Therefore, we are not afraid that life on this earth is only going to get worst as time counts down towards the end.
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1).
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:6–7).
Our Lord JESUS CHRIST, the only begotten Son of God says: “[LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH], where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
The Apostle Paul said: “IF ye then be risen with Christ, [SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE], where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. [SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS ON THE EARTH]. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
“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]” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the [DAY OF JUDGMENT]: because as he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
“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).
“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, [BE DILIGENT THAT YE MAY BE FOUND OF HIM IN PEACE], without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3:14).
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:14).