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Q:

Does an angel come to be with us and take us to heaven when we die? I hope so, because I don't expect to live much longer, and I don't like the thought of being all alone when I die.


A:

Yes, the Bible indicates that when we die we will not be alone, but angels will accompany us on our journey to heaven (if that is our destiny). In one of His parables, Jesus told about a poor man who had suffered much during his time on earth. When he died, Jesus said, “the angels carried him to Abraham’s side (i.e., to heaven)” (Luke 16:22).

But the Bible also reminds us that we are never alone if we’ve given our lives to Jesus Christ, because God has come to live within us by His Holy Spirit and has adopted us into His family. One of Jesus’ most comforting promises was spoken to His disciples just before He was taken back into heaven: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). He is with us every minute of the day — right up to the moment of our death.

How do we know this is true? We know it because Jesus Christ experienced for us the greatest loneliness imaginable — the loneliness of the cross. We deserve nothing less than hell because of our sins — but Jesus took upon Himself the judgment and hell that we deserve. Now He offers us the gift of eternal life — and all we have to do is receive it.

Life isn’t always easy, especially as we grow older. But ahead of us is heaven, where we’ll be safely in God’s presence forever. Let that great truth encourage and strengthen you every day.

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64 Comments

  1. Adria says:

    “I am hard-pressed between the two (living and dying), having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better” (Philippians 1:23). And Paul to the Corinthians he wrote, “to be absent from the body (is to be) present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

  2. Robert Warren Jr says:

    I am sitting at my wife’s bed side, as she is dieing. I will truly miss her and we both have the promise of God’s word. Praise and Glory to our Heavenly Father. Thank you Jesus, as well my dear wife waits for her Angel. Thank you with All praise !!!!!!!

    1. Tiffany says:

      I’m sitting in a hospice at my dad’s side too…they said he has only 2 weeks to live.

  3. Jim Holsheim says:

    I found twenty or more statements saying when die we sleep in the grave until the second coming of Jesus to do the final judgement. I only found one place in Luke where Angels carried Lazarus to Abraham’s bosom. Only Moses, Alisiah and Abraham and some that rose when Jesus was Even the thief on Calvery didn’t go to heaven when Jesus died, because Jesus didn’t go to
    heaven the day he died. He slept for three days in the grave. The translated Bible put the comma in the wrong place.

    1. Shannon Gilmour says:

      Thank you for your truth Jim!

  4. Linda says:

    I trust in him. Thank you so very much.

  5. Judy Tufts says:

    Are angels the harvesters?

  6. Deborah says:

    Love the messages from you, they inspire me and strengthen my faith. Thank you so much.

  7. Brian says:

    What a comfort that promise is.