Let’s talk about death.
We might as well. It’s inevitable.
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, source
A two-mile walk is good for spiritual conversation. I took such a walk today and death came up. Actually, I brought it up praying for people who have Covid.
Death is something satan enjoys.
He actually has plans to kill us all and the more painful the better from his point of view. I imagine he stays up at night figuring ways to murder and torture people to death. That’s his job and he is good at it. Relishes it even I imagine.
Is it any wonder that 56 MILLION people die each year?
That is according to the website linked just above 1.80 people die EVERY SECOND.
That’s a whole lot of dying.
So, shouldn’t we talk about it?
From my walking conversation, I have settled in with certain thoughts.
Every day that we are not mutilated and killed in this evil world with rampant godlessness is a miracle. It is an Act of GOD that you and I are still breathing.
Just this week a dear and lovely Brother in Christ died. The Father could have kept him here longer, but He didn’t. This time the Father allowed this dear one’s breath to escape and not return to him.
EACH Christian dies when GOD says, ‘You can come home this time’. No doubt on many, many occasions the evil one had desired and planned to kill him and each time GOD said NO. Why did GOD say okay this time? I don’t know.
This is what I hope for myself. I hope as soon as I have done all the Kingdom work I can do, I immediately get the call to come home.
You see I think that GOD is not obligated to keep lost people alive.
I think He is not obligated to stop the evil one from killing them BUT I BELIEVE HE OFTEN DOES.
Further, I believe that satan can try but until my Father GOD is ready for me to leave this planet nothing satan can do to me will take me out.
I’m not saying there will be no damage or pain or sickness or disease but I am saying until My Father agrees I’m not leaving here.
I believe this for all my brothers and sisters in the Faith too.
I believe we are protected from all eternal harm; obviously, not all temporary pain but all eternal harm.
That’s not true for people who have said “no thank you” to the Holy Spirit’s offer of salvation. GOD is not obligated to keep satan from harming them. But testimony after testimony shows in His grace HE often does.
I wonder why. I have a theory. Do you?
For people continuing to choose to walk their own way, ignoring GOD, ignoring the good plans He has for them, ignoring His offer of eternal life, they may discover they have been subject to the cat and mouse game.
You know how a cat plays with a mouse for as long as it’s fun or until the mouse dies from all the ‘fun’?
John 3:16 (AMP)
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. source