Sunday, December 26, 2021

ONE SHOT at LIFE

Hebrews 9:27

King James Version

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, 

but after this the judgment:


Folks, it's ONE shot at life.

Make, or break.

GOD's or mammon's.

No two ways about it

There are no other lives.

We live this life we're given.

And work with what GOD has given us.

Whatever He predestined us for.

As such, why waste it?

Why not pray, for what GOD's will is?

By ourselves, we wouldn't be able to figure it out.

Only through JESUS, can we make a go for it.

John 15:5

King James Version

5 I am the vine, 

ye are the branches: 

He that abideth in me, 

and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.


By ourselves, we'll surely mess up.

And if we think our lives are sterling, we better think again.

Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


Forget about reincarnation.

We only have this life.

There is no reincarnation for flesh.

Unless GOD deems it so.

As in the case of Elijah and John the Baptist.

Matthew 17:10-13

King James Version

10 And his disciples asked him, 

saying, 

Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 

Elias truly shall first come, 

and restore all things.

12 But I say unto you, 

That Elias is come already, 

and they knew him not

but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. 

Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

13 Then the disciples understood 

that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.


But there is resurrection for the dead.

JESUS said so, Himself.

John 5:25

King James Version

25 Verily, verily, 

I say unto you, 

The hour is coming, 

and now is, 

when the dead shall hear the voice 

of the Son of God: 

and they that hear shall live.


And there is ETERNAL LIFE, with JESUS.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him 

should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


As  born again, living and breathing SCRIPTURE, I believe in only one life here on earth.

And yes, our times are in God's hand.

God is perpetually compassionate with us.

Despite tons of our sins.

He knows the frailty of our flesh.

Psalm 78:38-39

King James Version

38 But he, 

being full of compassion, 

forgave their iniquity, 

and destroyed them not

yea, 

many a time turned he his anger away, 

and did not stir up all his wrath.

39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; 

a wind that passeth away, 

and cometh not again.


Yup, we "cometh not again".

Let's treasure this life given.

Let's live by GOD's will.

Let's live by His commandments.

Let's serve the ONE, TRUE GOD.

Let's all be born again, that we may be instructed by SPIRIT.

The HOLY SPIRIT is the ONLY ONE who can teach us, who can help us make sense of our lives.

Let's go home to GOD, blameless.

Philippians 2:14-16

King James Version

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke, 

in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life

that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, 

that I have not run in vain, 

neither laboured in vain.


TREASURE the life you're given.

PRAY to JESUS to help you figure things out.

He will never let you down.

He's just a prayer away.


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