Dear believer, stop waiting for death before you experience the realities of life and immortality.
If as a believer, you must die before you can access immortality, then let’s raise an intercessory prayer for your death!
After all, what else is more glorious?
This is ridiculous right? I agree.
If we must die before we can experience what is already ours, under the economy of redemption, then death is not our enemy, but our greatest friend.
But the inerrant Word of God labels death an enemy…
1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV
The last ENEMY that shall be destroyed is death.
How can it be a friend and an enemy at the same time?
If we must die before we can put on our glorified body, then death is the doorway to life and immortality, and not the Lord Jesus Christ.
But we know the Door…
John 10:7,9 KJV
THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THEM AGAIN, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, I AM THE DOOR of the sheep.  I AM THE DOOR: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Growing up as a Sunday school pupil, were you ever cajoled by your Sunday school teacher or a preacher like I was?
They would ask us…
Q1: Who wants to go to heaven?
All our little hands would go up in the air. ☝ ☝
Then they would shoot us another question…
Q2: Who wants to die?
Our hands were quickly put between the legs to avoid a case of head-limb disagreement. You understand? 😁
This is the point at which they mocked us with their final question in the series…
Q3: How do you want to go to heaven if you don’t want to die?
Kai! The blind leading the seeing!
The spirit in our young minds knew that one doesn’t have to die to go to heaven.
But these adults shut us down. After all, what did we know?
Now don’t get me wrong. It is not my aim to discredit those who taught us the ways of the Lord as children. God bless them for us.
However, it is time to unlearn and relearn those things that are not in alignment with the Living Word of God. No matter who taught them.
If we must die before we can go to heaven, then death is our Saviour, and not Jesus Christ.
But Jesus is the Way to all the realities of the Godhead available to you and I…
And this includes life and immortality!
Let me ask you a simple question.
When you go to the market and buy a nice phone for yourself, how long do you wait before you are permitted to start using your device?
After you have paid the full price, does the merchant ask you to go home and wait some time before you can take delivery of your property?
I believe I know what your answers to the questions above are.
If we couldn’t wait an extra second to start enjoying a product we already paid for, why do we expect the Lord Jesus to wait before He and His redeemed ones begin to enjoy what He already paid for?
Jesus paid the full price for the immortality of the believer with His own life blood!
It is a criminal offense to ask Him to wait until we die before we can access what He paid for.
He paid by His own death so those of us who believe won’t die at all.
John 11:25-26 KJV
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE. Believest thou this?
To ask Him to wait for our own death in order to access His life is the height of spiritual fraud…
What an insult on Divine Intelligence!
To demand our death before we can experience life and immortality is to declare the death of Jesus Christ of no significance and consequence!
God punish that religious devil and his entire demonic kindred!
Nonsense and ingredients!!
Brethren, Jesus is the Way to the Father. And to know the Father and the Christ is life and immortality.
John 17:3 KJV
And this is life eternal, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent.
If you are in Christ Jesus, you are already a resident of life and immortality.
But you must engage your new residence if you want to experience its reality. (See #TableShaking3 for how.)
The way is open brethren… The way is Jesus Christ, not our death!
John 14:6 KJV
Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Hebrews 10:19-20 KJV
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  BY A NEW AND LIVING WAY, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.
And to end it here, I leave you with the words of the Lord Jesus to Martha…
BELIEVEST THOU THIS??
Shalom… Cheers 🍻
Chika Emmanuel Okoye