Avoid abrupt death
Dear reader, my prayer to you always is that you do not die a sudden death whereby you pass away so fast that you have no opportunity to utter even a single word. In this post I give you the reasons why you should avoid abrupt death.
Satan, the cause of abrupt deaths
The main reason sudden death is so bad is that most times the victim has no time to call upon the name of Jesus. Satan knows that whoever calls on the name of Jesus will be saved (Romans 10:13) so the strategy he has devised is to bring sudden deaths so that victims have no time to call upon the Name of Jesus. This is another way of taking more people to Hell.
The second reason abrupt death is so bad is that the victim has no time to repent. The Devil hates repentance because the action takes persons from his grip to Heaven.
The criminal who went to Heaven
God gave the two criminals who were crucified with Jesus plenty of time before their death. One of them used this time to call on the name of Jesus Christ. Because of this action, God forgave this man all his sins and Jesus told him:
‘Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[a]”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43
The remedy for sudden death.
The only counter measure for abrupt death is to be prayerful at all times. You use these prayers always to ask God for forgiveness of the sins you have committed and to renew your salvation in Jesus Christ. These prayers will keep you away from Hell and make you ready for death any time.
Be ready at all times
Beloved, let us always be ready for Jesus. Let us be like the wise virgins who always kept their lamps burning.
“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Mathew 25:6-13
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