This has been on my mind since the day a work colleague told me she was her husbands dependant in regards to Visa. She was allowed into the country because her husband had his visa to study in the uk. She could apply on the basis of her husband being in the uk and i’m sure it’s the case for any other country.However this is not the case for entry into eternal comfort with lord Jesus Christ in heaven when the last trump sounds.
One can’t gain entry on the basis of their spouse ,sibling or family member. Your “visa” is for you ,in this case, what you have done in the body through out your life time not what your mum did or what your siblings did for only Christ can stand in the gap for one and he did for those who believe so as we stand to be “interviewed”, Jesus the Christ who is both the Judge and the advocate of those who have accepted him therefore he let’s us in.He is the only one that can be our visa dependant so by his presence we strive to enter into his courts (country) for eternity by grace .All entry depends on him. Your parents or friends who truly believe in Jesus the Christ are his dependants and so you can’t depend on a dependant on the final day of reckoning where our lives would be played out .
In Ezikel 14- a chapter on idolatry,as the Lord spoke to ezikel warning the people to rid themselves of the idols in their heart, he mentioned three names; JOB, Daniel and noah and emphasised thrice that even if men like this were in the city their righteousness would be counted for them alone not their sons and daughters inclusive.See below :
Ezikel 14 vs 14-19
14 even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness, declares the Lord God.
15 “If I cause wild beasts to pass through the land, and they ravage it, and it be made desolate, so that no one may pass through because of the beasts,
16 even if these three men were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the land would be desolate.
17 “Or if I bring a sword upon that land and say, Let a sword pass through the land, and I cut off from it man and beast, 18 though these three men were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they alone would be delivered.
19 “Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out my wrath upon it with blood, to cut off from it man and beast, 20 even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither son nor daughter. They would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness.
Ezekiel 18 also emphasised the fact that a Father’s sin would not be counted on his son and vice versa.Jesus the Christ discredited the proverb that had been going on for a while – and made it clear that all soul were his that the righteousness of the son would be upon him and not his father and vice versa .
Ezikel 18 vs 2 -4, 19 &20.
The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you[a] mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’? 3 As I live, declares the Lord God, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.
19 “Yet you say, ‘Why should not the son suffer for the iniquity of the father?’ When the son has done what is just and right, and has been careful to observe all my statutes, he shall surely live. 20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
In 2corinthians 5vs 10-For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
Also in Job 34 vs 11-For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways ,and Romans 2 vs 6 –He will render to each one according to his works
See it says in the body.No matter how closely knitted you are on earth to your spouse,friend,sibling,parent or twin (I must add though born on the same day,completely different individuals .seconds apart matter),everyone stands alone on judgement day !
There are no Visa Dependants!
God help us to live for Him.