Will you feel the sting of death? Obviously there is a sting and a victory death has, because Paul is mocking it. And why does he mock it? Because he knows he and other believers are comfortably in Jesus Christ’s eternal REST. Death will not separate him from Jesus Christ. Paul knows when he dies, which is inevitable, it will not hurt or be painful because he is saved. He is unafraid of that day, because there will be no regrets, no clinging to worldly things any longer, the sinful flesh will be buried in the grave while his soul will immediately come into the presence of the God Almighty and His peaceful eternity, awaiting Judgment day when he is given a new glorious incorruptible body.
Death will have a sting and a victory over those who are living for the here and now. You will miss a fallen sinful world, and then regret you passed on believing in the only one who could of saved you, Jesus Christ. Those not in Jesus Christ’s rest fear death and what it will bring and what they will lose. I think every human being outside of Christ knows they gain NOTHING by death. What will be missed? Sin, lust, pride, selfishness, boasting, worldly things, so death certainly will sting and it will keep on stinging.
On Judgment Day those who died a world religion such as Roman Catholicism will greatly feel the sting further as God will show them that it was NOT through Mary, not through rituals or tradition fallacies one could be saved, but only through Jesus Christ whom they would not submit to. Matt 7:21-23 promises this by, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
The great STING will be realized when Jesus says “‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
Don’t waste anymore time! Death is at everyone’s door. We cannot rid ourselves of death. Want to really LIVE?? Then trust in Jesus Christ’s redemption! Trust that He saved you from this death and removed every bit of the sting! You will mock death because it has NO MORE power over you!
How great a Savior, Jesus Christ!! No one on earth deserved any part of His redemption, but He left His eternal throne and did this!
THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN JESUS CHRIST’S!
What is preventing you from this eternal rest? Is it your world religion as they put roadblocks up? Sure, you might boast all day and night on social media how your church is the only way to salvation, but you fool no-one. You do fear the sting of death because you removed Jesus Christ as the ONLY WAY. You fear the sting because your world religion has told you to not to be certain, that there is much to do, when in fact Jesus Christ said it IS FINISHED, DONE!