Final Retirement

The final retirement in life is “DEATH” yes the last thing to all that has life,death is a phenomenon of life the natural end to all beings. Some person don’t want to hear the word death; some people don’t want to know it., don’t want to see it! Don’t even want to feel it! Because death is sorrowful, death brings separation, it bring loss, Death comes into our life without any rules inconsiderately and irrationally as a thief, people will say death came in and took that person away. Death
could be seen as an event or condition, whichever way, it is the end to life, the happening or event after the period lived by a person from birth which is summarized as the lifetime. How is your life time?

Several names and terms were used to describe death as follows:

Transition to Glory, Call to glory, Celebrations of life, Funeral Ceremony, Gone to Grave, Demise, Pass away, Eternal Rest,
Departure from sinful world, slept in the Lord, Deceased, Exitto Glory, Rest in peace, Obituary, whatever you call it death is death and the end to all life.

I have said it once and I am saying it again; most people are scared when they hear the word, Death. But then it is inevitable. it’s the final end to all whether old or young man or woman rich or poor what ever the nature, the race and the denominations, if you have come to live you must die. Retire back to somewhere. 

The God-given, inspired, infallible Bible is the only book in the world that gives the true answer to the great question, what is life? And it satisfactorily explains the origin of life in the account of the creation in the book of Genesis. God created man from the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. We can now see that this life
is a union of the soul or spirit and body. So When the spirit and body is separated, it becomes death, the ceasing of life, the final retirement from live.

“The body without the spirit is dead.” (James 2: 26.) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without work is dead. want to bluntly tell you that material wealth is not the ultimate goal of life because the bible teaches us that we should not lay
up for ourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal but, we should lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven.

Death is the natural end to all being that experience life as an ultimate and shocking event. Francis Bacon said, “Death is a friend of ours and he that is not ready to entertain is dead and not at home.” I add such a person is not born or alive.

The apostle Paul states that the proper attitude for Christians to have about worldly possessions is this: “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out” 

The Hebrew Christians demonstrated the right attitude when they took joyfully the spoiling of their goods, knowing that there was a better and enduring substance in heaven (Hebrews 10:34). There is an inheritance reserved in heaven which is incorruptible and undefiled, and that fades not away (1 Peter 1:4). We therefore should set our affections on things above, not on things on the earth (Colossians 3:1–2).

Death is a word that strikes terror into the hearts of millions daily, especially those who have no hope. It is a reality that brings indescribable anguish and uncontrollable sorrow to many people as they helplessly and hopelessly plead in vain for just one more word, another sign of movement, another look from the still loved one in the cold grey casket. It is a word that stirs our memories of departed loved ones and brings fresh tears. Hence, through the ages, there has been an endless, futile, hopeless search by explorers and scientists for the elixir of life, something that will eliminate or postpone death. But the search will always end in complete failure, because we are born to live and bound to die (Hebrews 9:27).

“There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit, neither hath he power over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8).

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