All mortal flesh must die. So also, this overcoming heart must soon face the departure from this earthly life. He may not desire the experience of death itself, but looks forward to the joys of immortal life which await him.
Peace and quietness, familiar to him in life, surround his bedside in the last moments of his life. At his departure, the assurance and testimony are there that through his redemption in Christ he will now receive a crown of life.
This faith that has sustained him in life will not fail him in death, for it is anchored in the eternal Son of God. Jesus will send His angels to bear his soul away (Luke 16:22).
The Apostle John, in the vision he received on the Isle of Patmos, saw “…A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,… clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried,… Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb…” He was told “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb… They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more,… For the Lamb… shall feed them,… And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Revelation 7:9-17).
Can any more be asked of life than this? Is Heaven beckoning? Are loved ones waiting at the portals of glory? Would you not wish to be in that vast throne that John beheld? Is Jesus even now standing at the door of your heart? “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). Come! Come now lest you hear His voice no more!
EXTRACTED FROM: GOSPEL TRACT AND BIBLE SOCIETY.