Jesus said, “I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” Not just to live and die and that’s the end but to show us that there’s life beyond the grave – eternal life. There’s no need to fear death as finality but as the next stage of life.
The scripture says that Jesus took the keys of death and hell - the mystery of the unknown - that the sting of death and its seeming permanency and control over the way we see death loses its grip and hold on us. So we do not see in our experience death as the final stage in our minds but that as he has conquered over death – meaning not to accept death as finality to life – we can now live in our internal experience knowing that leaving the body is only one stage of our life path. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
When we leave this body in a conscious state knowing that we too are passing through the transitory period from this body to living fully in Spirit, we look forward to the next stage knowing that we are with the Lord. Jesus showed us the path that we would take so our minds can consciously walk through death of the physical body knowing and expecting that we are with our Christ - fully in Spirit – in a transformed body.
Jesus’ purpose was to bridge the gap between God and man; the gap that says that God is separate from us and we from God. He is the path. He himself, his life, is the path - the bridge, the consciousness, the awareness - that we are not separate from God. And that if we in our consciousness are aware that we are one with him and with God and that there is no difference between us and God, we would return to our original state of consciousness before separation and division was introduced to the human race.
No longer would we be dazzled, distracted and mesmerized by the physical form – the final result of desire, but we will return to the Source, the starting and finishing of our faith, of our belief, of our consciousness.
Now we can say, “I am one with God, you see me, you see the Father. I am the Son of God.”