At some point in time everyone asks themselves: “What happens to me when I die?”
You should really come to terms with this. Because the decisions that we make or don’t make in this life, these determine our future after death.
There are an unbelievable number of theories about it. We find the true answer in the Bible.
What exactly happens when I die?
God formed the human body out of dust from the earth. When we die, the soul and spirit separate from the body.
Without the spirit the body is dead (James 2:26) and returns to dust.
The last judgment
At the end each person will rise from the dead to be judged. Here the soul, spirit and the spiritual body will be reunited.
There are two courts. One is for the Christians: they will receive a reward for the works they have done for God during their lives.
For Christians who only believed but did not allow deeds to follow there will be no reward.
It’s true they will be saved, “but only as one who is torn from the fire at the last moment”.
The other court is for those who did not believe in the message of God. They will be “thrown into the eternal sea of fire and brimstone” according to their deeds.
You can now decide for yourself how you want to spend your eternity.
God loves you and would like to spend it with you. That’s also why he sent Jesus who died on the cross for our offenses and rose again.
Scripture says: “He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already; because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).
God has already done everything so that you are saved and can live with him. You only need to believe in him.
Pray out loud with faith:
“Jesus, I confess that you are my Lord and my Saviour. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith in your Word, I receive salvation now. Thank you for saving me.”
In the moment that you hand your life over to Jesus, you are saved. You receive a new spirit.
This is the first moment of your life that will never end together with God.
“The New You & The Holy Spirit” is available as a book and will help you to understand what you have put your faith in and what you can expect.