O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:55)

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  1. steve camp says:

    At this time in my life I find. I’m dealing with more death than even when I served in the Corps. The only thing that makes it even just bareable is. The FACT that they are the ones truely alive. They are in the presance of the author of life. Jesus Christ. they can not be dead. This is our only hope.

  2. This is such a beautiful sermon, I first heard it on the Calvary Chapel website and it moved me and I thought it would benefit people to listen to it. Our company produced the video and it is humbling to see people such as yourself are sharing this message. Thank you so so much for beautiful feet.

    I love the pastor’s heart on this

  3. Hira says:

    “For the living know that they shall die but the dead know not anything…” (Ecclesiastes 9:5).
    “The living KNOW… the dead know NOTHING.” The dead don’t know that they are dead. When you die, you will NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE DEAD! But it gets better. Not only will you never know that you are dead at some point in the future, but from your perspective YOU NEVER EVEN LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. This to me was a marvelous revelation.
    Once God creates consciousness in a human they will NEVER EVER know anything BUT CONSCIOUSNESS. From my perspective and from your perspective we will never “know” ANYTHING but life and feelings and emotions and consciousness. From our perspective we will never “know” what it is like to be dead. Oh we will probably die some day (assuming that the Lord doesn’t come first), but we will never know that we were dead; we will never know what it is to BE dead, or to BE unconscious. Others will know and sorrow (maybe?) that we are dead and gone, but from OUR perspective we will never lose conscious reality, and we will never “experience” being dead.
    We may all go through the fear of dying or even the pain of dying, but there is no pain and no fear IN DEATH ITSELF. No one who is presently dead is aware of it, or experiencing it, or being frightened by it, or anything else.
    “And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, you shall sleep [Heb: shakab—to lie down, to rest, to sleep, to decease] with your fathers…” (Deut. 31:16).
    “Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death” (Psalm 13:3).
    “Our friend Lazarus sleeps: but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep” (John 11:11).
    “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that SLEPT” (I Cor. 15:20).

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