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Leaving Your Dying Body for Where?

¶ There is great news for you if the chilly reality has crept over your soul that life is very brief; and Eternity - Where? Yes indeed,  the "grave" bus stop where we all have to get off comes up very quickly, and we depart with all Earthly riches left behind. Job said ... Job 1:21 (KJV)  Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither. Yes, you came in with nothing and you will go out the same. Your body goes into the ground but where are YOU going? What about your Eternal Destiny?


Man Goes to His Long Home.

Ecclesiastes 12:5 (KJV)  ...and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: The Bible calls your body a "tabernacle" which is a "temporary dwelling place" and when you "vacate" your body, it is then that you begin your journey to your "long home". There should be much more serious planning for ones long home than for the short stay. What are your plans? Do you know the way?


Christ The Clear and Certain Way!

¶ Jesus said to his disciples that in his Father's house there are many Mansions and he was going to prepare a place for them and Thomas said how can we know the way? John 14:6 (KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. How is it you might say, that Christians seem to believe that they have some claim to the franchise of Heaven. This claim is made by the Bible providing clear and Full assurance that Jesus is "The Way" of Salvation from the "Sting of Death".


The Way of The Cross.

¶ Jesus went the way of the cross and Paul said... "He loved me and gave himself for me" [ Galatians 2:20 .] The Roman Cross was for criminals and in the Bible it was written  700 years BC that this prophesied Saviour who is coming will be.. "numbered with transgressors" [Isaiah 53:12 .] and so, as predicted, Jesus was "wounded for our transgressions and He was bruised for our iniquities" [ Isaiah 53:5 .] It is Christ who has died for our sins according to the scriptures and thus Jesus is THE WAY.


How SURE is this Gospel!

¶ There cannot be found in existence across the length and breadth of the World any other complete answer to man's sin, death and lostness. Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The gift of eternal life is through Christ because He alone has died for the sins of the World; for forgiveness of sin. He was buried and Rose again Victorious over the grave, and Jesus offers to every sinner that comes to Him, His Grave Conquering Eternal Life.


What Grace!

Don't you agree, what a "Joyful Sound" is this beautiful Gospel of good news that God's love for you is so great that he gave his only begotten Son ... John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God's Love, and Salvation is by Grace. You cannot earn it. You just believe on Jesus, receive Him by faith and Immediately you are born again by God's Spirit and become a child of God. [Galatians 3:26 ]


The Reason Why.

¶ At the beginning of the human race, man (Adam) chose the wreckless road of sin and his own World without God. He was warned that death would ensue upon his spirit and soul and eventually his body and thus the whole human race has been swallowed up by death ever since. God in his love set in motion his wonderful plan of man's Redemption from his separation from God, pitiful smidgen of life and huge chasm of death. Jesus Christ, the "Prince of Life" stepped out of Heaven, visited the Earth as a man to take all his blame.

The evidence is all around of a world of people with hidden pain and misery: On the outside all appears ok but on the inside there can be turmoil, restlessness and no peace.

Man in ignorance of his spirit and soul and focus on the body can be much like the loved fiancee who happily received her engagement ring, but was taken so much with the box it came in, she completeley ignored the real costly preciousness of her engagement ring! Your body is a box and your spirit and soul is of great value for which Christ paid a great price to save.


The Real Immortal YOU Matters!

¶ It matters little what car your body sits in, what house your body resides in, what cloths your body fits in and what coffin it is going to lie in! What matters is your heart and soul and personality - the real you. Now there are 2 problems about the real you - 1. Sin (Nature) and 2. Sins (deeds). Your sins can be major or minor which are forgiven in Christ. But a Sin Nature is the reason Jesus said.. "You must be born again" [John 3:3 .]


Lasting Riches!

¶ When we receive Christ our dead spirit is raised from the dead and we are "Born again" by God's Spirit with a new God likeness "nature" as a child of God. The "body" will be "raised in Power" at that great day of Christ's coming. These facts are the tip of the iceberg of the "unsearchable riches of Christ" that belong to every Christian. [Ephesians 3:8 .]

LASTING RICHES: How eternally rich you become when you come to Jesus! - 1. Your name is written in Heaven. 2. Abundantly pardoned. 3. Life Redeemed from destruction. 4. Crowned with Lovingkindness and tender mercies. 5. Given all things richly to enjoy. 6. Eternal Life. 7. An heir of God as his child and a Joint heir with Christ of ALL THINGS! Christ even offers his Throne to those who overcome and deny ungodly and worldly lusts. Come to Jesus and tell him you don't want to be stuck with a dying body's inheritance of eternal Death but you want His blessing now and all those great and unsearchable riches that are His and purchased for you! Proverbs 10:22 (KJV) The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Jesus Is Reaching for You God Bless.