What Happens When I Die 101
PLANTING SEEDS: (Truth) Truth can only be found in God’s word. People can share their opinion on truth, which I am going to do with you in a moment during my “Coffee Cup Counseling” section but I encourage you to personally start getting into the word and studying scripture. It will open up a brand new perspective and new life for those that take the time to begin or rekindle their relationship with God.
True and False Disciples Matthew 25:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
COFFEE CUP COUNSELING: (My Personal Perspective)
You might have asked yourself…why on earth does this lady post these videos. Let me share with you one major reason. My grandpa Rusty was the most influential person in my life and I often wish I could go back and listen to his wisdom over and over again. Unfortunately I waited until my grandpa had dementia before I started to record his amazing stories and wisdom. Not to say I have any wisdom, but I do know who does and that would be God. My kids will tell you that I love to go on and on and on about “life lessons”. I am THAT MOM.
Several years ago I was diagnosed with R.A. and since then I’ve had nodules appear on my lungs, lumph nodes and other areas. I remember at one point realizing that the only thing truly important in life, if I were to get a terminal report was what I did with the gift God gave me. Did I share His Son? During that scare I remember specifically sending an email to a group of people I called my “prayer warriors” asking for prayers. I was so scared. The following Sunday in church one of my prayer warriors gave a message that said something like “before you hit send on that email asking for prayer, make sure you have asked God”. At that very moment the sickening realization that “prayer warriors” were in no comparison to our Faith in Christ sent a pretty real and pretty sickening thud straight to my heart…. my warriors couldn’t save me, I would have to depend on Christ alone. I have not gotten terminal reports, and I’m grateful that I have been blessed to post one more video, one more message, one more opportunity to share Christ…with someone, and best of all, since we don’t know the time or place of our last breathe, to leave behind “Life Lessons” for my family for years to come. Morbid maybe…but matter of fact non the less.
We can read the Bible and search for the 1001 scientific ways to prove the Bible true, we can get into pointless arguments about what Jesus meant when he said this or that, if wine is OK to drink or not, or if God is Truth or Grace, Hope or Judgment. And the answer is YES. The word is living…and personal, and each will be accountable to their own actions, and works. For some reason there seems to be this belief that all “works” are bad….which is not even remotely what I read. I read all over that you can not rely on “works” to earn salvation, that only comes by “faith” which is a free gift that anyone can simply receive. But once in receipt there should be a transformation which produces the “fruit of the spirit” which leads into works, not of the flesh, but of the imitation of Christ. In any case, we can search through the prophets, try our best to calculate when the rapture is going to take place, or we can go to a simple fact of everyone is going to die, Believer or Non Believer “someday”. At that point, something is going to happen and what makes that something so important? Because there are two types of death, the one of the body and the one of the spirit, and we do not want to face a spiritual death eternity separated from God.
Contrary to popular belief, someone with a true heart to share a gospel is not doing it for any reward or financial gain. This is not a sales pitch, a get rich scheme, a ploy to gain popularity, status or power. This is not something you can earn or be good enough at…this is something that has already been done for you. A free gift. It will cost you exactly zero dollars and zero cents to either share it, or receive it.
This is a choice…and eternal decision.
No matter what date you have attempted to guess the rapture at…your earthly death in this world is certain and no one can give you the time or the place except for the Father. Not even Jesus…therefore the choice to choose has to be before eternity…and it’s not a game…you don’t know the date. But once the date comes, you will be before Christ and he will either say…
Well done you good and faithful servant enter the kingdom of heaven
Depart from me, you worker of inequity, I never knew you…
Choice is yours.
So let’s get into God’s word, speak truth and set the captives free.
MEDITATION & DISCUSSION:
Please take this time to journal your thoughts on this scripture. I encourage you to personally share your insight, testimony, thoughts, questions with me below.
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God thank you for your word and wisdom. Thank you that we can come to you with any questions we have. I love there is no cost to salvation and that you lead us into truth. Thank you for your workers and that they are touching lives for you. Thank you for the Holy Spirit and that Jesus paid the price for us on that cross. Amen.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and interacting and with you on today’s scripture. I will see you tomorrow!