Doing away with death!
“In that day he will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken!”
There are many rooms in my Father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly.
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again.”
About this week’s promise:
“There are two kinds of death — the cessation of life here on earth, and the missed opportunity to live in heaven with God forever. To die physically is to leave our earthly body and our place in the earthly community. To die spiritually, eternally, is to miss eternal residence in heaven with God and his people, to be separated from God forever.
When we die physically, we can be even more alive as we take up residence in God’s eternal home with him and his people. It is not pleasant to think of dying physically. But it is devastating to think of missing heaven forever.”
From the TouchPoint Bible with commentary by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 1180
For more on this week’s topic, check these resources:
Heaven by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale, 2004)
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House