Eternal Hope in Christ is your Anchor for Eternity. I’m crying out to you to put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Put your trust in Him as Lord and Savior of your life. Therefore, Don’t put off today to make this choice because you aren’t promised your next breath. To summarize: tomorrow may be too late!
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BE SURE TO PIN ME FOR LATER
First, as a believer and follower of Christ, I have my Hope in Christ anchored in the Promise of his returning to take me home to Heaven for all Eternity. Now some will read this opening and think I am all sorts of CRAZY. For the most part, I can sense the questions forming when I discuss salvation in Christ!
Hope in Christ for Eternal Salvation
- First, do you believe that you have Hope in Christ?
- Second, how can you believe that nonsense?
- Third, the Bible is just a fiction story. People take it extremes and want others to do the same right?
Next, I’m gonna live my life as I choose to do so and that’s not placing any Hope in Christ. Finally, why are you wasting what time you have, on this earth, living like Miss goody-goody? Party it up, girl! First and foremost, I love my life and it’s very fulfilling! Secondly, I do not see my life as boring by any means!
When You Place Hope in the Bible
I want to give you something to think about. Let’s say for argument sake that I’m wrong and you’re right. Eternity is FOREVER! I just stated that I am completely satisfied with my life so I have lost nothing by putting my faith and hope in Christ.
Since I have placed my hope in Christ I will gain everything! I proclaim that I am Sinner saved by grace alone by faith alone not by works but by the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross!
I will keep sharing with others about the Love and Hope in Christ that can only be found in accepting him as your Savior.
When you do not place your hope in the bible
Now, if you’re wrong and I am right by putting my hope in Christ I want you to consider the consequences of NOT putting your hope in the bible!
You may believe with all your heart mind and soul that your life is fulfilled and rewarding.
Is it really?
Do you feel satisfied or are you forever searching for something or someone to fill the emptiness?
Once you obtain what you thought you wanted do you get bored with it then move on to the next thing? I am almost certain the same cycle continues over and over again.
I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU’RE AT THINKING THERE IS NO HOPE IN CHRIST
I ran from one thing to the next trying to fill that void. Now, I can tell you with all honesty you will NEVER find satisfaction apart from Christ. This is why you must place your hope in the bible and grasp the hope in Christ!
Facing a Scary Eternal Truth
Allow me to share with you the reality of your eternal destiny apart from placing hope in Christ!
Hope in Christ is your anchor for Eternity. What will your choice be? Don’t just take my word for it. Get out your Bible and read scriptures study seek a mentor and pray for guidance.
Keep an open mind and ask for the Holy Spirit’s direction. I will be praying for you also that you’ll put your hope in the Bible, my sweet friend!
UNDYING WORM AND UNQUENCHABLE FIRE:
For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make
shall remain before me, says the Lord so shall your offspring and your name remain. Isaiah 66:22
From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord. Isaiah 66:23
And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh. Isaiah 66:24
EVERLASTING LIFE EVERLASTING CONTEMPT:
At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:2
- ETERNAL FIRE THE FIRE OF HELL
- ETERNAL PUNISHMENT ETERNAL LIFE
- THE FINAL JUDGMENT
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. (v-31)
Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (v-32)
And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. (v-33)
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (v-34)
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (v-35)
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. (v-36)
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? (v-37)
And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? (v-38)
COUNT ALL AS LOST IS GAIN
And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? (v-39)
And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. (v-40)
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (v-41)
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink. (v-42)
I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me. (v-43)
Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you? (v-44)
Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me. (v-45)
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. (v-46)
BE SURE TO PIN ME FOR LATER
UNDYING WORM AND UNQUENCHABLE FIRE:
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. (V-42)
And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. (V-43)
It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. (V-44)
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. (V-45)
It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. (V-46)
And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell. (V-47)
Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. (V-48)
- EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION:
- THE JUDGMENT AT CHRIST’S COMING
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering. (V-5)
Since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you. (V-6)
And to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire. (V-7)
Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. (V-8)
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might. (V-9)
When he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints and to be marveled at among all who have believed because our testimony to you was believed. (V-10)
THE PUNISHMENT OF ETERNAL FIRE:
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Jude 1: 7
BLACKEST DARKNESS RESERVED FOREVER
These people are wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. Jude 1:13
THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT RISES FOREVER AND EVER
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand. Revelation 14:9
He also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. Revelation 14:10
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name. Revelation 14:11
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.” “And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:14-15
In that place, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. Luke 13:28
the Hope in Jesus
- God made you and he loves you and he wants to receive your love back.
- God created you with the purpose to live forever.
- God has prepared two places where you can spend eternity. Heaven and Hell.
- You get to choose where you’ll spend eternity.
You can Hope in Christ and choose to live forever in Heaven with God. And, finally, there is no second chance after you die. That is it, game over. No do-overs. You will find yourself, kneeling before the almighty creator, of the universe, and hear these words.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (V-21)
On that day many will say to me ‘Lord Lord’ did we not prophesy in your name and cast out demons in your name and do many mighty works in your name? (V-22)
And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. (V-23)
Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this, you have heard before in the word of the truth, the Gospel. Colossians 1:5
IN CLOSING ON HOPE IN CHRIST. WHERE YOU CHOOSE ETERNITY IS UP TO YOU!
This post is not meant to be a “feel good” article. Heaven is Real! Hell is Real! Put your hope in Christ’s Friends.
IT’S ME BEING HONEST AND KEEPING IT REAL SO YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL HOPE IN CHRIST!!
I wanted to write a post about the importance of Lifegroups, but when I sat down to start it, the holy spirit said to me plain as day.
NO! NOT NOW!
I must obey what God put on my heart. What kind of Christian would I be, if I didn’t heed that warning? Heaven is Real! Hell is Real! Put your hope in Jesus Friends.
Now, it’s up to you where you go and if you are an Atheist I Pray that you will make the choice to believe in Christ for salvation!
So, will you choose Hell for all eternity, or will you choose Heaven for all eternity?
I would love for you to read My Personal Testimony where I put my Hope in Christ The ball is your corner so to speak choose wisely! In Christ ALONE…Hope is Found in Jesus Christ ALONE!!