Past, Present and Future
by Pastor John Hamel
“And there was a
certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of
sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the
rich man's table: …And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was
carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom ...” (Luke 16:20-22)
Here Jesus is
telling of a certain man who evidently had many problems in life.
Obviously he wasn’t able to walk because the Bible says he was laid at the
gate of a rich man’s house in order to beg.
At the end of this man’s
life on Earth, he “was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom.”
The Hebrew people often referred to Heaven as Abraham’s bosom.
The Bible is full
of references to angels working in the lives of all who
believe in Jesus as their Savior, Redeemer. Jesus taught us that from
the time we are birthed into the Earth, guardian-type angels
are assigned to us, to guard us and to keep us in all our ways.
“Take heed that ye
despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven
their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)
As Believers in
Jesus become older and more accountable, it becomes their responsibility to
actually “commission” the angels
of God, verbally, to accompany, preserve and defend them in the Earth.
“Bless the Lord, ye
his angels, that excel in strength, that do his
commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” (Psalm 103:20)
It is totally up to
the Believer in Christ to give voice to God’s Word
and assign their angels to see to it that all needs are met. (Jeremiah
“Are they [angels] not all
ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of
salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)
So it is quite
clear from Scripture that angels are assigned to the Believer at birth.
They continue with the Believer over the course
of their lifetime. When the Believer exits their physical
body at the moment of physical death, the Angel of the Lord escorts their
spirit – the real person – directly to Heaven.
“We are confident …
and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the
Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)
There is an angel
in your future. If you are a member of God’s Family through Christ, at the moment of your passing that angel will carry
you instantly and effortlessly into the Presence of God.
For those who have
rejected the Lordship of Jesus Christ there is another escort to another place. This
place called Hell was originally intended only for
Satan and his fallen angels.
sinful human beings who refuse to repent for their sins have to go
somewhere. Unfortunately, this is
You don’t even have
to believe in Hell to end up there, either.
Just choose any of the world’s cults or false
religions and reject Jesus.
That comes with an automatic one-way ticket
However, it is guaranteed that you will finally accept the Doctrine of Hell once you
“Then shall he say
also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into
everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41)
The choice is
yours. No one ever went to Heaven for being good. No one ever
went to Hell for being bad.
You go to Heaven
for accepting Christ. (Romans 10:13)
You go to Hell for rejecting
Christ. (Luke 13:3; Revelation 20:15)
Almighty God never sent one human being to Hell and He never will. People send themselves by rejecting His Plan of Escape.
Your angel is
observing you right now, wondering what you will decide. Simply say,
“Jesus, You’re my choice.” (Romans
Your angel will
know precisely where to escort you when the hour of departure
arrives. Enjoy the quick trip. Hope to see you there.
Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel
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