This Latin phrase simply means after death. Death is terminal and an opening conversation about death usually terminates a group talk. We have to face reality.
Unless Jesus raptures us, all of us will die physically. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Paul the Apostle states hopefully, “If we have life in this world only, we are of all men most miserable.” We are not left in the dark about death. Again, the Apostle writes, “I would not have you ignorant (unlearned) concerning them which are asleep.” (I Thessalonians 4:13). There are more topics about death, and more instruction than a teacher can teach in a lifetime. Let’s glance briefly at the inspired Word, the Bible — after death, then what?
1. We will see Jesus. II Corinithians 5:8 says that when we depart this body we will be present with the Lord. Job writes, 19:23-27, “Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: When I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.” (I Thessalonians 4:17) Meet Him in the air.
2. You will see the glories of Heaven! II Corinthians 12:4 describes Heaven as unspeakable words. And following in verse seven, he says that he could not say what he saw, lest he himself should be exalted above measure. David writes Psalm 31:19, “O how great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” Reflect, better yet, meditate upon this verse in I Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered in to the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him!”
Moral or immoral men do not go to Heaven or Hell. Believers or unbelievers go to Heaven or Hell! Listen with your heart this verse, “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto rightiousness, but with the mouth confession is made unto salvation!” — Romans 10:9-10.
Please! Please accept Him now as your Savior! (To be continued.)