by Ernest Easley

The Appointment We All Will Keep
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 9.24-28

Now as you find the New Testament book of Hebrews, I need to tell you that you have an appointment that you will one day keep! It's an appointment that you will not miss nor be late to! This appointment is unavoidable and inescapable.

You ask, ''Ernest, what is the unavoidable and inescapable appointment you're talking about?'' The unavoidable and inescapable appointment that you will one day keep is your appointment with death and it's that appointment that I want to talk to you about today.

So as you're turning to Hebrews 9, I want to ask you a question: have you ever wondered what happens one minute after you die? What if I told you that it is possible to know what happens! I mean, that it is possible to know what happens when your name is called for your appointment?

Somebody asks, ''How can we know what to expect on the other side?'' Well, better than the testimony of somebody who had a near-death experience is the testimony of the Word of God! God alone knows what really lies on the other side and God wants you to know in advance!

In 1952, a young Florence Chadwick stepped into the waters of the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island, determined to swim to the shore of mainland California. The weather was foggy and cold; she could hardly see the boats accompanying her. Still, she swam for fifteen hours.

When she became exhausted, her Mother, in the boat alongside her, told her she was close to the shore and that she could make it. Finally, physically and emotionally exhausted, she stopped swimming and was pulled out.

It wasn't until she was on the boat she discovered the shore was less than half a mile away. At the news conference she said, 'All I could see was the fog. I think if I could have seen the shore, I would have made it.''

Well, my prayer for you is that today God will lift the fog over death and reveal to you the shore of heaven encouraging you to keep s ...

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