Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14
In the past week or so, some very famous people have made the transition from life to eternity through the passageway of death. Farah Fawcett, Ed McMann, Michael Jackson, and product pitch man Billy Mays (the Oxy Clean, Kaboom, etc., guy). Of these people, Michael Jackson is by far the most known worldwide. Yesterday, my pastor eulogized him, but not necessarily the way one would think.
When someone famous like that dies, or anyone we know, for that matter, it causes each of us to think of our own mortality. For unless Jesus returns in our lifetime, we all must come face to face with death. Genesis 1:1 says in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth; that is natural or physical realm and a spiritual realm. Most people spend an enormous amount of time contributing to their life’s dreams and goals here on this planet, with little or no regard for the spiritual realm. His talent transcended generations. With all of the accolades, awards, and global recognition that Michael Jackson received because of his music, there is not much traceable evidence towards the spiritual realm. He is and will be revered as the “King of Pop”, but there was also a side of him that lacked the peace of God. He lived a great and prosperous life, but died virtually alone and secluded. Sadly, none of his earthly achievements will help him in eternity if he did not place anything in the spiritual category. I’m not talking about mysticism or Scientology, but faith in Jesus Christ. Would to God that he at least accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Can you imagine the influence for God and the body of Christ he could have had?
So now the question for us is “Am I just living for today, or am I making preparations for eternity as well?” Is my relationship with God through Jesus Christ a priority? Is my life full of purpose, meaning, and significance? What uncommon contribution am I making in the earth and is my influence worth anything? Will my representation of Christ in the earth draw others to him or drive them away?
In the beginning God… He is Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. We owe him our obedience, worship, and service. Most want success, awards, and rewards in this life; it is available to us in both this life and in the life to come.
For your copy (DVD or CD) of “The Eulogy of Mr. Michael Jackson” contact New Life Interfaith Ministries at (205) 425-4735 or visit the website www.nlim.org
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