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Are You Ready to Meet God?

Encouraging Word 


Driving into work I pass a billboard on I-65 that says, “when you die – you will meet God.” I agree with the message because it is biblically correct.

According to the Bible, we all have several things in common. First, we all have sinned. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Second, we all will physically die. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages (result) of sin is death . . .” And third, we will all be judged. Hebrews 9:27 says, “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”

Since death is inevitable and judgment is sure; what do we do?

  1. Receive the Gift of Salvation. The Bible also teaches that salvation is needed and provided. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23 also says, “. . . but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” And of course, John 3:16, “Whosoever believeth in Him, will not perish but have eternal life.”
  2. Confess & Have Faith. Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
  3. Ask. We need to ask and call on the name of the Lord. Romans 10:13 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Taking these steps will lead to confidence and assurance. I John 5:13 says, “I write these things to you, who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” With these steps taken, we will be ready to meet God!

-Tony Cooper 

Celebrating 26 Years of Service as Exec. Director, Jimmie Hale Mission


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