Is Your Life A Footnote

Have you ever thought about the people who lived 100 years ago? Or 300 years ago? Did you ever think about what did people from 500 or 1000 years ago accomplish in their life time? I do.

When you consider God gives us a specific amount of time here on this planet and God put us here at a specific time in a timeline, then ask, am I a footnote?

You see, God has a judgment day set. Peter says this judgment day is for judging the ” quick and the dead “. As Hebrews 4:12 explains, quick means alive in scripture or living. The live are the saved, those alive unto God. The dead? Those dead unto God. Those who never believed God or his word. Those who rejected God’s plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. 

We know we have a spirit, soul, and body because scripture says we do.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV  “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Paul says we are servants to who we yield to, who we obey in Romans 6:16. If you look at your own life and ask yourself, who am I yielding to? Am I obeying my heart’s desires? My decisions?  My wants?

Could you imagine working your whole life on something just to find it was discontinued after 45 years? Here you spend hours working on this, sacrifice time with your family, miss your son’s ball game or daughter’s music performance for your job and later, the product is discontinued?

There are a lot of discontinued items throughout the years. Hudson Motor Car Company. Do you remember the Hudson automobile? Hudson built cars from 1909 through 1954. For 45 years people dedicated their life to working and promoting the Hudson. Now? Hudson is a footnote in history’s timeline.

As Paul says in Romans 6:16, If you yield or serve your flesh and the lusts of your flesh, you are a servant to your flesh. If you yield and serve this world or the things of this world, you are a servant of this world. If you yield to or serve evil, wickedness, satanism, you are a servant to Satan. And if you yield to God and serve God, serve Jesus Christ, you are a servant of God.

If you choose the world or your flesh, you will pay a price and in the long run, you loose. Why? Because scripture makes it clear there is a resurrection day and judgment where God will judge everyone.  Believers, those who have believed on not in, but on Jesus Christ unto salvation appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ as 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 states.

Believing on Jesus Christ means you put all your faith and trust in Jesus Christ shedding his blood to pay for your sin and you repent and receive the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Saviour, you get saved.    Believing in means you acknowledge Jesus exists. Resurrection of the saved and unsaved is spoken of by God in Revelation chapter 20, all 15 verses.

So you get to choose who you will serve and what impact your life will leave for history. You can impact the world or heaven. Or you can be a footnote in history. Friends, only what we believers  do for Jesus will matter in eternity just like Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 3:9-15 KJV  “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
[10] According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
[11] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
[12] Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
[13] Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
[14] If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
[15] If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

Make your life count now and forever. Share the gospel of salvation ( 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 )  with someone every day or every week. Take someone by the hand and take them to heaven with you. Until next time.

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