The Truth About Physical Death

The Truth About Physical Death

Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. - Exodus 23:23-26

Physical death is a touchy subject to speak about for those who do not have a relationship with God, and or believers who don't understand God's will, plan for their lives, and purpose for that plan. If we don't look at this temporary life from the standpoint of being here to serve God's purpose, and that anything more is a benefit then we will find it hard to understand loss (e.g. loss through death, loss of relationship, loss of job). Watch the series: Plan x Purpose x Pursuit to understand what God's will is. In today's video we are going to find out if we have influence over physical death.

Isaiah 7:15-16 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste. 

Please note: In this video, I am not speaking about physical death of babies or anyone who is under the age of accountability. Please watch the video titled "Understanding the Cause of Sickness & Disease" if you're interested in learning more about that.

Colossians 3:2 "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
From reading the word of God we know God is sovereign, but there are things that we can do to influence our own life positively and or negatively and these things are written in the bible! In Psalm 90:10, the Psalmist let's us know that born-again believers are able to live at least to 80 years old. By reading Isaiah 38:1-22 and Job 42:16 we know that God can extend the life of someone with humility (dependence on God) and in obedience to him. Thus, people can live to be over 80 years of old age.
Genesis 23:1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.
How can we influence our physical death either positively and or negatively?

#1. Obedience vs Disobedience Disobedience is sin, and it opens the door for satan to attack both you and your family Ephesians 6:1-3, James 4:7, John 10:10

    How can we influence our physical death either positively and or negatively?

    #2. Words of faith vs Words of Fear Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Job 3:25
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    How can we influence our physical death either positively and or negatively?

    #3. Authority & Identity in Jesus vs Authority & Identity in the world

    How can we influence our physical death either positively and or negatively?

    #4. God's mercy, grace, love, kindness, and justness Deuteronomy 32:39
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    When we are in a relationship with God, the father and he knows that we can handle the truth, he will disclose things to us. For example, I knew when my step-grandmother would pass away, before she passed away. I know when my grandmother, mom, and father will pass away. I am not allowed to tell them, and so I've never disclosed this to anyone. Due to God's grace, mercy, kindness, and love for me he has not shorten one of the lives of my parents. Approximately two months ago the father spoke to me and told me that he was angry at the way one of my parents was not honoring their mother, and that he would allow this one parent to be struck down. I am a hearer and doer of the word of God and so I did what Paul tells us to do in Hebrews 4:16, I approached the throne of grace boldly in the time of trouble and I asked for mercy and grace for my parent and mercy and grace was granted. In Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul says “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise), that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Thus, we know that dishonor to our parents is a sin. Jesus redeemed us from the curses of the Law of Moses but not the consequences of sin, if we do not repent [change in our heart]. Rather, Jesus died for us so that we can rule over sin, instead of sin ruling over us [watch the video: What happens when we open the door to sin?].

    Recently, the father showed me more grace, mercy, kindness, and love because he has saved [sozo'ed = delivered] my sister. She is currently not a born-again believer, but I believe she will be delivered, accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and be born-again before she physically dies. God stopped the enemies hand from destroying her life because of his love for me, and because of his grace and mercy. I am in tears as I write this because if she dies before accepting Jesus as Lord and before being born-again she will be in hell for all eternity [watch the video:Let's chat about hell]. I've been to hell in December 2017 as a church-goer who was not born-again. I had unforgiveness in my heart, and if God did not show me grace and mercy, I would be in hell frying right now, and December 2020 would make 2 years of me being in eternal agony [read the post: Justice].

    My concern when love ones die is never due to physical death but rather, where there soul is. Father told me that my sister will have to choose. He showed me and continues to show me great grace and mercy. As I write this in tears, I'm grateful that he blocked the hand of the enemy from killing my sister [Malachi 3:11]. Even if father did not do this, I could not and would not be upset with him because my sister has free will. She would have gotten what she deserved. 

    1 Corinthians 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
    Closing remarks...
    Some born-again believers may find it hard to accept this because they've had love ones in their family die before the age of 80. Others because they do not like the idea of having a say-so in the direction of their own life, and it's easier for them to put everything on God rather then face the fact that God has given mankind authority to rule on earth, as he rules in heaven. Whatever the reason is, we all agree on the fact that physical death is not the end of life. We have to live, think, see in the Spirit and not get sidetracked by this temporary physical world that is passing away.

    Genesis 23:1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.

    I am not saying that we cannot miss our loved ones who have passed. Nor am I saying that mourning is unacceptable. Rather I want us to understand that life doesn't end after our physical body dies, it continues. If our loved ones are born-again believers, they are in heaven excited at the fact that they've died physically and now are living with Jesus. God's plan for your life doesn't change because you've lost a loved one. Sometimes after speaking with Jesus and the father and the Holy Spirit their love inside of me is so strong that I want to be with them. This love is the currency of heaven and after tasting a tad bit of it on earth, imagine what it's like in heaven. Nevertheless, I know that God's work for me isn't done, and his purpose and his will, will stand in my life. I want to please him and when I get to heaven, I want him to say well done my good and faithful daughter/servent.

    2 Corinthians 5-8 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
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