Entry 26 Praying to Avoid Premature Death
The bible declares that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus came to give us abundant life. For it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment. But we can die prematurely. God never intended for us to die; Adam gave Satan the keys to bring sin and death into the world. Jesus came and snatched the keys of death, hell and the grave from Satan, so that we may have the right to the tree of life. So whereas we may die physically now, when we are in Christ we abide with Him forever. Our souls will never die. Either they will live in heaven eternally with God in the end, or we will suffer forever in hell with Satan. We all have a set time and season to live and to die. We can die prematurely with our lifestyles, personal choices and worldviews. If we live life like it is one big party not taking care of our temple, we can expect Satan to bring death to us before our time. If we choose to eat improperly, dishonor our parents, or engage in sexual debauchery, we are inviting death into our lives prematurely. If we think incorrectly believing God wants us to die and not live, or think we do not deserve to live an abundant life in Christ, we cancel out the promises of God and His blessings over our lives. None of us get from God what we deserve; even our righteousness is as a filthy rag in His sight. But Jesus came to give us the mercy and grace to live a satisfied life in Him. With long life God will satisfy us and show us His salvation. So praying to avoid premature death is inviting God’s presence, blessings and promises into our lives daily.