Summary: Is Heaven Real? Is Hell Real? Is there Life after Death? Is there Eternal life? What delivers us from the fear of death? Every single day, some 80,000 people die on Earth. In another 90 years, nearly everyone who's on Earth today will be gone. It can ha
Life beyond Death and Man’s future destiny
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment”(Hebrews 9:27ESV)
Is Heaven Real? Is Hell Real? Is there Life after Death? Is there Eternal life? What delivers us from the fear of death?
A wise man once told me that mankind needs to ask questions because without questions we would not have answers and without answers we would not have purpose. So let us consider to explore the above question in the light of God’s eternal principles. Birth and death are the inseparable confines of all life on earth. Death is a great dis-closer of what is in a man, our life dreams for the perfect world and endless search for truth, death achieves the Ideal.
Now, no man would dispute that all men die sooner or later. We also know that the Bible plainly speaks of a great day of judgment coming upon the world. These things I anticipate to explore in this study. So let’s examine what the context of the text itself says. From the text you will agree that the writer of Hebrews is discussing an altogether different matter than the view so commonly expressed. Our verse says here that "it is appointed unto men once to die," We may observe few important facts: First death is in all cases the result of an "intelligent appointment”.
Second that appointment is for “the cause, or the reason” that is sin, in other words Physical death is a consequence of sin. Bible says “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19.)
Third the universality of death proves the universality of sin. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— (Rom 5:12 NASB) Sin has its payday, and its wages is death.
Bible declares that “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) This explains the whole of it. C. H. Spurgeon said of this verse, “It is a Christian proverb, a golden sentence, a divine statement of truth worthy to be written across the sky.”
The wages of sin is death, one of the saddest, but profound truths of the world. Sin is a master of his servant and pays wages which is “Death” Temporal, spiritual, and eternal is the due wages of sin.
But eternal life is the gift of God - The difference is remarkable. Evil works merit the reward they receive: good works do not. The former demand wages: the latter accept a free gift. But the gift of God is eternal life.
God gives to those who turn from sin, life eternal. It is his gracious gift, conditioned on refusing to be the servant of sin longer, and is through Jesus Christ our Lord. The gift of God is eternal life. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ purchased it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us to it; he is the All in all in our salvation.
All physical death ends in the resurrection of the body. See Job 19:25, "1Cor 15:52".Physical death affects the body only, and is neither cessation of life nor of reincarnation. Physical death has for the believer a peculiar qualification. It is called "to be at home with the Lord," because his body may be "raised in glory" at any moment. The soul and spirit live, independently of the death of the body, which is described as a "tabernacle" (tent), in which the "I" dwells, and which may be put off. At the believer's death he is "clothed upon" with a "house from heaven" pending the resurrection of the "earthly house," and is at once "with the Lord." See the following reference for your study - 2Cor 5:1-8 Phil 1:23 Luke 23:43,1Cor 15:42-44 2Pet 1:13-15. Phil 3:20, 21, 1Th 4:14-18
Fourth facts is death occurs to all "It is appointed unto men" - to the all human race. It is not an appointment for one, but for all. The Fifth fact is “judgment” immediately after death when they pass into the eternal world, when their destiny will be made known to them. This seems to be necessarily implied in the supposition that they will continue to live, and to be happy or miserable after death. Good news for the believer's death he is "clothed upon" with a "house from heaven" pending the resurrection of the "earthly house," and is at once "with the Lord."
Dear friends, the Bible declares that one day you will die and then stand face to face with God to be judged. "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT;. Nothing in your entire life could be more important than to be ready for that day, for it will determine whether you will spend eternity in heaven or hell.