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Can We Leave this Earth Alive?

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Can We Live Forever ?


What is life? We are born, we grow up, we get married, some of us have children, we work our whole lives, we retire, and all of a sudden, we feel like our lives are almost over. Then we contemplate how long we have left to live. Many of us have probably asked ourselves the question, ‘How many years do I have left?’ When we are young, we don’t think much about life. However, as we get older, we realize that time is slipping by very quickly, and we desire to live longer.


What if I tell you that, actually, you can live forever? Yes, that’s right—you can live forever! We have the best roadmap to salvation: the Bible. You can rest assured that the Bible can give you hope of everlasting life. God has promised each one of us everlasting life through Jesus Christ. John 3:16, says , For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.


We have a God who loves us, who loves you with an everlasting love and desires not that you should perish, but that you should come to repentance. Despite what your past looks like, despite whatever you think you might have done to not deserve forgiveness, if you just come to God with a sincere heart, He will forgive you of all your sins. Here, this Bible verse in 1 John 1:9 says, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.


We have hope and full assurance that if we come to Jesus just as we are, because He is faithful and just He will forgive us and cleans us from all unrighteousness. Here is another beautiful promise in Isaiah 1:18 Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.


Imagine God saying to you personally, “Come now, and let us reason together. I love you; I don’t want you to perish. I want you to live with me for eternity.” God is saying this to each one of us: “Come, let us reason together.” God is waiting for you to come to Him, no matter who you are or what you have done in your past. He will bring peace and hope into your life. All you have to do is allow Him to abide in your heart. Let yourself surrender completely to Jesus; give all your burdens to Him.  In Matthew 11;28-30 Jesus said “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

   

   

How can we get ready to leave this earth alive?


In 1 John 5:11, it is said, “And the testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” Jesus came and died for us so that we may be free from the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1). In a short while, Jesus is coming again soon to take us to our eternal home. Are you ready to meet Him?

All we need to do is study the Bible and get to know Jesus personally.


Is the Bible reliable and can we trust it?


Absolutely! 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

The people wrote and translated the Scriptures as they were inspired and prompted by the Holy Spirit.

If we believe that the Word of God is true, if we believe with all our hearts, minds, and souls that Jesus is the Son of God, we will have eternal life (Romans 10:9).

To believe in Jesus is to have faith that He will fulfill everything that He has promised, and for us to do His will. Ecclesiastes 12:13 says, “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”


As Jesus said in John 14:21, ‘He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.’ The commandments aren’t just rules or regulations that we must keep to be saved, but by keeping the Ten Commandments, we show the fruits of our faith. 1 John 5:3 states, ‘For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.’ When we love Jesus, we keep His Commandments out of love, not out of obligation or because of fear. Acknowledging the Ten Commandments is to keep away from sinning and also recognizing God as the Creator. Moreover, the Law is to point out our sins so we know what sin is, as stated in Romans 3:20. Without the Law, we wouldn’t know what sin was.


How can we inherit eternal life?


The young rich ruler approached Jesus and asked Him, ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus answered him, ‘If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments’ (Matthew 19:16-22). The young ruler claimed to have kept the Commandments, but he was lacking one thing, and that thing was the relationship with his God.


How can we develop a relationship with Jesus?


  1. Starting by reading the Bible.

     —If you are not familiar with the Bible, start with the Book of Matthew, and then proceed to the Book of John. Once you become a bit more familiar with the Bible, start reading it from Genesis.


  1. Pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding of His Word.

         — James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.   


  1. Get to know Jesus personally through prayer and studying the Bible.

         —David prayed this prayer in Psalm 51:10-12 said “ Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,And uphold me by Your generous Spirit”.


Let your prayer be lifted up, just as David’s: ‘Lord, You know me by name; You know what I’ve done in my life. Create a clean heart within me, renew me, and let Your Spirit be within me. May Your presence never depart from me.’

The Lord would never turn His face away from you; He loves and accepts you just as you are, much like the prodigal son. In Luke 15:11-32, the father, representing God, waits for his son to return home. When the son does come home, the father receives him with open arms. This reflects the loving God we serve, who is always ready to accept us when we turn to Him.

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.




    

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