Hello my brothers and sister in Christ,
Today we are going to talk about Jesus and Death. I know there is a lot of persistent trials that are all around from the COVID19 , job less, church services not open etc. I want us to remember something Death can happen at anytime rather it is spiritual or physical . The word of God says in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 - To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born And a time to die. Also Ecclesiastes 9:12- For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So the sons if men are snared in an evil time, When it falls suddenly upon. Death has no respecter of person. But do you actually know who is behind death that is the devil the word of God says in Hebrews 2:14-Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same , that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is , the devil. See saints the devil wants us to live under his power never experience life and the fullness. All these trials that the world is going through is the signs of death. Death has always wanted to put an end to the purposes of God. The serpent rob Adam and Eve of the divine abundant life in the garden of Eden. But we have to thank God has a plan of redemption as it states in the word of God in Genesis 3:15- And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel. Also mention in Ephesians 1:9- having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, and also Ephesians 1:7- In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. God plan has never been to see man dwell under the dominion of death. sin equals death, we know that from the verse in Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death. As a child of God death is not the final end for a believer. Remember what Jesus said in John 11:25- Jesus said to her," I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. What we as believers have to understand with our heart is that if death comes knocking on on door. We have to remember we do not have to be afraid, we shall not die, but rather live. Remember that Jesus taken death for you as the word of God says in Hebrews 2:9- But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. Is this not a blessing, many unbelievers are living in fear and dread because of the epidemic .But we have a living hope to have faith in and rejoice about. Remember what brother Peter said in 1 Peter 1:3- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Ask yourself this saints have you really trust the Lord on death when it comes to find you. I only talking about when it has already been determine, not if not your time to go. As a believer we have assurance because we have his Spirit inside of us . According to 2 Corinthians 5:5- Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. I hope you can have confidence knowing that Lord has us in hands when death is knocking. ( John 10:28- And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.) Have faith in the last hour my beloved ones.