How sure are we that we will be with Jesus?
And [the thief on the cross] said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
And [Jesus] said to him, “Today I say to you truly, you will be with me in Paradise.”
Jesus’ statement is guaranteed. It is “true.” the emphasis is on the fact that from the day Jesus died on the cross he could say “I absolutely promise, you WILL be with me in Paradise!”
And so we will, if we repent and believe the gospel… have you? do you? will you?