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What Happens When We Die?

Rich or poor, in spite of all our efforts, everyone will die sooner or later. There are many opinions about what happens when we die. But what does God have to say about it?

Written by Dan Lee on 01/06/2014
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Death, Eternity, Heaven, Hell, Jesus
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment . . .” Hebrews 9:27

Death is Certain
Rich or poor, in spite of all our efforts, everyone will die sooner or later. There are many opinions about what happens when we die. But what does God have to say about it?

Eternal Life – Two Kinds
God’s word, the Bible, tells us that each person’s soul lives forever. Today’s scripture from Hebrews tells us that after death comes judgment. This leads us to one of two destinies: Heaven or Hell.

We know that Christians, who have received God’s free gift of salvation and forgiveness, will spend eternity in Heaven. There, they will have loving fellowship with God and His people. Sadly, those who have rejected Jesus Christ will not go to Heaven. The Bible teaches that their certain destiny is Hell. In hell, suffering, hopelessness and regret last forever. There is an absence of God that brings deep grief.

Heaven is the best possible place to spend eternity and Hell is the worst. The difference between these two outcomes is very big.

The Decision is Yours
Church attendance won’t get you into Heaven. Nor will living a good life, or doing good deeds. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Later in Romans we find that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

We must first admit that we are sinful and separated from God. Then we must turn away from our sins, turn to Jesus Christ, and ask for God’s forgiveness. By believing that Jesus took the punishment that we deserved, we accept and receive God’s gracious gift of salvation by faith. “For as many as received Him, he gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believed in His name” (John 1:12).

Don’t Delay
No matter your age, there’s no guarantee that you will live until tomorrow. In Luke 12:16-21, Jesus told a story of a rich man who trusted in his possessions. “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” (Luke 16:20).

I urge you: Don’t wait another day to come to Jesus for salvation. Find out how to accept Jesus Christ today.

Pray this week:

To thank God for sending His Son, Jesus, to offer forgiveness of your sins.

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We’re Of The Same Family

 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed,
and heirs according to the promise
(Galatians 3:29).
God chose to identify Himself in the Scriptures,
not as the God of all men but, as the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In Exodus 3:15, He told
Moses, “…say unto the children of Israel, The LORD
God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto
you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial
unto all generations.” He let Moses know that the
revelation of Himself that He gave to those men would
be the foundation for their relationship.
You may call Him the God of Elijah; that’s okay; He
indeed blessed Elijah and wrought many great works
through Elijah, but He never introduced Himself as the
God of Elijah. You may call Him the God of Moses,
Joshua or Samuel, but He never introduced Himself
as such. He identified Himself with Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob.
You might say, “Well, it’s a family thing: father,
son and grandson.” Yes, but the beautiful part is that
we belong to that same family. We’re connected
to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You’re connected to
the most sublime, prosperous, wealthy, and blessed
family that ever existed. Galatians 3:16 says, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He
saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one,
And to thy seed, which is Christ.”
Notice that God didn’t say “seeds,” referring to a
plurality of seed, but “seed,” referring to Christ. And
the Bible says, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye
Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”
(Galatians 3:29). We belong to Christ. We’re in Christ.
Moreover, Romans 8:17 says we’re joint-heirs with
Christ, who is the heir of all things and beneficiary of
the Abrahamic blessings.
We’re of the same stock; from the same lineage
and family tree. Not only has God identified Himself
with us, He’s brought us into oneness with Himself.
We’re in union with Him. We’re bearers of His Name,
partakers of His divine nature, and carriers of His
glory. 
Confession
I’m the seed of Abraham and
therefore an heir according to
the promise. I belong to the
wealthiest and most sublime
family there is, and I walk in
blessings untold. I’m empowered
to prosper, and positioned to be
fruitful and productive, glorifying
God with my life, in the Name of
Jesus. Amen.
1 Corinthians 12:13; 1

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He’s The First-born Among Many Brethren

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29). 

As Christians, we’re not ordinary; we’re like Jesus: glorified, full of power, dominion and
authority. We’re not beggars, slaves, or paupers; we’re sons and daughters of God. Some Christians act or talk like beggars when they pray; they’d say, “Father, we’re
nothing before you….” How can we be nothing before one who has brought us into oneness with Himself? Read the opening verse again; it says we were predestinated to be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Jesus Christ—the first-born among many brethren—not among many slaves. We’re His brothers and sisters. Let this understanding change your perception of God, and your opinion of yourself. Instead of praying, “Oh Lord, please help me; bless me, do this or that for me” say, “Lord, I thank you that I’m blessed in all things, and with all things, because I’m a
joint-heir with Christ.” Oh, the depth, enormity and magnitude of His love, to have brought us into such a wonderful union with Himself! What great honour to become partakers
of His life, carriers of His glory, dispensers of His grace and the expression of His righteousness! His plan for us
He’s The First-born Among
Many Brethren
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might
be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29).
Romans 8:1-17
Psalms 68-69
Ephesians
5:25-33
Isaiah 55
Prayer
Father, I thank you for the
privilege and honour to know
that you delight in me personally.
In your presence, I have mercy
and find grace to help in time of
need. Before I call, you answer;
and while I’m yet speaking, you
hear me. I’m conditioned by
your love to walk in joy, victory,
and prosperity always, in Jesus’
Name. Amen.
before the foundations of the world has been fulfilled
in Christ Jesus. The Bible says now are we the sons of
God (1 John 3:2); not later; not when we get to heaven,
but NOW! Hallelujah!
After His resurrection, the Bible no longer refers
to Jesus as the only begotten of the Father. Rather,
He’s called the first begotten of the dead (Revelation
1:5); that is, the first to be born again. When we were
born again, we became God’s begotten children just
like Jesus. He’s the first-born among a special race of
super-beings, and we’re not second to Him, we’re one
with Him. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John
4:17). The Bible says, “For both he that sanctifieth
and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which
cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren

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