So, if I may ask; “where will you be? After this?”
We know that everything about this life has an end, and no one will be here forever. We all came into this world and all of us are strangers in this world and we shall all leave this world one day.
We all ‘know’/many suspect that there is an ‘afterlife’ (do we get on a line to come back?) Are we realistic? It is either Heaven in The Presence of The Creator of ALL awesomeness! There was a time when ‘age’ did not exist. We have knowledge of belief in andcof angels. What are they? Age? Something that exists has no age???
We celebrate birthdays/coming to be. Warning! You were known before you came to be! Jeremiah 1:4,5 The Lord gave me (Jeremiah) this message: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” This is one individual (Jeremiah) sharing what about each one of us?
Our days are Known! Regardless of if we believe or not, our story has been told. We are here on Earth to live our story!
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
“ ‘This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’ ” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down. Isaiah 38:1-7
Heaven in The Presence of The MOST High Creator of ALL things good https://www.openbible.info/topics/god_is_the_creator_of_everything_that_exists or Hell https://www.openbible.info/topics/hell
and there is no other place; so the BIG question is “Where will you be after this Life?” I want you to understand that evil or unrighteous people can never make Heaven because Heaven is a holy place (1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Such people will be cast into Hell Revelations 21:8.
You have to take a stand today and ensure that you are on the way towards Heaven because Hell is a terrible place.
No matter how talented or rich Man is, do they add a second to their lives?
We possess memories of days gone by events, occurences…does any Man see the future?
On a human scale, the Earth is a rather large object and it has been humanity’s home since the dawn of the species. But, how does the Earth stack up on a Celestial Scale?
The third planet from the sun is the densest in the solar system.
It is the 5th largest planet, in the solar system, and has a radius of 6,378 km at the equator.
Light can circle our planet about seven and a half times in a single second.
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” – Genesis 1:26-28
Again, where are we now?
Our True Purpose
Genesis tells us that humans were created with a purpose, not just to be autonomously unique, but vocationally set apart. When God says he will make humans in his image, he has a purpose in mind that he makes clear. They are going to “rule and reign” and to be “fruitful.” This ruling, reigning, and fruitfulness reflects the image of God! Later in Genesis 2, humans are placed in a garden with a similar mandate as Genesis 1, but now they are also called to “tend to” the garden.
“The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.” – Genesis 2:15
Notice the language of purpose here. They were placed in the garden in order to care for it.
So what does it mean that image bearers of God are ones who rule, reign, are fruitful, and tend to the created potential (a garden) around them? It might be helpful to think about a new description for human purpose. We might best describe humans as “priestly kings.” Like kings, all humans were meant to rule and reign on God’s behalf. We were called to submit to God’s vision and definition of good and evil–something that humanity fails at rather quickly in Genesis 3. Our ruling and reigning is a call to advance the creation. God created this amazing space, and he decided to share it with humans in a co-partnered project. We were called to work together with God at making this creation as amazing as possible. Look at what the psalmist in Psalm 2 says while reflecting on Genesis 1:
What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority— the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. – Psalm 8:4-8
Father LORD, I was Created for a reason. Place in my being my reason by Your outstanding grace. Father, point me in the direction I was Created for. Lay it in and on my heart I pray in Jesus’ name. In The name of Jesus, I come against all contrary forces. I decree that in my life Your will be done. Father, I stand washed with The blood of Jesus. I use me to complete Your purpose for my existence, Amen.