Thursday, August 17, 2017
NUMBERS 23:10b KJV 10 Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
How we face death is an important part of life. It is important to die right.
It bothers me to see those who claim to believe in Jesus Christ acting like they are afraid to die and go to Heaven.
I am not afraid to die. I look forward to it. It will be wonderful to be with Jesus in Heaven, after my job here is finished.
It bothers me to see people who have already lived a full life spend a fortune trying to prolong their life on earth, like they have no hope of Heaven.
How can we expect the world to believe, if we don't act like we believe?
Your death is part of your testimony. If you approach death like those who have no hope, it is a bad testimony.
PROVERBS 14:32 KJV 32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Too many "Christians" act like there is no Heaven when it comes time to die. For a true believer in Jesus Christ, nothing could be better than to go be with our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.
PHILIPPIANS 1:21 KJV 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Should we leave this life kicking, screaming and dragging our feet -- if we believe we are going to Heaven to be with Jesus?
Although we pass through death to leave this sin-infested planet, it will not hurt us. Jesus defeated death for us and removed death's sting so it cannot hurt us. We need have no fear of death. Death cannot harm a believer!
We don't have a choice whether we will die, but we have a choice about the manner in which we die.
I desire that Christ may be glorified, not only in my life, but also in my death.
The best ways to die are to either die as a witness for Jesus Christ, a martyr, or to die a natural death in old age, after living a full life of victory.
I am not advocating giving in easily to death before it is time. But we all must eventually face death, so when the time comes, let us face it without fear.
ECCLESIASTES 3:2 KJV 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
There is a time to die, a time when it is best. A time when you have finished your course on earth, and you are ready to go be with Jesus. Until then, you should resist death. But you should NEVER fear death.
Plan and purpose that your death (as well as your life) will bring glory to God. Pray that your home-going will be glorious and point people toward faith in Jesus Christ.
SAY THIS: I am not afraid to die. I will die right and leave a good testimony.
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