For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (Hebrews 13:14)
Brethren, it is a fact indeed, that we will never fully realize in our earthly life what it means to be co-heirs with Christ!
The apostles have made it quite plain that all of the eternal implications of our heavenly inheritance will not be known to us until we see Christ face to face in a future time.
I have said that only a Christian has the right and can afford to die! But if we believers were as spiritual as we ought to be, we might be looking to our “home-going” with a great deal more pleasure and anticipation than we do.
I say also that if we are true believers in the second advent of our Savior, we will be anticipating His return with yearning. Common sense, the perspective of history, the testimony of the saints, reason and the Bible—all agree with one voice that He may come before we die.
The Christian believer whose faith and hope are in Jesus Christ alone knows that he may die before the Lord comes. If he dies, he is better off, for Paul said, “It is far better that I go to be with the Lord!”