Death is Abolished

…our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel… —2 Timothy 1: 10
One thing you can say about death is that it is certain. Thus far, the statistics have been impressive: 100 out of every 100 have died. But here is an interesting phenomenon: if you are born once, you will die twice; if you have been born twice, you will only die once.
At our physical death, we will be changed. We will undergo a metamorphosis. That is necessary, because right now we exist in corruptible bodies. But in order to exist in heaven, we need incorruptible bodies. And when these tents are dissolved, when our bodies go back to dust, we will enter our eternal existence with God. What a glorious promise! What a blessed hope!
**Our eternity with God—what a glorious promise!
One of these days you may pick up a paper and read, “Chuck Smith, pastor of Calvary Chapel, has died.”(*happened 10/3/2013) Don’t you believe it! If you see that, know with certainty that I didn’t die—I simply moved out of an old, worn out tent and into a beautiful mansion, “a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5: 1). So please don’t weep for me, because you know I won’t be weeping. “In His presence is fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16: 11).
God wants to have fellowship with you, and He sent His Son to abolish death in order that you might have eternal life and immortality through Him. And that’s the gospel truth.
Father, thank You for that life and immortality that is ours through Jesus Christ. We pray for those who don’t know You and ask that You will speak to their hearts. In Jesus’ name, amen.
YBIC, Dan Shock Florida Marketplace Ministry
Perspective on Kingdom Work: “Thinking Lost” bit.ly/1iUQg7x -best teaching I’ve heard on the Great Commission Excerpts taken from teachings by Pastor Chuck Smith. To unsubscribe a simple reply with “Unsubscribe” will do it.

Search For More Articles

Leave a Comment



November 27, 2020

JUSTIFIED That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. —Titus 3: 7 Through mercy God forgives you of your sins. But by grace He justifies you, and that means He has dismissed the charges against you. He has wiped the slate clean. “There is therefore…

Read More

The Blessed Hope

November 26, 2020

THE BLESSED HOPE Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…—Titus 2: 13 The believer’s hope is eternal life with God. For us, death is not the end; it is simply a metamorphosis. It is merely a change of body. But if your hope isn’t in Jesus…

Read More

Profession vs. Practice

November 25, 2020

PROFESSION VS. PRACTICE They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.—Titus 1: 16 A lot of people think that because they say, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep,” then that means they know God.…

Read More
Dan Shock

Dan & Sara Shock

"It is our desire to help people come into a personal relationship with the Lord."


Invalid Email
Invalid Number
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.