I want to speak to you today on this subject, ''Dying Grace.'' Now, God gives us living grace and saving grace and so God who saves us and God who keeps us is the God who will give to us dying grace. And I read here in the word of God, ''And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years and the time drew nigh that Israel must die.'' And the time drew nigh that Israel must die. For it is appointed unto man once to die. I'm going to die, you're going to die, Israel must die. We all must die with the one exception should the Lord Jesus Christ come first, then we'll not die, and we'll not go to heaven by route of the graveyard, but we'll go another way.
But, speaking of the graveyard, the entire book of Genesis, in many ways, is like a graveyard. As you think about it, when we see the first death there of Abel who was killed by his brother Cain. We look down upon the bruised and bleeding body of Abel. Then we continue on in that fifth chapter of the book of Genesis. You remember that and as God gave those genealogies, so and so was begat so and so and he died. And so and so begat so and so and he died and so and so begat so and so and he died, and he died and he died and he died and he died and he died and with almost a dreary monotony, and he died. And then we move into the sixth chapter of Genesis and there we found that a whole generation, that entire antediluvian civilization was swept away by death and they perished. They died in the blood and then we studied the great heroes in the book of Genesis. But every one of them had their funerals. We saw Sarah and she died. We attended the funeral of Abraham because he died, and the funeral of Isaac, he died. And Ishmael, he died, and we stood with Jacob by Rachel's tomb and wept wiith Jacob when Rachel died and was buried there in Bethlehem and he died and he died and now, we come to this verse. And it s ...
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