Are you prepared to die? You are not really prepared to live unless you are prepared to die.
The Apostle Paul said this in his writing to the church at Philippi 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Life is uncertain and death is sure, heaven or hell will be our eternal destiny and that is based on what we do while we live. Paul knew what it was to live his life walking in the will of God and what it was before that new relationship came about. His joy in life was never better than after he surrendered his life to Christ. He began to live and find out what a joy it was to live!
A Fact of Life and Death!
John Daniel Brown wrote these words that I share with you.
One of these days we are going to see our last sunrise. There will be a time when we will close our front door behind us for the last time. Every step we make is one nearer the grave Every tick of the clock is one less time it has to tick during our lifetime.
When death calls to break the brittle thread of life, it is too late for the worldly man to beg for time to get ready. Dr. Poe said if he had but one breath to breathe and one sentence to utter it would be, “Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12).
Dr. F. B. Meyer, a few hours before his death, wrote a friend, “I have just heard, to my surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you I shall have entered the Palace. Don’t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning.”
Our Eternal Home is determined this side of death and one must realize it and make preparation for Heaven through Jesus Christ. To go to Hell, one has to do nothing. That is one’s Eternal Home without Jesus!