A DEATH SO PRECIOUS TO GOD!
( what kind of death is this?)
Psalm 116: 15
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his saints.
A lot of us often interpret this verse of the scripture like God is talking about the physical death or transition to glory of his servant , it is true in a context but much more the death in this place is the death to the flesh .
What is Precious in the sight of God is the death of his servant to their flesh ! He longs to see a servant who is dead totally to his flesh !
When they become dead to the flesh, the world ,, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life , it is precious to God .it gives him an opportunity to mightily use them!
John 12:24 says ,Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
To the world, death is the end of life, but to us death, is the beginning of life and more in God!
that is why Paul said “ I die daily”
1 Corinthians 15:31 (KJV)
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Paul was knocked down several times , he died daily but he also lived daily .what is Christianity? Christianity is daily death and daily ressurection . Daily death to the flesh and the world and daily ressurection to life and all that the father graciously offers .
Why dying daily? It has to be a daily death because the death of yesterday can’t handle the flesh of today !
There is nothing like leftover power . That death has to be daily because the death of yesterday can’t handle the flesh of today!
The death experience must be daily. each time you wake up , you wake up to die to yourself because if you don’t go through daily death rhythm or process , you cannot be effective for the kingdom .