What Happens When You Leave Here?

Impending death.

An unexpected topic came up at lunch time–one that my friend said made her feel torn about going on with life. 

When lunching with two familiar friends, one of them explained her dilemma. In her 70’s, the firemen had rescued her several times in the middle of the night after passing out.

If she died, what would happen?

  • Would she see a dark tunnel with a light at the end?
  • Would she see clouds?
  • Would she see a hand reaching out to her?
  • Would she see anything?
  • Would she see heaven’s gate closed to her?

Having been to the doctor, her fears only worsened.  The unconscious times were growing longer and it was more difficult after each episode. Her doctor was proposing putting something inside that would zap her heart if it started to fail.

Terrified, she didn’t know if she wanted to keep on. Why not just die?

It was then that I shared John 8:51 with her, which basically says that the believer in Christ will never see or experience death.

She would only see Jesus.

Her last breath on earth would be her first in heaven!

With a big sigh, her fears left and she was comforted.

I am so glad we had lunch together.

That once-dreaded device has now been installed and she is filled with joy instead of fear!

Selah! (Pause and think about this)




Additional Scriptures about life after death:

John 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies;

Mark 8:31  And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must [of necessity] suffer many things and be rejected [as the Messiah] by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and must be put to death, and after three days rise [from death to life].

John 3:15  so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life[after physical death, and will actually live forever].
John 21:19  Now He said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. And after saying this, He said to him, “Follow Me [walk the same path of life that I have walked]!”
Acts 11:18 When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified and praised God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance that leads to eternal life [that is, real life after earthly death].”
2 Corinthians 5:4 For while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened [often weighed down, oppressed], not that we want to be unclothed [separated by death from the body], but to be clothed, so that what is mortal [the body] will be swallowed up by life [after the resurrection].

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