In the Spring of 2019 my husband and I got our expired passports out of the safe and made an appointment with the local post office to get them renewed. We needed to in order to be fully prepared for our Great Alaska Adventure. I think, overall, it cost us a couple hundred dollars to update and a few weeks. But, well worth it as we needed them a total of six times on our five week trip. No passport? No entry!
There is now talk of vaccine passports – something I hope doesn’t happen. But it does set my mind to wondering. Then, this morning I was reading scriptures on the theme of time and life and it was clear today’s message should be ‘our eternal passport.’
No Expiration Date
There is only ONE passport without an expiration date! And, that is your eternal promise of everlasting life when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord! Signed. Sealed. Delivered. I’m Yours!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son and whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3.16
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved [rescued from an eternity without hope]. Acts 16.31
…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved [rescued from an eternity without hope]. Romans 10.9
Check Your Passport!
These scriptures are confirmation to having an eternal passport! Ready? Baptist Bible Drill!!!
Brothers and sisters, the time is short. 1 Corinthians 7.29
The world is passing away…but he/she who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2.17
For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Romans 14.8
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 1 Peter 4.7
And, a few more:
We finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away! Psalm 90.9-10
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 1 Corinthians 15.19 (a favorite)
Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3.20-21
Check Your Passport
Your eternal one that is. This is one you want to have and keep close at all times. This eternal passport is OUR LIVING HOPE!
These precious lives are eternally safe.