The story of two deaths:
Text:This is a story of two men that died:Luke 16
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.Luke 16:19-23.
Let me say that there is nothing wrong being rich,if one uses his wealth for good.
Most do not want to hear about death.Death is so final,and scary.However it doesn’t need to be.I will address that later in this post.first let us take a look at the text scripture.
Some call it(Luke 16:19-23) a parable, but,I believe it to be a true event.
There was a certain rich man.He enjoyed the earthly fruits of his wealth,and was not concerned about others.Later, He would die and open his eyes in hell(hades). And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.Luke 16:23.
There was also a beggar,His name was Lazarus.
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. Luke 16:20-21
Lazarus,did not,have the means to support himself,and had to beg for food.He desired the crumbs,from the rich mans table.
Lazarus also died,but He went to the side,(bosom)and was comforted.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; Luke 16:22
There are consequences,and rewards to death .
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 6:23 ;
Those of us that are saved, will receive eternal life With the Lord.Never worry again,no sickness,disease,nor any other curses from earthly things.We will be happy,happy,happy.
Whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:15-16
There are also consequences of sin to the believer.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire(judgement); and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he shall be saved; yet so as by fire.(judgement)1 Cor 3:11-15
This is the judgement of the saved.If We the saved,are found with un-forgiveness of sin, We will suffer loss,but the saved will receive their rewards,according to their works.
Where will You spend eternity? Will it be in torment,with no way to escape.Or will it be with the Lord Jesus,to live forever in heavenly bliss.?
You can make that decision today,don’t stand before the judgement seat without Jesus.Let Him be Your savior.Call on His name today,Simply believe and confess to Him.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10:9-13
Do it today.