THERE ARE DEATH AND DESTINY FOR THE UNSAVED, AND THERE ARE DEATH AND DESTINY OF THE SAVED.
Death has no more dominion if you belong to Jesus Christ.
Death means separation. For the Christian death is not to be feared or defied.
BUT WE SHOULD NOT FEAR DEATH
Phil 1:21: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Physical death is separation of the soul and spirit from the Body.
- This is the most common use of the word death
- Adam’s sin caused him to begin to die physically
- This physical death passed upon all mankind
Romans 5:12: Wherefore, as by on man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
Spiritual Death: A separation of a person because of sin
- Adam introduced spiritual and physical death when he sinned
- Adam died spiritually because his sin of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
Isa 59:2: But you iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have his face from you, that he will not hear.
Physical Death and Spiritual death were overcome by the resurrection of Jesus Christ
John 11:25-26: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
BLOOD HAD TO BE SHED TO RESTORE HUMANITY TO RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
- Hence the death of the Lamb of God (God’s only Son Jesus Christ)
- Spiritual death is now cancelled by spiritual regeneration
John 3:3-6: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
1 Cor 2:12: Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
ETERNAL DEATH IS THE SEPARATION OF A PERSON FROM GOD ETERNALLY
- So, we have a choice of eternal life or eternal death
- All humans born into this earth are headed for eternal death
- Until they accept Jesus Christ
THE SECOND DEATH IS THE LAKE OF FIRE REVELATION 20:14:
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
- The separation from God for eternity
BUT JESUS AROSE AND DEFEATED DEATH, HELL AND THE GRAVE.
1 Corinthians 15:55: “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
REMEMBER JESUS’ RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD IS CALLED THE FIRST FRUITS
1 Cor 15:20-23: But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
THE NEXT BIG EVENT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE IS THE RAPTURE
1 Thess 4:16-18: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Jesus sets up the Millennial kingdom
Rev 19:11-13 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.