What Do You Know About Death?
“Give me liberty or give me death!” is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775.
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit and a heavy chain in his hand. He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years. The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while. ...
Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. Revelation 20:14
And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15
IF YOU READ CAREFULY, NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND DEATH, BUT THE CHOICE IS INDIVIDUALLY.
ALMOST EVERY PHROPHECY IN THE BIBLE HAS BEEN FULLFILLED, OTHERS ARE BEING FULFILLED AS WE SPEAK. AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE SECOND DEATH IS COMING TO PASS.
“This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place.” Revelation 1
THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN ARE HOPEFULLY SOFTENING OUR HEARTS TO LISTEN.
Death is surer than life as we know it, death carries within it a word that we fear: Eternity. But eternity is our destination as “earthlings” [temporary citizens of earth]. We are passing by; we only spend an average of 80 years on planet earth.
According to the Bible, there are at least three kinds of deaths that we need to get familiar with. The very first death mentioned in the Bible is God commanding Adam not to activate it. Death was not active. It was in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND DEATH AND HOW IT OPERATES, WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT MAN IS COMPOSED OF.
A man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a physical body. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Our spirit is immortal (we came from God Himself), our soul is immortal (formed by God at conception), our bodies which get old and decay (were also formed by God). As you can see, it is all about God.
We had sex and that is all our participation in the life-giving equation.
THE FIRST DEATH BECOMES SPIRITUAL DEATH INSTANTLY AT ACTIVATION. ADAM AND EVE ACTIVATED IT. THIS DEATH AFFECTS OUR SPIRIT. OUR SPIRIT GETS DISCONNECTED FROM GOD.
WHICH MEANS WE LOSE HIS PEACE, WISDOM, JOY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HIS NATURE WHICH IS LOVE AND HIS GLORY.
SPIRITUAL DEATH LATER MANIFESTS IN PHISICAL DEATH. BEFORE SIN, IT WAS IMPOSIBLE TO DIE.
SO, PHYSICAL DEATH IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF SPIRITUAL DEATH. WE ARE ALL BORN UNDER THIS CONDITION.
THE LAKE OF FIRE IS THE SECOND DEATH. THE LAKE OF FIRE WAS PREPARED FOR SATAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS. HOWEVER, WE CAN SEE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION THAT WHOEVER IS NOT FOUND IN THE BOOK OF LIFE AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES FOR THE SECOND DEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE.
THERE’S ANOTHER KIND OF DEATH THAT IS RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE. JESUS SUFFERED IT FOR US. GOD PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR US. IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT, IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH TO BE A PART OF!
THIS DEATH WITH CHRIST JESUS WILL FREE YOU FROM THE FIRST AND SECOND DEATH. JESUS DID THE SUFFERING AND WE REAP TEHE BENEFITS!
“Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ, we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him.
For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
IT WAS THAT OUR OLD SELF WAS CRUCIFIED IN THE BODY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND WHEN GOD RESURECTED JESUS, WE WERE RESURECTED WITH HIM! WITH HIS RESURECTED NATURE. GLORY TO GOD FOREVERMORE!
“even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ” Ephesians 2:5,6.
YOU CAN ACTIVATE YOUR NEW LIFE TODAY. IT TOOK PLACE OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO BUT YOU MUST ACTIVATE IT BY FAITH NOW! LET’S PRAY: Lord, I do believe that Jesus of Nazareth took my place in the Cross. Lord, I am sorry for all my sins, please forgive me. I believe Jesus was raised on the third day for my justification. Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Your Holy blood cleanses me right now and God gives me a new heart and eternal life. Now my name is written in the book of life, guaranteed by the following written law:
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”
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HAPPY FATHERS DAY!