Thank you Lord that in Christ we who believe and have received you as Lord have power over death and the grave. For (1 Cor. 15:55) says “O, death, where is thy sting? O, grave, where is thy victory? Thus, whether in life or death we who know him have nothing to fear because our Lord and savior Jesus Christ has power and authority over it all.
We know that all will have to pass that way because it is appointed unto men once to die, according to (Heb 9:27), but thank God that when we as believers die we go to be with the Lord and there is no better place to be; for to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
Therefore, let us live our lives with confidence, that whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore, or die we are the Lord’s (Rom 14:8). Thus, if God desires to raise us up from physical death he can; however, if he desires to bring us on to heaven that’s alright to because we are the Lords. Thus saints of God let us live our lives unto the one who told Martha in (St. John 11:25) “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason