Thursday, December 18, 2014


DEATH
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
 
 
No matter how you try to lengthen your life you are going to die. You may add a few years by healthy living but in the end death will win.

KJV Hebrews 9:27
27. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

KJV Genesis 2:17
17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

KJV Job 10:20-22
20. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
21. Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
22. A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
 
KJV Job 14:10
10. But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the Ghost, and where is he?

KJV Psalms 6:5
5. For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

KJV Psalms 89:48
48. What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Death stalks us like a lion stalks his prey and when our time comes he devours us all.

Are you afraid of death?

When fear of death becomes an obsession, to the degree where we cannot enjoy life, is to be out of balance and if your are a Christian, lacking in faith.

You should know that physical death is as temporary as our physical life and that through Jesus all humanity that has not committed the unpardonable sin is guaranteed a resurrection from the dead.

KJV Psalms 48:14
14. For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

With God, your fear of death should not be excessive or crippling so as to terrify you and cause you to forget Gods promise. This would be like calling God a liar.

What if I could show you a way to avoid death entirely; to never die, but to be changed from what you are now into another life form. It would happen in an instant, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. Would you be interested?
You would never even lose consciousness and you will shed the flesh and take on the spirit.

KJV 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
51. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

KJV 1 Corinthians 15:44
44. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

When Jesus returns, those saints who have died are referred to as being asleep and will be resurrected from the dead but the saints who are alive at this time are instantly changed from flesh to spirit without ever having died.

KJV 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep(The saints who have died), that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.(Do not fear or be terrified about death)
14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.(This is our faith to believe God)
15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

Here is the proof that there are two groups of saints, those who are alive at the return of Jesus and those who have died.

16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

If you have experienced Gods spirit working in you, if you desire to obey God and Christ and follow the message of the gospel then you have the hope of being one of those who will never die.

When we examine the world today we see many signs Jesus gave of the end times. Things are happening that have never happened before and we are approaching a worldwide catastrophe of horrific proportions. We are not like the carnal people of this world with no real idea of how close we are to the return of Jesus.

KJV 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
1. But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

The saints of God will know when Jesus is near to his return but the carnal world will be clueless.
Now, this change from flesh to spirit is dependent on our will and desire for it and our obedience to God to receive it. Let no one think they will ever become spirit if they do not have and live in the love of God. The change to spirit has conditions God demands from us and that is to grow in His love that He gives us by His Holy Spirit. Without this love no one will ever be spirit. Without this love we will be nothing.

ASV 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
1. If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
2. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3. And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4. Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5. doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;
6. rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
7. beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8. Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.

ASV 1 Corinthians 13:13
13. But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

ASV 1 John 4:8
8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Paul describes what Gods love is like.

4. Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5. doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;
6. rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;
7. beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8. Love never faileth:

This love is an absolute requirement for anyone to escape death and experience the instantaneous change from flesh to spirit.

So, if you never want to die, you better have and live in Gods love.
God gives us a portion of this love, His love, when we receive His holy spirit. God plants this seed of love in us, the good Earth, so that it will grow and bear fruit to God.

ASV 2 Thessalonians 3:5
5. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.

ASV 1 John 2:5-6
5. but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:
6. he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

ASV 1 John 3:16-19
16. Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17. But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?
18. My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
19. Hereby shall we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our heart before him:

ASV 1 John 4:9-12
9. Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.
10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
12. No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us:

ASV 1 John 4:19
19. We love, because he first loved us.

ASV Jude 1:20-21
20. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
21. keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto everlasting life.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, the love of God in us and acting through us is the way to life everlasting without ever seeing death. If any of us have issues where we are failing in this love we need to go to God and ask Him for help, God will give help. We need to examine ourselves and be honest with ourselves before God concerning our thoughts, conduct, actions and words; asking ourselves, are these of the love of God.

ASV 2 Corinthians 13:14
14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

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