There is a veil over this life we live at present. Colors are dimmed, understanding is narrowed, and our experiences carry a certain numbness.
When we die, we leave this world. No longer is anything dimmed, narrowed, or numb.
Rather, we are fully alive like never before.
And into that fully-alive place we experience the fullness of all we invested in during this life.
All that we have envisioned, acted on and participated, we receive back unto ourselves in full measure pressed-down running-over.
And not just about what we have done, but even more so who we have been.
That inner reality that we all carry deep within us.
The afterlife is a land where our hearts exaggerated come to full effect.
And we enter this after-life (which is more alive than anything we have ever known), either with the covering of God or not.
The land where sowing and reaping has its full impact without any covering of God in any measure whatsoever, is called…
Imagine, for instance, the words of our mouths – the damning lashes of words that cut like knives, the ones you have thrown over the years – imagine those very same words coming back at you in thousand-fold for all eternity.
Imagine, for instance, the lusts of our minds – the desire for sexual perversions, the imagination of such, the investment into such, the experiences of them – imagine those very same things coming back at you in thousand-fold for all eternity.
Imagine, for instance, the fear we’ve put into others – the manipulative bullying, the condemnations and judgments of worthlessness, the crushing expectations that diminish and keep low – imagine these very same emotional and psychological attacks coming back at you in thousand-fold for all eternity.
Imagine, for instance, the fears we live our lives by – the sorrows and griefs we’ve never fully processed and the resulting control measured out as a response – imagine these very same sorrows and grief and control coming back at you in thousand-fold for all eternity.
Hell – the place where the evil of this life has full permission (invitation even), to give back to us all we have either given out or imagined giving out – for all eternity in thousand-fold.
Where weeping and gnashing of teeth never ends.
Where our hearts are exaggerated and come back at us, and where more alive than ever before we are fully alive to the horrors like never before.
Where that slap we receive back a thousand fold. Where that hatred we receive back a thousand fold. The sexual abuse we meted out, the lust we participated in, where the imagined or real rape is now done to us, again and again and again. Where the murder we committed is played out back at us again and again. The licentiousness given over that won’t ever go away. With no reprieve…
The only way: to accept the covering of God.
For the way of God has covered over these things. Jesus Christ is the way,
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 6:53
Because of the great love of God, Jesus Christ took the full responsibility for everything, “You didn’t do those things, I did” and he paid the price for them, bearing in himself the full consequence of all the horrors we can and have meted out.
We can be covered, we can be exempt from the eternal consequences, if only we will accept this covering and this work done by Jesus Christ.
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” John 5:24
The law of sowing and reaping is an inviolable law. Therefore because of the great love of God, and because there was only one way around the law, Jesus stood in the gap and declared, “I did these things, I’m taking 100% responsibility.”
And everyone, anyone, who welcomes Christ’s offering is exempt and is covered.
Simple and beautiful as that.
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NLT
“Jesus Christ I welcome the exemption you offer me today,
Forever more, alongside God, alongside Jesus Christ,
Living unto life and no more death.
Amen and amen,