By: Norm Rasmussen
Jesus Did It!
By: Norm Rasmussen
If you wake up tomorrow morning ' which you have no assurance you WILL 'what will be the first thing or things you'll start thinking about?
Will you remind yourself of what things you need to do for the day, like most other people do ' or will you give sobering
thought to what is going to happen should your heart stop beating before you can even get out of bed, and THEN what?
Please allow me to share
something that has serious eternal ramifications. If you are not thinking about
what your eternity is going to be about once your heart stops beating, you are
doing yourself the greatest injustice you could inflict upon yourself. God has
given you a heartbeat to be in rhythm with His. He didn't give you a heartbeat
to beat to a rhythm all of its own. A heartbeat beating to the rhythm of anyone
or anything else other than the One who created it in the first place is really
beating on borrowed time.
The One who created you and gave you a heart that beats has every right to determine when your heart will stop beating. Up to this very moment, you can have confidence that God has kept your heart beating because He has extended His mercy and grace to you so you will begin seriously questioning what was fully accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ when He was hung on that cross as full payment for your sins against God and others.
You truly owe it to yourself to quit postponing thinking about Jesus Christ and what He did for you. All the things you need to get done won't matter whatever once your heart stops beating. All your hopes and dreams for the future will not be realized once your heart stops beating ' if the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ means very little if anything to you. It sure means a LOT to Jesus Christ, you can be assured of that! It cost Him everything!
You see ' Jesus Christ was not only God who took on human form when He came from heaven to earth to live here for 33 years and subjected Himself to be tempted to sin like anyone else who has ever been tempted to sin ' yet never gave in to even ONE temptation and therefore became the only person who never sinned ' this same Jesus will be the Judge of every person who we will meet once our heart stops beating.
A self-deluded fool laughs at this fact and says, 'I'll take my chances!' Take your chances on exactly WHAT? That there will be no Judgment Day for you? That there is no heaven or hell, and both places don't exist? That you will not have to give an
account for all your sins that you committed while you were alive on Earth?
God gave you a mind to think this through a bit more carefully, dear one. Be honest with yourself ' maybe for the first time ever in your life when it comes to what eternity has in store for yourself. Soberly consider: Can you PROVE there will be no Judgment Day for you? Can you PROVE there is no heaven or hell? Can you prove that the Bible has been so mistranslated that it can't be trusted to guide you in the way/s of how to be right with Jesus Christ before your heart quits beating?
'Okay ' you say to
yourself ' 'But I don't believe what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross is
the ONLY way to heaven. He's just 'A' way to heaven, and that only applies to
those fanatic Christians who refuse to believe anything else.'
The New Testament bible doesn't say that ' not the popular, accepted Bible translations of our day. It clearly states that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to be made acceptable to God the Father and the reason for that is because His eternal Son was the only person QUALIFIED to pay ransom payment to God the Father and God the Holy Spirit for our sins against Him and others. Only a person who has/had never sinned is qualified to meet the demands of God the Father to pay the price of sin for others, like you and me.
For there is no other name given under heaven,
but ONLY that of the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby a person can be granted
salvation (be freely forgiven for their sins) from eternal punishment for their sins. (Click: Acts
Maybe you can provide the answer to this difficult question tomorrow morning if you wake up. Why is it that we struggle so much with accepting the FREE GIFT of eternal salvation given to us by Jesus Christ? Could it REALLY be that something deep inside us loves to believe lies about the Bible instead of assuming what is written in it is God's spiritual Truth for humanity ' especially the New Testament ' and coming to the conclusion: 'It's not for ME!'
Why do you think what is important to Jesus Christ your Judge is not important to you? Maybe you are such a special person that Jesus Christ should have delayed His coming to earth until He had the opportunity to pick YOU to be the ransom payment for the sins of mankind instead of Himself ... suppose? Are you perfect enough to do what Jesus Christ was perfect enough to do?
Or suppose the real reason the New Testament words of Truth are not eternal words of LIFE to you is because you feel God let you down a long time ago, maybe more than once, and therefore He OWE's you an apology ' perhaps even PERSONALLY? Dear one ' if that be the CORE reason why you have shunned Jesus Christ up to this point ' please do yourself a HUGE FAVOR and consider the possibility that the things God has allowed to happen in your life that is so upsetting to you were TESTS for you that caused you to grow more bitter at God ' or opportunities in disguise to compel you to draw closer to Him in your hurt to help you appreciate through all eternity the joys of heaven that will be yours if you don't remain bitter at God but repent because if you have let them put you in a self-imposed emotional and spiritual prison you didn't even realize you had locked yourself into?
If you wake up tomorrow morning, here's something else you may consider rolling around in your mind. When you stand before Jesus Christ to give an account of your life, and you have made peace with Him as your Savior before you died by truly asking Him forgiveness of all your sins ' can you fathom the reality that Jesus will wipe instantly and completely from your memory of all the pain you experienced during your life so there will be nothing in heaven that will rob you of maximized joy?
Or on the other hand ' for those of you who told yourself, 'I'll take my chances ' if there even IS a Judgment Day' ' that you will be tormented the rest of eternity remembering not only all the pain of this life, but having to listen to the screams and torments of others reliving theirs as well? Is your answer: 'I'll take my chances of even THAT happening!'
Ka-thump .. ka-thum: How many more heartbeats is God the Father going to give you before He decides you have heard enough spiritual Truth about getting right with Him through Jesus Christ, and then your heart will quit beating? God isn't obligated to keep our heart beating ' not even YOURS dear one. He was never obligated to give you a heartbeat in the first place ... but because He HAS ... He truly hopes you won't waste it.
Time is running out for all of us. Things are changing rapidly on the world scene and the tranquility many of us have known since we were born into will flit away like a feather in a hurricane. Things are heating up prophetically on planet earth just as God said they would as is generously recorded in the Bible, and you can read about some of them in the bible book of Revelation.
Here's reality: We were all given a chance at life to see what we are going to do about Jesus Christ. Planet earth is the place God has placed us to test us. He has given each of us enough free will to decide whether we will latch hold of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, or laughingly and/or angrily dismiss it as though it was some mythical fairytale, and thereby not giving one more second's thought about it?
We'll soon find out, won't we ' once our heart stops beating. How many times is God obligated to keep it beating? Until tomorrow morning? I don't think so.
Satan and the demons serving him rages through those who hate Christians because Satan and his demon soldiers can't have, nor will ever be ABLE to have, what you, my friend, can have for all eternity. Eternal joy with God through eternity. But that isn't going to happen for you anymore than it will for Satan and his demon followers if you don't chose to escape into the waiting arms of your Lord and Savior ' Jesus Christ. Your heartbeat cries out for you to make up your mind. It has no power to keep beating on its own. God alone empowers it to keep 'ka-thumpty thumping.'
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