A short time before his death, Paul wrote, “…the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness…” (2 Tim. 4:6-8)
Our “departure” is also approaching. Are you ready? To make certain, consult the following “travel” information.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Arrangements must be made in advance, preferably today (2 Cor. 6:2).
PASSPORTS: Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gate without having appropriate credentials and having their names registered in the official book (Rev. 21:27).
DEPARTURE DATE AND TIME: The date of departure is unknown. All travelers are advised to be ready for immediate departure. (Matt. 25:13).
TICKETS: Jesus paid for your “ticket” on the cross. However, you must claim it by believing in Christ, repenting of sins, confessing Jesus, and having sins washed away at baptism (Acts 2:38; Matt. 10:32; Acts 22:16). Remember to hold on your "ticket" firmly (Heb. 3:6).
LUGGAGE: No checked or carry-on luggage is permitted (1 Tim. 6:7). Everything you require will be available upon arrival (1 Pet. 1:4).
MEANS OF TRAVEL: All travelers will be going by air (1 Thess. 4:17).
VACCINATIONS: None needed, as there will be no disease or infection at your destination (Rev. 21:4).
CURRENCY: Although no money is allowed on the trip (see "Luggage" above), non-perishable assets can be forwarded to await the passenger's arrival. Deposits are made by giving generously and serving others (Luke 6:38; Matt. 6:20-21).
CLOTHING: A dazzling and durable wardrobe will be provided (2 Cor. 5:2-4).
RESERVATIONS: The “Ticket Gate” is open 24/7. Since departure time is unknown, everyone should claim a ticket at once (See “Tickets” above.). Those that delay may be too late (2 Cor. 6:2).
FOR MORE INFORMATION, consult your Bible (Jam. 1:21).
Jesus, always Jesus!