On Judgment Day, Are You Truly Saved?
If You Died Today, would You go to Heaven or Hell?
by Mark Lawrence, SecretsofSurvival.com
If you're not a faithful Christian when you leave this life... you're going to Hell
Satan has made a lot of believe that Hell doesn't exist. This is one of his most successful lies. He's even made a lot of people believe that he doesn't exist, even though we've had reports of demonic possession throughout the ages. You can rest assured that the Devil and his demons are real and are at work in the world's population.
Do you believe in Hell?
When you were young, did you believe in Hell? But now that you're older, have you written off Hell like you wrote off Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy?
The fact is, the Bible is clear that Hell is a real place. The killers, and rapists, and pedophiles you see in the news are on there way there -- unless they find forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Acording to the Bible, Hell is an eternal lake of fire that God created specifically for the wicked people of the world.
Sorry O.J. If you did it- you're not getting away with murder. Not unless you find forgiveness in Christ.
According to the Bible, Hell is reserved for people who reject Jesus Christ or simply have a "false" Christian faith (Matthew 7:21-23).
The Bible is clear on this. You could die in a car crash tomorrow, and if you're not a follower of Christ and have a heart set on keeping the commands of God (which is what "repentance" means), you're going to wake up in Hell.
Or you could die in a terrorist attack. Suddenly, unexpectedly – before you had a chance to know the truth, reject evil, and come into the light.
In God's eyes, you are in the same boat as killers, rapists, and pedophiles. That boat is going down.
You don't have to go down with it.
Are You a Good Person? Not According to the Bible
The Bible states that every person is born a sinner and that we live in a fallen world under the control of Satan.
The Bible also states that the 'wages of sin is death'.
And the penalty of sin is eternal Hell.
All people are told by God to keep his Law, The Ten Commandments (though many don't).
If you've ever told a lie, that makes you a liar (and you've broken the 9th Commandment).
If you've ever stolen anything, that makes you a thief (and you've broken the 8th Commandment).
The Bible says all "liars will have their part in the lake of fire". And "no thief or adulterer will ever enter the kingdom of heaven".
Did you know that Jesus said even to look at a woman with lust in your eyes is adultery? All men are guilty of that. If it wasn't for Jesus death on the cross, all men would be destined for Hell. (That's why it's also a sin to look at pornography.)
However, Jesus Christ (as you've probably heard) died on the cross for your sins, to save you from the wrath that's going to come on the earth, and to save you from Hell.
He paid the penalty for your sins.
This is a free gift and all you have to do is sincerely ask for it, by telling God that you accept Jesus death for your sins, and you want his forgiveness. You will only be forgiven if you accept Christ as your personal Savior and then seek with all your heart to obey God's commands and turn away from sin. You are also required to forgive all others, even your enemies, who Jesus told us to pray for.
Matthew 6:14 - For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well. But if you don't forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
Matthew 5:44 - But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
New Believers Receive the Holy Spirit
An incredible spiritual event takes place when you truly repent, and declare your faith in Jesus Christ. Please note that this doesn't take place in all people who profess to believe in Christ (Matthew 7:21-23) ... the receiving of the Holy Spirit appears to only take place when God sees that a person is truly repentant and has truly made the decision to obey the commands of God, and is truly wanting to be born of the Spirit of God. This is a person who has turned to God with all their heart (in other words, this isn't a half-hearted decision to follow Christ -- this is a wholehearted decision).
The Holy Spirit indwells the body of all believers. The Holy Spirit will guide you in truth and give you understanding of the Bible, which you should read at every opportunity nowadays, because we are running out of time.
Don't believe me? Just turn on world news. This world as we know it is about to go through some major upheaval, as written about in detail in the Bible, specifically the Book of Revelation (which is the last chapter of the Bible).
Jesus is coming at a time that no one expects
What I mean by this is that the Bible says that Jesus will come as a thief in the night, and take his faithful believers to heaven, and then the Time of Wrath -- as described in the Books of Daniel and Revelation -- will begin here on earth. Most scholars believe the Time of Wrath will last seven years, and includes the 42 month reign of the Anti-Christ (who many believe is already here).
(Many Christians refer to the Time of Wrath as the "Tribulation".)
The coming of Jesus Christ is going to catch the unbelieving world by surprise. Christians, on the other hand, have been told to watch for the signs, and know that he is near, he is at the door.
During the Tribulation, this planet is going to suffer from the rule of the Anti-Christ, various devastating wars involving nuclear weapons, famines, plagues, and natural disasters that will most likely make Hurricane Katrina that wiped out New Orleans and the 2004 Tsunami that killed over 300,000 people in Asia pale in comparison.
Is America in the Bible?
The event that appears to be bring in catastrophic changes to the nations of the world is a devestating attack on Mystery Babylon (Revelation 14:6-8) which many believe is America. Chapter 18 of Revelation gives a description of what appears to be modern day New York City, and then describes it being destroyed in what sounds like a nuclear attack.
Not sure? Read Chapter 18 right now. Please note verse 18:4:
As Mystery Babylon (most likely America) is attacked by it's enemies by fire (most likely nuclear weapons), the rapture of the church appears to occur.
Revelation 18:4 - Come out of her, my people,
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
In my opinion, the church appears to be raptured as Mystery Babylon is destroyed. If you read Revelation 17:15-18, then you know that the entire nation is conquered by the Anti-Christ and ten foreign nations.
The Anti-Christ and ten foreign nations
America, meet your new leaders.
Today, there are powerful international organized crime rings operating within the U.S. that most likely can be traced all the way up to the Presidents of Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela. China of course also has organized crime within the U.S. (as well as other nations). Their common purpose: Smuggle illegal weapons, drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc), counterfeit U.S. money, and illegal aliens into the United States.
Right now, there are over 20 million illegal aliens within the U.S. Your new leaders may already be here.
If that's not bad enough, it's reported that Islamic radicals have used MS-13 street gangs and Mexican organized crime to smuggle in terrorists and a number of nuclear suitcase weapons, which (according to FBI Consultant Paul Williams, author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World), they're planning to detonate in several cities simultaneously.
Sound like a lot to swallow? These claims were recently confirmed by FBI Director Robert Mueller, who said that sometimes he "can't sleep at night", because he worries about these attacks.
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Do you finally believe that the Bible is real and that America is in the Book of Revelation? Do you want to be a part of the rapture of the church and escape this world as 'sudden destruction' hits?
1 Thessalonians 5:2-9 - "... The Day of the Lord will come just as a thief in the night. When they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them... For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
The 'Rapture of the Church' is like Noah's Ark
The rapture of the church is like Noah's Ark. Right now, we see the storm clouds. The Ark is going to close suddenly and if you are not a faithful Christian, you will be left behind.
Start by saying the following prayer:
"Dear Lord, I am a sinner. Thank you for the death and resurrection of your son Jesus Christ to take the penalty for my sins. I accept this gift and thank you for your forgiveness and I commit my life to you. I ask Jesus Christ to be my Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and strengthen me so that I can have a new life in Jesus Christ and follow the teachings of the Bible. Please take control of every area of my life from this moment on. I pray that you will find me worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass. I pray these things in Jesus' Name, amen."
Luke 21:34-36 - "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
Are you truly Saved?
Once you've committed your life to Christ, your deeds will always reveal your true spiritual state, as indicated by the Lord's words, "You will know them by their fruits." (Matthew 7:16, Romans 2:6-8).
Though salvation is wholly by God's grace through faith alone, deeds confirm or deny the presence of genuine salvation (James 2:14)
Jesus said that God sees hatred as murder, and Peter wrote that love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).
If you have a problem with anger, you need to ask God to help you love others, no matter what the situation is.
Most likely, God will put you in situations (trials and tribulations) where you will be challenged; for example situations where you normally have to deal with anger – these are golden opportunities for you to OVERCOME SIN (in this case, anger) and show love for others, even those who hate you.
1 John 5:1-5 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
The 'Rapture of the Church' comes with a 'catch'
There is a catch to the rapture, that most Christians aren't aware of. The book and movie Left Behind have given the world the wrong idea of the rapture.
Most Christians are NOT going to be in the rapture, as they still have not OVERCOME the world and still live sinful lives, which Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation clearly tell us that these Christians are in condemnation and are going to come under judgment.
For many Christians I'm sure this is a rude wake up call. Many believe that just because they have asked Jesus into their heart and pray everynight means that God is pleased with them.
According to Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation, that is clearly not the case. God demands that we overcome the world, and walk in love, kindness, obedience, and be completely free of immorality.
God wants holiness from all believers, and the Holy Bible explains step by step how to achieve it (that's one of the reasons why it's very important to read and study the Bible, as much as possible).
While the money hungry people of this world are chasing idols and pursuing happiness (and only finding evil), the Bible calls believers in Jesus Christ to pursue holiness, and to go after holiness as though pursuing a crown.
God knows every detail about you
God knows hearts and minds and knows every detail about you. He detests 'lukewarm' Christians, and in Revelation 3:16, one group of Christians really has him angered, and he threatens to "vomit" them out of his mouth in disgust. Are you or anyone you know "lukewarm" in their faith? Be careful -- this appears to be the fastest way to be "left behind" for the coming Time of Wrath.
If you want God to be passionate about you, you need to be passionate about Him.
Now, if you've just said that prayer and accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, be sure to go to church every Saturday / Sunday, listen to the word of God from pastors and read the Bible every day, and study it.
Strive to keep God's Ten Commandments, as well as his Greatest Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Pray often and have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and pray every day that the Holy Spirit will sanctify you -- which means to set you apart from the unbelieving world that walks in darkness -- and help you escape any hold the devil has on your thoughts -- so you can make every thought obedient to the teachings of Christ and walk in the light.
Do not ignore this. We are in a dangerous fight for our minds, and the Bible tells us exactly how to fight back, which is to PRAY and also use the Word of God. If you lose this fight to Satan and his demons, and fall into sin, and turn away from God, you will be condemned to eternal Hell.
Ephesians 6:12-14 - For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
God's wrath on the nations will soon come on to the world
In Bible prophecy, the rapture of the church is the next thing that's going to happen.
In studying the Bible, I believe that the rapture of the church will occur as one or more U.S. cities is attacked with a nuclear weapon. You know that 'spectacular attack' that Al Qaida is planning? You know that 'gut feeling' that Michael Chertoff has of an imminent terrorist attack – it may be one or more nuclear detonations.
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