Facing Death, Faith in Jesus Christ important
Importance of faith in Jesus when facing cancer and health difficulties.
What happens after death is important when going through cancer and health difficulties – Faith in Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “We who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord (Jesus Christ) forever.”
Most of us who face cancer and health issues are concerned at some time that our death could be near or at least sooner than we want. Let’s face it, we’re always waiting for Dr. reports, tests and most of us live in constant pain and fear. If the medication doesn’t kill us the treatments might, either way death is usually on your mind. As you look around you start seeing all the people that you will miss, Just about everybody will tell you “You Look Good”, but deep inside you don’t feel that way. Faith in Jesus death on the cross, resurrection and return will help you
What happens after death? At home with the Lord. This verse 2 Corinthians 5:8 and others (Luke 23:42-43; Philippians 1:23) clearly teach that there is no lapse of time between death and life to come, the believer’s death brings him or her immediately into Christ’s presence.
What are some of the components that are important in a believers life?
- Faith – That Jesus Christ died on the cross for us.
- A right Relationship with Jesus = Righteousness.
- Belief that God cares deeply for you, regardless of how severe your circumstances are (Romans 8:34-35, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, James 5:11). Suffering should never lead you to deny God’s love for you, or reject him as your Lord and Savior.
What does Christ’s resurrection mean to you? Is it simply an event in the distant past with little impact on your life now, or does it affect how you think and act each day?
Since we didn’t personally witness the crucifixion and the raising of Christ after his burial, trying to imagine the importance seems far away and easy to overlook. Then we run the risk of taking the resurrection for granted and missing the impact it still has today.
The apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of the resurrections importance. (I Corinthians 15:13-17 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him in if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ is not been raised either. And if Christ is not been raised your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.)
By describing what would have happened if Jesus had not been raised. Our Easter celebrations would be a big lie, and our faith would be worthless. Worst of all we’d still be bearing the guilt for every sin we’ve ever committed – with no hope of forgiveness, salvation, or eternal life in heaven. If Jesus had not been raised, his death would’ve accomplished nothing.
Jesus died in our place to satisfy the requirement for our atonement, a price far too high for us to pay. His resurrection proves that the father was satisfied with this sacrifice Romans 3:25 and counted it sufficient for the forgiveness of all of our sins, I Corinthians 15:20-23 and because of Christ’s victory over death, we too will be resurrected and receive an imperishable inheritance reserved for us in heaven. This is the hope that enables us to rejoice every day, even in the midst of trials and suffering (I Peter 1:3-9 Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into the living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into the inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all types of trials. These have come so that your faith of greater worth than gold, which parishes even though refined by fire may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor and when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for your receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.)
James: 5:11 As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and of seeing what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Romans 8:34-35 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus who died more than that, who was raised to life, is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ” For the Lord himself will come down from heaven and with a loud command, with the voice of the Archangel and with the trumpet call of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”
With much Love