- Introduction to the Series on Death
- The Facts of Death
- Typology in Death
- The Position in Christ Before Death
- The Attitude Before Death
- The Conclusion to the Series on Death
Physical death cannot be by-passed. All living things die. Ignoring the fact of death (both physical and spiritual) will in no way abort this appointment of God for all men.
Making pre-funeral arrangements will not stop the stroke of death, nor will it change the exact day and time of death. Talking about death will not stop death; taking medicine will not finally stop death.
Death is like a ghost. You cannot touch death, but you see its effects on others and you know, without warning, it comes in a Sovereign Way, just as:
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth…” (John 3:8)
But be sure it will come to your door.
Death is inexplicable apart from the Word of God. Death is an open door to eternity, for the lost man and for the saved man. Death brings the person, lost or saved, to the Judgment of God.
Death demands “prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12b); and Solomon wrote:
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
The Judgment before God after death is not for determining who is saved and who is not saved; that is revealed in the individual before he dies.
According to 1 Corinthians 3:13-15, for those saved, at the Judgment Seat of Christ, “Every man’s work” will be judged. (Also see Romans 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:10.) And the lost, or the unsaved, will appear at the Great White Throne Judgment; and according to Revelation 20:13, “…they were judged every man according to their works.”
The Salvation question is sealed before death. But after death, the assignment of your location for all eternity is revealed.
Physical death is a witness of spiritual death. The only hope of escape from spiritual death is a resurrection. That is, to be raised from the dead in Christ (Romans 6:4). To experience regeneration is the only escape from spiritual death.
All die physically and spiritually, but only the saved are recovered from spiritual death, never to die again.
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” (John 11:25)
Praise the Lamb of God! Hallelujah!
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