When we TAKE UP the CROSS and FOLLOW JESUS we are assured that will NEVER SEE DEATH! “Knowing that Christ being [RAISED FROM THE DEAD DIETH NO MORE]; [DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM]” (Romans 6:9).
“[FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).
JESUS says: “[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).
“[AND HE THAT TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS], and [FOLLOWETH] after me, [IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that [HATETH HIS LIFE] in this world [SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. if any man [SERVE ME, LET HIM FOLLOW ME]; and [WHERE I AM, THERE SHALL ALSO MY SERVANT BE]: if any man [SERVE ME, HIM WILL MY FATHER HONOUR]” (John 12:25-26).
JESUS spoke these words as revealed in the Holy Scriptures: “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old” (Proverbs 8:22).
“[I WAS SET UP FROM EVERLASTING], from the beginning, or ever the earth was. While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world: When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men” (Proverbs 8:23–31).
The Apostle Paul explained of JESUS, said:: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the [FIRSTBORN] of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the [BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD]; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell” (Colossians 1:15-18).
“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
JESUS says: “I am Alpha and Omega, [THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING], saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:8-9).
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that [OVERCOMETH] will I give to eat of the [TREE OF LIFE], which is in the midst of the [PARADISE OF GOD]” (Revelation 2:7).
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give [EVERY MAN] according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12-14).
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).