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What Do You Say to Death? 

“So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death.” Revelation 6:8.

Talk to Death. 

just sit down and talk to death
it’s known to teach you time again a something
not of this earth that something not of this earth.
12 o’clock time for bed say no to waking up again
feeling not of this earth that’s not of this
earth brings all comfort to no reason never
know where you go what if the intangible
that something to earth not of earth
that something all comfort no reason some reason -Prong, industrial metal rock band. 

What do you say to death? Do you say, “You’ll never touch me? I’ll escape your clutches? Do you say, “I’m afraid of you? I don’t want you to hurt me?  Do you say, “I want to see what you are like? Or, do you say, “Take me out of my misery? Where are you taking me? Not now?” 

Jesus saw Death coming. Not in the stinging whip. Not in the crown of thorns. Not in the faces of the Jewish leaders. Not in Pilate’s handwringing. Not in the screaming mob. Not in the soldier’s hammer and nails. Not in the splintered cross. Jesus saw Death before Calvary. “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4. Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37. 

What did Jesus say to Death? No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” John 10:18. The Resurrection and the Life did not fear death. “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” John 11:25-26. 

What do you say to all of life’s problems; to sickness, pain, injury, disease, war/violence, addiction, alcoholism, tragedy, loss of job, and worldwide turmoil? Death will not win! “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57.  His tomb is empty!

What do you say to your own death? Death. Burial. Resurrection.  This is the ultimate answer this side of heaven: “Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38.

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