Does death solve all your problems?

If you are a follower of Jesus you don’t have to fear death. We will be resurrected and be with the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit who love us, eternally.

Sometimes death solves all our problems, sometimes it doesn’t.  With the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, God showed us again that we do not die like animals and that’s the end.  There is life after death and that will be exhilarating for some and excruciating for others.

#  The resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus is the reason why He could say, ‘I hold the keys of death and Hades.’ 1  He conquered death, but it led to many disputes over the ages.  Paul asked a valid question in Acts 26:8, ‘Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?’

#  The resurrection of followers of Jesus

For followers of Jesus their resurrection will bring eternal love, joy, peace and happiness with the Father, the Son (the Bridegroom) and the Holy Spirit.  ‘There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’

#  The resurrection of rejecters of Jesus

People who rejected Jesus have nothing to look forward to.  They will spend eternity with the ruler of the world, the devil, who hates them and wants them to share his terrible fate.  Revelation 20:10  tells us ‘…the devil…was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur….[He] will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.’

#  The Trinity’s involvement in the Resurrection

The resurrection was such a ‘big deal’ because it began God’s new order.  All three Persons of the Trinity were involved in it:

  • God: ‘…God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him.’ 3
  • Jesus:  He said, ‘The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life – only to take it up again.  No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.  I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.  This command I received from my Father.’ 4
  • The Holy Spirit:  ‘The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.  And just as He raised Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal body by this same Spirit living within you.’ 5  The analogy is clear: the Holy Spirit who helped to raise Jesus from the grave, will also give eternal life to us.

Conclusion

If you are a follower of Jesus you don’t have to fear death.  We will be resurrected and be with the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit who love us, eternally.  6

References

  1. Revelation 1:18
  2. Revelation 21:4
  3. Acts 2:24
  4. John 10:17-18
  5. Romans 8:11, New Living Translation
  6. Revelation 22:1,3,4,17

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

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