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You already are!
Once upon a time, you were nothing, because there was a time before you were. However, there shall never be a time when you are not. You became; you are, and you always will be. You will never cease to exist. You will be for ever and for ever—even for always. There was a day when you were conceived, you were given a body and a soul, and you entered life. You live. You will live somewhere forevermore. Having become, there will never be a time when you do not exist.
You have a body that was first formed from the dust of the ground, a body, which shall never leave this earth, but you are a living soul created by the breath of God (Genesis 2:7). Long after your body has returned to the earth as the dust that it once was, your soul will still exist. You will never cease to be—not even for a moment of time. You are and you will always be. After death, you will not be here—but you will still be. You will leave the realm of time and move into the realm of eternity, that which is beyond and outside time (Eccles-iastes 12:7). There are only two destinies in eternity—only two places created for men and women to dwell after this life. You will exchange a temporary home of time and earth for a permanent home of eternity, either Heaven or Hell. You will live for ever and for ever and for always in one of these two places. There is no escape, there will be no change of plans or location. Once you leave your body, your eternal destiny will be set.
But you have not left your body—there is still time! Time for what?
Time to believe that the God who created you loves and cares for you:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever (that’s you!) believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Time to repent or change your mind about who God is, and what sin causes:
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, ...but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any (that’s you!) should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
Time to believe that Jesus Christ is God:
“I (Christ) and My Father (God) are One.” John 10:30
“And the Word (God, John 1:1) was made flesh (Christ), and dwelt among us, ...“ John 1:14
Time to realize that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross of Calvary to pay the penalty of your sins:
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel ...by which also ye are saved...how that Christ died for our sins (that’s you!) according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures” 1 Cor. 15:1-4
Time to call out to God for forgiveness:
“For whosoever (that’s you!) shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Time to Believe—Repent—Pray,
“God be merciful to me! a sinner who believes in my heart that Jesus Christ paid the full payment of my sin; that He fully satisfied the wrath of God on my behalf through His shed blood; and that God raised Him from the dead, fully satisfied with His sacrifice. I now repent of my sins and trust Jesus Christ’s death alone for my salvation. In Jesus name I pray, amen.”
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