Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The sting of death

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Wen a bee stings, it shoots the stinger into the flesh, and the wound stings and hurts, it inflames and it pains. However, the bee dies.

Jesus took the sting from death when His perfect life and His sacrificial death pleased God and God resurrected Him from death.

Now, those who believe on the name of Jesus, His continued life in Heaven, and soon to return appearance in Sovereign glory, will live forever. Jesus still has the scars on His hands, but the sting of death for us who believe is removed forever. Our death is simply a passage from a world which is not our home, into permanent glory and everlasting life in Jesus' home He pas prepared for us.

Those who do not believe however, rightly fear the sting of death. For them, death is not a passage into glory but a descent into hell. The sting of death is not removed for them, because they have not believed on the name of Jesus as Lord and Savior. Not only is the sting of death not removed from them, but they will bear the pains and scars and hurts and punishment for their sins forever in the flames.

Jesus is the most precious, most beautiful, most glorious Person in the universe. Believe in His work on earth during His life and believe in His substitutionary death for sinners, and believe in His resurrection to everlasting life. Why?

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)


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