Now that we have arrived in the month of October, the world is once again reminded of the mystery of: “what will happen to us after we die?” Books of hauntings and the afterlife have already been launched to address our insatiable needs of unraveling this mystery.
In Christian Counselling, concerns about death anxieties are not uncommon. So, I write this reminder to mitigate some of the questions stemming from death anxieties and the fears brought about by the mysteries of the after life.
The truth of the matter, is that those who are in Christ Jesus will never experience all these overt demonic activities anymore. Moreover, that should we part from this physical world, our spirit will most certainly not see hell nor dwell homeless in this earth.
Jesus Christ made Salvation very easy. This was shown when Jesus saved the thief crucified beside Him (Luke 23:32-43). All the thief had to do was to show Jesus that he believed who He is; so, the thief urged Jesus to “remember him” when he dies.
“Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
Jesus Christ, being the worthy Lamb of God, did a perfect job on Salvation. Perfection has no gray areas to it. There is no such thing as bing partly saved or incompletely saved. There is nothing we can add to the cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has completed His work of Salvation on the cross as perfect as the person that He is.
People who say that we are not yet fully saved (whatever that means) are simply saying that Jesus Christ failed. That Jesus came down to save man from Sin but Jesus did not do a good job. The good news here is that we can see from John’s account in Revelations that the truth is the opposite of what man thinks.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
As John the Beloved had a glimpse of Heaven, John saw a great multitude of people. All the souls that Jesus Christ brought home! Why then, should we fear the lies saying that it is extremely difficult to enter Heaven when Jesus Christ has already conquered sin and death?
Jesus Christ did a perfect job that He made it extremely easy for us to be saved. All we have to do is to believe that His cross already paid for our sins. But don’t get the idea that God simply snapped His finger to make this possible. For in the eyes of Righteousness, Sin has to be punished by death. Salvation was made easy for us, but it cost God His very own Son: that Jesus Christ, who had nothing to do with sin at all, became sin, so that His death on the cross will lead to our redemption (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Today, don’t let anyone convince you that it is difficult to enter Heaven. Through Jesus Christ and His finished work, we are left an open gate, a gift freely given by God, on a contract of Salvation signed by the very blood of Jesus Christ Himself.
Because of Jesus Salvation is a guarantee.
Halloween is not actually a celebration of the horrors of the afterlife or the glorification of the animated dead but a reminder of the life that was bought for us by Jesus’ blood. The original pre-corrupted concept of Halloween is a reminder of all the souls that Jesus Christ brought back home, right into our Father’s arms.
Worthy is The Lamb of God!