It’s weird, Dennis and I was sitting in our office the other day, and I was literally in tears because I am 23 years old, and I felt weary how much longer I had to fight my sick fleshly nature. I was ready for it to be over at the very moment. I hate sin, and I hate it even more in me. So, I was so encouraged last night when I read what Spurgeon had to say on the April 20th posting. I am going to cut it short, highlighting the important parts.
…… that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death. Hebrews 2:14
Spurgeon says: “The distance between the glorified saints still serving here on earth seems great, but that is not true. We are not far from home, for in a mere moment we may be there. Our sails have already been raised to the wind and our souls have launched out upon the deep.
HOW LONG WILL OUR VOYAGE BE? How many wearing winds must beat upon our sails before we are safely moored in the port of peace? How long will our souls be tossed about by waves before we sail upon that sea that knows no storms?
Listen to the answer! “Away from the body and at home in the Lord” (2 Cor 5:8) A distant ship has just departed but has already reached its safe haven. It just now spreads its sail and was there. Consider the ancient boat upon the Lake of Galilee. A storm tossed to and fro, but Jesus said, “Peace! Be Still!” (Mark 4:39) “and immediately the boat reached the shore” (John 6:21)
NEVER THINK THAT A LONG PERIOD ENSUES BETWEEN THE MOMENT OF DEATH AND THE ETERNITY OF GLORY!
When out eyes close on earth, (if we are saved) they open in heaven. The chariot of fire and horses of fire are NOT EVEN AN INSTANT ON THE ROAD.
Thus, dear child of God, what is there for you to fear in death, knowing that through the death of your Lord its curse and sting are destroyed? Death is now nothing more than Jacob’s ladder who feet are in a dark grave, but whose top reaches to glory everlasting!