DO YOU WANT DIE TWICE?
The Bible tells us, “As it is appointed for men to die once (physical death), but after this the judgment. [Hebrews 9:27]
In the book of John Jesus tells us, “I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” (From physical death to spiritual life)[John 5:24]
He goes on to say “for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.”
When Jesus was crucified and was raised from the grave, graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had died were raised; and came out of the graves and appeared too many. [Matthew 27:52-56]
In Luke 16:22-31, Jesus tells the story of the rich man and a poor man. The rich man died and was buried. The poor man died also. But the poor man (Lazarus) was carried by angels to Abraham’s bosom.
Verse 23 reads that the rich men being in torments in Hades (Hades is the Greek term translated “hell”) he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he shouted to Father Abraham have pity on me send Lazarus to dip his finger in water and cool my tongue because I am in anguish in these flames. Abraham tells him in the 26 verse, that is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to there cannot, nor can those from there pass to us and the rich man cried out for mercy but no mercy was given.
If you do not think it is a hell, you should read Luke and see what the Bible says about hell.
John tells us, that he saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away, also there was no more sea. Then he saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband. He heard a loud voice from heaven saying,
“Behold the home of God is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people and God Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
The One sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” He also said, “IT IS FINISHED!” “I am the Alpha, and the Omega-the Beginning and the End.”
“To all who are thirsty I will give the spring of the water of life without charge.”
“All who is victorious will inherit all these blessing and I will be their God, and they will be My children.”
This is the second death. You have a physical death then you have spiritual death.
But the cowardly, unbeliever, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, and those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their doom is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur.
In the last book of the Bible, Revelation, in the last chapter Jesus is speaking:
“I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.”
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Do not wait for tomorrow, you can know RIGHT NOW that you will live again. Just ask God to come into your life RIGHT NOW! Let Him take over your life, tell Him that He is your God and you are His child. Amen