You may be riding in a car, train or airplane right now — or you may be sitting still. But did you know that even sitting still you are traveling thousands of miles per hour? Because of the earth’s rotation and its movement around the sun, we are all hurling through space at unimaginable speeds.
Just as we can be moving at such a high rate of speed and not be the least bit aware of it, there are many today who are speeding through their life unaware of (or at least unaffected by how quickly they are approaching eternity. Though we are all traveling through space together, there are different destinies in eternity. Where are you going?
Where will you be in eternity? The joy of the saved and the woe of the lost are eternal. An everlasting heaven! A never-ending hell! You will be in one of these forever. Just think of being in a heaven of perfect happiness, or in a hell of pure woe.
To the redeemed in heaven, in the presence of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, there shall come no night, no ending of their holy bliss and pleasure. To the damned in the pit of woe, there will never rise a star of hope on the dark vista of their eternal night. Their destiny is fixed; they have enetered the blackness of darkness forever (Luke 16:19-31).
In which of these destinies will be forever? You must be in one of them; you cannot remain on earth forever. No matter what happens to your body, your never-dying soul will remain forever in heaven or hell (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 ; Revelation 20:15).
The God who brought you into being, in whom you live and move, has decreed that you must exist forever. Yes, “forever” is the word. You yourself must decide … Where are you going?
The open door of an eternal heaven, the open door of an endless hell are both before you. God has left you to choose which you will enter at the end of life’s journey. Remember, the choice must be made now, not then. To be prepared for that eternal heaven, you must acknowledge that you are a lost, hell-deserving sinner before God, and trust His Son, Jesus Christ who died as a sacrifice for sinners and rose again.(Romans 5:8), as your Savior.
To reject, despise, or neglect the Son of God and His offer of salvation, or to try to save yourself, is to doom yourself to hell. You do not have to be an atheist in order to perish. You don not have to be one of the “worst” sinners to be lost forever. You only have to continue as you are, neglecting God’s great salvation (Hebrews 2:3), and God has declared that you will perish eternally. Stop and think! Where are you going?
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36)
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24)
“Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!” (Deuteronomy 32:29)