deep embedded within most of us. For some, it can be a high position or power. If there was no love for power or money, many of the wars wouldn’t have occurred. For some it can be their own family which is the priority for them. Love you family, that’s good. But is that all to it?
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? – Mark 8:36
This is what God says.
When a baby is born, there is a date set for the soul to be returned to the giver of the life. It’s a fact that all of us would die one day. That doesn’t change if you are rich or poor. It’s a law which is true for all human beings. So what happens after death? Should we think about what happens after death? Shouldn’t we just focus on the current life? We as humans tend to think forward. That’s the reason why we try to earn more money to make future secure. We think in advance and ensure that we have health insurance so that an emergency is taken care of. So we do think in advance..
What about our soul? What when our breath stops? We leave all the money, position, family and everything which we accumulated in this life span. It’s a FACT that we came into this world empty handed and would leave this world empty handed. Our soul returns to the God Almighty.
Everything we did in this short life on earth we would need to give an account for. Can we live our lives just as the way we desire and not reap the consequences? As we sow, so shall we reap.
The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is meant to teach us that there is a life after death.
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
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 seeth 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.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
If we still remain in our sins, we will be separated from God for ever. Would we be like the rich man who was described as
… also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments …
Be concerned about your soul also. Because it’s a matter of eternity. We take care of our bodies by having good nutritious food and exercise. But finally the body will return to dust at our death. Make sure your soul is not lost. There is no point in regretting after death as we can live only one life on earth and there is no coming back.
How can I come to God? How can I be a child of God?
First of all, we can’t come to God directly. Just think about the head of our country. Can we just go and meet them? We can meet them if we have an invitation. God is the supreme most power and the highest in authority in the whole universe. We can come to God only in His own terms, not ours.
God reveals of Himself as – 13 of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity – Habakkuk 1:13
No one with iniquity or sin can come to His presence. We can come to God after being cleansed from our sins. We cannot cleanse ourselves from our sins.
God sent His ONLY begotten son Jesus Christ into this world so that ANYONE who believes in Him should not perish, but should receive everlasting life. If ANYONE believes in JESUS and repents of their own sins and asks JESUS to forgive their sins; He being God himself, has the power to forgive sins. Only the true God can forgive the sins of mankind. Jesus being God who came to earth in the form of human alone has the power to forgive our sins.
Be truthful to yourself and do repent of your sins. Pray to Jesus. He knows our heart.
He has promised in His word – in the Holy bible. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness..
For it is not possible that the blood of goats and bulls should take away sins.
Without shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. In JESUS alone, we have redemption from our sins through His blood shed on the cross, and the forgiveness of sins and complete freedom from sin’s bondage on us.
With repentance tell all your sins to Jesus. Jesus understands all your needs. He will forgive and all your sins will be cleansed. You will receive eternal life and you can be assured that you are in the right way to heaven.
JESUS – the meaning of the name is – the one who saves the people from their sins.
The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:7-9
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
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God – Romans 8:15,16
When your sins are cleansed, you become a child of God and then you can come to God, our Heavenly Father.