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Where will you be a hundred years from now?

Hi, my name is Dave.

I am now in my 70s, and sometime in the next 30 years I will most likely exit this world.

I have experienced the reality that life is very short, and the decades of your life fly by quickly.

If you are an older person, you will already know that this is true.  If you are young and live as long as I have, you will experience the same reality.

There are two things that no man or woman on earth knows.  That is; "The day that Jesus is coming", and "the day that they are leaving."

But one thing I know for sure is that you and I better be ready!

My Desire

We read in the Scriptures that David was a "Man After God's Own Heart!"

1 Samuel 13:14
"But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."

Acts 13:22
"And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.'

In this life, being a "Man After God's Own Heart," really is the most important issue to me. I hope it is yours also!

Being Ready for Eternal Life

There are several things that we must know, believe, and do, in order to be ready for the day that we will stand before the Lord.

Eternal Life

Jesus said to His Heavenly Father:

John 17:5
"And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

The Apostle John said:

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

Jesus said:

John 3:5
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Jesus said:

Luke 3:3
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,

Jesus said:

Matthew 10:3
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Eternal Life

John 1:1-13
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
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He was in the beginning with God.
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All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
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In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
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And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
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There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
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This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
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He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
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That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
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He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
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He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
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But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
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who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 

Have you Received Jesus, the Christ, and Believed in His Name? Eternal Life

If so, He has given you the right to Become a child of God, and to be Born of God!

Matthew 10:32-33
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"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
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"But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Have you Confessed Jesus, or Denied Jesus, before men?

John 3:1-7
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There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
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This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
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Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
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Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
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Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
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"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
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"Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'

Have you been Born Again, by the Spirit of God? Eternal Life

 

If you have been Born Again, then you are a citizen of The Kingdom of God, and are part of “His Family”, and a Member of His Church, which is The Body of Christ!

 

 

Romans 10:8-10
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But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
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that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
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For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

Eternal LifeHave you Confessed with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead?

 

 

 

If you have, you will be saved!

 

Acts 2:36-39
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"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
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Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"
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Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

Have you Repented and been Baptized? Eternal Life

Repenting means to turn away from our sins towards Jesus!

Baptism is the Death of your Old Life, and the Birth of your New Life in Jesus!

Repenting and being Baptized is how you receive Jesus.

Baptism is our public Confession of Jesus before men!