Friday, February 26, 2010
“Death – 101”…Blog.
How do you… ‘personally’, deal with death? Perhaps a relative or even spouse or your child…? Perhaps you have never thought about it. For most, it is a time of crisis and great emotional upheaval. This subject has been removed out of our thinking, except when it is in the news. This week a trainer at SeaWorld, in Orlando Florida, was killed by a ‘whale’. She was in her early forties and expected to live for some time, yet the news reported that she was taken by drowning. “All”… seem to have ‘forgotten’… that is why, it is called… “A Killer Whale!”
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And = as it is = “appointed” = to mankind = ‘once to die’, = but = [immediately] after this = the judgment,
People are ‘tied’… to their Emotions. Sometimes this can be good, but often not, as it can be to our detriment. The Life Insurance industry has mostly given people a ‘false sense’ of protection. The actuary tables provide statistics, on how long someone will live and they bet on these facts, to sell you ‘Life Insurance’. But, may I suggest that is ‘not’… what you really need? It is …“Life Assurance”… ‘To live your life properly’, in the ‘here & now and after you die’. This cannot be purchased, from an agent or on the internet. It comes, only from God, the God of the Bible and His Word.
*** (John 14:6) Jesus = said = to him, = I am = the Way, = the Truth, = and = the Life; = ‘no one’ = comes to = the Father [God] = but by Me.
This… “Life Assurance”… will help one… ‘Handle the TRUTH’… when someone you know dies. Sorry No, I am not speaking about a religion, or the false hope of atheism that says, there is nothing after death. Many that have religion, and even ‘some’, that have a form of Christianity… are ‘not sure’, when someone close to them… ‘Dies!’ The real question that haunts them is… “Do I, even have the ‘Right Belief’, about what happens, when I die? If you told someone about Jesus, would it be the correct belief, in that kind of… Christ Jesus, spoken about by most…?
*** (John 7:38-39) He who = believes on Me [Jesus], = As “The Scripture” = has said, = “Out of his belly = shall flow = rivers of = living water.”
(John 7:39) But He = spoke this = about the [Holy] Spirit, = which they = who believed [as the Scripture has said] = on Him [Christ] = should receive; = for the Holy Spirit = was not yet given, = because Jesus = was not yet glorified.
Did you Know… that if your, ‘Belief in Jesus’… “Is Not, according to the Scriptures”… it is not, the “Correct Belief”. Many live their lives… “Not according to the Scriptures”… but according to the way their Church or Pastor… believes. About now, someone is saying, “You are Crazy.” For example, I know of a Female Homosexual Pastor, that has a Church and congregation. They say they… “Believe in Jesus”… but is that the “Jesus of the Bible”…? Would you, thrust… ‘That Jesus’… for eternal life? Their Jesus, allows them to “Practice their Sin” and believes in what their Church teaches… and still go to heaven…? … “Not So!”
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For = the time has come = for the ‘Judgment’ = to begin = from the house of God. = And if = it first begins = from us, = what will be = the end = of those = ‘disobeying’ = the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And = if the righteous one = is = “scarcely saved”, = where shall = the ungodly = and = the sinner appear?
Do you ‘really know’… what the Gospel is, according to the Bible? Or do you ‘only know’ what your Church or Denomination… “Teaches?” They may ‘not’… be the “Same!” When faced with the death of your… “Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Grandparent, Child”… are you willing to trust their… “Belief in Jesus”… to that which is… “Other than What the Bible”… ‘Really teaches’…? Did you know there are at least ‘Three Jesus’… spoken about, in the Bible. Which one of ‘those’ do you trust your eternal life on…?
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not = ‘everyone’ = who says = to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = Shall enter = the kingdom of Heaven, = ‘but’ = he who = does the will [Word] = of My Father [God] = in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) = “MANY” = will say to Me [Jesus] = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did ‘we not’ = ‘prophesy’ = in Your Name, = and = ‘through’ = Your Name = ‘throw out’ = demons, = and = through Your Name = ‘do many’ = wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say to them = I = ‘never’ = knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working = lawlessness!
About now… some may be questioning… If in fact, they believe in the “Right Jesus?” The… “MANY”… in those above Bible verses, ‘surely’ thought, that their belief… was the Right One! All their friends at Church… believe the same thing. It was all right for them to live the way they did… believing that they were ‘Loving & Serving’… the “Wrong Jesus?” Just ask any of them and they will tell you, “We Are serving Jesus!” But simply present the… “Word of God, or a Bible Verse”… to them about something, they “Approve” and they will ‘immediately’… become your enemy!
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = “Man ‘shall not’ = live by = bread alone, = but = By Every = Word of God."
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = “Doers of the Word”, = and = “Not Merely Hearers” = “Who Deceive” = themselves.
Will you Trust… “Your Belief”… instead of that of the Bible, about Jesus? Who He is, and what He requires of you, to have that Correct Belief in Him… to gain you Eternal Life…? Have you ‘ever’ read through… “Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy”…? If you have, were you taken by the … “Miniscule & Exacting Details of Worship”. That was commanded, by God, to Moses, for the… “Correct worship and sacrifices offered to God?” Did you know that two of Aarons’ four sons… were destroyed ‘immediately’… for leading in the wrong worship of God…? After all the instructions and the written Word for a reference… they ‘chose’ to disobey God’s Word.
*** (1Timothy 5:24) Some = men's sins = are ‘open’ = beforehand, = going ‘before’ = to judgment. = And some = they ‘also’ = follow after.
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then = did I become = your enemy = speaking to you = the Truth?
When King David… committed “Adultery”, with Bathsheba, another man’s wife, the child died. But did you know that the same “Adultery” that David did… his children ‘did’ also…? His son Amnon raped his half sister, Tamar. Later when David’s son, Solomon took over the Kingdom, he had over ‘1,000 women’, in his harem. David’s adultery, was passed down to his Children. Solomon had heathen wives, who had him, build Heathen Temples in Israel. These idols were forbidden by God. This trickle down ‘sin’, parent to child… was a direct result… of David’s… “Disobedience = To God’s Word”.
*** (Nehemiah 13:26) Did not Solomon = king of Israel = “Sin” = by these things? = Yet among = many nations = there was no king like him, = who was beloved = by his God, = and God made him king = over all Israel. = But = [heathen] ‘women’ = from other lands = caused = even him = to sin.
*** (2Corinthians 13:5) “Examine” = ‘yourselves’, = whether you = are in = “The Faith”, = ‘Prove’ = your own selves. = Do you ‘not know’ = your own selves, = that = Jesus Christ = is [really] in you, = unless you are = reprobates?
Some only want… the easy ‘Truth’. They are ‘not willing’, to know what the Bible really teaches about “Salvation and Judgment”. Instead, they will take ‘anything’ they are told, without question. ‘Few’ want the whole Truth, that teaches that ‘Few’ will really be saved! Only when the cold hard facts of… “Death”… are made real to them… are they willing to deal with it. If you have Life Insurance… and not… “Life Assurance”… for the here and now and hereafter, perhaps now is the time to examine what ‘you’ really believe…?
*** (Matthew 7:14) Because = ‘narrow’ is the gate = and = ‘constricted’ is the way = which leads = to life, = and = there are ‘few’ = who find it.
*** (Luke 18:8) I [Jesus] = say to you = that He [God] = will = avenge them speedily. = Yet when = the Son of Man comes, = shall He find = “Faith” = on the earth?
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made = all haste = to write to you = ‘about’ = the common salvation, = beloved, = I had need = to write = to you = to exhort you = “to contend earnestly” = for “the Faith” = once delivered = to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For = certain men = crept in secretly, = those having been of old = previously written = into this condemnation, = ungodly ones = “Perverting” = the Grace of our God = for unbridled lust, = and = denying the only Master, God, = even our Lord Jesus Christ.
What is this… “The Faith”… that the Scriptures speak about. Surely it is… “Not”… that ‘Cultural Christianity’… that so many know and say… “Yes I believe in Jesus?” The “Straight & Narrow”… that “True Faith”… is ‘NOT’ known about, by the average person here in the USA. It is ‘NOT’… that, ‘In God we Trust’ that is on our money. Nor is it that… ‘God… that we sing about in… ‘God bless America!’ That is only a ‘Cultural’ Christianity… that makes False Christians… who ‘do not’ want to… “Know and Live”… that Blessed Word of God…!
*** (1Corinthians 15:19) “If” = in this life = ‘only’ = we have hope in Christ, = we are = of ‘all’ men = most miserable.
Isn’t it about Time… for you to ‘really know’… what the Bible says…? When my mother passed away, I had previously led her to Christ, some six months earlier. Even at 83, and knowing she was dying, she knew that all her “Catholic Christian Religion”… could ‘not’, give her that… “Eternal Assurance”… that she needed to face death. She phoned me from her nursing home and asked me to come and speak with her. She knew my faith and that I knew… what the Bible said. God, gave me the privilege to lead her to Christ Jesus, for that… “Eternal Assurance!”
*** (Romans 10:3) For they, = being [willingly] ignorant = of God's righteousness = and = going about = to establish = their own righteousness, = have “not” = submitted themselves = to the righteousness = of God.
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you = when ‘all’ men = shall speak well = of you! = For so = their fathers = did to = the ‘false’ prophets.
*** (1Corinthains 14:32) The spirits = of prophets [True or False] = are = subject to = the prophets [True or False],
Do you “Really Know”… what the Bible says, about Salvation… and what it means to ‘Believe in Jesus’… “As The Scripture” have said…? “IF” you… do not know…. “Shouldn’t You”…? How then, do you share the real… “Eternal Assurance”… with one… that is about to Die? And then perhaps… with the remaining ‘living’ relatives? Will they believe in… ‘Your Jesus’… or will it be… “The Jesus of the Bible”… “As the Scriptures”, have said…?
*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word]. = [1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
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