After you die, You will meet God?


So, I was in the car on the way home from Philadelphia, when my wife and I saw the following billboard

Kresha, my wife, was talking to me about this billboard, and wondered what the verse was.

Remembering that Revelation 1:6 is the kings and priests verse, I recalled the context and said to her that Revelation 1:7 said something to the effect of “Behold, he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him.”

My wife asked, “Why would they use that verse with that comment?”

I replied, “Well, why not?”

“That verse is not about dying. It’s about the Second Coming.”

“Well, I can see how that verse could be used. Regardless of who is dead or alive at His coming, every eye will indeed see him. At some point, every eye will indeed see him.”

“But still, it’s not talking about the dead rising, it’s talking about His return.”

My wife had a point. This verse was taken out of context, and there would have been better verses to use with that statement. More bumper-sticker theology, as my old pastor used to stay.

But, then I got to thinking. There is a point for using that verse, out of context though it may be.

When you consider that we humans are currently corraled in the cage of time. We have events that happen in sequence. We grow old, have children, build a career, and die at some point. Then when we die, we enter into eternity, and somehow we come off the timeline. Time flows differently on that side of eternity. I do not know how, but it does indeed.

And the billboard grabbed me. When we die, and enter into eternity like the thief on the cross did, we will see Him. As lightning flashes from the east to the west, so shall the appearing of the son of man be.

Every eye will see him, and many will weep on account of Him.

When you die, you do meet Him. And you will give an account.

It has nothing to do with when you meet Him, but THAT you will meet Him.

What will be your standing?

Will the Spirit give witness that you are His child?

He gives witness to all redeemed.

At that point, your offenses and unforgiveness will not matter. It will only be you and Him. No others. None of your friends, or even family members.

What account will you give Him on the day that every eye will see Him?

Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who have pierced Him, and all nations will weep because of Him.

Blessings on your day, and may you think about what will happen on that day. Your eternity depends on what happens now.

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One response to this post.

  1. The message is out of context of the supporting verse because it'is talking about AFTER YOU DIE ;whereas the reveltion 1: 7 is about the return of the lord JESUS(who is equal to GOD NO Problem there) “….EVERY EYE..”including peoples who are alive, not just dead peoples. Correction: “ALIVE OR DEAD,YOU WILL MEET GOD the last day”….then we can support this with rev 1:7
    Of course it's a matter of when ,because the verse is talking about THE LAST DAY only.
    They need to find a different verse to support the “AFTER YOU DIE” specification.

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