Death is simply a termination or an end to human life on Earth. That is to say that every of man’s activities here on Earth ends once his eye is closed and the body becomes lifeless. The above descriptions are all for the physical kind of death. There exists yet another kind of death which is of the spiritual realm. This type is more dangerous than the physical type, the death of the life after this world. The death of eternity, which will be determined by your activities before the physical death here on Earth. It’s not like the physical death itself. It is the death of spending eternity in hell in pains and anguish. But that is only meant for those who’s life on Earth was not in agreement with God’s will and commandments.
Back to the physical death, that of the mortal man. We all want to go to heaven but who’s actually willing to experience the physical death. We fail to understand that for every true believer, it just a transit or ascension into the glory unseen, a transition into the life of glorious eternity beyond human imagination, which can only be witnessed in heaven. To every true believer, death is not an element to be scared of, it is, just according to St. Paul, a great gain, because it is the major route to meeting Jesus Christ in eternal glory.
Death is scary and fearful, only to those who are not sure of their eternity, those who’s lives still have an atom of iniquity in them. But there’s still room for amendment, an opportunity to turn around and turn into the good path of eternal life. Here death only becomes a route into the glorious eternity and a great gain. That path where in people do not mourn you at your burial ground. Rather they are filled with the assurance that you have passed unto glorious eternity. Death shouldn’t be feared.
Remember, this is not an encouragement for you to go ahead and terminate your life for one reason or the other. Yes, some people believe, in time of depression and distress, that death is their only consolation. They believe it is better to terminate their lives, either by hanging, poisoning themselves, etc, thinking that it can take them to a peaceful eternity away from their various troubles and life difficulties. WRONG! There is no consolation, neither is there any eternal peace in self termination (suicide). It is only an added disadvantage to you before the judgement throne. Yes you will surely give account of your stay here on Earth. What you did with your life and why you terminated the life given unto you. Believe it or not, the fact is that there’s no justifiable reason for you to take your own life.
Nothing, except Christ’s Gospel, is worth dieing for. Even dieing for the Gospel still doesn’t mean taking your own life, so why thinking of suicide. No matter how hard it may look, there’s always a solution in Christ if only you run to Him. If life must end, then allow it to be natural and according to God’s plan and purpose for your life.
And finally, live a life that gives you the assurance of a glorious eternity. With that DEATH will no longer be an element to be feared by you. Rather it’ll be a route into the glory unseen, the life of glorious eternity beyond human imagination in heaven.
TO LIVE ID CHRIST, TO DIE IS GREAT GAIN!!!
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