Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints. – Psalm 116:15 KJV
Passing on through to the other side is a solemn time. This life dims. We leave it behind.
For the last time we experience living “in time”, as it is then that we all go to a timeless realm prepared by God.
* The mere human passes over into darkness and judgement.
Honored and Loved
For the born again, this passing is precious. We leave our “temporary tent” of woes, sorrows and struggles (2 Corinthians 5), and are instantly in God’s presence (2 Corinthians 5:6-8).
We beam over to God’s Kingdom. There we will be honored by our loving Lord.
“Because you are precious in My sight,
You are honored and I love you…”
– Isaiah 43:4
“…you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].
– 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
I rejoice in the promise of God that His Kingdom is my home. It is very exclusive, very luxurious, very special. Better times are coming. What a time we will have there — together forever! Forever young!
He chose me. With all of everything in His realms – He chose me. How can I fail to respond to that!? Amazing grace was all He needed to give to save a sinner like me. He came down to die for me. My response of confession and acknowledgement is all He requires.
That is why I fall on my face (in my heart, my most humble position) overwhelmed, and so gratefully speak to God in prayer (from my innermost being), barely able to choose the words because the thought floods my soul:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank You for making me Your forever child, forever never to be condemned again. Forever to be loved and accepted in Your Kingdom in Heaven. Wow. How amazing is your love for a sinner, just as I am.
– Source: Through Grace and Sheer Mercy
19 …I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse.
So choose life in order that you may live….
– Deuteronomy 30:19
1 Peter 5:7
“…casting all your cares
[all your anxieties,
all your worries, and
all your concerns,
once and for all]
for He cares about you
[with deepest affection,
and watches over you very carefully].
It’s comin’ round the corner! …I needed to be solaced as I struggled deep inside….
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; [d]neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by perversion], nor [e]those who participate in homosexuality,
10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you [before you believed]. But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].