No one living today can defy death. Historically, some scientists, political leaders, and spiritualists tried to find an antidote to death but they never found it. They died. But while death remains inevitable; what kind of death must the world experience?
Someone like Qin Shi Huang who was the first-ever Emperor of China died after trying to be immortal by injecting himself with mercury. Again Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard was a respected physiologist who also failed in his attempt to enjoy immortality.
All those who went extreme searching for immortality failed. Death is a beautiful thing that must be embraced by everyone who accepts Jesus as his Saviour.
If you knew how God has beautifully prepared the New World for His obedient Children — you would wish you are already gone out of this crooked world. We are meant for a beautiful kingdom. (1 Peter 1:4)
Why think and worry about perishable goods and wealth here on earth? Don’t make a mistake.
There have been many testimonies recorded about peoples’ death experience (coma) —seeing the new world God has prepared for those who are His.
CNN interviewed 3 different people with these kinds of experiences on their program “To Heaven And Back.” Such amazing stories about the reality of the afterlife must be taken seriously by every Christian.
In the year, 2020 I saw the front view of the New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21. It happened in a way that felt like an astral projection. While I was sitting and dozing off that night I saw heaven open with the front view of a big city made up of gold. It shines brightly…
I then felt my spirit leave me and all I was saying within myself was “God is going to show me heaven…” I felt the speed of ascending into heaven like in a space shuttle…” I was so happy. It’s an experience I will never forget.
Today I will share with fellow Christians why dying in Jesus Christ is a blessing. Truly it hurts to lose a loved one. But life doesn’t end here on earth. The Bible has stated categorically that there is an afterlife.
Death in Christianity is a gift and so must be accepted with great hope of living with our Lord Jesus Christ someday.
Living Wisely Here On Earth
If you want to enjoy eternal life as a believer, then you must hold unto the faith to the end. By saying this, I mean your entire existence and lifestyle on earth must be in accordance with the word of God.
From the day you were born to the day you will die, you will account for everything you did or say on judgment day. In view of this, the Bible reminds us to live wisely in this crooked world.
You will live long and enjoy many blessings here on earth if you adhere to the Lord’s instructions. God is trustworthy and all His promises are true.
On the other hand, if a man would live without God, He will die without Him and face eternal punishment.
The more you delight in carnal lives, the deeper you dig your grave and make it for your burial. Haven’t you read from the Bible that sin is a job that deserves payment? What kind of payment do sinners receive?
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Now I believe I have your attention. Many people die prematurely because they live without the fear of God. This kind of lifestyle makes the said person vulnerable to the crafty devices of the devil which leads to eternal damnation.
Satan is indeed roaring like a lion seeking whom he may devour. The moment you die without Christ Jesus, by rejecting his salvation plan —you automatically condemn yourself.
I’m not here to scare you. This is a Biblical truth that must be taken seriously. Instead of us facing the penalty of death — Jesus Christ being God (John 1:1) took on flesh to come and die for us.
He has therefore redeemed us from the penalty of sin. When we talk about death, Christians should understand that we have physical death and spiritual death.
We experience physical death here on earth. But for the spiritual death, it is purposely for those unrepentant sinners. God will destroy them along with Satan and all his angels. The Bible has made all these pretty clear. However, we constantly have to remind ourselves that we are mere travelers on earth.
Death In Jesus Christ Is Good And A Blessing For All Believers.
A true born again Christian must recognize the importance of death here on earth.
Why would you cry uncontrollably and hopelessly when you lose a loved one who is in the faith?
We must all be ready to depart for this sinful earth is coming to an end. We must stay faithful to God by living in Christ Jesus. If you live and die in him, you would be raised from death and live with him in his kingdom.
“Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians.” (1 Thessalonians 13 – 14)
Now the above verses have declared one of the benefits of death to the Christian. There is something more better and beautiful prepared for us.
Further reading in verse 16 says “The dead in Christ will rise first.” This is very encouraging for all Christians to embrace death as a gift. There is still life after that.
Jesus reminded us about the beautiful things in the afterlife by saying:
“In my father’s house, there are many mansions…” (John 14:2) Jesus Christ said this to everyone who believes in him. This promise is trustworthy.
Christians must therefore look up to the new life Christ Jesus has promised us. By believing in Him, we ought to sacrifice our lives for him here on earth. We mustn’t die without taking Jesus Christ us our Lord and Savior.
Please, do not let the unbeliever or false doctrines derail you from the salvation plan of God. If you die today, make sure you die by knowing Jesus. If you die tomorrow, make sure you die in Jesus. Because in him dwelt life and all the treasures you seek.
In summation, death is a good thing for Christians. It is part of the journey to the afterlife. Apostle Paul wrote that when he was caught up in Paradise (2 Corinthians 12) he saw sacred things that are very awesome.
But he wouldn’t boast about it. Instead, he will boast about his weaknesses — that is what makes the power and grace of God abound in him.
We can also take one good example from Jesus Christ when he was on the cross. He told the thief who believed in him that, even though he will die — but he will be with him in paradise (Luke 23:43). This is one of the greatest benefits of death to Christians or people who die in Jesus Christ.
Wouldn’t it be a great joy to see all your loved ones who have died in the Kingdom of God?
Pursue righteousness, be the light and salt in our crooked world and surely the Lord will make you enjoy eternal life through his grace. Jesus conquered death for us on Calvary and so we are victorious through him. Amen!