Death, the Bible tells us, is the last enemy. It also tells us that
Christ has triumphed over that enemy. That fact enables us to triumph
over the last enemy as well, as today’s attached devotional illustrates.
God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
Hebrews 9:27 (ESV)
27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Dying Words of Christians
“Martin Luther – ‘Our God is the God from Whom cometh salvation, God is the Lord by Whom we escape death.
“John Knox – ‘Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.’
“John Calvin – ‘Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.’
“John Wesley – ‘The best is all is, God is with us. Farewell! Farewell!”
“Charles Wesley – ‘I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness – satisfied, satisfied.’
“Richard Baxter – ‘I have pain (there is no arguing against sense); but I have peace, I have peace.’
“Dr. Preston – ‘Blessed be God! though I change my place, I shall not change my company; for I have walked with God while living, and now I go to rest with God.’
“Samuel Rutherford – ‘If He should slay me ten thousand times, ten thousand times, I’ll trust. I feel, I feel, I believe in joy and rejoice; I feed of manna. O for arms to embrace Him! O for a well-tuned harp!’”
[A. Naismith, 2,400 Scripture Outlines, Anecdotes, Notes, & Quotes, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973), p. 58 #210]