The reality of death

The reality of death

Death is real and we could not feel it to be real more than now with the COVID-19 scare. I wonder, as one dies, how long does it take for them to get to heaven or hell?

That is an interesting question. There are different beliefs about that. Some believe that the soul will wander around for 40 days. Others believe that a soul cannot transition to the afterlife if it has unfinished business.

However, Jesus Christ gave us a glimpse of what happens when we die and it doesn’t say anything about 40 days or unfinished business.

Luke 16:19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
Luke 16:20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
Luke 16:21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luke 16:22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried,
Luke 16:23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.