Shaken Awake podcast was created to allow another channel for the Holy Spirit to work through you, provide a deeper insight into the work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and help you LUKEWARM Christians to rekindle your inner light and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Why Good People Go to Hell and Bad People Go to Heaven
Science cannot find it. Books have attempted to explain it and movies attempt to portray it. Everyone wants to know about what life after death looks like – Is grandpa in Heaven? Am I going to Heaven or Hell? What if NOTHING happens when I die?
Everyone wrestles with these types of questions after life after death and soon or later, it touches our own life or someone elses’s that we know. Since there’s so much confusion, it can be easier to believe the popular belief. What feels content should never override what is true. Everybody wrestles with questions about the afterlife. Sooner or later, it touches our own lives or someone else’s we know.
Since there is so much confusion, it can be easy to believe what’s popular or feels good. But what’s convenient should never become more important than what’s true.
What You Do on Earth Dictates What and Where Your Eternity Will Be
What we do with the time we do have, once our eyes are opened to the truth, is what sets apart those that are truly saved from those that aren’t, as well as the rewards those that are going to Heaven will get to enjoy for eternity, vs. the level of torment in hell those that aren’t saved will receive. How you spend your time on Earth will determine such levels and the place where you shall dwell FOREVER.
God has given us all a choice – the freedom to choose. The freedom to believe in Him and Christ. The freedom to choose to believe in Jesus, the reason for his death on the cross, the resurrection, and forgiveness He offers, and the need to repent. God has given us all a choice to repent of our sins, not just ask forgiveness and continue the same sin. The point is – He gives us all a choice and the choice and choices we make will either save or condemn us. How many people burning in hell and in torment right now with zero hope they’ll ever be in a different place – how many of them would give ANYTHING to have just one more second on Earth to believe, to truly repent, or to ask Jesus into their hearts? I’ll tell you – ALL OF THEM!!!! Except, they cannot. In fact, God’s giving YOU another chance RIGHT NOW to get right with Him. That’s between you and Him, but the mere fact you’re tuned in, as long as you’re listening, is proof He gives changes and He gives you choices – except He will not make them FOR you. You can choose to accept and act, or ignore, deny, and remain lost.
Every day you are given another gift called life, by God, is another day He is allowing you to live for Him, to believe in Him, to repent, to have true faith and faith that is turned into works for Him, to help others, to love Him with everything in your being and to love all neighbors as much as you love yourself. You’ve got the same chance everyone in Heaven AND Hell had while they were here on Earth as you are right now – except, their choices sealed their fate on where they’re at this very moment and where they’ve been already for up to thousands of years, as well as the level of paradise or torment they’re receiving now, based on their eternal home.
Taking our eye off the prize and living each day as though we’ve got a million more
In this episode, we’re going to be diving into a very important topic, “Taking our eye off the prize and living each day as though we’ve got a million more.” The topic for today’s show is not a cliche’d statement, but has more meaning than you would imagine. Tune in as we share in the awe and amazement and meaning behind this phrase and I pray this has a lasting effect on your hearts, your minds, and your lives, moving forward from this day forward.
If you could change something significant about how your live your life to better it, what would it?
The point of today’s episode that I really want to hit home for all of you is that although ‘CHANGE’ can be a bit of a mystery, or as I like to call it – a hologram, change is necessary to continue to grow in your walk with the Lord, in your faith, in your relationships, in your life, in your purpose God has for you, in your race He has set before you, and to better your chances of living the purposeful life He created you to have. Often times, change is the one thing we love to hate, right? Be honest! Let’s all admit it right now – when things seem like they’re going poorly or just plain BAD, sometimes, change is embraced and welcomed, right?
Part 2 - What does having a TRUE relationship with Jesus Christ mean?
What kind of TRUE Relationship do you actually HAVE RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT WITH JESUS and more importantly, how would JESUS describe YOUR relationship with HIM?? Forget what WE know about relationships – I’d rather hear and seek to understand what the Word of God says about having a relationship with Jesus. I want and need to understand how much of what I believe to know is true about a relationship, actually aligns with the Word of God – otherwise, it’s a worldly definition of mine and meaningless, correct? I want to know what the Holy Spirit inspired these men to write regarding this relationship need for Chris, I want to hear what Christ Jesus said Himself about having a relationship with him, and I want to know what God Himself breathed into these pages that are still alive today as they were over 2,000 years ago. Don’t YOU?
Then, let’s DO IT! Here we go!.......
Part 1 - What does having a TRUE relationship with Jesus Christ mean?
What kind of TRUE Relationship do you actually HAVE RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT WITH JESUS and more importantly, how would JESUS describe YOUR relationship with HIM?? Forget what WE know about relationships – I’d rather hear and seek to understand what the Word of God says about having a relationship with Jesus. I want and need to understand how much of what I believe to know is true about a relationship, actually aligns with the Word of God – otherwise, it’s a worldly definition of mine and meaningless, correct? I want to know what the Holy Spirit inspired these men to write regarding this relationship need for Christ, I want to hear what Christ Jesus said Himself about having a relationship with him, and I want to know what God Himself breathed into these pages that are still alive today as they were over 2,000 years ago. Don’t YOU?
Appreciate your humility, honest and transparency as you describe your life, and how Jesus has completely changed you. What an awesome testimony! You have very good, relevant messages, delivered with a lot of appropriate Scripture and a good balance of personal life applications to reach the hearts of all! Loved all your messages, but especially the one where you compared your two lists of Hope, Trust and Faith; pre-Christ, and post-receiving Christ’s life! So real and true! Looking forward to hearing more!
Very well done. Only 2 episodes right now but at the end of both I was anxious to hear the next.