Yesterday night I had a dream which brought me back to life. Though this was a dream it all felt so real.
In my dream, I saw that I was walking down the streets when I got hit by a vehicle. I see many people gathering around me, I can hear lots of voices but I am unable to understand any of them. It wasn’t making any sense to me but gradually all the voices seem to be coming from a far-off place and then it becomes silent. Then I opened my eyes and I saw myself surrounded with emptiness and a bright light. It suddenly dawns on my me that my life on earth was over and that now I was dead. It just felt that it was all too sudden and quick.
Suddenly all the sermons flashed into my mind, my sins flashed in front of my eyes. I felt so guilty and cried inside my heart that now there is nothing that I can do. I recalled many incidents where I could have shared the gospel, avoid sinning and what not. But now since I was dead, I was helpless and there was nothing more that I could do. Everything was over now!
I will be entering into the judgment but then I had this question in my mind “When I face God, will he let me inside? Will I go to heaven? Will I have my name in the book of life?” I so wished for one more chance to live a more righteous life so I could stand in front of God without any shame or guilt!
Then suddenly I opened my eyes and realized that it was morning and that I was still pretty much alive. I thanked God for adding a day more in my life. It was only a dream but once reality set in I was determined not to live a life unworthy of Christ.
Revelation 20: 11-15
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence, earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. 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.
When I die for real and then when I will face GOD, I don’t want this question to cross my mind that “Will I enter into heaven?”
I don’t want to have any regrets of what I could have done and avoided!!
My dear friends, I don’t want you to have this question either. Believe it or not, we do have a judgment day and if our name is not there in the Book of Life, we doomed to suffer in hell which would be our second death.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
It might sound like a Sunday School story but Hell is not a place where you would like to spend for eternity.
When the day starts and ends, always ask this question- “Have I lived a life worthy of Christ? Would God write your name into the Book of Life”! Every day when you wake up thank God that he has given you one more day to live for him.
Remember Salvation is only through Christ Jesus-
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
You have the free will and the choices to make as you please but don’t let those choices ruin you for eternity.
A few months back, two very famous people departed from this world. One was Dr. Billy Graham and the other one was a Bollywood Actress Sridevi.
Dr. Billy Graham was not afraid to die because he knew what the afterlife held for him whereas Sridevi was totally uncertain and afraid to die.
What about you?
As Paul said- For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. Phil 1:21
So, let us not live a life of regret but a life worthy of Christ!