Death is the permanent transition from our physical world to the spirit world. Death is also the bringing to an end of all earthly matters whether its purposes were fulfilled or not.
More importantly however, death is the only way in which the real you which is your spirit can be extracted from your physical body to join the billions of souls that have gone ahead of you in the spirit world to either eternal rest or eternal damnation.
The reality is, it really isn't important how we meet our demise, meaning whether it was by a motor vehicle accident, a heart attack, sickness a plane crash etc. These means of death are just the process by which our spirits are permanently extracted from our physical bodies. This also means that there will be no further interaction between the departed and those that are alive. The scriptures makes it very clear to us when it said, "For the living know that they will die, but the dead knows nothing, neither have they any more reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also, their love along with their hatred and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun" Eccl. 9:5-6
Unfortunately, folks are more challenged by the extraction process of death, and that is how a person died, which of course is entirely irrelevant as oppose to what happens after the extraction process. Many of us take for granted our brief time here on earth, by convincing ourselves that we are guaranteed another day of existence. This is primarily due to such events as: a good health report from the Doctor, a job promotion, a new marriage, a new baby a new relationship, a new home or recently purchased car etc. unfortunately, these things and the temporal joy that accompanies them, lack the ability of extending our allotted time on earth.
I am certain you would agree with me in that you either know of or have heard of the above instances where death unexpectedly showed up to perform the extraction process, in spite of a recent marriage, a new baby, a recent job promotion etc.?
My question to you this morning is simply this, during the course of your daily preparation for everything else that is of importance to you, have you seriously given thought as to what will really happen to you when your appointment with the extraction process presents itself to you? What is your position and relationship with God? Death is no respect of person. Death did not show up to strike a deal with you to extend your time. Many of us are exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ on a daily basis. Many of us grew up in Christian homes but somehow allowed our college education, job promotion or wealth to question the authenticity of the God that not only delivered the biblical characters such as Abraham, Moses, and Joseph along with our parents and ourselves, but we have become our own god. My friends, your college degree, job status, wealth or popularity are of zero value in the spirit world. Instead, did you secure or meet the qualification to spend eternity with Jesus Christ? Trust me when I say to you that you will never have a true appreciation for life until your unplanned appointment with death finds you unprepared. More importantly you're not prepared to meet the God who have made every provision and opportunity available while you existed among the living to GET IT RIGHT!
If you are among the blessed ones to read this post, then know for sure it is not by accident. Instead, it is another opportunity being afforded you by God to get your life in order, to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. I am certain that, just like myself you have noticed the great pace at which time is accelerating. The days, weeks, months and years are quickly flying by. What is even more interesting is the fact that each day is escorting us a little closer to our unchangeable appointment with death.
"You have no idea what tomorrow will bring. For what is your life? Is it not like a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away?" James 4:14
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing