To live happily ever after… Isn’t this what we all dream of ?
It is deeply rooted in our human nature a longing to live forever in joyful & stable conditions.
However, happiness in our world is greatly conditioned on circumstances.
Even when we finally find internal joy, pain & struggles are inevitable & are walking alongside the road. Despite the great achievements & the many years lived, it’ll all come to an end!
If what we dream of cannot be totally found while we are here on earth , where else could it be found? Death is a closed door & the life after is not guaranteed!
God didn’t create man to die or even to live troubled and worried, but due to the disobedience of Adam & Eve, we’ve all inherited this fallen & sinful nature marked by fear & anxiety. Death became the monster that devoured all those who had died and is waiting for those who will die. But God who is merciful in His justice & because of His loving kindness, He sent His only begotten son “Jesus Christ” in order to conquer this monster named “death”, restoring & transforming our fallen nature, unlocking the gates of death before his children to enter the eternal life He has prepared for them if they walk in His path:
“ For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead . For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. ” ( 1 Corinthians 15: 21 -22 )
This preparation didn’t cost God money or some precious heavenly jewelry. But it did cost Him the life of His son “Jesus”. Yet, because He is God, death could not Hold Him or take Him into captivity after crucifixion & death. He went to hell to unlock the gates of death & set free all those who had died believing in Him: those strong people of the Old Testament. Then He ascended to heaven to prepare for us places in the eternal life.
“…. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption , and this mortal must put on immortality……then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting?O Hades, where is your victory? ” ( 1 Corinthians 15: 52-55 )
Upon resurrection & ascendance to heaven, He appeared to many people (more than 500) who had witnessed His resurrection & His ascendance to heaven & were waiting for Him to fulfill His promise: to send His Holy Spirit to remain in them, ‘Convict the world of sin’, and sustain & help them while spreading the Good News among all people.
Since this incident, all those who believe in Jesus are spreading the Good News of the second coming of Jesus to take His people to be with Him forever in heaven, enjoying their eternal life in His Presence & Glory.
” But each one in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.“ ( 1 Corinthians 15: 23 )
Now you know the Only One who truly loves you & didn’t spare himself from death in order to save you & grant you an eternal life; the Only One who was capable of unlocking the gates of death & becoming the only Way to Heaven. It is through believing in the death & resurrection of the son of God “Jesus Christ” that you can be sure that your name is written in the book of life, & it is through following Him & abiding in Him you can be sure that your name will never be erased or removed.
Jesus is your only guaranteed ticket to heaven; He is the son of God; the King of kings; the Lord of Lords; He is the source of life; He is the eternal life;
By Him & through Him you can live in joy & peace, now & happily ever after.
Will you accept Him joyfully in your life, & go spread the good news to other as well ?The decision is all yours.