Where, O death, is your sting?
It has been swallowed up by our one true King! I hear many “Christians” say these words, and I see some proving them, and living them out. He has proven these words in my life since He was revealed in my soul over ten years ago. I know He wants to prove these words to all His children in their own lives.
Many “Christians” are still swallowed up by fear of death, and are swallowed up by many emotions concerning death. Death is the strongest circumstance, and proof He lives in a person. Many “Christians” are still proving they are no different than the world because of how they respond to it. The sting of death is still real for them and no victory over it has been proven in their lives.
When someone leaves this earth, because I am focused on Him, my Father always takes me back to my Savior’s death, before His spirit and soul first left His body. How He must have felt over the death of His Son, His suffering, pain, and agony we will never understand. Not because of the crucifixion, many were crucified, but because of all the weight of our sins that disfigured him so much he did not look human. Movies, and words cannot describe what the Son and Father went through, nor will we ever understand through our human understanding.
I can’t imagine how they hurt watching all transpire from the plans the Father and Son had made before the creation of the world, and His purpose for it. Although he suffered, it was for His purpose and plan in making a Kingdom and people of His very own, and it was worth all the suffering he suffered for a little while, no matter how great, because He knew it was going to save souls without sin, and had a full heart for Him; His Eternal son's and daughters, His Holy Kingdom.
He gave His Son all He needed to face death because He knew where He was going, and the purpose for it. Today those who know Him, believe, and experience within themselves, and live out His words “To live is Christ and to die is gain, and they know being in His presence is better by far then living on this earth.
Philippians 1:21 For to me, (Paul) to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
24 I desire to depart with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
We who truly know Him, as Paul did through His Spirit, see death through His eyes, His purpose for it, and we hope with the Hope of Christ, it will awaken Him in others through our death so they can be saved as others were saved through His. We are sent to live and die as He was sent to live and die, through His presence. As His death saved many souls, may all death through His children draw people to Him so their souls can be saved.
There is no denying it is hard for a child of God to see any human suffer pain, no matter what they have done, or the life they have lived. You have no love of God in you if you have no compassion, or forgiveness if you do not suffer when anyone is in pain. I know it was hard for my Father to see His Son die as He did, but He willed it, and He was pleased to accomplish it because of what would transpire through His finished work in and through His Son coming to an end on the Cross.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt made his soul, and offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
He knew the outcome and the purpose for it, and through Him He gives us that same will and pleasure in what we need through His presence when we see a loved one, or when our time comes to suffer our own death when we leave this earth. We know the outcome just as He knew the outcome, because of what He gives us of Himself. He gives us a heart full of pleasure, deep joy and love no one can take away, and His purpose, and plan for it!
Those who know Him know there is a purpose for our physical death, we might not understand all of it, but we know it is given to us to prove His victory over it, and it does not sting us as it did before we knew Him. He is pleased when we prove His presence is real in us, as He was pleased to prove His presence in His Son at his physical death. He has changed us in how we respond and react to it because of all He gives us of himself through it.
Today there are over 6000 bodies, souls and spirits an hour leaving this earth. Since there is more people on the earth, there are more leaving this earth. There are 15,000 bodies, spirits and souls born on this earth every hour.
There is many going through different circumstances that are involved with a soul, and spirit passing from this earth to Heaven; no one is alone having to face the death of a body from this earth, many are prayed for, and He always answers.
I know the more I have faced it through His presence the more I learn of His power and grace through the circumstance. I do not learn from the circumstance but learn from Him through it. I have faced many leaving this earth in the past 10 years, more than I could have ever imagined, due to what He wanted to teach me through all of them.
There is many who die today from all kinds of diseases, and many die instantly in many ways. We are not alone on this earth going through whatever we are going through, or whenever we face it personally ourselves. We do, or can know someone they may not know.
The One that takes them past the sting of it, and gives them victory over it! He loves to prove it, and He wants to prove it in all those who have received Him. He will always prove His promises, purpose and plans through His Son on the Cross. He is our Father God, Lord and Savior, His Son,Jesus Christ, that lives now in us through His Spirit!
Do you know Him this way, has He proven in you there is no sting in death, only victory?
Oh death, O death where is your sting, it has been overcome by the King of all Kings!