This day starts gloomy and dark, the rain pours continually the whole night. The sun had just shown it’s little rays but have not shown yet completely. It still seems to rain tonight. Because of the rain there is a little traffic when I was just going to my workplace, and as the Jeepney slowly moving, my eyes have seen a funeral parlor. I looked unto the people standing in front of that establishment impatiently waiting for a jeepney to ride on. Then a thought comes unto my mind. People been so busy day by day, waking up in the morning, then hurriedly prepare for work, sometimes even spared eating breakfast just to make it sure that they won’t be late for the work, spend the whole day working and when closing time comes, hurriedly go home to rest. Our days been so busy that we forgot time passes so swiftly. We spend mostly of our times for ourselves and we forgot the main purpose of our lives. Isaiah 43:7 “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” Then a song played on my mind.
“Only one life
So soon it will pass
Only what’s done for Christ will last
Only one chance to do His will
So give to Jesus all you days
It’s the only life that pays
When you recall
You have but one life”
So I stared back on the funeral home and I felt a terrible feeling. A feeling despair, hopelessness, fear, and so many ill feelings I can’t name. The image of death for me seems so terrifying and it really is. Death is a process of separation. I remembered the time when my beloved stepfather died. His unconscious body lying, his face that I cannot see Him smile anymore, the hands that I cannot feel the warmth of his touch again, made me feel sick. 😦 Oh! how Terrible death is. Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”. But it’s not just the physical body that dies, most importantly our spirit also dies. When your body or physical body dies your spirit separates from you body, that makes our body rot in the grave,and your spirit face God in judgement then if you haven’t receive Christ as your personal Saviour then second death will be yours. If you have receive Christ you won’t experience the “Second Death” which the Bible always tell which is in HELL. Revelation 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
Matthew 10:28 ” And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Romans 6:23 ” For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
How glorious it is for the believers of Christ. Death cannot defeat us anymore. Though our physical body dies but it is just for a moment only. Christ hath promised us to give us an incorruptible body, a body that is sinless and eternal in His second coming. 1 Corinthians 15:52-53 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
But woe to them who haven’t knew the Lord and Saviour. Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”. We Christians should do our job before He comes back because if we haven’t taken the Great Commission He had told us to do, it will be woe unto us too. Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” How can we face the Lord if we are slacking in doing or not even doing the Job He had let us. 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
My dear Brethren, If we are willing to gave anything or spend anything just to rush our babies, our love ones to the hospital when they are sick how much more for the precious souls that cost the Blood of Our Lord and Saviour? Why are taking this commission lightly? Even Christ gave His life.Luke 15:7 “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Do you think Christ would ask you, how Christian you are, when you face Him one day? Do you think He will ask you how much have you gain in the World with the profession or possessions you have gain? Do you think He would even ask you and praise you with your attendance only every service? Exactly NO my friend. He would only ask us, “How many souls have you led unto me?” Do you think if you would answer Him, He would say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23
So let us take this seriously and use every resources as much as we can and never let a single opportunity of winning a soul miss. Don’t be in despair if some of them won’t believe. Our job is only to tell them, to be a witness of our Lord unto them, It’s the Holy Spirit Job to compel them and make them believe.
We have Victory in Jesus. So let us use this power, The Grave don’t have His power anymore. He is defeated. The ultimate weapon to fight Him have been on our possession. The Salvation through Faith in Christ Jesus.
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Now is the Day that your name should be written in the Book of Life. Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”