Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
These verses speak of what happens after a person dies. Here are some statistics of what Americans believe about the after life:
• 81% of Americans believe in God and the afterlife
• 79% believe that man has a soul that will live forever
• 76% believe Heaven exists
• 71% believe in the existence of Hell
• Less than half believe that Heaven is to spend eternity with God
• Only 1/3 of the people believe that Hell is torment and suffering
• Less than one percent of Americans expect to go to Hell
• 1/4th admit that they have no idea what will happen to them after death
• The more education and income that one has makes them less likely to believe that Heaven or Hell exist
I would like to remind you that death is not the end . At death all human beings leave their bodies to spend eternity/for ever somewhere. The decision as to where you spend eternity is decided before you die. There will be a judgment after death. There will be no moving from one eternal destiny to another.
At death we will leave our bodies. Once we leave we do not come back. Our bodies go back to the ground as dust. We immediately arrive at our eternal destiny. We take nothing with us. The spirit or you separate from your body.
God doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell. Man’s rebellion or sin separates Him from God. God’s love provides a payment for your sin. You choose to reject or accept His salvation. You choose to receive Him or not. You choose to believe or not. \
When a believer dies even in the split second the angels are there. You immediately arrive in the presence of God. Jesus is waiting on your arrival. We are going to a prepared place where there are pleasures for evermore. Heaven will be great gain and much better for us.
Are you ready for all of this? If you do not know how this works in your life why don’t you contact me and allow me to help you!