“If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.” (Revelations 13:10)
I see we have two ways we can enter death. One being by the ways of the natural world, as such they call it a natural death by sickness and disease or a super natural death; by sword or crucifixion. I know this may not be a daily thought to most Christians, but lets us not believe these two options do not exist. “This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.” Not everyone will experience this kind of Death, but praise the Lord to those who are chosen and carry this mantle. Many may question to why I speak of these things, not to inflict fear of Death, but to the greater reality of the Fear of God. We owe nothing to the world that was brought by the Blood of Christ and by these things we must live with an understanding of the price that was paid. Death is a day of redemption. For our mortal bodies are from earth and the day of our Death, the earth shall reclaim the dust that we were made of. But in the balance of that, we are left with our spirit.
Many will have a fear of death of flesh, but rarely take this stance on their eternal soul. For by the flesh we are here in a mere blink of an eye, for this is just preparation of what’s to come. So much knowledge and so little understanding of the things of God and we must not by ignorant of what has been told. There will come a day when things that men held as foolish will confound the wise, and then the wise who were all knowing will find their wisdom as foolishness. Let us take up the wisdom of Christ who openly offers to all and see beyond the Death of the flesh, to the eternity of the Spirit.