Scripture: “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me: your rod and your staff. they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence if my enemies: You anoint my head with oil: my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23.
Though the sting of death was removed by Jesus’ death on the cross, still death is the enemy that separates families. Unless suffering intense pain, most people want to live, but at death what really happens?
It was reported before the death of Dwight L. Moody, the great evangelist, he was given a glance into heaven, and said one day you will read in the paper that D. L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t believe it: I will be more alive than I am currently.
Though much mystery surrounds death, at the instant I breathe my last breath, my spirit will leave my body and move through the atmosphere to heaven. The devil may do his utmost to prevent that, but will fail. Paul wrote if the eyes of our understanding were opened, probably we would see the atmosphere filled with demons. But do not be concerned! Christ death on the cross cleared a path through Satan’s territory, and a believer’s route is marked with victory.
Prayer: Lord, no longer will I be dependent on what I read about heaven; I shall see it with my own eyes. For as the apostle Paul wrote, ” Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor the heart of man imagined what God has prepared for them who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2: 9. So after I’ve completed my work on earth, I need not be afraid: because God will have an angel waiting to escort me into His presence, where I shall forever be with Him. Hallelujah and Amen.