Your Location Is Not Your Final Destination
“YOUR CURRENT LOCATION ISN’T AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR FINAL DESTINATION”
My prayer as I begin this is … Search me Oh Lord and see if there be any unclean thing in me!!! Lord am I too focused on this world? Am I seeking you with my whole heart? Oh, Lord draw me to you. Know me, try me and see if there is any wickedness in me.
OK, you know me well enough to know what the phrase “put your seatbelts on” means… So here we go… Being right with God is the greatest need we have today. It is not about where we are or who we are with. It is not about our job or our school. It is not about where we live or work or even where we go to church. If our heart is not right with God, we are lost. It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day. If our final destination is not Heaven, our present location doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Brothers and sisters, stop focusing on the here and now and look to the hills from which cometh your help. Look to the eternal home of heaven with our loving King Jesus. That is all that matters. Do not look around you at this natural world for praise, applause, accolade or acceptance. This world is not our home, we are just passing through. The entrance into heaven is our final destination. It is not a spot in the choir, a seat on the front row on Sunday morning so everyone can see you walk in, nor a seat on the platform so everyone knows who you are. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE, IT’S ABOUT WHO YOU BELONG TO. Who is your heart surrendered to? Is it the person that sleeps next to you? Is it surrendered to the voice of public opinion? Is it surrendered to the praise of the crowd as you sing or preach? Is it surrendered to fame and fortune? Is it surrendered to the lusts of your flesh? OR IS IT SURRENDERED TO THE KING OF kings, AND LORD OF lords? Who do you belong to? Do you belong to your flesh, this world, the opinion and approval of others? Or do you belong to the one that died for your sins so that you could be free through repentance and baptism in Jesus name and the infilling of the Holy Ghost? Who does your heart beat for? I ask this question because who your heart belongs to determines who you submit to and it also determines your final destination. When you buy an airplane ticket you don’t just walk up to the counter cold and say, “oh, I think I’ll go to Spain today.” … NO, you make a plan. You get your HEART SET on going. Then you count the cost and you plan for the trip. WHAT ARE WE DOING TODAY? UGH… Are we just flying by the seat of our pants and thinking that our final destination will just automatically be Heaven? Are we expecting to walk up to the pearly gates and say, “Oh, I think I’ll go to heaven today?” God forbid we have this mind set. God forbid we count Calvery with such low regard. Oh, my sweet Lord Jesus have mercy on us and please forgive us if this is our mindset. We must get our hearts set on Jesus and Heaven should be our desired final destination. The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:10-11 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ. We must plan for it. Our final destination is a choice. It is not about where we are right now. Don’t allow your current physical situation or location become a crutch that you lean on all the way to hell. It’s about our heart being set on where we WANT, DESIRE, NEED TO GO… What is your final destination? HEAVEN.
Oh wait!!! I heard that in the spirit. “Well, I’m stuck in this situation and I can’t get out.” My answer to that lying devil’s voice from hell is, “you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you!” Make the choice to get up and walk away. Make the choice to do your best and get out. Make the choice to walk as a woman/man of God RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE so He can make you free where you are to obtain that final destination that your heart desires. OH wait, let me ask this question… Is Heaven your desired final destination? If not, may God have mercy on our souls and open our hearts and our spiritual eyes to see our destined end. Sorry, but not sorry! This is a matter of life and death. Heaven or hell. Our hearts should be set. Our minds made up that NOTHING is more important than being in the will of God. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HEAVEN BEING OUR FINAL DESTINATION. ETERNITY WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST SHOULD BE OUR HEART’S DESIRE. He loves us. He died for us. He sacrificed all so we could spend eternity with Him. You see, we have two worlds fighting over our soul. Heaven and hell. Jesus died for your soul and for you to achieve the goal of Heaven because he loves you more than himself. He paid the price so that we may be free. If I buy you a new car but you never come get the keys because you are too busy, too lazy, too tired, too good or too important to walk the path to my house and pick it up, it’s still your car you just never took possession of it. You never fought your flesh or pride to walk over and get the keys and get in and possess the car. Jesus died to pay the price for your eternal entry into heaven and an eternal relationship with Him. If you never fight your flesh to get up and follow Acts 2:38 and repent, be baptized in Jesus name and receive the free gift of the Holy Ghost we will never reach the final destination of Heaven that he has died for us to have. We must strive to fight to obtain the goal of a relationship with Jesus and an eternity in heaven. As I said, two worlds are fighting over your soul. Jesus is fighting because he loves you. hell has done nothing to obtain your soul. made no sacrifice for your soul and has no legal right to your soul nor your life unless you give the devil authority through your acts of sin. Hell, the devil nor any demon he sends after you has any love for you, he only wants your soul to hurt Jesus and, with his goal to hurt Jesus, he uses us as pawns. You have the power to stop him. You and you alone can determine your destination. The CHOICE is yours. God will not usurp your human will. He came in the form of the man Jesus Christ and died on the cross, so you would have a free choice of heaven. He has paid the cost for our sins. He paved the way for our final destination… Heaven! NOW, the choice is ours to follow that path and reach the final destination of Heaven or to walk in our flesh and die the eternal death of hell. Again, it’s not about our present location. It doesn’t matter where you go to Heaven from. Be it a mansion on the highest hill no earth, a little log cabin in the mountains of West Virginia, a high-rise office where you are CEO or a jail or prison cell. It doesn’t matter your physical situation or location… What matters is your final destination of Heaven or hell. It’s a matter of your heart!!! It’s time to submit to our Lord Jesus with our whole hearts. We can’t be wrong with God and expect to embrace a scripture and ideal and have God be right with us. It is a relationship!!! Your heart getting in touch with HIS heart. It’s time to pray that powerful but small prayer found in Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. So now, My Brothers and Sister… I ask you the very important questions of this… Where are you standing at the counter planning a trip to today? Who do you belong to? What is your final destination? Heaven or hell? Make your election sure Brothers and Sisters… Heaven is our goal. Look past your present situation or location. Keep in mind your current location doesn’t determine your final destination. I bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Just a little food for thought… I pray that this message has helped you as much as it helped me.
From the Desk of: ~*Sister Soldier*~