What Happens When You Die?
Updated: Dec 7, 2020
To be frank, we haven't tackled this subject enough. What happens after you die? For those that lost loved ones, this is so important for you to hear. You need Hope. You need evidence. Thus far, we've fallen short on discussing proof of life after death.
We love Hope. FriDudes are in the Hope and encouragement business. It's one thing for a random podcast to give you Hope, which by the way I believe is no accident you are reading this. How about millions of Americans that can vouch for what happened after they died and before they came back?
Intrigued? Good. For everything you are concerned about on this broken planet, eternity and what happens after you die should be #1. Check out the book "Imagine Heaven". If you would like to hear more of that episode featuring the author John Burke. Go to "Holding on to the Hope of Heaven", republished at Focus on the Family on December 2, 2020...
Pastor John Burke offers hope and encouragement found in his best-selling book Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You.
If you are looking for more verses to help validate above, G recommends Phil 3:20. Casey mentioned 1 Cor 15. One of my favorites is Rev 21:4. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
Who wouldn't want that? If you really love your loved ones, that is where you will want them and you together forever. When in doubt, bet on hope. If you need more evidence. It is there. You just need to go look for it.
Ending on a song note, some of you for the first time are seeing life through a different lens. You now know what it means to live and not just be alive...on this broken planet and long after you leave it. If you doubt, you are human. We all do it. "Say I Won't', we all get corrected.
Phil 4:13 says "I can do all things in Christ which strengthens me". Earlier in my faith, I thought that meant I can do anything. Which it also says anything is possible with God. As I get deeper in my faith, I think Paul meant that we can get through anything with Christ. That means the worst things on this earth. Whether someone stole from you, violated you, took a loved one or even took your life. Christ will get you and your loved ones through it and including your own death here to the ultimate life.
So are you going to invest more time in your hurts or your hopes? Are you going to put in as much concern into eternity vs. identity theft? Are you going to invest more time into worrying about the news, Covid, politics, __________? Or will you shift that worry time to worship the one that promises you freedom from all of that?
If you are still a doubter, I will challenge you to prove it wrong. Just like that cardiologist mentioned earlier, or Lee Strobel or Dr. Francis Collins or C.S. Lewis. All former atheists and agnostics that are most likely much smarter than you and me. They all now believe.
The afterlife is real. We are all going to find out. 1 in 25 Americans currently living has already experienced it. You will doubt. Others will say you can't and won't. Don't believe the lies. Bet on Hope and Truth. "Anything is possible in Christ with strengthens you."
Lastly, I know some of you already believe this. Good. Now do a better job sharing and selling hope. If you still struggle, simply share this and tell them I love you so much that if this heaven is real, I want to be with you there forever. Will you give it a shot?
We can be made right by Christ. Your choice. The ultimate gift. This is "Say I Won't" by MercyMe. If you dig, please add it to your "I want to live and not just be alive" playlist. Now go, live, love others while you are here, make the most of this life and be at peace you will be with loved ones in world a million times better than than this one someday.
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