The other evening, I was watching a documentary on killer tornados. As one of the largest tornadoes ever filmed began to form in the sky, the reporter covering this event issued this chilling prediction. “A lot of people are going to die today and they don’t know it yet.” Sadly, the prediction came true and many people were taken into eternity.
What would you do if you knew you would die today? Would you simply cease to exist? Would your spirit float around in some disembodied state? Would you go to Heaven? Would you go to hell?
Why are we in danger every hour? I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
1 Corinthians 15:30-32 (ESV)
The Apostle Paul was absolutely convinced and assured that his eternal destiny lay within his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. This assurance persuaded him to live a life wholeheartedly devoted to serving Jesus, facing imminent death at every moment, enduring imprisonment, torture, and slander. If he didn’t have this assurance, his life would be meaningless and he flippantly suggests his life on this earth would be better spent partying and serving a hedonistic lifestyle.
What would you do if you knew you would die today? The answer is of an eternal importance for your soul. If you confess your sins to Jesus Christ and truly repent and receive Him as your Lord and Savior, He is faithful and just to forgive you and accept you as fellow heir and adopted son of God. And when this happens, you can be assured that you will be saved and be in Heaven with God the moment you die.
“A lot of people are going to die today and they don’t know it yet.”
This could be you. Be sure of your eternal destiny.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.