“When I die, I’m going to ask God….”
Actually, when you die and come face to face with God, you will be unable to speak. You will ask Him nothing. You will just fall to the ground in abject terror and mouth the words,
“Woe is me! Woe is me! For I have sinned greatly,”
but not a sound will emerge from your mouth until God says, “Speak!”
We know this to be true from the Biblical accounts of godly people who have experienced God in His glory. It is unimaginable how much more terrifying it will be for the ungodly! Read more…
Do you have fond memories of spending time as a small child with that special person such as your favorite uncle or aunt, your grandma or grandpa?
Do you remember playing with them – perhaps playing ball, or cooking, or exploring in the woods – doing something special that you did with no one else?
Do you remember the special name you had for that favorite person, and the special name he had for you?
Do you remember looking forward to those days, wanting to be with them, savoring every moment – and then the sadness of the parting, the tears?
That, my dear friends, is a taste of Heaven here on earth. Read more…
Many individuals complain about God. They say, “God doesn’t really give me a real choice. On the one hand is eternity in Heaven, on the other is eternity in Hell. The two options He gives me are such ridiculously polar opposites that Hell isn’t even a realistic choice. It’s not a true choice. Only a controlling, power-crazed God would force such a ridiculous choice on people.”
All is not as it looks. Read more…
Dr. Mary Neal, author of “To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels and Life Again,” was interviewed about her near-death experience recently on the Today Show. She was pinned underwater unable to breathe for a minimum of 15 minutes, died, experienced Heaven, and came back. Click here to enjoy the interview.
Her experience is not that unusual. I’ve read numerous accounts of comparable experiences. Pictures of signed official death certificates were included in some books; I recall a funeral photograph in one account! Read more…
Have you ever noticed that lives often change at pivotal moments in time? In the twinkling of an eye everything flips upside down. You’re driving along the highway, daydreaming about that vacation next month, then BOOM! In a moment life changes dramatically in an accident. Of course the same thing is true of good things. You’re desperately seeking a job, and all your attempts end in failure. Then RING! You get that phone call from a friend of a friend, and life changes dramatically. Those moments are “not as it looks” moments: At the time life looks bleak, or life looks great, but all is not as it looks; everything is about to change forever.
Today is Good Friday, the day our Lord, Christ Jesus, was crucified. That one day, that one moment when He said, “It is finished!” is the greatest “not as it looks” moment of all time. In that one moment the whole cosmos was turned upside-down. Read more…