Yesterday, we woke up to the disturbing news of the passing away of the popular man of God, T.B. Joshua. His death came as a shock to almost everyone and has sparked so much conversation on all media platforms.
Sometime before his passing away, he gave a very profound piece of advice concerning death via his television channel, Emmanuel TV. That piece of advice is capable of changing the perception many Christians have about death.
Death has always been a mystery to man, in the sense that many are doubtful with regards to where the human soul will be after that inevitable experience.
The Holy Bible teaches that those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal saviour will be with him and the Father in Heaven, whereas those who will harden their hearts will burn in Hell with Satan and his angels.
Despite all this assurance from the Word of God, many Christians still tremble at the very thought of death. But Pastor TB Joshua through the Emmanuel TV admonished believers to never consider death to be their end, but rather the end of their troubles and tribulations.
He added that to die young or old is not what matters. What actually matters is the grace to continue living hereafter. That means that death is meant to come at anytime without warning, but one must be concerned about where they will be when they live this earth.
He continued to caution all Christians to live each day as if it were their last, since the Lord can choose to call anyone at any time. “Are you living each day as if it were your last? The greatest way to live your life is to spend it on something that will outlive it. Love someone”, he admonished.
Love is the greatest commandment that every believer must obey to the latter. The Lord Jesus commanded all his followers to love one another as he had loved us. The love Jesus showed for us was the type that even took him to the cross. That means believers must be willing to sacrifice every thing for one another. That is how to live on this earth in anticipation for the coming of the Lord Jesus or death.
The prophet went on to advise all believers to continue to trust in the Lord, since that is the only way to be ready for the end time. “Continue to trust in God. It is the only way to get ready for the things we are not ready for”, he added.