||We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and
to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well
pleasing to Him.
What happens to believers when they die? They go straight
into the presence of God. The Bible says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (see
2 Corinthians 5:8). Paul understood this when he said he had "a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is
far better" (Philippians 1:23).
When Stephen was being martyred for his faith, he was given a glimpse of glory. In Acts 7 we read, "But he, being
full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and said, 'Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!' " (verses 55–56).
Then we are told in Acts 6:15 that Stephen's face became as bright "as the face of an angel." Here he was seeing
over to the other side. He radiated God's glory.
When the great evangelist D. L. Moody was on his deathbed, his last words were, "Is this dying? Why, this is bliss.
There is no valley. I have been within the gates. Earth is receding; heaven is opening; God is calling; I must go."
Then Moody breathed his last breath.
It comforts me to think that when my son Christopher left this world, he was carried by angels into God's presence.
I believe that with all of my heart. And I believe that is true of all Christians when their lives on earth come to
When, as a believer, you leave this world, you will be carried by angels into the presence of the Lord and will be
there with Him. If we could see how glorious it is, I am sure it would change everything about
--- Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie
37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
38 For I am
convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of
death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks
be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,
stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in
This body we dwell in is
temporary. James says our life is like a vapor compared to our eternal destiny. The bottom line
is Jesus loves us and His plan is for eternity.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
No Sin AT ALL... only joy beyond
what we can ask or think.
death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your
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