“Christ in you, the hope of glory” 10/13/2022 Written by Louis Mize, a good friend

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Written by Louis Mize, a good friend  @  https://www.facebook.com/louis.mize

“Christ in you, the hope of glory”

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen ] asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. (NKJV)

1st Thessalonians 4:13

Paul isn’t telling us that we should not have sorrow in the death of a loved one, but that our sorrow should be different from ones who are unbelievers in the Lord Jesus Christ. You see when you pass by the casket of a loved one who has trusted Christ as their Lord, your loved one is not there. You are just seeing the body that housed the real person.

In 2 Corinthians. 5:8, Paul tells us that to be absent from the body is to be present with Lord. The soul of man never dies, it never sleeps. The body does. I have preached many funerals of saved folks, and these people’s family’s sorrow, but in a different way from the families of those who are lost. The reason for this is that they who are lost have no hope of eternal life.

When the church on earth is finally caught up in the air to meet the Lord, God will raise the bodies of the dead in Christ first, then those who are still alive will follow our brothers and sisters up, and so shall we will be with the Lord forevermore. That gives the sons and daughters of God much hope and should affect the way we view the loss of a loved one. Therefore, we should comfort one another with these words, and not torment them.


P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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