Let readers acknowledge; I’M JUST THINKING.
HAS IT EVER OCCURRED TO YOU THAT ONE DAY, SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE WILL CONFIRM YOU DEAD AND BREAK THE NEWS TO YOUR LIVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS? SOMEONE WILL ONE DAY SAY CONCERNING ME ‘HE’S GONE’ AND THEN THE INFORMED AND PRESENT AUDIENCE WILL OPEN THEIR EYES AND MOUTH IN TEARS AND WORDS, THEN THE INTERNMENT PLANS WILL FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AS MY BODY WILL BE FINALLY COMMITTED TO THE EARTH IN BURIAL; IN SHORT, ONE DAY, NOW UNKNOWN TO ME, I WILL BE A GRADUATE FROM LIFE AS A DEAD MAN.
Now come to think of this,
NOT ALL THE SAINTS DIED AT THE SAME AGE:
This simply means there is no fixed age to die, even as a saint. Some say as a saint I must live long to see my children’s children, Jesus who died at 33 without getting married, did he die a miserable death? Paul who died at 62 beheaded and without a child, didn’t God love him? There is no specific age limit that you must pass as a saint before you die, not one. Hezekiah was 39 when God told him to tidy up for death, he prayed and God gave him 15 years more, so he died at 54, did God kill him untimely of what? John the Baptist nko who was only six months older than Jesus, did he die at that age because he sinned? All these thoughts that righteousness is a way to long life ehn? Where did i get it from sef and what is my definition of a long life gan? Let’s go through the Scriptures and see what long life really is o? I’M NOT SAYING DYING EARLY IS GOOD O, NEITHER AM I SAYING DYING LATE IS WRONG, I’M ONLY TRYING TO QUESTION MY LINE OF THOUGHT IN SYNC WITH THE SCRIPTURES! Cos if salvation is all about living above 100 years, what do i say about those who don’t know Christ at all living above 120, and do I now say those who are saints who die below 100 died miserably?
Still come to think of this;
THERE IS NO FIXED ‘HOW TO DIE’ AS A SAINT.
Jesus died crucified and it’s God’s will for him , Stephen died stoned to death and while he was dying he saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God , John the Baptist died beheaded , Lazarus died of illness before Jesus raised him up , yet while he was dying Jesus loved him , Elisha died of a sickness, Apostle James died beheaded and lots more. All the saints didn’t die the same way o, meaning there is no fixed way to die? I wonder where I got the mindset that there are some kind of death that are apt for saints? If being a saint decides the how of death, does it mean all who died in their rooms, on their beds will go straight to heaven? I HAVE EVEN HEARD SOME BELIEVERS SAY ABOUT ANOTHER BELIEVER ‘HE DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH’ seriously don’t think this is right for me to say!
I have still not seen in the scriptures another right way or time to die other than Phil 1:21and 2Tim. 4:6-8.
ANYTIME I DIE, ANYHOW I DIE, ANYWHERE I DIE, ALL THAT IS NEEDFUL IS TO DIE SAVED, TO DIE AS A BELOVED SON OF THE FATHER.
Sure, death is to us a sleep, for we shall awake to see His face, Glory to God.