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Your unfavourable reaction to this seemingly haunting piece of article is worthy of consideration. Some of you
I know of some people who have never attended a dead man’s wake because of fear. Often times, this reaction is carried to the extreme that it has become a phobia- NECROPHOBIA- an irrational fear of the dead.
If terror grips you at the mention of death, how much more if you were invited to die?
We may have been invited
We may as well ask: WHO IS INVITED TO DIE?
The request to die is most of all, for
And who is
What is to be alive then? To be alive is to be able to respond to the Spirit’s conviction, to feel the touch of God’s hands in our lives, to feel His presence, to see His direction, to hear His call, to follow His voice. To be alive is to grow, to learn, to change for the better.
To be alive is to feel the prick of our conscience whenever we have done something wrong. What is to be alive? To be alive is to be able
To be alive is to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and to say, “Thank You,
Are you alive? How do you know you are alive? If you think you are alive in the truest sense of the word, then the invitation to die is for you.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIE?
We pride ourselves with our titles, positions, our families, our race and breeding, our intelligence and social status. But don’t you know that often times we are controlled by those around us and by those whom we consider below us?
We get easily irritated by the slight mistake of our neighbours. We take revenge when our pride is
Something must die within us- pride, anger, fear, hatred, insecurities, envy, jealousy.
Why must we die? John 12:24 says it distinctly: …unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
If this is true with a kernel of wheat, so it is with the death of ourselves-not physical death but death of the works of the flesh in us -things that we, humans tend toward and are contrary to what God has designed for us. GALATIANS 5:19-21.
We must die for continuous growth and profit. And we can only do this as we acknowledge and accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. 2
I want you to know that God’s invitation to die is
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE INVITATION?