Bo Diddley died giving a thumbs-up as he listened to the song “Walk Around Heaven.” His last word was “Wow.”
Emily Dickinson’s last words were, “I must go in, for the fog is rising.”
Surgeon Joseph Henry Green was checking his own pulse as he lay dying. His last word: “Stopped.”
Jesus predicted with perfect accuracy his own death and resurrection. In case anyone wonders why I’m going 100% with Jesus, I’m going with the only man in history who made that prediction and pulled it off!
Have you ever wondered what you would say in your final days if you knew it was your last week to live? The Bible records a lot of what Jesus said the week before he was crucified.
One thing Jesus considered important enough to say just days before his death is Matthew 25:31-32:
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. Matthew 25:31 ESV
Since he was accurate about his death and resurrection, then I believe he is also right about this prediction of what the final judgment will be.
Many propose theories about what happens after we die. Jesus was crystal clear. Everyone will eventually stand before him on his left or on his right. We are created by God to live forever, either with him or separated from him. Heaven and hell are real places.
“Easter is Coming!” is a sermon series on three events in Jesus’ last week. This Sunday, March 15, I will preach on this prophecy in Matthew 25. The following two Sundays I’ll address Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane and then the passion on the cross and his last seven statements.
On Easter Sunday, April 5, Balboa Baptist will celebrate Christ’s resurrection at 9:00 a.m., but also in a second service at 11:15 a.m. You’re invited!
Please Pray for Revival and Spiritual Awakening!