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Death Is Sure


Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

An unwelcome subject is death. Many do not want to deal with death and the thought of dying. To some it is a terror, to others a tragedy, to a few it is an inconvenience. Some believe that thoughts of death and dying are morbid and do not attend funerals because of this. Yet death can be glorious and beautiful in its arrival to the saints that have been redeemed.

This passage is dealing with our Savior and his payment for sin by His death on the cross. It was appointed before ever the world was created that the Son of God would suffer and die because of the sin of man. Verse 28 says that Christ was once offered for our sin. That means that His one time death was sufficient for the sins of all those that had ever lived and sufficient for the sins of all those that would have lived before He comes at the end of the tribulation.

This should put to an end the corrupt theology that every man will have a chance for redemption after death. Christ cannot come and die again for lost man. It is finished, this work that He did on the cross. We are told by this passage that every person born will die. This must be addressed – not only on the physical and mental level – but on the spiritual level also.

From birth we know that this body is dying. Some deaths come sooner than others. Physical preparation means that insurance is taken out and burial plots are selected. Mental preparation is much more difficult because death plunges many into the great unknown. Spiritual preparation is kneeling at the Cross of Christ, repenting of the sins we commit and asking Him into our heart and giving us everlasting life. This must take place before death. We must realize our sinful condition before a Righteous and Holy God that sin cannot come into His presence. We must be cleansed and that can only happen through the blood that Jesus shed for us.

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Life Is Uncertain


Pro 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Oh! the plans we make. When you were in High School, did you ever look into the future and see what your life was going to be? The job you would have, the girl you would marry and the 2.1 children you would have?

Man makes plans. We buy life and health insurance because we are making plans to provide for our family if something should happen to us. There is not a way to predict the time of death. Sometimes we approach life as if we will never die.

The Word of God says β€œIt is appointed unto men once to die.” Now this covers several items that we need to be concerned about. For the lost, what is my relation to God. What would happen to me if I died right now. We certainly don’t have any agreement to how long we will live. What about today. What could happen today to take my life from me. Death is an equal opportunity killer. It can take old and young alike; rich or poor are not safe; tall, short, skinny or fat, Death can claim this minute.

Now let me ask again; what is your relationship to the creator of the universe that gives each man the breathe of life as it pleases Him.

Maybe we should be more concerned about eternal insurance rather than life insurance.

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