We all see dead people and don’t know it.
We don’t like death and that’s a good thing because it’s the hard wiring that we all have but don’t understand that we were never created to die. However, we are dead, spiritually speaking because we are born into this world with a void of grace. We all are under the power of sin once we are born. Much like the flesh decays with age and after the denial of animation and oxygen, we are also decayed in grace. We don’t have a spiritual life which produces good works in CHRIST JESUS. We begin our life with a corrupt nature which is not from a spiritual life or gracious principle but dead works. We are born into this world being perpetually separated from our Creator and Savior GOD with a sentence of eternal torment which is the second death pending in our lives. When we do not have a living spirit within us we are separated or alienated from GOD our Savior and our heavenly FATHER. This is because we are under the dominion of sin and destitute of grace which is the divine life but instead living a spiritual death unknowingly. However, we have been given the opportunity to escape this death and pass from death to a glorious life and one of the outward examples is the proof that we love our spiritual brothers and sisters in CHRIST JESUS.
As I wrote, in the beginning, we don’t like death yet, we all speak death daily. We may think not so but if our words are not filled with godliness then we are speaking death not only to others but ourselves as well. We are either speaking death or we are speaking life and in many cases, we bring them forth with the same unruly tongue. We bless and we curse with our words. Here are some examples. Go to h3//; you make me s/ck; I h@te you; I have a cold, the flu, whatever body ache we feel; I’m broke; I suffer from anxiety, depression, oppression, or anger. I’m doing good; I love you or like you; I’m too blessed to be stressed. The list can go on and on but I’m certain you are catching on. None of those negative words line up with the words we are taught to speak in CHRIST JESUS, in fact, they are all opposite of what we should speak to ourselves and others. Our minds are to be transformed by the Word of GOD and this is a daily activity, not just a onetime occurrence. We are to practice not speaking death and begin to speak life which is filled with encouragement, inspiration, joy, and peace. Because everything that we speak comes into existence. Most of us are familiar with the story of the prodigal son but most of us never get the message that we too are all prodigals. That is until we come to JESUS and presented back to the FATHER. My suggestion to everyone is that if you are telling others that you found GOD or you found JESUS you need to cease because you don’t understand what it is that you are saying. GOD the heavenly FATHER who is our Creator and HIS beloved SON JESUS have never been lost but we have or are. JESUS who is the Good Shepard is the One who comes looking for us. There are many HE has found and they continue to turn walk away and close their ears to HIS Words. And there are much more HE has found and they began to walk away with HIM and continue to listen to HIS Words. When we come to JESUS there is much merriment in heaven for each and every one of us and from that moment we are given to eat the bread of life.
I have another suggestion, instead of waiting to take communion when we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of CHRIST JESUS. Why not purchase the same communion feast that is passed out in our worship service from our local Christian Bookstore, if you think that it’s too costly then purchase some grape juice and take a piece of bread or cracker and use this. Taking communion is what we do when we think about what JESUS body went through so that we do not have to suffer everything that HE suffered in HIS flesh. And taking the juice is when we think about how HIS blood washes us and makes us whiter than snow from sin. Also, share with others and never stand by when others do not believe that once dead there is nothing after that. CHRIST JESUS rose from the dead and so will we. Encourage those that are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. And correct them when it is said that GOD took for whatever silly reason. Let me set the record straight GOD has only ever taken two men and they have never seen death. Their names are Enoch and Elijah. Everyone else died for several reasons. However, while we still have breath in our bodies we can come to know with assurance when CHRIST JESUS lives in us and we live in CHRIST JESUS that we are no longer counted as dead as we once were. Salvation in CHRIST JESUS takes away sin and removes death. But, CHRISTians still die. CHRISTians as we all must die an earthly death, however, before being transformed from unrighteousness into righteousness our spirit man was non-existent so we were dead, alienated from GOD. But through the washing in the blood of CHRIST JESUS and the breath of life that HE placed within us, we have been made alive in CHRIST JESUS. Without CHRIST JESUS it is impossible to be alive.
So, in essence, those who are blood washed in CHRIST JESUS don’t die as we know death to be and we should not proclaim that a CHRISTian is dead. When we have witnessed the life and words of one who is the example of the embodiment of CHRIST JESUS we must proclaim that the individual is asleep waiting for the return of CHRIST JESUS. Because those who are in CHRIST JESUS will rise and ascend into heaven with HIM and whatever the cause that attributed to the death there will be nothing that will be tagging along because we will have a brand new body which will be glorified in CHRIST JESUS.
So in closing take inventory of yourself instead of others. Are you continually with willingness living your life as one who is any of the following?
- Rejection of CHRIST JESUS / unbelieving, faithless
- Sexually immoral/lewd, adultery, fornication, pornography, masturbation
- Idolaters/occult, horoscopes, drug & alcohol use to inebriate the blood and mind and anyone or anything in the place where CHRIST JESUS should be which is first place
- Liars/exaggerate, make excuse
If we can answer yes to any of the above you have either not given every area of your life over to CHRIST JESUS or you do not belong to CHRIST JESUS. Those who do not belong to HIM the Word of GOD informs us that they will suffer the second death because they died in their sins so the proclamation when we die to be known as dead is true. Those who die in sin will descend into the bowels of hell and will have their part in the lake of fire which blazes with brimstone and fire.
Matt. 12:37, Luke 15:24, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 15:12, 52, Ephesians 2:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Proverbs 18:21, Revelation 21:8
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