The very 1st image comes to mind when we hear the word death is the biological dysfunction of the physical body that leads to a broken machine, but this is very narrow slice of the whole cake!
I met MR death (face to face) for the 1st time when i was 19 years old, i lost my mother and i saw death turning his face 90 degree at the apartment door to give me one last look at his ugly mocking smile after doing his job in my mother body!
To deal with such extreme experience i started to know more, search for answers to understand my enemy better, i found the ultimate answers for all my questions;
Death is not just a biological broken machine, it is a state, as human being we have not been designed at the 1st place with death feature (or illness, suffering, virus corona 🙂 … etc) , our original nature has been vandalized / corrupted by our choice to integrate sins (sins=death) in our holy perfect shape, darkness and light can not be mixed, so we had been separated from the origin of life (The creator, The almighty one who is the the source of all life and love)
By sins, death dominated all the 3 dimensions (physical, soul and spirit) which have been deformed because of the our choice of become independent of the source of life!
If the story ended like that it will be very ugly reality, thanks God it’s not…
(But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.) Romans 5:8
(that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.) 2 Corinthians 5:19
(The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”) Matthew 4:16
God found the solution for us to reclaim our perfection and overcome the state of death by just accepting the sacrifice of Jesus who paid our debts on the cross to be cleanse before the divine justice and reconcile and reunite us again with the source of life
“That’s why there is no way leads to God except Jesus christ”
(There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.) Romans 8:1
As a man who accepted the salvation of Jesus i do not fear death, my soul and spirit have been already redeemed and my physical death is just one last step to redeem my original perfect me
(For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.) Romans 8:38~39
So death has no power over me, no fears of what’s up next, therefore i can sing with saint Paul these last words:
(For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Grave,, where is your victory?”) 1 Corinthians 15:53~55
When my hour comes to meet MR death, i will look at him with a mocking smile, It can not harm me anymore… It is a win win situation, no fears.