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IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE

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It is appointed unto men once to die

TEXT: Ecclesiastes 3:2, Hebrew 9:27

God has appointed for every matter on the surface of the earth, a time and a season.  As Solomon reflects on all of the life experience,  he comes up to write his expression in a beautiful poem of 14 pairs of opposite events that God has a sovereign design behind all events.


In Ecclesiastes 3:2, “a time to be born, a time to die; a time to pluck up that which is planted”, the writer states two things clearly.  Firstly,  every season has a beginning and an end. Secondly, Times and seasons remain unalterable, fixed and determined by God,  who created all things and directs them as He chooses,  and human cannot alter his work

Life on earth is transient and transitory;  like a flower, it blooms in a moment and suddenly fades away.  Life can also be likened to a vapor that appears now and the next moment disappears.

In Hebrew 9:27, the Bible says “it is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgment.” God,  who owns your life, can demand it anytime,  anywhere. No man has the power to boast of knowing when and how He requires it.

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Life on earth is finite and will certainly come to an end at the appointed time by God. Therefore,  wisdom tells you to live wisely having In mind that death is inevitable and prepare for the end. No one has the power to elongate his or her life,  not even by a second,  neither can anyone determine what will happen to him or her the next moment.

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This post aims to draw your attention to God; He is calling and, do not harden your heart.

When life ends here, “every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12). This should make us know that we are accountable to God for all our actions here on earth.  It is important we examine our lives.

Have you been living for God or for the fleeting vanities in the world?  If you gain the whole world,  power, riches, firm, etc but forget God what will be your hope or what account will you give when you face God’s judgment?

The Bible says “God shall bring every work into judgment,  with every secret thing,  whether it be good,  or whether it be evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).

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The big question now is, if God wraps up your time on earth today,  are you ready for Him? Is your life right with God? Be wise, the decision is yours now to live for Him.

The Bible says “Behold,  now is the accepted time;  behold,  now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Confess your sins and repent of them. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Begin to involve yourself in the activities that will promote the Kingdom of God. Join other Christian brethren to fellowship and study the word of God consistently and live a good Christian life.

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