How to Die Right

“He is not here, but is risen!“Lk 24:6 NKJV

Jesus, the founder of Chris­tian­i­ty, was the only man capa­ble of mak­ing an appoint­ment beyond the grave and show­ing up to keep it. He told His dis­ci­ples, ‘After I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee’ (Mt 26:32 NKJV). And He did. If you vis­it the graves of those who found­ed the great reli­gions of the world you will find that they are still occu­pied. But if you vis­it the grave where they laid Jesus, you will find it is emp­ty and the words of the angel are still echo­ing. ‘He is not here, but is risen!’ Those words turn every believ­er’s bur­ial into a cel­e­bra­tion. Jesus promised, ‘Because I live, you will live also’ (Jo.14:19 NKJV). Even­tu­al­ly you will die of some­thing; the ques­tion is, how can you die right? There are two ways to do that:

(1) By prepar­ing in advance. It was a tru­ly human tomb­stone that bore the inscrip­tion. ‘I expect­ed this. but not just yet’ Here’s how you pre­pare for death. ‘If you con­fess with Your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved’ (Ro 10:9 NKJV).

(2) By ful­fill­ing your life’s assign­ment. Jesus said, ‘I have glo­ri­fied You on the earth. I have fin­ished the work which You have giv­en Me to do’ Jn 17:4 NKJV. In the final audit you will stand before God and He will ask you, ‘What did you do with the trea­sure and tal­ents I gave you? How well did you ful­fill your assign­ment on earth In that moment noth­ing will be more impor­tant than how you answer that ques­tion.

Source: The Word for You Today, Good Fri­day, Mar 29, 2013 – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA.