“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15)
These devotions are submitted to reveal what the Bible teaches of physical death and spiritual death.
These devotions on death, or any other devotions presented by HOHPM, are submitted for the revelation of truth and for the edification in the truth that is presented in each devotion. God is the Author of all Truth; and He is the Revealer of Truth (John 3:27; Matthew 16:13-17; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16). He is the Teacher; He is the Anointing, or the Unction (1 John 2:20, 27). He is “the truth” (John 14:6).
However, God has ordained to use men that He has chosen (John 15:16), and called (2 Timothy 1:7-10), and set apart, or ordained (1 Timothy 4:12-14) for the preaching and teaching of God’s Word (2 Timothy 4:1-2).
It is the prayer of the human author of these devotions on death, that sinners will be quickened by the Spirit to see the difference between physical death and spiritual death. And the final results will be that they see and understand that Christ Himself is Eternal Life (1 John 5:20). And finally, they will see that Salvation from spiritual death is in His Atonement on the Cross, and is proven by His Resurrection from the dead.
The primary targets are those who have been called by a Holy, High, and Heavenly calling of God; and to those who will come to see Jesus Christ as their Sacrifice, Substitute, and Savior. That they will come to see and confess that they too have been raised from deadness in sins and trespasses on the basis of Christ and His Atonement on the Cross, and in Him alone, apart from any works or merits of their own; to now walk in the newness of life (that is His Life). (See Romans 5:10, 17; 6:4; 1 John 3:24; 5:20.)
Therefore, being free from the fear of death (for Christ, and Christ alone, has removed the sting of death in His Atonement on the Cross for all those that come to believe and confess Him as Savior (Romans 3:24-25; 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:54c-57; also see John 11:25)); then there is no more fear of physical death or spiritual death. Even though physical death is an appointment of God, when it happens, it is the “door” to fullness of Eternal Life in Christ for the saved; knowing without doubt, that they have been raised from spiritual death in Christ (Romans 6:23).
Physical death is a reality that all must face. Physical death is not the end, “…after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
These devotions are submitted to answer many questions about physical and spiritual death; and also for each reader to know if the fear of death has been removed from him by the experience of regeneration.
The Bible presents a “know so” salvation; and not a “well, I hope so, I am not for sure…”
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5)