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OH DEATH WHERE IS THY STING

 

AS I SAT PONDERING THE PASSING OF SISTER IOLA SANDERFORD, A VERY STRONG SISTER IN CHRIST, A VERY GOOD FRIEND AND A HARD WORKING MEMBER OF LOST SHEEP MY MIND RECALLED A SONG BY SLIM AND THE SUPREME ANGELS, TITLED THE DEATH OF A BEAUTIFUL LADY, AND IT CALLED TO MY REMEMBERANCE THE STORY OF A YOUNG MAN AND DEATH.

IT SEEMS THAT ONE DAY THAT DEATH KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF A YOUNG MAN. THE YOUNG MAN OPEN THE DOOR AND SAID WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?  DEATH THEN REPLIED “I HAVE COME FOR YOU”. THE YOUNG MAN BEGIN TO PROTESTED AND SAID I AM NOT READY TO DIE  AND THERE WAS NO WARNING. DEATH AGREED WITH THE YOUNG MAN, SAYING YES YOU ARE RIGHT THERE WAS NO WARNING. SO DEATH AND THE YOUNG MAN MADE A PACK, THAT DEATH WOULD WARN HIM BEFORE HE CAME NEXT TIME. AS THE DAYS TURNED TO WEEKS AND THE WEEKS TURNED TO MONTHS AND THE MONTHS TURNED INTO YEARS THE YOUNG MAN WENT ON TO ACHIEVE WEALTH, STATUS AND MANY OTHER THINGS. THEN ONE DAY AS HE WAS SITTING IN HIS EASY CHAIR DEATH TAPPED HIM ON THE SHOULDER AND STARLED HIM AND SAID IT IS TIME. HE LOOKS UP AT DEATH AND SAYS BUT I DIDN’T GET ANY WARNING LIKE YOU SAID I WOULD, THEN DEATH SAYS TO HIM, SEE HOW YOU HAVE TO COCK YOU HEAD TO ONE SIDE TO HEAR ME, AND NOW YOU ARE WEARING GLASSES TO SEE THINGS CLEARLY AND LOOK AT YOUR HAIR HOW THIN AND WHITE IT IS AND WHEN YOU STAND UP YOU DO IT SLOWLY AND SO IS YOUR WALK, THESE WERE ALL SIGNS TO YOU, THAT YOU NEEDED TOO GET READY, THESE WERE MY SIGNS TO YOU.

AS I THOUGHT OF THAT STORY I ASKED MYSELF HOW DO YOU GET READY FOR DEATH, HOW DO YOU GET READY TO DIE? YES, HOW DO YOU GET READY TO DIE? THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SPOKE INTO MY SPIRIT THAT YOU LIVE. YES YOU LIVE.

 HOW DO YOU LIVE? YOU LIVE BY;

1.     ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR OF YOU LIFE

2.     CONFESSING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR

3.     WITNESSING TO OTHERS ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

4.     TRANSFORMING AND RENEWING YOUR MIND

5.     LOVING GOD AND OTHERS

6.     READING AND STUDING YOUR BIBLE

7.     PRAYING DAILY TO GOD

8.     AVOIDING TEMPTATIONS

9.     SERVING THE LORD WITH GLADNESS

10.  STANDING FIRMLY ON THE WORD OF GOD

11.  COMMUNING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

12.  FORGIVING  EACH OTHER

YOU LIVE A HOLY LIFE, YOU LIVE A RIGHTEOUS LIFE, AND YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST.

AND WHEN DEATH KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, REMEMBER YOU DON’T DIE YOU PASS ON TO (CROSS OVER TO) ETERNAL LIFE WITH THE FATHER THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

SISTER IOLA SANDERFORD LIVED HER LIFE TRUSTING IN JESUS CHRIST.

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