When I Die

When I Die

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~Ephesians 6:12

Who misses you when you die says a lot. But who rejoices says even more.


Post-publication note: Although the top quote is widely attributed to C.S. Lewis, one authority says he cannot find it in any of Lewis’s writings. Another source attributes it to the great missionary C.T. Studd, but I find no additional attributions to Studd or anyone other than Lewis, so I’ve let it stand. Certainly, both Lewis and Studd were worthy to have prayed it.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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18 Responses to When I Die

  1. Wonderful quote by C.S. Lewis. thanks for sharing

    Liked by 4 people

  2. exhebdenmick says:

    I do love a telling quotation or two!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Interesting quote, but C.S. Lewis’ words live on and still serving the fight.

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  4. robstroud says:

    Thanks for sharing, Mitch. I’m sure the Adversary was pleased when C.S. Lewis breathed his last… but the quotation was unfamiliar to me, and when I checked, I found this on a site devoted to validating Lewis quotations: https://www.essentialcslewis.com/2017/01/07/ccslq-31-hell-rejoices/

    God bless you on this holy (All Saints) Day.

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  5. FloA says:

    When I die, all I would want to hear is “Well done, my good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23

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  6. What a powerful thought. I’ve never read that quote by C.S. Lewis- I’m learning a lot from your posts lately! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. That last statement in particular gives one pause.

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  8. Just Jodie says:

    Fantastic quote of a life well lived. as Paul said – I have fought the good fight..!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Ann Coleman says:

    It’s a quote worth sharing no matter who wrote it, thanks!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. revruss1220 says:

    Wait… so you mean our struggle really isn’t against Republicans or Democrats or Libertarians?

    NOW you tell me! (WINK, WINK)

    Liked by 3 people

  11. paityng says:

    Thank you for sharing this

    Liked by 1 person

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