Facing Death

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In the beginning, we were never intended to die. Death was not a part of God's original plan. (http://www.stockfreeimages.com)

Why?

"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying" (Rev. 21:4, NKJV).

In the beginning, we were never intended to die. Death was not a part of God's original plan. He created you and me for Himself.

He intended us to live with Him and enjoy Him forever in an uninterrupted, permanent, personal love relationship. But sin came into our lives and broke the very relationship with God for which we were created.

When your loved one dies and your grief is tinged with anger, don't direct it toward God. He's angry too. Direct it toward sin and its devastating consequences. Dedicate yourself to sharing the gospel as often as you can.

Pray that through your witness others who face physical death will choose to escape the second death, which is hell, the ultimate separation from God, by placing their faith in Jesus Christ. As we face death, our only hope is in knowing there is genuine, triumphant, permanent victory over it that is available to us in Jesus' Name!

Anne Graham Lotz is the founder of AnGeL Ministries. She is also the author of several books.

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