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The topic we are considering today will be an answer to the second side of the question we answered some weeks back which was “When Christians die, where do they actually go?” In that topic we revealed the fate of the believer at the point of death through the knowledge of the Scriptures.
Let’s see an excerpt from the previous writeup.
“…….at the moment a Christian dies, he is launched into a state of endless bliss and begins an unending and non-disruptive fellowship with Jesus.”
To reemphasize this fact, the believer’s spirit at the point of death goes on to join Christ in Paradise and his body will be in the grave until Jesus returns. Now let us proceed to jointly see the reward of the unbeliever or the wicked at the point of death.
The Bible gives a perfect depiction in Luke 16:19-24,
“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
This was a proverb Jesus told His disciples in a series of Proverbs about judgement and afterlife. Here, we are presented with the story of an ungodly rich man and a righteous Lazarus. From vs 23 we see the fate of the ungodly rich man. He was thrown into hell where he was continually experiencing torment and unquenchable thirst.
At the point of death, the unbeliever is thrown into a state of confusion, pain, suffering, regret, torment and unrest. The Bible also says in Psalms 9:17 that, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
The wicked has no place in the kingdom of Christ. They have no part in His reign. Anyone who dies in his state of sin will be turned into hell, they won’t be accommodated in Paradise, like chaff they will be driven away from the congregation of the righteous. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Rom 6:23.
The final reward of a sinner is death. And this death isn’t something that only occurs at the point of death. It is a continual process that occurs throughout the life of the sinner. Therefore, if it safe to say that the sinner here is actually dead while alive, “walking dead” as some people would say. To further give clarification on the fate of the ungodly at the point of death, the body of the unrighteous will still be in the ground at the point of death, it is their spirit that is turned to hell to be tormented. 1 Cor 15:55. I pray we will never be turned to hell in Jesus name.
If you are still living in sin, God is not happy with your state. It is not His will that you should perish. He has provided a way of salvation and redemption for you which is Jesus Christ. You need to call on the name of the Lord today so He can save you from sin and your flesh. The Bible says in Psalms 55:16 that “As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.”
Salvation is a personal thing. You have to personally come to the throne of grace. No person can make that decision for you. You have to call on Jesus to come into your heart. He loves you and He doesn’t want you to be thrown into hell where there is torment and endless pain. Receive Jesus today and come to Him. He’s ready to receive you.
Say this prayer if you are ready to receive the life of Christ today: Jesus, please forgive me of all my sins and shortcomings. Please come into my heart this day. I believe in the finished work you’ve done on the cross of Calvary. Please receive me and deliver me from sin. Amen.
Wow! Let me officially welcome you into this glorious family. You have just become an integral part of this family of love. The family of Jesus. Welcome and God bless you. I’m sure you enjoyed this.
Join us again on Tuesday. Kindly share this with your family and friends. Bye.