Read Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 3:1-4, and 1 Peter 4:14.
Knowing we are safe with Jesus gives us the right perspective. That’s how Stephen was able to endure martyrdom in Acts 7. We are safe because we are already saved! We are already with Christ positionally outside of time. Look at Ephesians 2:4-6. The devil can take the body but not our spirit. Look at the description of our glorified bodies we will have in the future in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58. In the end, regardless, we win! The perfect love of Jesus has helped us beat death. And that perfect love casts out all fear.
When I fly I see the airplane cabin as a little sanctuary. I have a vision of running up to the front and preaching the Gospel, leading everyone to Christ just in time, and then swooshing into Heaven right after impact. I want to be able to shout for joy right before I die because I’m about to go to Heaven! On my tombstone, I would like it to say: “I was dying to go to Heaven” with 1 Thess. 4:17 written under it. Let’s keep this heavenly perspective and boldly share the love of Christ.
Acts 7:54-60; Ephesians 1:18, 2:4-6; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Peter 4:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:17