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Matthew 7:13-14; 21-23
This morning I want to invite your attention to God's word in Matthew chapter 7 beginning in verse 13. I want to speak today on this subject "Eternal Destiny." Eternal destiny, I believe that one of the greatest tricks of the devil is to get us so involved in the things of this world, being so concerned about the affairs of everyday life and the things that we face that we forget that this life is only a dressing room for eternity. We forget that ten thousand times ten thousand times ten thousand years from now, we will still be somewhere thinking, remembering, knowing, experiencing, as alive and as aware as we are today, because the Bible teaches that man is a never dying soul. And so I want you to think this morning on the subject of eternal destiny. That you can multiply all the stars in the heaven and multiply that by all the grains of sand along the seashore and multiply that by all the grains of wheat in all the fields of this world, and when you have gotten the answer, then eternity will have just begun. Whether it is eternity in a place of joy and happiness and peace called heaven, or eternity in a place of loneliness, separation, darkness, and torment called hell. Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount speaks about eternal destiny.
Many years ago in ancient times, the ancient mariners went to the Rock of Gibraltar and there on the Rock of Gibraltar they wrote these words, "No More Beyond." Because they believed the world was flat, if you sailed beyond the Rock of Gibraltar, you would sail off the edge of the earth and into infinity and would fall forever. But then Christopher Columbus in 1492 made his voyage on past the Rock of Gibraltar he went. He sailed on and on until he discovered a whole new world and then they went out and took off that Rock of Gibraltar the word "no" so that the Rock of Gibraltar now was a sign to everybody who would sail that way which s ...
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