“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation”. (Hebrews 9:27-28 NKJV).
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. 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. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has 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?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58 NKJV).
“Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep”. (John 10:7-11, 14-15 NKJV).
All our earthly honor and education attainments are perishable, all our earthly treasures are valueless to us when we die. The only enduring things will be our treasure stored in heaven, and the favor of God. Now is therefore the time to prepare for the future immortal life. Why are we neglecting the preparation essential for our heavenly home? Sadly, many of us will be found wanting in that great judgment day. God has given each of us sufficient time and these precious hours of probation we willfully allow to pass by unimproved spiritually. When it is too late our mournful cries will be heard, “The harvest is passed, the summer is ended, and my soul is not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20). When God announces the destiny of all fixed—“He which is filthy, let him be filthy still: … and he that is holy, let him be holy still” [Revelation 22:11]—it will be a time when the most careless, the most trifling, will come to their senses and discern that the truly wise were those who loved God, kept His commandments and live according to His will. God wants you but are you prepared to meet Him? Happy Sabbath