One day our journey will end.
Our life as we know it will end.
But we can know where we are going after this life is over.
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
What are we saved from?
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” romans 3:23
God is perfect, we are not. Therefore we cannot live with him when our journey is over unless He makes us perfect.
He promises to change us into perfection and give us eternal life with Him if we let Him save us from our current path.
The following Bible references have helped me to know my final destination beyond any doubt.
The rest and assurance that results from knowing and no longer fearing death is that I now love Him more than my own life.
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13,14
If then God puts His Spirit in those who believe, these next verses are also true.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16
God is love. He warms the hearts of those who truly know Him, and we feel His presence in us.
“We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16
Do you know Him…? You can know Him, and you can know your final destination for certain and forever.
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13
Heaven is my final destination.
I hope to see you there!