Good Morning my friends,
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)
After battling cancer for over two years, I’ve had my fair share of thoughts about death. I guess that’s normal considering the circumstances. As morbid as it sounds, those thoughts do indeed cross your mind. The “what if’s”.. Is everything in order? With that said, I know God’s not finished with me and I feel He has huge things in store for me in the near future but once the time does comes I will be ready to embrace it.
“For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:” (Philippians 1:23)
As a Christian, death on earth is not final. I believe if you’re a Christian, funerals should be a celebration. A celebration that you are no longer in a world filled full of infliction, hate, sin & wickedness, but instead you will be surrounded by the splendor majesty of Heaven walking in the streets of gold with your Savior. How can that be a bad thing? Who would not want to embrace that? A place where there will be no more hustle & bustle, heart ache, pain or disappointment. A place where there is no sense of time. The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 3:8, “beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” How amazing is that? The One who “knows the number of hairs on our head” and “who owns the cows on a thousand hilltops,” the splendid beauty of the Creator of the Universe will be in your grasp and eyes-sight every second of every day. Because of Christ, death is a defeated foe.
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)
To a Christian, death is said in the Bible to be a coronation. The picture it paints is that of a regal prince who, after his struggles and conquests in an alien land, returns to his native country and court to be crowned and honored for his deeds.
The Bible says we are pilgrims and strangers in a foreign land. This world is not our home; our citizenship is in Heaven and someday all our battles on this Earth will be over, and we will enter our Heavenly home.
To the one who has been faithful, Christ will give a crown of life. The Apostle Paul said, “there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which The Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:8).
When D.L. Moody was dying, he looked up to Heaven and said, “Earth is receding, heaven is opening, this is my coronation day.” Never forget: if you’re a Christian, you’re a child of the King!!
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” (James 1:12)
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU!!! Look forward to your coronation day..
I pray that you have an AMAZING day.. Blessings and much love…..D