Previously, I mentioned why it’s important to have a personal relationship with Christ. This has relevance for our lives now but it also guarantees our place with Jesus when he makes a new heaven and earth.
Look at what the Lord said in Matthew 25:32 (KJV). “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:” On Judgement Day, everybody who has ever lived will stand before God, the judge of all peoples.
As John wrote in Revelation 11:18 (KJV), “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
Only God has the right to destroy and create. In fact, The Apostle Peter wrote about how all matter will dissolve with a roar at the end of this age. It says in 2 Peter 3:11 (KJV), “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness… ” This is why the material things of this world don’t matter in light of eternity. It’s our conduct and submission to Christ that counts.
My next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? will deal in depth with this subject, as will my future blog posts. Watch this space.