by Pastor George Duke
I was awakened to the fact that most Christians are afraid of dying. Many Christians spend thousands and yes even millions of money to stay alive! Today in our modern age man has made it possible to prolong life with all the modern inventions we have in our era. WHY? Because they are afraid of dying!
Fact is if you are not dying you are just living. Living where? In a world that is dying and going to hell. Yes one day this world will be no more. We today are not living in the last days we are living in the final moments. If you are a born again Christian, what will you do when he appears? Sing that song Just a little longer, please Jesus? You need to remember the words of the Apostle Paul writing to the Church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 15:50 says:
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
This morning I could not go back to sleep and the Spirit of God kept moving upon me. As I felt his Spirit I could not stop speaking in tongues. I realized how thankful I was to have been able to know him through the power of his wonderful Spirit, To have had my sins washed away by applying his blood to my life through being baptized in his glorious name of Jesus Christ, and to have been given the knowledge of the name of my heavenly Father Jesus Christ. The more I prayed the more his Spirit reminded me why I am one day going to die? It could be summed up in the words of this one song.
Just want to tell you I’m thankful for all that you have done
For the stars and the moonlight and the setting sun
and when my work on earth is through
I want to come home to be with you
Just want to tell you I’m thankful that’s all
Verse 58 says: .58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
If you are a born again child of God you need not be fearful nor afraid of dying. You should be looking forward to the day you will go above and beyond through the power of his might. If you are not living for the Lord then you should be getting ready for that day. How? Follow the instructions given by the Apostle Peter who held the keys to the Kingdom of God in:
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Luke 21:25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
My prayer today is Lord Use me do not refuse me, if my work is through then Lord let me come home to be with you.