DEATH, THEN WHAT?
most mysterious thought the human
imagine is what happens after we die! I would like to try and answer
question from the Word of God in order that you might properly address
issue as it relates to yourself. Everyone is headed in that direction
like it or not.
Psalms 89:48- "What man is he
liveth, and shall not see
death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah". The
is, that all mankind have an appointment with death unless we are
as born again believers before we die. But what happens to a person
die? Many think that human death is like that of the animal world where
cease to exist with the idea that there is no hell or heaven. If
that approach; you are going to have a sad awakening some day!
3:21- "Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and
spirit of the
beast that goeth downward to the earth". God
breathed into the nostrils of man;
the breath of
life and he or she
became a living soul with a conscience of his or her creator and we
with God while we are alive or after we die. I strongly urge you to do
you are alive!
are the unsaved dead after they die?
do you go if you don’t
in the free pardon of sin? Jesus answered that question with a story of
a rich man and a
Lazarus in Luke chapter 16.
(1)- The rich man died without
Luke 16:22 tells us that- "In
hell he lifted up his eyes being in torment".
requested Mercy but it was too late.
requested relief from suffering but that was denied.
(C)- He wanted
water but that was forbidden.
He ask that Lazarus
be allowed to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool his tongue
from the torment he was in.
(D)- He requested a gospel witness for his
family but that was no longer possible. He wanted someone
to go and warn
his brothers not to come to
that place but he was told
impossible for anyone to cross a great gulf that was fixed to bring him
and that his brothers have the scriptures to warn them and if they
hear God’s word that it would be too late for them also.
Psalms 6:5- "For in death there
remembrance of thee: In the grave who shall give thee thanks"? Friend, if you
wait until you are in the grave to cry out, it will not make a bit of
difference! You are lost forever!
Proverbs 8:36- "But he that
against me (God) wrongeth
soul: and they that hate me love death". Friend,
please ask God to come into your heart today while
there is time! He
standeth at your hearts door and knocks and if you will open it unto
ask him in, he will make you a child of his for all eternity.
3:20- "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if
any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and
with him, and he with me".
born again believers after death?
(1)- Their spirits are with the Lord.
Ecclesiasted 12:7- "Then shall
the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return
unto the God who gave it". The new testament scripture in 2
corinthians 5:8 informs us that at death every born again believer is
absent from their body and present with the Lord.
(A)- Death brings no fear to them because
their spirit is with the Lord.
"Yea though I walk through
valley of the shadow of
death I will fear no evil".
(B)- Their earthly bodies are in the grave
awaiting the resurrection.
Romans 8:23- "And not only they, but ourselves also,
which have the firstfruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the adoption to wit, the redemption
(C)- They are awaiting the Rapture phase
of the second coming
of our Lord.
1-Thess. 4:16- "The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which
are alive and remain shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye and we shall be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air".
are awaiting a new body.
1-Corinthians 15:53-54- "For this
corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when
corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have
immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
swallowed up in victory". At the
second coming of our Lord, our spirit will reunite with our bodies
been waiting in the grave.
Romans 6:5- "For if we have been
in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
Cor. 5:1-2- "For we know that if our earthly house of this
tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven". This is our new body fashioned like unto
Jesus glorious body that will have no defects, no suffering and no
pain. Glory to God!
have an appointment with death
and our final
destiny depends on what preparations we make in this life. If we refuse
become a born again child of God, we will wind up in a real place
there is real fire and where you will spend all eternity in agony. Revelation
14:11- "The smoke of their
torment ascendeth up for
ever and ever and they have no rest day nor night". You
have plenty of company with every evil person who rejected God’s
will even have the Devil himself to fellowship with while you curse
You might consider foregoing all this by accepting Jesus Christ as your
today. Ask him to forgive you of your sin and ask him into your heart.
make you a child of his and place your sins under his blood to be
remembered against you no
more and your name will be written in his book of life in heaven.