Believers’ lives always end well
Pastor Mark Jeske
Not all movies have happy endings. Sometimes the guy doesn’t get the girl. Sometimes the business fails. Sometimes the hero is killed. It is one of the exquisite pleasures of Christianity that absolutely every one of God’s promises will be fulfilled, that every one of his chosen will make it to heaven, and that Satan not only will lose, but he has in fact lost already.
The middle chapters in the book of our lives are always the hard ones. But the ending is totally worth waiting for: “Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:16,17).
Here’s what you have to look forward to: When you die, your physical body returns to the earth from which it is made. Your spirit joins the Lord and the souls of all the saints of the past. When Christ returns, your physical body will be raised from the ground and in soul and body you will witness the universe dismantled and re-created. In God’s new world there will be no crime, no diseases, no starvation, and no war. These former things will pass away and become a faint memory. All of the saints will be gathered in one grand reunion.
Regardless of how hard the path had been, believers’ lives always end well.
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