Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Point A to Point Z
God states in His Word that our lifetimes are like a passing moment, a few hours of a morning and then it's done.
No one, to paraphrase Hank, makes it out of this world alive...for now. The oft-noted "Rapture"-the 'catching up' of those whom God will gather to Himself-that will be our vertical exodus, alive and Praising God.
I don't have Scripture at hand to back up this belief, but I think that "THERE" we will remember every blessing we have received during our pilgrimage here...but we will forget every pain and curse as if they had never happened.
No sin in Heaven, which is wherever God is. I believe that includes no memory of sin.
Counterpoint. Those who will be cursed to exist forever apart from God will have no memory of Blessings, good times, joys enjoyed during their lifetime. But every curse, every painful memory they will wear like chains forever.
Please don't think I'm gloating. Hell isn't my destination only through the Grace of God. I will have many friends and family there, and I wish there were no hell...but what I wish doesn't matter.
God saves whom He Will. No one "Decides" to become a Christian. It isn't a matter of our will, and we can't decide to stop being Christians. None of His sheep will run off to other pastures. We wouldn't want to.
So, what is this post about?
Just a reminder, friends, that even though our time on earth is short, we should seek God, seek His forgiveness and Holiness. If you feel that you are destined for hell, but wish that you weren't...God may be drawing you to Himself. He made it fully evident to me where I was heading before He saved me.
May God seek you out and bring you home.