December 28th, 2019
Gain in Death
Philippians 1:21 (KJB) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
The Apostle Paul gave us a powerful perspective about death. Not only that, he tells us that he is looking forward to gaining in his death.
Death is often not viewed as an advantage or something to gain in this world. In fact, grief, sadness, and many questions and unknowns accompany thoughts of death. Death seems final and fatal to any souls who are living outside of having a personal relationship with God. Death seems to be an ending, like placing a cap on any further life to those individuals who are without eternal fellowship with God.
To softened hearts who personally know and serve God, death is like placing the icing on the cake. It is the commencing of an endless future, spiritually speaking. It is like taking a football into the end zone or completing the last lap of a race. When physical life ends in death spiritual life immediately extends for all eternity for those who reside forever in sweet fellowship with God.
A sincere child of God harbors hope and peace about death and his or her spiritual future with Christ upon his or her physical death. However, a person who does not know God personally is left with a gaping hole in the heart, endless questions, and turmoil about his or her spiritual state upon physical death.
You too can face absolute eternal gain upon physical death by choosing to live in spiritual agreement with Christ now and forever.