The End is NOT the End, until God Says So :: by Don Twobears

Why is it, that we hold such fear and loathing of dying, even when our beloved pets die, we are saddened and despondent, that we will never see the beloved family member, friend or pet again? It is true, that the one thing that sets us apart from the animals, is our ability to reason   that we were created by God to be over the animals. We are to reason out what these animals need and want and to respond according to their need. It is another way that the Lord shows us our need of HIM.

My mom and dad were very careful in teaching me according to the Holy Word of God; that everything in this present life, is the way it is, according to our Loving Lord and Savior and God—Jesus Christ. Having said that, we must understand that death is a very needful thing, whether we appreciate it or not

Ask yourself how would you feel, if at the point of our death, we would simply pop out of existence. You know, a small flash and then we are gone. If one would think on this a bit, you may find that this sort of action would prove horrifying. It would be just too unnerving and sudden, too quick, not enough time to say our “good-byes.”

So we have this present time to prepare for when we mourn separation anxiety from a loved one, or our favorite pet. Some people do not see that this could also be heartrending to deal with, the pain of watching a loved one or pet, take their last breath. I feel this as well my friends, I am no different than you.

In my life, I have buried many a pet, lost my aunts and uncles, my mom and dad. So the question is this: Is this supposed to be a bad thing? Is it better to be able to celebrate that person or pet’s life? I must say, we seldom are willing to look at this situation, the way God means for us to. The apostle Paul said this;

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 3:18-20 “I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”

Most people do not particularly like the second passage of Scripture above, yet we know in our hearts this is absolute truth. If we are willing to examine our thoughts and hearts in this manner, we see that there must be a way, of getting us from this life to the next. If you ask anyone, they would hard-pressed to think of a better way to do so and of course this is my opinion as well,

I believe in the Lord and HIS Holy Word to a fault. Put simply, people do not like to see the end of anything. And yet it is sort of funny, they want to be “progressive” and “sophisticated” as in always moving forward until a death occurs.  Then when death comes they want to  hold on to everything and everyone. Suddenly, the routine, or what is important today, from what was important yesterday, is paramount. You can’t have it both ways!

I believe the biggest reason that so many people do not believe there is a God, is because they can’t see or touch HIM. If that were possible for us, we would be able to see and know heaven. That would dissolve the gloriousness and holiness of heaven, would you agree?

“From dust ye came and unto dust ye shall return!” All of us have life, is was breathed into us by God Almighty, even for the animals. The ONLY time a loved one or a favorite animal dies and we fear never seeing them again, is if WE are not saved to Jesus Christ.

Is it not enough to know that one day we will live in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? All and even more, of what you could  hope and pray for, will be there with Him for you!

Psalm 37:3-5 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

What better promise is there?

1 Corinthians 15:53-54 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

Obviously, not everyone will be as the Scripture above says, because not all will give their lives to Jesus Christ. He, my friends is the foundation on which we must build our lives. One is NOT able to build a foundation on what is being destroyed. Does this make any sense to you?

Indeed, we should be celebrating the passing of a loved one or a favored pet, it is will the Lord, because it was the Lord God Almighty who created them to begin with. Only the unredeemed will be delegated to eternal hell and the lake of fire.

Will we miss our loved ones? Most assuredly. Yet, believing in Jesus Christ will mean that we will be separated from them for a very short time. Life here on earth is indeed short. For me this is a comfort, an assurance that one day we will all be together again. For those that cry and scream, there is a definite end, a permanent separation for them and their loved one, and they know it! It is evident they do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, otherwise they would be praising the Lord.

Did I cry when my mom and dad passed away—yes I did! The difference is this: I KNOW one day we will be reunited again in the presence of the Lord. This is the difference between those that are saved to Jesus Christ and those who are not. Let this be a lesson, that may need research.

Why would the Lord God create a being, only to bring it to death here on earth, and have nothing after? The Holy Word of God, tells us there is indeed a heaven, thus there is indeed life after death.

John 5:24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live!”

There you have it! The end of it all. God through HIS Holy Word—the Bible said so and so it IS!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

All Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV).

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