Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | September 10, 2011

ETERNAL LIFE

VICTORY OVER DEATH

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. … then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting?  O grave, where is thy victory?  Thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord, Jesus Christ.  THEREFORE, my beloved brethern, be stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”  (1 Corinthians 15: 51-58)

My friend Jeanie was in the arms of Jesus September 4th and I participated in the celebration of her LIFE yesterday.  She suffered many of the days of the past few years, yet she rejoiced always in how good her Lord was.  Jeanie prayed unceasingly for the unsaved in her immediate family and for those in darkness all over the world, right up until God’s work for her here was done.

I am always reminded in these times that none of us know when God is going to say, “Your time here is over.”  I believe many of us close our eyes to our mortality.  We go from day to day putting off important times alone with God, our family, and others.  Not Jeanie, she never missed an opportunity to speak about Jesus and the blessed Hope of ETERNAL LIFE we have through His life, death, and resurrection.

She would often quote three favorite passages to anyone who sat with her for any amount of time:  Romans 8: 22-28; Philippians 4: 19; and then, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  NO, in  ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS  through Him who loved us.  For I AM PERSUADED, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate ME/us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord” (Romans 8: 35-39). 

I know that Jeanie’s body often “groaned in pain”, yet she continually looked upward with love and in faith for all the good things that God had waiting for her throughout eternity!  I rejoice with her!


Responses

  1. And because of our Christ conquering “death” and giving us, His sheep, eternal life, we shall never die, and spend eternity together with Jesus.

    • Amen and amen!

    • From: Mareah [mailto:mareah@live.nl]
      Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 7:19 AM

      Dear friends & beloved ones!
      As some of you requested lately, here my contact information to stay in touch.
      Some of you know already, but the Lord relocated me to Bethlehem (BetSahour) to pray and intercede for His people and the upcoming vote in the UN.
      This will be the biggest part of my stay here, being His intercessor, besides this I pray for people in their homes and minister to them the Love of our Father, tell them they are very precious in His sight, Letting them know they have a future and they have a Hope in Christ Jesus in the midst of their trouble and fear. G-d is King over the whole universe so also over the W-Bank and Israel. His promises will come true and come to pass, the Prince of Peace will come back soon. Keep your watch and pray.

      I keep it short, but if you like to know more, please feel free to email or see me on skype for a visit.
      I would love to write or talk to you.

      In His Protection & Peace,
      Mareah Pomstra

      Contact Information:
      P.O. Box 31719
      91316 Jerusalem
      Israël

      Skype: mareah.pomstra
      Email: mareah@live.nl
      Telnr: 00972-525808428

      Donations: PayPal – mpomstra@gmail.com

  2. We are loved!
    When I read Romans 8 a few years ago, it hit my heart , and deap within me there came the words : I am loved

    Some one said a while ago: Jesus is singing a song, and it goes like this:
    laa, laa, laa, laa, laa
    It means, Loved And Accepted
    So whenever it is silent in me or I’m hurt or dont know what to say, I can sing:
    I am laa, laa, laa, laa,laa

    • A song in our heart; the song of Christ RISEN! 🙂 I was reading a devotional that is written to us from God’s heart and today’s is: “I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO YOU. Once you have trusted and believe I AM your Savior, I never distance Myself from you. Sometimes you may feel distant from Me. Recognize that as feeling; do not confuse it with reality. The Bible is full of My promises to be with you always. As I assured Jacob, when he was journeying away from home into unknown places. I AM WITH YOU and WILL WATCH OVER YOU WHEREVER YOU GO. My last recorded promise to My followers was: “Surely I AM with you always, to the very end of the age.” Let these assurances of My continual Presence fill you with Joy and with Peace. No matter what you may lose in this life, you can never lose your relationship with Me. (Isaiah 54: 10; Genesis 28: 15; Matthew 28: 20)

  3. From: Elizabeth [mailto:funnyface20032005@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 1:11 AM

    Subject: Encouragement as we near 9-11

    Lord, help us not to be dismayed for You are our God. Strengthen us, help us, uphold us. Help us to trust You. Help us to be like the tree that is planted by the still water. Help us to extend our roots deep that we will have no fear. Let us flourish with no anxiety despite the spiritual drought that our country suffers. Help us to put forth fruit, even so. Thank You, Father. Be with each one of us this weekend, meeting the needs of Your people. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

    Isa 41:10
    Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
    be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
    I will strengthen thee; yea,
    I will help thee; yea,
    I will uphold thee
    with the right hand of my righteousness.

    Jeremiah 17:7
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD
    And whose (R)trust is the LORD.
    8 “For he will be like a (S)tree planted by the water,
    That extends its roots by a stream
    And will not fear when the heat comes;
    But its leaves will be green,
    And it will not be anxious in a year of (T)drought
    Nor cease to yield fruit.


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