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Death .... Is that all you got! God has our back.

Updated on August 22, 2017

Death is only the beginning.

If God is for me then who can be against me? So what are we supposed to be afraid of exactly? We know where we are going and what is going to happen. We know we are going to be with Him. It is only on the other side of the veil. The important side. The side that really matters. We know how much we are loved. It is immense. Off the charts really. We know what He has done for us. We have each been bought and paid for at a great price. Jesus laid His life down for each one. Jesus has destroyed death at the cross. He has destroyed it. He also has destroyed sin at the cross. God tells us hat He will not remember our sin. We are aware of His ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us. That is the level of His love for us. The best is yet to come. We know that He is coming back. He always keeps His promises. Always He does.

We are going home to be with Him. The victory is already won through Jesus Christ. It is already won. Tetelestai it is finished. Death is not the end but rather only the very beginning of our eternal journey with God. It is only just getting started. Eternity is a very, very long time. Really long. The Bible asks death where is thy sting? God has conquered death through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Good Friday is actually the day that death and sin both died. It was conquered through His sacrifice. Our humanity causes us to look at death as the end when in reality our spiritual lives are just beginning as we are on our way to eternal union with God In Heaven. We are only just getting started. He always provides for us. I personally authored this poem many, many years ago:

Death

Death is winter, cold and dreary.

Death is rain, dark and weary.

Oh how I weep with the loss of a friend

when I know I will not see him again.

My heart fills up with tears of sadness,

For when death occurs there is no gladness.

Even though I'm filled with fear,

I often feel that God is near.

With these thoughts come comfort and peace,

feelings of emptiness begin to cease.

Looking upon the future I do not cry,

For finally in God's arms I shall lie.


As a believer I am blessed to have a Lord that loves me so very much. As the 23 Rd Psalm says: Though I walk through

the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear. God loves me and He loves you. There is nothing to fear. He has done it. It is already done. Rather, we need to look forward to our reunion in Heaven with our Father. We are only going home. We will be reunited with our Father and our loved ones. Absolutely nothing to ever fear. Not a single thing. We will just be right on the other side of the veil, God's veil. Absent with the body and present with the Lord. It is all good and it is all God. Here are some verses on death and more importantly on eternal life:

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:

Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your sting?

O Hades, where is your victory?

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's House are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written:

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

2 Corinthians 5:6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Psalm 23:4 Yea, 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.

John 3:15 That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

God bless always.






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      Damian 2 years ago from Naples

      So very true. It is as real as it ever gets. There are times when I feel like one of those Monopoly game pieces. God picks me up and puts me exactly where He wants me. I am just blessed that He does. He gives all of us opportunity. What we do with that opportunity is entirely up to us. That is the free will He gives us. I am blessed to be a servant. His servant.

      God bless you guys.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      Lawrence

      yes these things are real. God and the universe give us unmistakable signs to bolster our faith at such trying times, particularly near the times of death. We just have to see them. We can actually look forward to such precious miracles and wait to catch sight of them. I often think that such miraculous events often occur before cynic and faithful but the cynic is blind to them.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Damien

      I'm not really one for these kind of things but many years ago I remember one of the old saints at a church I was attending at the time.

      She was in hospital with age related stuff, the last day she was on earth Mum went to visit her, Mum told me it was like being in the presence of Angels!

      I've known times when believers have gone into the Lord's presence and many times there was a peace that just can't be explained!

      This makes me think

      Lawrence

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      Damian

      thanks for that info. Yes that was God giving " faith to those who can see". Great to hear of such uplifting signs from others.

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      Damian 2 years ago from Naples

      Lawrence thank you once again for your faith. Oz you are so right and most times we are merely in the way. I feel so very sorry for the nonbelievers as the Bible says He will say, I did not know you.

      Lea's rainbow came about five minutes after she passed and it lit up the sky yet there had not been n or was any rain. They opened the window and I believe her soul took it from there. About 9 years ago my nephew Joe passed tragically at 19. It was a very sad time. I was speaking to my sister on the cell phone and as I hung up from a very sad conversation I said Joe show me you are Ok. The sky lit up with a rainbow like I had never seen before. That would have been like Joe to do it grandiose.

      I look at the world and find myself only able to pray. Praying I believe only gets us closer and closer to our Lord.

      Last night I returned from Maryland after a family visit. The plane was early and I waited at the front of the airport for my daughter. As I was waiting I saw a very elderly man and his son trying to get the elderly man in the car. They were really struggling. I walked over and helped them into the car. He asked if I worked for the airport and I said no I am just a helper. He said I want you to do something for me and have a very, very Merry Christmas. As they pulled away I realized once again God has only made me a humble helper. That works for me just fine. I have MS myself and sometimes can have a bad day. When I am helping some other it makes me realize just how blessed that I am.

      God bless you guys always.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      If we can limit lifes important observations to what we see and what we hear instead of long distance second hand news such phenomena can be perceived.

      The incredible rainbow for example. Can you tell me more about any more about the rainbow, the timing etc ? Such events are often observed. The rainbow example shows how interconnected the universe really is.

      Such things are for those "with eyes to see" as JC said.

      Famous historical example:

      Abe Lincoln had repeated premonition dreams prior to his death. This actually helped him decide on practical expedient action in policy making.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Damien

      Thank you for the reminder that for the believer even the ULTIMATE has lost it's sting!

      Death no longer hath dominion

      Satan's power is broken down.

      Bless

      Lawrence

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      Damian 2 years ago from Naples

      Thank you for sharing Oz. It is very inspiring. Leah went to be with Jesus at around lunchtime today. I am told there was an amazing rainbow shortly after.

      God bless you.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      My brother in law doesn't have long to go either. Painful emphysema. It is often the pain accompanying death that is more feared than death itself.

      I have noticed many times strange occurrences occuring near the time of death that send a message of hope to those closest. My grandma became incredibly lucid for a short time in the last years of her life while suffering from total debilitation due to severe stroke. She told my mother "God doesn't want me to go yet" (due to family squabbling). When the family squabble ended she passed away.

      Another time my sister in laws mother died while visiting Australia from Scotland. At that very time it was discovered that important Scottish relatives were actually all nearby on coincidental visits to Australia so they were all able to attend the funeral in Australia.

      My father became emotionally distant from me in his later years. When almost finished with cancer he gave me the first hug he ever gave me in my life and told us he felt totally healthy and pain free during that hug.

      I think if people observed events closely at the times surrounding death such things would be apparent.

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      Damian 2 years ago from Naples

      Great information here Oz. My sister in law will be leaving us very soon but her faith and courage have been downright amazing. She knows exactly where she is going. If only this world could get it right.

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      Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

      Yeah death is really over rated. It's more of an adventure and promoter of philosophy.

      In the old Carlos Castaneda books the Indian shaman regarded death as our greatest teacher. There is a lot of truth in that view.

      "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" is the Shakespearean slant on the same view.

      Death provides the existential dilemma facing humanity.

      Hindus believe death is also like a teacher.

      Indigenous people here have the Dreamtime which weds sleep and dreams to a concept of death.

      Of course the South Americans celebrate death to scare away fear (this has been unfortunately commercialized as halloween).

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