Your Opening Act to Eternity

Life on earth is not the end. Live life knowing that an eternity with God waits. Life on earth will take on a completely new perspective.

Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

There are two undeniable, uncontestable facts of life: we are born and we die. Some would like to rob death but that is impossible.

Regardless of anything that we might think distinguishes us from one another, we were all created exactly the same: we are born and we die. Who we differentiate as famous, infamous, mighty, lowly, rich, poor, white, black, etc. are all the same in God’s eyes—all are born and all die.

For no king has had a different beginning of existence; there is for all one entrance into life, and one way out. Wisdom 7:5-6

Sometime in our early twenties our bodies reach the peak of performance. From there it’s all downhill. Our bodies start the process of slowly wasting away. Upon death, our bodies simply turn to dust.

You are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19

Try as we may, we cannot reverse the aging process. The death of our bodies is inevitable. On the surface, this is depressing. However, if you understand that this life is only a warm-up for eternity, death is not the end but the beginning. This knowledge is actually uplifting.

God gives us a soul, along with the spirit of free will, which are ours forever. He leases us a body—and the lease is called eventually. We ultimately give back the body. God expects us to keep these bodies in good shape. After all, these bodies that we have were created in God’s own image and likeness and his Spirit is in each one of us.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

God expects us to do the best with what he gives us. Remember: the more we are given the more that God expects from us. However, our bodies eventually stop working, at some time or another. It is our souls that live on forever.

Where we live for eternity, with God or Satan, is up to us. How we live our lives in these bodies determines where we live for eternity. After all, we have the free will to believe, to listen for and answer God’s call, and to love. We need to understand the consequences of our actions.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath. John 3:36

So many people try desperately to hang onto their lives. It is a losing battle. Our earthly bodies are all going to die at some time or another. What awaits those of us who believe and live our lives as God has called us is an eternity of bliss—an eternity with no temptation, evil, war, death, or strife of any kind. Our best days on earth will pale in comparison with our worst day in eternity. Then again, there are no bad days in heaven.

Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

Eternal life is God’s ultimate promise to us.

And this is what he has promised us, eternal life. 1 John 2:25

Live life to the fullest, but live it knowing that this life is only an opening act to eternity. The more you understand that this is not all there is, the more enjoyable every moment of this life will be!

LIVE!!! Knowing there is something beyond this life is a Real Secret to Life. You wil be happier, more a peace, and more fulfilled in this life with that knowledge.