Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Dirty Lane

Look upon your dying day as a gainful day. There is no gain compared to that which comes in by death. A Christian gets more by death, than he does by life. To be in Christ is very good but to be with Christ is best of all.  It was a mighty blessing for Christ to be with Paul on earth but it was the top of blessings for Paul to be with Christ in Heaven! Seriously consider these things:

By death you shall gain incomparable crowns!
  A crown of life, Revelation 2:10, James 1:12.
  A crown of righteousness, 2 Timothy 4:8.
  An incorruptible crown, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25.
  A crown of glory, 1 Peter 5:4.
There are no crowns compared to these crowns!

By death you  shall gain a glorious kingdom! It is your Father's pleasure to give you a kingdom! We must put off their rags of mortality that we may put on our robes of glory! There is no entering into paradise but under the flaming sword of this angel, death who stands at the gate.

Death is the dirty lane through which the saint passes to a kingdom,  to a great kingdom,  to a glorious kingdom,  to a peaceful kingdom, to an unshaken kingdom,  to a durable kingdom,  to a lasting kingdom, yes,  to an everlasting kingdom!

Death is the dark, short way, through which the saints pass to the marriage-supper of the Lamb!

[Thomas Brooks]


Philippians 1:21-23... For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.   But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Luke 12:32 ... Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

1 Corinthians 15:53-54 ... For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.❤