When we go to sleep at night, expecting to awake to another day, so too we are to be joyful today that once Jesus is in our life, when we die (or rather fall into that long sleep), we will awake in Jesus Christ on the Last Day (Daniel 12:2) (Revelation 20:12–15).

“Wherefore he saith: ‘[AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST], and arise from the dead, and [CHRIST SHALL GIVE THEE LIGHT]’” (Ephesians 5:14).

“[BEHOLD, I SHEW YOU A MYSTERY; WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP, BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED]. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [LAST TRUMP]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:44-55).

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).

“[TRUTH] shall spring out of the earth; and [RIGHTEOUSNESS] shall look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11).

“[LIGHT IS SOWN FOR THE RIGHTEOUS], and gladness for the upright in heart” (Psalm 97:11).

“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever” (Psalm 37:18).

“They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).

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