Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fw: keeping the appointment

Hebrews 9:27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
To every person it is appointed to have one birth, one march through the seasons of life, and one death.  Following that death every person will appear before God.  Our individual appointment is on Heaven's calendar and it will be kept.  What an awesome truth....what an awesome appointment.  How many have considered this reality?  How many hold this in their minds as they move through their days here?  We live in denial because we are not eager to face God, who knows every dark secret and has seen every unseen thought and every action and heard every word.
God knows that each of us will be unready to face Him in judgment.  But our individual "one time" lives have been met by a "one time" payment that allows us to one day stand before God, not only to be declared innocent, but to stand before Him in victory.  This is why we eagerly wait for Jesus.  He rescued us from ourselves when He died on the Cross.  And we have been liberated to look forward to keeping our appointment with death...because it is actually an appointment for life everlasting.
Rob Smith

"Death is inevitable.  Life is a choice!"

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."

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