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Post  Admin on Wed 31 Mar 2010, 4:16 pm

Resurrection of the dead
Psalms 88:9,10 - Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I
have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise
thee? Selah.
We are nearing the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus
Christ and the Lord wants us to understand the meaning of it. For if
we ourselves do not know what resurrection means then what is that we
are witnessing unto others?
The Bible talks about 2 deaths and also talks about 2 resurrections.
The first death is the death of the body in which we live and the
second death is the death of our spirit. The first death is like
leaving one room and moving unto another, while the second death is
the real thing.
Almost all are going to see the first death and not all will see the
second death. Even after our body dies our spirit lives, thus
resurrection is not our body coming back to life or our spirit coming
back to life. If our spirit does not die, how can it come back to
life?
Also we need to remember that our spirit does not live forever and to
live eternally we need to have excess to the Tree of Life. It does not
mean eating once of the Tree of Life (having it 12 fruits) we will
have eternal life for if that was possible then we would become like
the begotten Son of God, Who has eternal life. Keep in mind Adam and
Eve had access to the Tree of Life before they ate of the tree of good
and bad. The Bible does not say they ate nor does it say they did not
eat of the Tree of Life.
Tree of Life or any other tree in Heaven does not mean it is a real
tree, it means it is symbolic to a tree which grows leaves (which are
used for healing) and also gives fruit (which gives nourishment).
Like we do a mobile refill when ever our talk time nearly ends
similarly in Heaven the Tree of Life will give us a rejuvenation of
life. We need eternal access to the tree of Life to live eternally
therefore only those who live in Heaven can live eternally.
Does that mean then, that all who believe in Jesus Christ enter Heaven
immediately on death and live eternally?
If that was the case then what the Bible talks about as 1st
Resurrection (the resurrection of the 144000) and 2nd Resurrection
(the resurrection of all the people of God) does not make sense.
Jesus explained the in between very well with the parable of Lazarus
and the Rich man. The parables of Jesus are not just example they are
perfect example and perfect in every way.
When Lazarus dies Jesus says he went unto the bosom of Abraham. Heaven
is the bosom of God so why did Jesus say bosom of Abraham. This bosom
of Abraham is the 'sleep' place or the place where a believer in Jesus
Christ is 'gathered with his people'. It is also referred as 'grave'
and 'sea' in the Bible.
The parable also says the rich man was taken unto 'Hades' a place
where there was burning and this burning was not outside but inside
therefore he request water not to put over him but in his mouth, since
the burning was inside him. Hades is also referred to as 'prison', it
is not a place where Satan rules. Satan does not rule any place other
than the hearts of people who have surrendered their world unto him.
Even in Hades God rules. The Angels of God are the jail keepers.
That's the reason David in his Psalms says even in Hades He would find
God there.
Whoever believers in Jesus Christ even if he or she is a sinner
(sinned after being baptized and have not reconciled one's sins) will
be saved from this Hades. That's why the Bible says whoever calls on
(believes in) the Name of Jesus Christ is saved. But to enter Heaven
everyone needs to go through the Judgment throne of Christ when He
come back to Judge all mankind. Only those who pass this Judgment
enter Heaven and those who do not go to the Lake of fire (sulphur).
Therefore the judging is not of believers and not believers but of the
believers, between those who tried to keep the Word and those who did
not try to keep the Word.
Thus in all this what is Resurrection?
Resurrection is not about getting life but being able to receive life.
When sin entered man the spirit being of man got corrupted and this
corrupted body cannot enter Heaven (which is incorruptible). The price
paid by Jesus made available the things which man lost (like
righteousness and truth). Only when our spirit being is complete can
we enter Heaven. So Resurrection of Jesus Christ is an confirmation to
all mankind that we now have available to us the fullness of our
spirit and now we can enter Heave. These which we lost are given
freely by Him only unto those who are His believers and doers of His
Word.
Therefore righteous, truth and goodness of God is not what we can earn
but is given freely, but only to those who desire and pursue it.
Let us rejoice on this day as we celebrate the price paid for us which
now gives us hope that we too on the Judgment Day can enter Heaven.
(It was the lack of this understanding which caused the religious
people to hate Jesus and to crucify Him. So in case you do not agree
with what is given please here take time and check all scriptures
before coming back to me.)

[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, when we sinned mankind had lost all hope to live, but by
your mercy and grace You paid the price for our sins. By your
Resurrection You confirmed this to us and gave is a new hope. By your
Spirit we can change this hope into confirmation. The Power of
Resurrection is now in us working in us and completing all things in
us. Holy Spirit we surrender to You, let thy will be done in us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]
Luke 16:22-24
22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's
bosom. The rich man also died and was buried;
23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw
Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send
Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for
I am in anguish in this flame.'
John 1:18
18 No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the
Father, he has made him known.
1 Peter 3:18-20
18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the
unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the
flesh but made alive in the spirit;
19 in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison,
20 who formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days
of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is,
eight persons, were saved through water.
Luke 23:42-43
42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today [that day] you
will be with me in Paradise."
Psalms 30:3
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept
me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Psalms 139:7-10
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in
hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Revelation 9:1-4
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto
the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of
the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were
darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto
them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of
the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those
men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
1 Corinthians 15:52-57
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.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass
the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ.

Revelation 20:4-13
4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment
was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for
their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not
worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on
their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with
Christ a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years
were ended. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over
such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God
and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be loosed from his prison
8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four
corners of the earth, that is, Gog and Magog, to gather them for
battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.
9 And they marched up over the broad earth and surrounded the camp of
the saints and the beloved city; but fire came down from heaven and
consumed them,
10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of
fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they
will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from his
presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne,
and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book
of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by
what they had done.
13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, Death and Hades gave up the
dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done.

Revelation 22:1-4
1 Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as
crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side
of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit,
yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the
healing of the nations.
3 There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of God and
of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him;
4 they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads.

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