Are you tired of being dead?Published 4:22pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By EDDIE BURCHFIELD / Guest Columnist
I heard someone say, “Death ain’t worth dying for.”
I second that statement.
A man needs something worth living for, to die for it. The longer I live for God, the more I learn about God, and the closer I get to God surely makes me think about the past, the present and the future.
I don’t know many people who can’t look at their past without some regret. Thank God for His forgiveness, and His forgetfulness. There may be some consequences to what I have done in my past, but because He is ever present with me, since my surrender to Him, my present is so much sweeter than my sinful past.
Heb. 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Today I have peace, and a joy from His presence, and I have made my mind up to keep my relationship with Christ “fresh.” My future is known by God, but I have a good idea, according to His word, that it will be out of this world!
Thank God for the resurrection. Jesus came, and lived among His own creation.
Jesus died for our sins, and was buried in a borrowed tomb. Three days later, He arose. He got tired of being dead. The last words Christ spoke on earth are found in Acts 1:8, for in verse 9: “He was taken up.” Wow! One day those of us who have chosen Christ as Savior and Lord, will also rise.
1 Cor. 15:55: “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
There is just not a great future in being dead. Too many make that decision by not making a decision to surrender to Christ. Eph. 2:1: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” The operative word here is “were.” Were means “past.”
Our lives can be “quickened” or “revived” when we trust Christ. Have you?
The Rev. Eddie Burchfield is a Pentecostal evangelist with Fresh Fire Ministries. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.