Death Of God's People
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But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him.
With a shout of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of God's trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will rise first.
In the sight of the LORD, the death of his faithful ones is valued.
I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: How blessed are the dead, that is, those who die in the Lord from now on!" "Yes," says the Spirit. "Let them rest from their labors, for their actions follow them."
For to me, to go on living is the Messiah, and to die is gain.
Indeed, I cannot decide between the two. I have the desire to leave this life and be with the Messiah, for that is far better.
At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!"
This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.
Now he said this to show by what kind of death he would glorify God. After saying this, Jesus told him, "Keep following me."