born anew

 “Science has found that nothing can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies the fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of the universe, doesn’t it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation–the human soul? I think it does.”

(Dr. Wernher von Braun)

01

no valley for me

For those who have to repeat the dying words of a noted infidel: “I’m taking a leap in the dark.”
Now for the contrast. A lad lay dying. Said his mother tenderly: “Is Jesus with you in the dark valley?”
“Dark valley!” he whispered, “it’s not dark, it’s getting brighter and brighter, Mother. Oh,” he murmured, “it’s so bright now, that I have to shut my eyes!”
And so he passed away to be with Jesus, who said, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

02

take the easy way

It’s a lot easier to die than it is to live in case you don’t know it, if you’re a Christian! Death is the easy way out! That’s your graduation, your work is done & the Lord has released you & relieved you of your responsibility & you’ve gone home to your reward. But there’s often this question that comes up as you face death, “I wonder have I done my best for Jesus?”

03

talking about heaven

It certainly seems like a good idea to talk about Heaven, meditate about Heaven and read about Heaven, because, after all, that’s where we’re going to spend eternity. It’s an important place — our eternal home. So it’s only natural to want to know what it’s like and what we’re going to be like when we get there.
–David Brandt Berg

04

Examine the Details

Cartoonist Arthur Brisbane once pictured a crowd of grieving caterpillars carrying the corpse of a cocoon to its final resting place. The poor, distressed caterpillars, clad in black raiment, were weeping, and all the while the beautiful butterfly fluttered happily above the muck and the mire of Earth, forever freed from its earthly shell.
Needless to say, Brisbane had the average funeral in mind and sought to convey the idea that when our loved ones pass, it is foolish to remember only the cocoon and concentrate our attention on the remains, while forgetting the bright butterfly.

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“But that is why faith is so necessary, My dear ones! Go to My Word and build your faith there, and see if these things be so. There you will find many angels–ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands–hundreds of millions of angels. There are archangels, angels which stand upon the earth and the sea, angels with trumpets and vials, with little books and scrolls.

 There you will also find the spirits of many just men made perfect–many millions from ages past and present. There you will find beasts which have four faces, white horses that fly, chariots of fire, and My Father’s mobile throne with its wheels within wheels.

There too will you find dragons and beasts, horns and images, serpents and evil spirits like frogs, and the Enemy in all his many guises, even in that of an angel of light.”

 
 
 
 
“There are angels, spirit helpers, beings, and worlds and dimensions beyond number! There is much more to see, and it will take you an eternity to see and explore it all. So marvel not at these few little glimpses that I have given you and be not amazed at the beings which inhabit it, and the kings and queens and many others who have gone on before you to make it their habitation. These are but a minuscule sample of all that is yet to come.”

  • If the thought of your eternity makes you uncomfortable, then something is wrong with your present!
  • Sleep is so much like death & dreams are so much like life in the Spirit.
  • God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life.
  • What we call life is a journey to death. What we call death is the gateway to life.
  • Death is our graduation!–We’ve finished our schooling in this grade & we pass on to the next grade!
  • The will is powerful, it’s important! If a person doesn’t want to live, he’ll usually die.
    When you die, you don’t wake up suddenly knowing everything–if you did, you’d be God!
  • Death is only a heartbeat away!
  • When you come to die for Jesus you’re going to find that’s the easiest thing you ever did! It was dying daily that was difficult!

 
 
 
“Man was created so that God would not be alone. Spirit beings and angels, spirit helpers and departed spirits are also His companions and helpers. They are His family in the spirit world, just as you are His family in the physical world before you enter the spirit world. He needs and uses His spirit helpers, just as He needs and uses you because He loves you.”
“The following is a quotation from the words of Dr. W. B. Hinson, speaking from the pulpit a year after the commencement of the illness from which he ultimately died: “I remember a year ago when a doctor in this city said, ‘You are going to die, Walt.’
” I walked out to where I live, five miles out of this city, and I looked across at that mountain that I love, and I looked at the river in which I rejoice, and I looked at the stately trees that are always God’s own poetry to my soul.
“Then in the evening I looked up into the great sky where God was lighting his lamps, and I said: ‘I may not see you many more times, but, Mountain, I shall be alive when you are gone; and, River, I shall be alive when you cease running toward the sea; and, Stars, I shall be alive when you have fallen from your sockets in the great down-pulling of the material universe!”‘ This is the confidence of one who knew the Savior. Is it yours?”
 
 
 
 
“I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze & starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, & someone at my side says, “She is gone.” Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says, “She is gone,” there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, “Here she comes,” & that is dying”.–Henry Scott Holland.

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