The day is soon COMING when every human being must make a choice between JESUS CHRIST or the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1-7; 10-18)?
I CHOOSE JESUS CHRIST whether I have to suffer persecution and even death (Revelation 13:8-9)!
We must NOT FEAR DEATH and remind ourselves of these words also spoken by the Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, when he said: “[FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN]” (Philippians 1:21).
“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).
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to [SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:21).
We take up the CROSS because we BELIEVE GOD’s promise of ETERNAL LIFE which is in HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON: “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] (John 3:16).
Furthermore, we know that should the end of our lifetime come we will be raised from the dead by the same POWER OF GOD that raised JESUS from the dead after his crucifixion and death on Calvary (Luke 23:3).
Our Lord JESUS says: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall [NEVER SEE DEATH]” (John 8:51).
“[I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE]: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]” (John 11:25–26).
“‘[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME, BELIEVETH NOT ON ME, BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME]. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me” (John 12:44-45).
“[FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD, AND QUICKENETH THEM; EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL]. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: [THAT ALL MEN SHOULD HONOUR THE SON, EVEN AS THEY HONOUR THE FATHER]. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 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 5:21-24).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
“[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).
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (2 Thessalonians 3:18).