Things to Consider on Your Deathbed
Today, you are on your deathbed. Here are some things to consider.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
First: Jesus says, “Father, forgive them.” Is there someone you need to forgive and let the past be gone? Can you let them know? Is reconciliation possible? One of our family verses was Ephesians 4:32, on forgiveness. Please clean house!
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Second: Jesus says to the thief, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” The question is, do you have anyone you need to share the gospel with? Just say this is your last day on earth…is there someone you need to share Jesus with?
John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, He said unto His mother, Woman, behold thy Son.
Third: Jesus says, “Woman, behold your Son!” Now, is there anyone you need to provide for before you leave this life? Look hard into your past…is there someone I need to take care of?
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, la ma sabachthani? That is to say, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? – This is the only saying which appears in more than one Gospel, and is a quote from Psalm 22:1
Fourth: He says, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” Because Jesus suffered separation from the Father for you, you will never suffer separation from God. So when you come to the end of your life, you don’t have to be afraid.
Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you, nor forsake you. Also in Joshua 1:5, Deuteronomy 31:8, 6, Deuteronomy 4:31, Matthew 28:20
John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith I thirst.
Fifth: Jesus says, “I thirst”. When you’re passing from this life, accept the help that is offered to you from family and friends. Allow those to bless you.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost.
Sixth: Jesus says, It is finished. You can trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ for you at the cross. You can look forward to heaven and all that’s waiting for you and me.
And finally, Jesus says, “Into your hands I commit My spirit.” Remember Psalm 31:15. My times are in your hand…God has your future and eternity is His hand and heart. Rest in His love and leading now!
Pastor Dave Stallman