First of all, I want to give all glory to God, my Heavenly Father. Second to Jesus, my Lord and Savior and third to the Holy Spirit, our comforter and helper forever.
This past Monday was Memorial Day, that's when we go out and clean and dig around our loved ones graves. It's the time we get together to talk about our loved ones in a good and positive way. But instead of Monday I decided to go out that Sunday after Church and dig and clean around my son's (Marcus Jr.) grave. It was just so quiet out there, I really loved being out there being by myself because it was so peaceful and quiet.
When I got through digging and cleaning around his grave I stood there looking at all the graves and I heard a voice say "they have exited from this world to the next world".
After that I went home and looked up the word "exit". #1 it means departure from. #2 it means a going out or away, also death. Brothers and sisters, you have to have your life right with Jesus on this side because when you die there is no coming back to this world to get right with Jesus. Really, how you live on this side will determine the world you will live in throughout eternity.
There are only two worlds after this world and that's Heaven and hell. Now these two worlds we are going to experience when we die. Believe me, some of us are going to face death one day just our loved ones who have already gone on to their last destination. One day someone will be digging and cleaning around our grave or Jesus will come back first. Which ever one comes first, we are going to exit from this old world to the next world, Heaven or hell. It's your call, in other words, it's up to you where you will spend eternity. God put that in our hands, where we want to spend eternity.
He gave us the power to live in Heaven with Him if we choose to. But if not, you will spend eternity in that other place and you know what it's called: hell! I know people don't like to talk about death, especially when they are living their life out of the will of God. There are some people who think they are going to live on forever and ever in this world we are living in now. That's because some have never been taught about life after death. Brothers and sisters, I just want to let you know there is life after death. And every last one of us will spend eternity in one or the other worlds, once again, Heaven or hell.
I want to say this to encourage you. God gave us that right to choose where we want to spend eternity. Now it's up to you to choose the right way, now for me, I choose Heaven. Then again, you may not want to go to Heaven! If that's so then you are on the right track, you're on your way to hell! Now that's the kind of loving God we serve. He gave us the opportunity to choose where we want to spend eternity. Now listen, He is not going to twist your arm and make you choose Heaven or hell because He gave us the opportunity to choose for ourselves. Brothers and sisters, God loves you so much!
It doesn't matter what you have done, what kind of sin you have committed, God still loves you and He showed it by sending His Son, Jesus Christ into this world to die for our sins. So don't let anyone tell you that God is not good! He's waiting on you with open arms not to condemn you but to love and forgive you of your sins, so to turn from your wicked ways and come to Him. Just repent of your sins and ask Jesus to come into your heart and make Him your Lord and Savior.
And if you are not baptized, get in a Church that believes in Baptism because that is a part of being saved. I love you but above all, God loves you. In closing, I just want everyone to know that God is love. John 3:16 reads: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." In Jesus' name, Amen...
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