Death Bed Scriptural Declarations of Faith

Death is scary! No matter how old you are, you will never be ready. It separates us from what we know and it takes us to a territory unknown. When death comes knocking, nobody is able to stand strong and face its face alone. No matter how tall or short you are, no matter how rich or poor you may be, no matter how big or how skinny you may fancy yourself, a day of reckoning will beckon and you will answer to death’s call alone. Nobody can stand against death for you, you have to do it yourself. We all have to face him alone at some point in our lives and only Jesus can face him because he already won the battle against him.

As anointed and powerful as Jesus was, at just age 33 years old, Jesus of Nazareth as brave and courageous enough to die on people’s behalf, he cried out with a loud voice saying; “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” Mathew 27:46 (NIV). As close to Jesus as Lazarus was, his influence may have given him a second chance at life but it definitely could not stop him from answering the fateful call. He faced death all by himself until Jesus seized death on his behalf. John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus Christ yet a time came when he faced death alone, he was beheaded and his remains buried by his disciples.

Before Billy Graham died at the age of 99 years old, he made a bold declaration of faith many years before his death, with such foresight and insight into death he professed; “My home is in heaven, I’m just travelling through this world”. Such declaration of faith helps in facing death alone at any age. Such legacy, such example is worth following most especially on death beds.

Perhaps you know someone who might be afraid of dying or facing death alone? or perhaps you are on your death bed and feeling afraid, alone, forsaken and dejected. Making a bold declaration of faith will strengthen you for the next journey to eternity. It’ll shift your focus away from the tribulations of this world and set your heart on the journey home to heaven.

Make a Bold Declaration of Faith with me Today
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I declare that I have obtained eternal life through Jesus Christ who is the son of God. I am no longer afraid of dying for I cross over from death to life, I cross over from living in the flesh to a life in the spirit eternal. I cross over to live with Christ Jesus in the heavenly places with the hosts of angels and the heavenly beings. Death no longer has its hold on me. When I die on earth I will rise up with Christ who already won the battle over death for me. I believe that Jesus was sent from God the father to bring me salvation and through him, I will meet with God in heaven.
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I declare that today my flesh dies and my spirit lives in Christ through I have obtained eternal life and resurrection.
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I declare that I am a citizen of heaven where Jesus Christ lives. My body he transforms to be like his glorious body.
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I believe in God and I also believe in Jesus. I believe a great place is prepared for me in heaven by Jesus Christ who promised it to me. I will not worry nor will I be anxious for the journey ahead.  Where Jesus lives, I will live there also. Jesus is coming to take me home to the place where he has prepared for me. I am going home to be with Jesus my saviour.
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Blessed be to God who gives me rest from hard labours and caused my good deeds to follow me into eternity.
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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:1-6 (ESV)
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Jesus gives me eternal life, I will not perish. No one can snatch me out of his hands, through him I am saved.
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SCRIPTURES

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24 (NIV)
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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;” John 11:25 (NIV)
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But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to subject all things to Himself, will transform our lowly bodies to be like His glorious body. Philippians 3:20 (NIV)
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In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.. John 14:1-3 (NIV)
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And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!” Revelations 14:13 (NLT)
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“A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:1-6 ESV
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“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28 (ESV)
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