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To know what God says, we go to the Word of God. In God's Word we do find some information about “pestilence” found in Matthew 24:7 and 2 Chronicles 7:13,14, which is similar to our modern word "pandemic". But let us be honest, it is not the pandemic we fear the most; it is the possible result of the pandemic - and that is death. So, let's see what God says about the greater problem, death. Let's look for a moment at how to prepare for death; because whether we die by COVID-19 or some other way, we must be prepared when it takes place. So, let's see what God says about death. After all that is really is our greatest fear, not COVID-19…

1. The cause of death is sin and we are all sinners:

    Romans 5:12 - “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

    Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Our sin has a price to pay - death and hell:

    Romans 6:23a - “For the wages of sin is death…”

    Ezekiel 18:20a - “The soul that sinneth it shall die…”

  Revelation 20:18 - “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

3. Jesus loves you. He died on the cross and paid for your sins:

    Romans 5:8 - “But God commendeth His love towards us, in that wile we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”


4. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of your sins and He will save and

    forgive you:

    Romans 10:9 - “That if thou shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in then heart that God hath raised from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

    Ephesians 2:8,9 - “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.”


5. Today should be the day you make this decision by God’s grace because you may

    not have tomorrow:

    Romans 10:13 - “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

    II Corinthians 6:2c - “…behold now is the day of salvation.”


6. If you have believed, repented, and trusted Christ as your Savior; heaven is now sure

   when death comes.

   1 John 5:13 - “These things have I written not you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

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