Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life ad may go through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14
The right to have life is a common topic among people. At times it is a very hot topic, while at other times it is not such a hot topic, but it is always there in the background.
Arguments arise as to when a baby becomes a human being and has a right to life, or how long does the mother maintain the right to stop the baby from life. Fights are made all the time about human rights in various nations around the world. Questions are constantly raised on the right to corporal punishment of those who do wrong. The right to assist in suicide is constantly questioned.
As a whole most people believe that they have a right to live and no one can take that away. God gives every person a start to the right to live. When a person has been born, they have the right to live for a time. It is later decisions, that determine how long they may live.
God has made it very simple in how to obtain the right to the tree of life, eternal life. One just needs to accept what Jesus as done and follow Him during his time of life upon this earth. He must believe that Jesus paid for the sins and removed the sins. To follow Jesus just means that he will love God and others just as God loves him, and he will obey everything God says to say and do.
When a person dies, they will stand before the judgment seat of God. If the person has been washed clean by the blood of Jesus Christ, having all his sins removed, he will have the right to eternal life. If the person has never turned to Jesus for a cleansing of his sins, he will not have the right to eternal life.
You, along with every other person on this earth, has to make the choice to follow Jesus. No one can make it for you. No one can take your place. You must choose for yourself to have your robes cleansed by Jesus. Only at that time will you have the right to eternal life, regardless of how good or bad of a person you are.
Do you have the right Life?
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow Jesus to wash away your sins; that you will take what Jesus is offering you; and you will be blessed by God with the right to the tree of life and eternal life.
Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. Revelation 20:6
Death is something that is feared by the majority of people. They do not want to die. Billions of dollars are spent every year to prevent death. No expense is spared in this prevention.
For most people, death is an end. There is no hope after death. There is nothing after death. This is often believed whether they love this life or not. Some want death, in order to get away from the pain and suffering in this life, but that is the minority of people.
People fear death, often because they do not really know what happens after death. Or they know that there will be a judgment and they believe they are not ready for that judgment.
The people who have participated in the first resurrection have already died and no longer fear death. This resurrection is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. He has conquered death and sin. In participation of His death and resurrection they have died to self and given their lives over to the control of Jesus.
Believers no longer have to fear death, because they know that they will reign with God in the end. There is hope and life after the physical death on this earth.
Death no longer has any power over them.
As a believer in Jesus, you no longer have to fear death or what this world can do to you. The most that this world can do, is send you home to God for all eternity–physical death.
Now, live life for God, because death no longer has any power.
I pray today that you will know the resurrection power of Jesus; that you will be dead to self and sin and alive to God; that God will remove all fear of physical death; and that you will know the hope of life eternal that you have in Jesus.