WEDNESDAY August 8, 2018
Be Certain About Eternity
But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
I Corinthians 15:38-39
Paul made a distinction between the different types of bodies, those of plants and animals. But what kind of body will we have? It is a mystery. But when Jesus died, He had a body that could walk through walls. He could eat and drink. One day we are going to have a glorified body. In heaven we shall recognize each other. The Bible teaches that we shall be known as He was known (1 John 3:2). We shall be like Jesus.
We have no guarantees in life for tomorrow. Jesus taught us to abide daily with Him (John 15). We make plans in life and that is great, but we need to make sure we are walking with the Lord, because if you die today, you do not want to make a mistake and miss eternity.
Once you die, there are no second chances, and there is no purgatory. You cannot pray for the dead to go from one place to another. There is only heaven and hell. Yet people play with their lives and their souls. What if you died in a car accident tonight? All of a sudden eternity is before you. You do not want to gamble with eternity. We think it is always going to be somebody else who will die, but your day to die might be today!
You want to make sure you know in whom you believe so that, if you died of a heart attack or in an accident, you know you would be in the presence of the Lord––that is the assurance you have.
Nothing but glory will make tight and fast our leaking and rifty vessels.
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