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Getting Ready To Go

Key Verse

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).

TEXT — John 14:1-6


Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was in planning decades before her passing on September 8, 2022. The oak coffin used to convey her remains was made more than 30 years before her death. The design of the new state hearse built by Jaguar Land Rover for the queen’s coffin was approved by the monarch herself.

Our Lord prepared the disciples against his imminent departure in our text. During His final moments, He imparted upon them divine imperatives. He had notified them of a cynical plan by one of the disciples to betray him. He spoke also of an unjust trial, leading to his crucifixion and death. The disciples were understandably sad and despondent. To calm their nerves and allay their fears, He promised He will be coming again to receive them into prepared mansions in heaven. When doubting Thomas expressed his inability to know the way, Jesus replied, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life…”.

If Christ our Lord thought it necessary to prepare for his death and build capacity in His disciples before time, we need to learn a lesson from it. People plan and prepare ahead of every important journey, but are thoughtless and careless about the day of death. The final call to depart this world will eventually come to everyone.

To the believer, death is a changing room where the soul robes itself in immortality. The expectation of Christ’s second coming and the promised resurrection of life give believers confidence in death. The take home lesson here is for everyone, young and old, to reflect on the subject of death seriously and ensure they prepare adequately for it by obtaining salvation from Christ.

Thought for the day

Wisdom demands that we prepare for the imminent journey to our eternal home.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. Pastor (Dr.) W. F. is an amazing, erudite preacher whose prayers work miracles. Listening to him melts even stone hearts. As an ardent member of DCLM, I haven’t seen him blink a second when preaching about HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord.
    May the good Lord keep him that through him, many will seek the truth and the light.

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