Bible Verses For Death of Loved Ones

You can read part 1 on A Powerful Word For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones

1.  Here are 3 good verses from Scripture that will back up the words spoken to this couple by the Holy Spirit.

  • But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62)
  • “… but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

Look at the words in this second verse: “forgetting those things which are behind” and “reaching forward for those things which are ahead.” This verse perfectly lines up with what the Holy Spirit was trying to tell this couple – to let the death of their daughter go, which was now in their past, and to look forward, to press forward for the things which are now ahead of them in their futures.

And one of the things ahead for this couple in their futures will be their own physical deaths and their own crossing over into heaven and being reunited with their daughter, where they will never be separated from her ever again!

2.  This next verse talks about plowing forward in hope.

“… he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be a partaker of his hope.” (1 Corinthians 9:10)

This verse is telling us that each one of us should continue to plow for God with whatever time we still have left down here on this earth – with the understanding that we will eventually be reunited with all of our saved loved ones who have gone home before us.

And not only should we continue to plow forward with this hope in mind, but we should also be a partaker of that hope. In other words, really believe that when you die, you will be reunited with all of your saved loved ones, and this time it will be for good – for all of eternity!

Heaven is going to be the final and ultimate reward for all Christians. The Bible tells us that we cannot even begin to imagine all of the good things that God will have in store for all of those who will be entering into His dwelling place. But one thing we do know for sure – we will all be given the two greatest rewards any human can ever hope to receive once we cross over to the other side.

  • We will forever be united with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and we will be able to have direct contact and fellowship with the both of Them for the rest of all of eternity.
  • And then to top it all off – we will forever be reunited with all of our saved loved ones who have made it into heaven, and we will once more be able to enjoy the friendships that we had established with each one of them while living down here on this earth.

Now that’s an incredible one-two punch that can’t be beat. And to top it all off, there will be mansions and who knows what else from God the Father.

For all those of you who have lost very close loved ones, you have to step back and see the real big picture – the real ending to the story.

So many people have lost the rest of their earthly lives because they could never get over the death of a close loved one.

And the reason they could not get over their deaths is due to the fact that they were looking at their deaths from the wrong “angle.”

The Holy Spirit gave this couple what I feel is a very powerful and liberating Word on this subject. He gave them a Word that was pure, solid, God-truth. And once you receive a direct truth from God the Father – it will set you free if you are willing to accept it and then work with it.

The other thing that happened with this couple is that before they received this direct Word from the Lord, they found themselves taking their daughter’s pictures and photos out of a lot of their family portraits because it was too painful for them to see her and to be reminded of her death.

After receiving the above Word from the Lord, they were then told to put all of her pictures back in with the rest of the family pictures.

He told them that she was not dead – that she was fully alive in heaven – and that they should all be rejoicing because their time would come when they would all be reunited with her once again.

They were told not to try and put her out of their memory. They were to keep intact all of her photos and all of their memories of her.

They were all to look forward to the future when they would once again be reunited with her in heaven.

When this couple received all of the above from God the Father through the Holy Spirit, they were then all set free from the mental captivity they had placed themselves under, and they were then able to pick themselves back up and get back into fully living in their present again.

The other revelation that the wife received from God the Father was on the question as to why – why did God allow her daughter to be taken home so early?

God basically told her there will be times when He will not tell you why He allows something specific to happen in your life, like the early death and departure of a close loved one.

Sometimes it may be better that you not know why God brings someone home so early. Maybe that person was going to have something really bad happen to them somewhere down the road and God wanted to spare them the pain of having to go through it – so He arranges to have them brought home early.

There could be many different reasons as to why God may have brought this person home early, and maybe with half of those reasons you are better off not knowing.

She finally came to the conclusion that if it was God’s will that she not know why He had brought her daughter home so early – that she would simply have to trust God that He did have a good enough reason to bring her home early and to let it go at that!

The Bible says that we can only “know in part.” We will never get all of the answers to all of life’s problems and dilemmas. God will answer many of our questions if He is properly approached.

The Bible says to “ask, and you will receive.”

But when God does decide not to answer a specific question you may have, then you have to accept the fact that He has a good enough reason not to give you His answer, trust that He knows what He is doing and what is best for the situation at hand – and then move on with the rest of your life.

If you don’t, you will run the risk of getting stuck in the misery of your past. And if you do not pull up out of the misery of your past, then you will never fully accomplish whatever God’s perfect plan and destiny would have been for your life.


For those of you who have had a very difficult time in accepting the death of a close loved one, really chew on the above Word given to this couple by the Holy Spirit.

For those of you who may know someone who is really having a hard time handling the death of a close loved one like a child, a spouse, a parent, or a best friend, give them a copy of this article and/or sit down with them and give them the above Word from the Spirit of God.

Share the above testimony with them on this couple and the other woman who had lost her son.

Pray that God will move in on them with illumination and insight so they can fully grasp and understand that even though the death of a close loved one is a very painful experience, that their loved one’s death is now a new beginning for them.

Their close loved one is now in the most perfect place imaginable and they will be reunited with them once again in just a very short period of time. This life on this earth is just for a very brief moment in the eternal scheme of things – but the life to come, where they are at now, will be forever.

Remember what the Holy Spirit Himself has spoken – your loved one is no longer “dead in your past” – your loved one is now “fully alive in your future” – which is heaven.

9 Responses to “Bible Verses For Death of Loved Ones”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Anonymous - February 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    If I’m understanding correctly (according to the verses listed in the above link) You aren’t reunited until it’s your “turn” to be resurrected from your sleep.

    • Tresalynn - February 13, 2016 at 5:50 am

      I understand that “when we die” our souls pass over to heaven at that moment BUT our bodies will “rest in peace”.. and our bones (bodies) will be brought up at the time Jesus comes to us in his Second Coming.. (the beginning of the end of the world as we know it ) .. and be together with Jesus in our NEW heavenly bodies.

  2. Christina Mae Rich - August 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Wow this was amazing and very very helpful July 16 2014 I lost my oldest son do to a 4 wheeler accident he was 19 and his birthday was august 16th he3 turned 20 I have 3 other children I struggl every day to continue my duties like I’m not there fir them all I wanna do is talk about my son James. This has opened my eyes to a whole different and new world thank you god bless every one and all

  3. Jean Lutz - August 13, 2016 at 8:43 am

    This is an add-on to my previous comment. If we think our loved one who died was unsaved, we should trust God who is the final Judge and knows ALL things. It doesn’t matter what it looks like on the outside. God sees the heart and is able to communicate salvation even in the bat of an eye lash. This is for those who have doubts about their loved ones. Have hope.

  4. Eve - June 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    What a blessing this site has been to me. A wonderful peaceful word from the Holy Spirit to that couple and so very pleased they have shared it. I’m struggling with my son’s death due to a ATV accident in Thailand four months ago. This is helping to relax me.

  5. Eve Walker - June 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve read this again and I was with you until the ‘sometimes it may be better if you did not know why God brings someone home so early’ Then all my hope fell apart!
    So God does decide when you die. He does decide if you are born with an incurable disease. He has favourites. It’s all pie in the sky.

  6. Elisheva - July 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    No, sweet woman, He does not hold favourites in a negative way, but rather in the positive. Allow me to explain. I, myself lost a child who was born to me 4 months too soon, weighing only one (1) pound at birth. She was my first child, 30 years ago, and after months of the suffering, before and after the heart and lung surgeries she endured in the first 2 months of the short 7 1/2 month life she was on this earth, God saw fit to take her back, not take her from me, or as a punishment which I so believed for many, many years. Rather, He took her back to Him because her time on this earth, no matter how short to us was the time God had given her, for she was sent to me as His young teacher to enlighten me on matters which He felt I needed to acquire at that juncture of my life. A nun once told me, after I was still grieving, years after my babies death, that our Heavenly Father chose me, to give birth to her, to endure her suffering with her and to let her return to him for He wished me to be in the same light as our Blessed Mother Mary, because for any of us to witness a loved one suffer and/or die, especially a child, serves only to connect us more to our Lord than ever before, just as was Mary, from the beginning, all through the Passion of Christ—It is His way of reminding us that we are all, merely His children, reminding us He is the Father with all of the strength and knowledge of His teachings, His gifts to us, and of continuing to bring us closer to Him. Yes, He chooses, but He chooses those who are already in His light, with all our sufferings, as Jesus and Mary suffered, thus leading us closer to Him and the Holy Trinity with each day. I hope I have not upset you, but rather have been a comfort to you, for in writing this I am grieving again, as I do on occasion, so many years later, but I also know, my little one is with Him in Heaven and that someday, if I remain faithful to Him, I shall be reunited with her. May God comfort you, always, my sister in the Lord. Respectfully, Elisheva

  7. Iva - August 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

    You are addressing a scenario where the children are saved…for a Christian parent who knows their child is not saved, or is unsure if the child ever accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, then it is impossible to ‘forget the things that are behind’ us. It is a cold, hard fact but we do lose loved ones to death and hell.

  8. Eve - October 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Iva, I’ve been thinking a lot about these comments and I do remember somewhere in the bible that it says some will be judged by their own conscience. God is love and you would have to be pretty evil for God to send someone to hell. How do we know what went through the minds of our loved ones when death was near. Smaller than a split second, a person could call on the Lord and be saved. Have faith, we don’t know all, but we have hope, and that is what keeps us joyful. God bless you.

Leave A Comment...