In life most things we do is by choice, for the most part, we are not forced to do whatever we do, a person might have been influenced, tricked or even manipulated, but we are not often forced.
God, Himself gives us free will, God may want to use a life to spread the light of Jesus Christ, and to warn the people of their ignorance and the precautions of following the evil Kingdom of darkness, but God will never force us. People that serve God through the Lord Jesus Christ do it out of LOVE for God.
I said all the above to talk a little about the word Paradise.
Paradise comes from an Iranian word that the Greeks modified into paradeisos meaning ‘enclosed park.’ Its the best of the best place we go when we die,- Heaven.
The word is mentioned in the Bible, for example :
THE ROBBER ON THE CROSS.
Jesus said, I tell you the truth, today you will be with Me in paradise. Luke 23:43
PAUL IN THE THIRD HEAVEN.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago.
— Whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION ALSO SPEAKS OF PARADISE.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God. ( Revelation 2:7)
This is a warning to those that practice witchcraft and sorcery, you WILL NOT enter PARADISE if you continue to do this dark magic.
God, Himself has said both in the Old & New Testament that He is against such practice. Those that practice witchcraft & sorcery will go to the lake of fire and burn ( Second death) for all eternity.
However today is a new day, you still have time, and you can make a choice and say when you leave this time and space reality you want to go to paradise.
The choice is yours- PLEASE choose JESUS and choose life.
God is a forgiven Father, and He loves you, put away darkness and come to the LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
In God whom I serve and stand. Be Blessed.
Until next time, Keep Believing, Keep Hoping, Keep Loving.
Peace. Daniel – The Christian activist.