Jesus Christ had a lot of questions to answer to people while He lived in this world. He still is giving answers to people’s questions even today. I have written an article addressing the question on how God speaks to people today. You may read the article ‘How does God speak to people today? If you have a question, you can get a response directly from Him.
In the Gospel of Mark 12, Jesus is faced with Sadducees where He has to give answers about the resurrection. They wanted to know who among seven brothers would a woman whom they all had as a wife belong to after this life. They thought there is a marriage life after death but only to learn that this is not the case. Jesus’ answer unveils a lot of heavenly secretes that compels the Sadducees to stop asking. I will focus on Jesus’ declaration that God is not of the dead and term it Revelation 2, which is supported by that when we die we are given bodies similar to those of angels, which I categorize as Revelation 1 in the next section.
Jesus lived in this world for more than 30 years and He knows how it feels to be tempted because He also was tempted but He conquered. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin”. Jesus is our advocate to God the Father and He works through the Holy Spirit who helps us in our weaknesses (Romans 8:26 – “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses”).
Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala also known as Mandoza lost his life to a short illness according to Eyewitness News. This young man was a Kwaito music icon that had a lot of followers in South Africa and beyond. It is sad indeed that the world has lost such a talented young man.
The truth is that it is finished with Mandoza in this world, that is, he has no affairs with the living anymore yet it is not the case in the after life. His soul has not vanished but has gone to a place where he shall await God’s judgement. There are only two specific areas of waiting; hides (hell) and paradise. I prefer to use the word hell because it is easier to understand yet this place is not yet the ultimate hell God has set for the devil and his followers. Paradise is equally the same, it is a place as good as Heaven yet not the ultimate also.
The truth does not change even when people deny it. This post tells the true fate of what happens to suicide bombers after this life, that is, when they take their life from this world. You may choose to believe this or not but as already stated, the truth will not change just because you or anyone does not believe this truth.
If mankind understood clearly the reality of how life and death are so close to each other and their reality, I don’t think people would be living their lives the way they do. I have had a privilege to read a book by Trudy Harris titled ‘Glimpses of Heaven’ where she narrates interesting utterances of people that are hear death who eventually die. The book makes it clear that dying is as good as moving from the kitchen into the dinning room. There is no moment of darkness or switching but the person has all his or her senses alive when death comes.
Other than that people die unceremoniously, people also live in full view of the spiritual beings of both the kingdom of God and that of the devil. Records are kept and there is not even a slight chance of having a mistaken record in your account. The appropriate spirits are ready to escort each person that die to his or her place of waiting for judgment. When man dies, the body goes back to the ground where it belongs and the soul faces God who then passes judgement accordingly (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
Forever is a word that should not be taken lightly because it’s meaning has consequences that no man can change. Once it is written in the Bible as a warning, it should be taken seriously because it shall come to pass. I once asked a pastor as to why should it be difficult for people to understand this simple and straight forward message that there is life after death and that either one goes to Heaven or to Hell. The condition is one; if you have a relationship with Jesus Christ you go to heaven and if not, you are damned to hell forever. This pastor said, ‘the devil is a work to lengthen the time of stubbornness to those that get to hear the message of salvation’ and please do not be a victim of the devil (2 Corinthians 4:4).
The Bible reveals God as one who does not tolerate sin even by chance. We may acknowledge that He overlooked times of ignorance yet now He is calling everyone to repentance (Acts 17:30). He never compromises His commandments for anyone. He shows no favoritism as He is a just God. His Word never changes (Psalm 119:89).
Have you noticed that people do turn away from Christianity, the religion of love. Some of them are least expected. I’m talking about people that have tasted the goodness of God through His Son Jesus Christ. People that know and believe in basic mainstream fundamental evangelical Christianity such as hell, heaven, holiness, righteousness and truth. These are people that have defended the undiluted Gospel of Truth as detailed in the Holy Bible. These people differ from those are non-Christians that reject Jesus and give an excuse of being confused by the compromising conduct of the many Christians out there.
I’m bound to give you an example of a well-known Bishop that I recently came to know about who twisted Christianity for an accommodative version of Christianity called the ‘gospel of inclusion’. This false gospel is today promoted by a well know Bishop, Carlton Pearson who is originally from San Diego California. There are many others but for Carlton to have decided to adopt the gospel of inclusion’ is really daunting. His sermons and teachings today are a contradiction to the true Gospel.
Whenever you dream of dead loved ones you must know that the devil is paying you a visit and he will take it from your reaction what he should do. The dead are gone and soon they are forgotten (Ecclesiastes 9:5). This verse confirms that they had their share of this life and they never shall come back to this life, instead the living shall join them on the other side because the living know that they will die. David once said that he know very well that he will be joining his late son but not him coming back to him (2 Samuel 12:23). Isaiah 26:14 in the NLT translation says, “…their departed spirit will not return!”
There are so many testimonies of the revelations or spiritual visitations to heaven and hell in the internet. In fact the proper word to use to define the magnitude is ‘countless’. The internet is just one platform out of other countless published books, ebooks, audios and live sermons. So many yet so detailed and presenting so much of a challenge to living a righteous, holy and truthful life makes it easy to get annoyed and think that it is impossible for God to require so much from His own.
If for any reason you have gotten tired of the message of heaven, hell and the requirements of making to heaven, I have the following suggested reasoning for you:
The Bible teaches about hell and that people that dwell there are damned for eternity (Revelation 14:11). The condition of hell is unbearable yet once you are there, you have no way of escape. For as long as God lives, people that are in hell shall remain there. There is no forgiveness or redemption in hell. As I write this article, there are people in hell that have already spent thousands of years in hell and they now know that when God speaks everybody should do as He says.