My Son said, and then He continues: "He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live; and he who believes in Me shall never die."
Death is your greatest enemy. For every human being, it is the last, always victorious, foe. All of our sicknesses, all of our pain, all of our sorrow, find themselves ending--in death, which is the great Destroyer.
Death is Satan's greatest tool. Those who fear it are in servitude to it, and cannot free themselves from its clutches. Satan uses death to crush and destroy your entire race--whether by murder, disease, famine, or war, all of life ends at the grave. Satan has "the power of death," unless you believe in My Son.
Death is the process by which you live your lives. It's as if there's a giant clock over your heads, and if you listen carefully, you can hear it ticking. I told Adam, in the book of Genesis, "Dying you will die..." in other words, the process of death begins with the beginning of life, and ends only at the grave--where all of you will go, whatever the cause,
EXCEPT for My Son, Who has "conquered death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel," and obtained those same things for you--Life, and Immortality.
The person that is you need never die. Your body may weaken and die "before your time;" you may live a long and successful life, and be ready to pass into eternity, and your body simply wear out from use and age; but YOU don't have to die. My Son is "The Resurrection and the Life." When you truly believe in Him, you lose the ability to really die. The real you lives on, and one day I will complete your circle of life by resurrecting you just as my Son rose. The chapter of John from which My Son's words are drawn make this very clear--His friend, Lazarus, had been dead 4 days--My Son went to Lazarus' tomb anyway, and called out, "Lazarus, come out," and Lazarus rose from the dead, and exited the tomb. In other words, My Son has power over that last and greatest enemy, death--which He proved finally, rising from the dead because "He could not be held by it."
And so I invite you: become one of the "Immortals" through the power of My Son. Believe in Him, and LIVE! -- "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ..."
Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012
"I am the Resurrection and the Life..."
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