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24 Bible verses about life after death: Important Scriptures

Life is a mystery.

We all don’t know how we got here.

And we are also not sure of what the future holds.

These thoughts can quickly fill your mind when you’ve lost a loved one.

Or when you are sick and suffering from a terminal illness like cancer.

Will I meet my mom again? Will I have the opportunity to see my best friend again?

These are the questions that filled my heart about ten years ago.

I was in medical school when I got a call from my dad that my mum is dead.

At first, it seemed like a joke.

I couldn’t imagine it.

But as each day passes, the reality of never seeing my mum dawn on me.

She was the most beautiful friend I ever had.

And it would be unfair never to meet her again.

She was a devoted Christian and a good mother and wife.

She was so committed to the things of God.

She paid her tithes and always encouraged her kids to serve God.

If there is no eternal life after death, then surely all she did would be meaningless.

But God forbid.

There is no doubt in my mind that she would be saved.

As Christians, we know there is a life after death.

There are many times in the old testament that the prophets prophesied about everlasting life.

Likewise, Jesus Christ also promised to grant the righteous eternal salvation.

But do you qualify? Do your loved ones qualify for eternal salvation?

I have compiled bible verses about life after death to edify your soul.

Read and be blessed.


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Bible verses about life after death

Bible verses life after death

1.  John 11:25-26

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

2.  1 Thessalonians 4:14

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

3.  John 1:4

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

4.  John 3:36

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

5.  1 John 5:11-12

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

6.  Romans 8:10-11

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[b] his Spirit who lives in you.

7.  John 6:44

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.

8.  John 6:39-40

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

9.  John 5:21

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.

10.  Isaiah 26:19 — old testament verse about life after death

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

But your dead will live, Lord;
    their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
    wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
    the earth will give birth to her dead.

11.  Philippians 3:20-21

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

12.  Romans 8:38-39

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

13.  Romans 8:2

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.

14.  Job 19:25-27 — an old testament verse about life after death

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

I know that my redeemer[a] lives,
    and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[b]
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet[c] in[d] my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
    with my own eyes—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns within me!

15.  Hebrews 11:13-16

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.

Bible verses about life after death Important Scriptures

15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

More Scriptures about life after death

16.  Revelation 21:4

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

17.  Colossians 3:3-4

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

18.  Revelation 9:6

During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.

19.  John 14:2

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

20.  John 13:36

Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going? Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”

21.  2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

22.  Revelation 3:12

The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

23.  John 17:24

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

24.  John 12:25-26

Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.


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We will not all see death

With millions of people dying each day, there are still those God has promised never to experience death.

If you are troubled, there is no reason to panic.

God has promised every righteous follower a place of eternal rest.

Where we will no longer die or lose a loved one.

In that home, we will be happy and never experience death.

Unfortunately, some of us will have to die.

Death in Christ is eternal life.

It is a mystery but through faith, we know it’s a reality.

We believe that there is a glorious coming for us when we die.

But there are a lucky few that will move from life into Eternal life.

Paul said,

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

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E. Lauraine Acey

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Reading the various Bible verses for the sick, dying and those which promise eternal life after death has been a source of encouragement to me. In recent years, I have not been reading the Bible as I once did. This was a blessing to me.

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