Doesn’t matter where you live, what you possess, what you inherit, what family you’re born into, the color of your skin, where you work, how much you make, or where you choose to worship. We all have at least one thing in common: everyone that was born will experience death. However, you do have options. It’s a multiple choice question and it’s really simple.
Please select from the following options:
Joshua 24:15 (NKJV) And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Either you choose to live or you choose to die. With these options are stipulations and here is where the struggle begins. Sometimes I think God gave us too much freedom. Let’s be honest, we haven’t always been the best at making decisions. If we were good at it, the option to live would be a no brainer. Why wouldn’t you choose to live forever? Why wouldn’t you choose peace both now and forever? Why wouldn’t you choose protection over endangerment? Most people don’t like following directions or like when directions are given. We like to give them – but following them is sometimes a challenge.
The enemy is good at what He does. Why? I’ve said it before- he’s been in the presence of God, so He knows what it is and how it feels to experience the power and Majesty of the Sovereign God. So the enemy blinds us to see the reality and benefit of choosing life. Think about this. If being in God’s presence was not good, why would the enemy try to exalt his throne and kingdom above the Lord’s? Why would he want what God has?
Hell is not the conclusion. Choose death and you experience the second death:
Revelation 20:14 (KJV) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
There are multiple choices, but one solution to all of your problems –Jesus
John 14:6 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me
John 14:3 (NLT)When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am