Where Is Your Destiny

Deep down inside of each one of us, we somehow know that there is an existence after death. We just cannot face the idea that we just cease to exist when we die. You see, there is something within us that just cannot accept the idea that will cease to exist.

In fact, there are many modern TV shows are based on the idea that human beings do exist somewhere after we die. For instance, there are many shows that insist that there are ghosts among us. They insist that these are the spirits of people that have died.

Several religions insist that after we die, we are simply reincarnated. That is we come back to life as another person. Yet, that does not explain that many more people are born than die.

So the question remains. What does happen to us when we die? It is all based on what we believe about the existence of God.

God Is Real

Deep down inside every one of us, there is that knowledge that God is real. Many try to suppress that knowledge because they do not want to face this fact. If they did, they would have to change how they live on this earth.

Satan has convinced multitudes of people that neither he nor God really exist. He has convinced them that God and Satan are just figments of our imagination. We really don’t have to worry about what happens to us after we die.

However, since deep down inside, we instinctively know that there must be a God. Thus, Satan had caused another delusion. He has convinced everyone that since God is a God of love, He would never send anyone to a place such as Hell. He has gotten many people to believe this because this is a partial truth. God is a God of love and He would never send anyone to Hell. Rather, He has placed that choice in our own hands.

There Is a Spiritual World

We live in a physical world. We are rarely privileged to see beyond it. Few people have seen or experienced the reality that is beyond this physical world. However, there is a spiritual world that we will someday enter into. Deep down inside, every one of us knows this.

Why do you think that so many people are fascinated with all the TV programs about Ghosts? We know that there is a spiritual world. The problem is that all these people cannot bring themselves to believe that God is the authority in that spiritual world. All they can fathom is that there is life after death and these stories indicate that we simply become Ghosts.

If this is true, then eternity must be a very dismal existence. However, there must be much more to eternity than this. There must be a pleasant existence somewhere for us after we die. And there is. God is real and He does have authority over all the there is, both in this physical world and in the spiritual world. So the question is: “What happens when we pass from this physical world into the spiritual world?”

There Is Judgment After Death

God is very plain about this Read Hebrews 9:27 (NIV): “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” Here is the truth. We only die once. This fact rules out reincarnation. This verse says that after we die, we will face judgment. Does this mean that when we die, we will find ourselves in a court where we have to try to defend ourselves concerning the type of life we have lived?

No. When we die, our fate is already sealed. The judgment that we face is simply God confirming the choice that we made while we were alive here on the earth. While we are alive, we make the choice as to where we want to spend eternity. This is our purpose for living on this earth. This judgment is actually the sentence that we receive because of the choice that we made.

Who Determines What Happens To Us?

Many people think that God determines what happens to after we die. The Muslim religion is very specific about this. According to them, their god makes the choice for them. It is based somewhat on how they lived, but ultimately it is simply an arbitrary decision by their god.

This same idea has crept over into America. This is why so many people say: “I hope I get to heaven after I die.” They hope that they have lived a good enough life that God will accept them into heaven. But this idea is nowhere to be found in the Bible. The Bible says that our destiny is on our own hands. We determine where we will go after we die. The Bible explains this.

We Were Created As Free Creatures

Remember Genesis 1:26 (NKJV): “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’”

What does this mean? It means that we are created to be just like God, with certain limitations. However, the important point is that we are created with the ability and power to make our own decisions. No one determines our destiny except ourselves. In fact, look at the above passage. The word Hebrew word translated “dominion” means “to subjugate, to prevail against, to reign, to rule.” We are in control of our own destiny.

Did God Leave Us Without Any Guidance?

No, God did everything He could to guide us in the right direction, to help us make the right choices. He placed us in an environment that had to have been created by someone greater than ourselves. This is true even though some have tried to convince us that our universe just came into existence on its own. Look around you. All the beauty and harmony of nature must have been created by a loving God.

Yes, there are disasters and hardships in this world. But that is simply because we have allowed evil to reign in this world. This was not God’s plan in the first place. God left us in charge. All the evil in the world is something that we have allowed to happen. I know, science has tried to tell us otherwise. But I leave that discussion for another time. The truth is that God has revealed Himself throughout nature.

Then, finally God did send His only Begotten Son to take the punishment for our rebellion upon Himself. God is simply saying: “You have missed seeing me through nature; I am now going to give you a simple way to acknowledge Me and accept Me as your God. All you must do is to acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior and I will accept you into my Kingdom (paradise or heaven).

It Is Our Choice

Remember, God created us as free creatures, free to make our own choices. Do you think that means that we are free to make our own choices only about how we live here on the earth? Or does it mean that we are free to choose what our eternal destiny will be? Think about it. If we are free to make our own choices, doesn’t it mean all our own choices?

God has made it very clear and very easy to choose to live with Him in his heaven forever. Remember the words of Jesus when He said: John 14:6 (NKJV): “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

All we have to do is to choose to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and your eternal destiny is sealed. Your Judgment will be to live forever with God in heaven. Does this seem to be too simple? Yes, it is simple. But God loves you enough that He has made it simple. All you must do is to determine in your heart that you want to live with God forever and you can. Just accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and determine to live with and for Him for the rest of your existence.

 




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