There are slogans in this world that are misleadimg and misrepresentative of our lifetime on this earth. Once such well know slogan is “You only live once”. To this end, many people have also expressed: “We may as well live life to the fullest because we have to die anyway”.
But, is it correct to say: “You only live once”?
The word of God says: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
When human beings die this is not the End:
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Jesus warned when he was here on earth said: ‘Verily I say unto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the Kingdom of God come with power’” (Mark 9:1). “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:12).
The mere mention of those words “taste of death” should send chills into everyone who has not as yet repented and does not believe the gospel because this is the Second Death!
In the Book of Revelation John foresaw the Day of Judgment, saying: “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:11-15).
We must be wise with our time on this earth; and do not waste this lifetime because whether we are alive or asleep we will be awake on the Last Day for the Day of Judgment to face the only Savior (Matthew 25:31-46): Jesus Christ who says:
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).