“There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I want to die because there is nothing else for me left to die. When you die, die like I am planning to die. Empty. It is finished.” -Pastor Myles Munroe
(The Bahamas)—As memorials to Myles Munroe continue to flood in from around the world, news reports have surfaced describing a profound prophetic dream he had shortly before dying, as well as a “premonition of his own death” while he and his wife were ministering in Africa several weeks ago. (Photo via Twitter)
In an interview with Jeff Koinange on Kenya’s KTN JKL Show, Munroe said: “I want to challenge every Kenyan to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I want to die because there is nothing else for me left to die. When you die, die like I am planning to die. Empty. It is finished.”
In a recent YouTube video Munroe is also seen talking about a profound dream he had. At the time, he believed the dream was for a message he was set to deliver at the Leadership Conference in Grand Bahama. However, considering the plane crash meant he never shared the dream at the conference; it has taken on a much deeper significance.
In the dream, Munroe saw a track and field athlete lying in his coffin, clutching a baton. “It was about people dying with a baton instead of passing it on,” he said. “I was thinking, the young person who’s supposed to lead next has to go to the casket, pry the baton out of the dead man’s hand to take it to the next leg.”
“We are in a leadership dilemma,” he continued. “The reality is, effective leaders always prepare their replacements. People would rather die than pass it [the baton] on, so you have young leaders having to fight to get it. Great leaders pass it on before they die and they live to see the other runner run.”
CBN also reports today that in Israel, both Jews and Christians, are mourning the loss of Munroe and his wife.
“Myles Munroe was a key leader of the global evangelical movement with a big heart for Israel,” the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem said in a statement. “His tragic passing is a loss for Christians and for the Jewish people he loved.”
“Israel had no better friend,” said Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Director Josh Reinstein. “His faith and love of Israel was an inspiration to all of us.”
A statement from surviving family members, Myles Munroe Jr and his sister Charisa, read in part: “We will not allow death to claim any victory, but we celebrate the life and legacy of each individual. This tragedy does not mark the end; the end of life, the end of a vision, the end of a journey, nor the end of a purpose, but it marks the new beginning of an era… (Photo: Charisa and Myles Munroe Jr)
“So let’s not mourn their deaths but let’s celebrate their lives and find joy in knowing that although God may not explain Himself, He will reveal Himself. In the words of our father, ‘The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.’ We know there is a greater purpose in all of this and we are now the vessels for this new vision and legacy to be carried on.”