Preparing for Death; repentence
The one thing you must do before you die is:
… prepare to meet your God.
That is a Bible verse found in Amos 4:12.You only have one chance to die.
You either die right or you die wrong.
There are no re-runs, reversals, or 2nd attempts to get it right.
When you cross over the boundary between life and death,
… it is final and forever.
The Bible says that it is appointed unto all once to die
and after this … (death) the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)
Today, forget about the other 99 things you want to do before you die,
or the more realistic number of 49 other things.
Make sure the #1 thing is done.
Make sure you are ready to meet God.
How do you prepare?
You turn to your Bible and face the reality of your own sin
– understanding that it is a barrier between you and your God.
– (Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
Unless that barrier of sin is removed you will be separated from God forever in a place where the Bible teaches there is conscious eternal suffering.
And then what? You understand from the Bible there is nothing you can personally do or contribute towards the removal of your sins.
(Ephesians 2:8, 9) In Romans 5:6
the Bible says sinners are without any strength to save themselves.
It is not a pleasant discovery to face the reality of your own lostness and your total inability to save yourself.
But in your desire to be fully prepared for death, there is good news.
Christ died for your sins. (1Corinthians 15:3)
Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)
Christ Jesus came into the world to SAVE sinners. (1Timothy 1:15)
“Christ, the Just One” suffered for sins upon the Cross on behalf of the unjust ones (sinners) that HE might bring us to God. (1Peter 3:18)