Day 44: Do Not Die Sick

Day 44: Do Not Die Sick
February 13, 2015 Joel Grantham

“Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died.  His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.”  Deuteronomy 34:7

Every one of us is going to die one day.  Hebrews 9:27 says, “It is appointed for men to die once.”  The only exception to this rule is for those believers who are alive on the earth when the rapture of the church occurs.  1 Corinthians 15:51 says, “Behold, I tell you a mystery: WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP (or die), but we shall all be changed.”  In 1 Corinthians 15:26 the Bible tells us that death will be the last enemy that God destroys.  Physical death will not be done away with until the Lord returns.

But nowhere is it written that you have to die sick!  Moses was not sick when he died.  His body was still strong and healthy.  Just because your body grows old doesn’t mean that it has to break down physically.  Moses was 120 years old and he didn’t even need reading glasses!  God doesn’t want you to die with some sickness or disease.  No!  After you have lived a long life, you can just go and be with Jesus!  That is how Smith Wigglesworth went, and if Jesus tarries, that is how I am going to go too!

Just like Moses, it is God’s will for His children to live a long life.  It is never a part of His will or plan for someone to die at an early age.  Sadly, many believers die before they need to, simply because they never understood God’s promises of long life.  (See 1 Corinthians 11:30).  If Moses could live to be 120 years old under the Old Covenant, certainly you and I should be able to live a long and healthy life under the New Covenant!

 

Confession:  I will love a long and healthy life.  I will not die at an early age nor will I die sick.  My body will remain strong and healthy, even into old age! 

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