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No One Beats Death

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.  Ecclesiastes 8:8 KJV

no one beats deathDeath is a real problem because no one beats it. Some countries have exemptions from military service in some instances. In the battle with death, no exemptions exist.

Death is our greatest enemy. We have been fighting our war with death since the beginning but have made no advance. We are no closer to defeating it than when we started. When Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning, death was the penalty for their sin. The guilt and condemnation of their sin were passed to all their descendants.

Death is separation, not annihilation. The body dies, but the spirit goes to another condition of existence—heaven or hell. At death, we leave family and friends behind, but we’re joined with others who have previously gone to our new destination.

We meet death by appointment, but we do not make the appointment and then determine when we will die. God alone decides.

If we had power over our spirits, we would have power over death. But no one has that power. The spirit of our loved ones slips through our arms as we hold them while they breathe their final breath.

Making a pact with Satan or wickedness will not deliver us from death. The only one who conquered death was Jesus Christ. He shares His victory over death with all who believe in Him for salvation.

We must all face death. Will you face yours alone or with Jesus Christ?

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James Cagle

James H. Cagle has been preaching and getting the Word out since 1982. He has pastored for twelve years. He now writes for twelve newspapers weekly. He has published three books and is working on several others. James spent four years in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1980 as a sergeant. He grew up in Bemiss, Georgia, and graduated from Lowndes High in 1975. He currently resides in Nashville, Georgia.