Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 11, 2018

"When he ripped off the fifth seal, I saw the souls of those killed because they had held firm in their witness to the Word of God. They were gathered under the Altar, and cried out in loud prayers, “How long, Strong God, Holy and True? How long before you step in and avenge our murders?” Then each martyr was given a white robe and told to sit back and wait until the full number of martyrs was filled from among their servant companions and friends in the faith." Revelation 6:9-11

Last week I made a statement that will be an ongoing theme throughout this series, "The VAST majority of your life will be spent after you die."

That is absolutely true and it is true because every person has an immortal soul.

The Scripture above taken from the sixth chapter of the Revelation gives a glimpse of souls in Heaven following their death on earth.

I want to refer to encouraging truths revealed in this portion of Scripture. Here is the first one:

Your soul will survive!

Those pictured in this Heavenly preview had been killed (murdered) because of their stand for Christ. When they were faced with the threat to "deny or die" they refused to deny their faith in their Savior.

I am sure when they chose to die for their faith they did so with the confidence their soul would survive in the place called Heaven that has been prepared for them.

So, again, I say it! The VAST majority of your life will be spent in eternity!

The big question is where will your eternal soul spend eternity?

As you see above, there is a Heaven where eternal souls will go to be with Jesus and in the presence of God forever!

But as I also established last week, Heaven is available but it in not automatic. Heaven is the result of a choice! Those who choose to confess their sin and turn from their sinful ways and commit to follow Jesus will gain the gift of salvation. The gift of salvation includes the gift of eternal life in Heaven!

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." John 3:16

Salvation through Christ saves the soul from eternal condemnation and Hell. 

How is your soul?