So Jay-Z, You Want to be “Forever Young” and Live Forever and Ever? Here’s How.



Rapper and hip-hop artist Jay-Z sings a song titled “Forever Young”. In this song he talks about his desire to be forever young. Then he asks the question, do you really want to live forever and ever? His song, even though it may not be talking about living forever in Heaven, according to the Bible necessarily, (and yes, the original cut has some unsavory language), but Jay-Z’s song touches on a longing that is in the soul of every man. Listen to a few of the lyrics that I can share with you:

Forever young,
I wanna be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever and ever

Forever young
I wanna be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever and ever

Jay-Z’s lyrics testify also to our culture’s obsession with youth. Television ads about anti-aging creams and techniques populate the airwaves. People fret over dieting and health issues all in an effort to look and feel younger. This past week, a new project was launched to study how humans can extend their life span. The project is being funded with millions of dollars from the founders of big companies such as Google and Facebook. Make no mistake about it, people have a longing and desire to live forever.

This obsession with youth is a reflection of our desire for immortality, permanence, and living forever. This is a desire that humans have experienced since the beginning of time. You might recall learning about the fabled Fountain of Youth, the waters of which were said to restore the youth of anyone who drank from them. This fountain was spoken of and sought for from the fourth century BC in Ancient Greece to the 16th century in what is today Florida.

The Holy Bible tells us about a place where people’s bodies will no longer age and decay, where people will never get sick or diseased, where no one will ever die — in other words, where everyone will be forever young. The best thing about this place, however, is that everyone who goes there will be in the presence of the loving Creator who is the source of all life, energy, and vitality. This place is called Heaven or Paradise, and right now, I want to share with you how you can get there so you can indeed be forever young.

In the Creator’s original plan, people’s bodies were not made to become diseased, age, or die. We were made to live forever and be forever young with perfect health in the presence of God. However, the first humans, Adam and Eve, were the only ones who got a taste of this magnificent gift. And it was their own disobedience to God that ruined this wonderful and eternal life for them and for all of us, their descendants.

Just as Adam and Eve disobeyed God, all of us disobey God, or sin, as well, including Jay-Z and me. The Bible says, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Part of the punishment for sin is physical deterioration, disease, and eventually death. The Bible says, “the wages of sin is death.” Not only will our bodies die physically because of sin, but they will also die spiritually because of sin. This spiritual death is eternal punishment in a terrible place called hell.

Inspite of our sins, God still loves us and wants us to enjoy his original plan for humanity. He still wants us to be in his presence forever and ever. He does not want us to suffer from sickness, disease, death, and old age. He truly wants us to be forever young. That is why he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross and take the punishment for our sins.

John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Through the sacrifice of his only Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross, God has opened the doorway for every person in the world to be saved from sin and the eternal punishment of sin. When you are “saved” you are given “everlasting life” through Jesus Christ, and you will not have to suffer spiritual death and eternal punishment in hell forever and ever.

You can be washed and cleansed of your sins, of the bad things that you have done, if you receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Isaiah 1:18 tells us about this washing and cleansing when it says, “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

This can happen to you if you choose to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your heart and save you. And Jay-Z, I am talking directly to you as well. If you want to experience being young forever, you must be born again. Jesus Christ said In John 3:7, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you want to be saved right now so that you can experience eternal life, eternal health, and eternal youth with God in Heaven, you can pray a short prayer to let God know about your decision. Just repeat after me and mean it from your heart.

Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today and forever. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God and congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your new found faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!