As I said in the beginning, the most important question for each of us to ask is, “Where do I stand in the sight of God?”
- The Bible says that “the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” (2 Thes. 1:7-9).
On the cross, Jesus suffered the justice and wrath of God on behalf of all those who trust Him as Savior and Lord. On the other hand, those who do not trust Him as Savior and Lord will suffer the judgment of God themselves.
- “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).
There is no middle ground with Jesus.
- Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30).
Everlasting life, joy, and peace await those who stand on the Lord’s side.
- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again (spiritually) to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time…and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,  obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:3-5,8-9).
The question remains: where do you stand in the sight of God? Have you trusted in Jesus Christ and repented of your sins? Are you on the Lord’s side, or on your own side? Are you living for God through Jesus or are you living for yourself? If Jesus returned today, would you experience the everlasting joy of Heaven with Him, or would you suffer the wrath of God in Hell?
Are you ready to follow Jesus as your Savior and Lord? If so, then you must repent of your sins and place your faith in Jesus alone for salvation. You must believe that He lived, died, and rose again for your salvation. You must commit your entire life to Him as your living Savior and Lord. If you are ready to have your sins forgiven and to receive the gift of eternal life, then trust Jesus right now.