“If you die tonight  where will you go?”

We know where we are going because we know Jesus and with Jesus in our lives there is no fear.

Dennis….. I was sitting in the garden under the walnut tree watching the leaves fluttering to the ground from above my head. It was autumn and although I had seen the leaves fall from trees many times before I suddenly became aware of the significance. Just as the leaves fall from trees in autumn and wither away and die, my life was like that. What is the purpose of living a lifetime if the only outcome at the end of it is to die, with nothing else? The falling leaves were used by Jesus Spirit, His Holy Spirit, to reveal to me that God has more for us than life and the finality of death. I knew with certainty that Jesus, the Son of the Living God, died on the Cross, bore all my sins and sickness, was raised from the dead by God the Father, for me, so I needn’t fear death anymore, because in Jesus I have been given the gift of eternal life. Praise the Lord. My life from that moment was renewed, more alive, and full of purpose, love, joy and peace. I know where I am going.

There is no fear of death when Jesus is in your life.

Julia… (You have already read this in more detail). As a young student nurse I was privileged to be with a follower of Jesus at the time just before he died. This man was 35 and knew he was about to die from cancer. He spoke calmly and with love about Jesus and said he would share with me what he could see as he approached death. He described a beautiful garden, the smells and beauty and also the brilliant light at the far end He was longing to get to that light because he told me he knew that it was Jesus. This blessed man died about an hour after sharing this with me. From that time I lost all my fear of death. I was 18 years old.  I knew then as now, that Jesus is real, I know Jesus is alive.                                                                                                                                                                            When I was 21 at the end of my training, a patient had a cardiac arrest, his heart and lungs had stopped working. After we successfully started them again, he shared with me the terrible fear he had experienced. He detailed everything we did as he lay, clinically a dead person, he said he was looking down at us. All around the bed was a black wall and he was being sucked through. He said he had never felt such fear and he fought hard to get back. He died a few days later. I pray he found Jesus before he died. Psalm 34:4…I prayed to the Lord and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears.

Jesus is our Saviour, our friend and our healer.  JESUS IS THE QUICKENING SPIRIT – He gives us vibrant, abundant life, and, after death a body like His own Imperishable one. Jesus says….. Why settle for business as usual? Why struggle to survive? In Me, your life becomes filled with challenges which I accomplish, through you. In Me, your life is a training ground for the adventures of life to come. Enjoy My life NOW. “And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” 1Corinthians 15:45