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“It is appointed for men to die once, and after this comes judgment!” Hebrews 9:27

No event is so important as death–but how little is it regarded! Death is sure to come. Nothing can prevent it. Every expedient has been tried, but there can be no discharge in this war.

The time of Death’s approach is uncertain. It may come when you are young and in health, and calculating on long life,
when you are deeply immersed in worldly cares and business, when your mind is not the least directed towards it,
in the hour of festive enjoyment, and at a time when you would not be at all prepared for it–unpardoned, unrenewed, and without love to God.

To Dust We Shall Return

At death, the body returns to its original dust. “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19. “Then shall the body return to dust…” Ecclesiastes 12:7

Death, then, as the effect of sin, is the cessation of human existence. It is ended by disease, by sudden violence or accident, by the human machine being worn out by affliction, or by protracted old age.

The lungs heave no more and the pulse ceases to beat. The blood is congealed in the veins and the eyes are dimmed.
And the tongue is silent, andthe hand forgets its dexterity.

Consigned to Dust

Such is the end of the human structure, so fearfully and wonderfully made. And however stately, well-formed, athletic, strong, and beautiful before–it must be consigned to the dust from whence it came! Its tendency to corruption causes even its once adorers to exclaim, “Bury my dead out of my sight!” It . . .
is deposited in the silent tomb,
becomes worm-food, and
is hidden from mortal sight.

Think then, of the momentous results of death. It . . .
mars the beauty and strength of the body,
casts it into the abhorrent grave,
tarnishes all its glory, and
terminates all its happiness!

The Last of Time

Death is the last of time, and the commencement of eternity! It is a complete change of existence, of situation, of circumstances, and of feeling.

After death, the soul appears before God:
“It is appointed for men to die once, and after this comes judgment!”

Death then, is the crisis of man’s fate–the seal of his destiny. It encounters either a smiling Father–or a frowning Judge! It conducts to the crown of life–or the regions of death! And it conducts to eternal glory–or to everlasting perdition!

“Therefore be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect!”

Words of Wisdom from the Cloud of Witnesses:  The Cloud of Witnesses is a reference to those in Heaven who have run their races and are now with the Lord. Their words of wisdom are filled with faith, hope, love, and joy to warm our souls, and the eternal truths of God to grow us and give us joy. Their words strengthen our souls, equip our minds, encourage our hearts, and empower us to stand firm in our faith and be motivated, ready, and willing to share the hope we have in Jesus.

 Hebrews 12:1-2  Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith...

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