Apostle Grace Lubega
Ecclesiastes 7:17 (KJV); Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?”
Today, I wish to challenge an assumption we make about life.
Usually, when someone dies young, there is a tendency to say, ‘It was his time to die. Death is like that, you never know when your time will come.’
Is that truly the mind of God? I beg to differ.
Our theme scripture introduces us to such a concept as ‘dying before one’s time.’
There are paths that people take and decisions that they make that are guaranteed to shorten their lives, contrary to the will of God. In Proverbs 14:12, the Bible calls them the ways of death.
If a man drowns himself in disastrous habits that are bound to endanger his health and he dies in his youth, it does not mean that God designed for him to die so early.
God has promised in Psalm 91:16 to satisfy you with a long life. Longevity of life is a promise. It is up to you to accept it or reject it.
Paul, bold in this understanding, had this to say, ‘For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.’
Refuse to die before your time. May you leave this earth only when you have run your race, finished your course and kept the faith.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 91:16, Philippians 1:23-24,
GOLDEN NUGGET: Refuse to die before your time. May you leave this earth only when you have run your race, finished your course and kept the faith.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the guarantee of a long life You have given me. I refuse to be taken out by the enemy without a say in how my life ends. I will not die in an accident! I will not die of the diseases that afflict the men of this world. I will not die by some stray bullet. This is my story and my song, in Jesus’ name, Amen