​Yesterday, I received a sad news about the death of a friend of mine, who passed away in his sleep two nights ago in the UK. He was a healthy young man yet he died. This could have been you or I or anybody else; that we are still alive today does not mean that we are saved from death. NO, we are not safe. Of all the fears that plague the heart of man, none is greater than the fear of death. It is our greatest fear, the sum of all other fears. We are afraid to die. We are afraid of what happens when we die. Death is a fundamental human problem.
Life is short and uncertain. *For we don’t know tomorrow. What is our life like? We are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes* (James 4:14). Moses said to the Lord *you sweep men away in the sleep of death, they are like the new grass of the morning; though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered* (Psalm 90:5-6)
Nothing in life is certain in life except death, so does death win in the end? I don’t know much beyond the familiar words of Ecclesiastes 3:2 which states that *there is a time to be born and a time to die*. Pay a visit any cemetery, you can’t really tell much difference between the Christian and the non-Christian though you can intuit something by reading what was written on the epitaphs; notwithstanding, the dead lie buried side by side, six feet under. There they are, all grouped together, young and old, male and female, rich and poor, famous and infamous, churchgoers and non-believers.
For those that know Jesus, death is not the end of the story. The Scriptures tells us what lies ahead for those who know Jesus. Kindly read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10: you shall discover some wonderful truths that give us hope as we face death with all its dark fears. Even if we do not understand every detail of this passage, the first impression it leaves us with is that it gives us hope as we look ahead to the end of our earthly journey and wonder, *What’s next?* Apostle Paul tells us in very picturesque language that we have nothing to fear, that no matter how we die or when or where, and no matter what may be our physical condition at the moment of death, we have a promise from God that death itself cannot break.
I want you to know today that death is not the end of our lives; it is not reincarnation or evaporation or annihilation. Death is a trade-in, for we live in a tent and one day we will trade in our broken down bodies for a new body that is from God; that is not made with hands; that is eternal; that is heavenly and not earthly.
To be assured of this body, you have to surrender your present tent (your life) to Jesus Christ  and let Him take charge of it. For those who seek and follow Jesus, there lies beyond death *an inheritance imperishable…..reserved in heaven* (1 Peter 1:3-9).
Jesus is telling us today that, *“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”* (John 11:25-26).
Weather you believe or not, it is appointed for men once to die and after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27); there is no second chance after death. For those “in Christ” need not to fear as “there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). And how does one get “into Christ”? By faith and by baptism (Galatians 3:26-29).
You may think that there is time, but death is no respecter of age. Death is appointed, and you are no exception. We only die once, and death is not the end; it is our destiny’s door.
Sleep well in the Lord Eniola Hastrup.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Good morning 
By Dr. Adebayo Odunowo

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