155,000 worldwide*, about 6,614** of those will be deaths in the U.S.
According to itsmylife.com, about 40% of the U.S. deaths are sudden: “So 2,600 Americans woke up yesterday expecting to live for a long time to come. And today they passed away.”
Everyone has an appointment with death, everyone will one day be numbered among the ultimate statistic: 10 out of 10 people die. Every day, over 155,000 people will pass from this life to the next and then face judgement.
On that day, how will you be judged? Here’s a quick test to see how you will do. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever used God’s name as a curse word? Have you ever wanted something that did not belong to you? Have you ever allowed someone or something to be more important to you than God?
If you have done these things, you’ve broken God’s Commandments and you will stand before Him as a lying, thieving, covetous, blaspheming, idolater. The Bible says God’s wrath awaits you and on Judgment Day you will end up in hell.
But God doesn’t desire this for you: instead, “God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, came to take upon Himself the wrath and judgment you deserve for breaking God’s Law and sinning against Him. The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life”. He did this when He shed His innocent blood for the remission of sins as He died on the cross. Three days later, He rose from and forever defeated death. He did this for you, He did this because of Love, He did this as a free gift. To receive this free gift, you must repent (that means to confess and forsake your sins) and put your trust in Jesus. If you do this you will not have to suffer God’s justice in Hell when you become numbered among the ultimate statistic. Repent and believe in Jesus now, please don’t wait. You have an appointment!