Worry’s wear and tear

Alive or dead, believers are assured God’s presence. Members of the divine royal family expect to have the common experiences of the monarch. Follow me means exactly what it sounds like: get in line behind me. There are a lot of people who are bent on dodging the turns, climbs, pauses, and adversities appointed by God for our good. Worry (or concern!) about life’s situations is what moves people, but that it kills relationships, hope and people is clear from Yeshua’s admonition “Do not even start with worrying about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34)

Politics and religion are incapable of creating the world most people want. The world we inherited is a tool of uncaring and greedy people. We see them scrambling for the success of their family and their tribe. They do whatever it takes to create the appearance of their dominance.

Worry displeases God and ruins faith

That worry is simple and deadly is clear from Yeshua’s stop sign about food and drink and clothing (Matthew 6:25) and his prohibitions in verses 31 and 34. What we fear most also is entirely, like growing a centimetre, out of our control. We become fools by building ever larger warehouses while neglecting the necessary pathmaking.

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15. and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Hebrews 2:14-15

If you thought that you could plot a worry-free path to tomorrow for yourself or children you have still the worry about today’s food, drink and clothing. It is not only the risk of hunger, thirst, and nakedness that concerns us, but the evaluation of our food, drink, and clothing by our neighbours. One “boo” from a believer and death’s terrors flees back into the shadows.

Contradicting the Lord

Leader says “you can’t”, the people say “we will”

Joshua 24:19-21 lays out the hard facts about serving God.

19. Then Joshua said to the people, “You will not be able to serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgression or your sins.

20. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you.”

21. The people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord.”

Exodus 23:25 is a conditional statement about sustaining life and guaranteeing health.

But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.

Ruth 1:1 establishes famine in the land
Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

Nehemiah 5:3 reports famine
There were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine.”

They should all be alive today if they had served (had not forsaken) Yahweh.

Spiritual Being Spin

You are dust.  Man enjoys being as long as his dust endures.  There is nothing that people do or plan on doing when the dust fails.  The devil has cleverly planted alternate truth alongside the lifesaving message.  If humans are spiritual beings they do not show it and most people do not know

1 Corinthians 15:49

Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

Even in the bosom of the Christ  – gospel received and Holy Spirit given – believers do not carry the image (likeness) to the heavenly progenitor.  This saying distinguishes Adam from the heavenly Father and so does the essential hope of resurrection and kingdom inheritance.

Deeper into the comparison of man born  Adam and man born of God we find that humans have no access to God’s kingdom in their original state.  God shut Adam off from of his home where he might have launched the unthinkable; an immortal being disfigured by lies (Gen. 3:1-6, 22-24).

1 Corinthians 15:50

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Humanity’s natural condition and nature needs a makeover.

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,

Paul to the Corinthian church 1:15:51

Some things a spiritual bring could never be

Spiritual humans are born twice.  Without the birth from above we face a very different reality from being like God in essence and character.  The product description defies the notion that we are spiritual beings or spirit beings.

  • Sold under sin
  • Born into failure
  • Shaped for hostility to God
  • Carnal and imprisoned by law and sin
  • Flesh and blood
  • Mortal

Back to dust

You turn man back into dust And say, “Return, O children of men.”

Psalm 90:3

We get a sense of how deeply deception has set in as an entire generation trashes what David and Solomon (!) has to say about death.  The standing up of the early lie – you shall not certainly not die – with the theory that the dead are active illustrates Satanic strategies as strong and bold as ever.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

10) Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah. 11.)Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? 12) Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalms 88:10-12

The grave, from which the saved and lost will come (John 5:28-29) is silent and still.

The dead do not praise the Lord, Nor do any who go down into silence;

Psalms 115:17

Explain Love – Dead God Alive

We are dying at the current rate because of population control by who❓

We keep out of trouble and think we’ve done well. People can think they have God when they actually despise the cross and the One who is everything we cannot afford to found without: Way, Truth and Life. Do we know how much death is involved in THE THINGS WHICH MUST HAPPEN book?

  • Revelation of John 2:10. Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.
  • Revelation of John 2:23. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.
  • Revelation of John 6:8. And I saw, and behold, a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death; and Hades followed with him. And there was given unto them authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
  • Revelation of John 8:9. and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
  • Revelation of John 16:3. And the second poured out his bowl into the sea; and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living soul died, even the things that were in the sea.
  • Revelation of John 11:13. And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; and there were killed in the earthquake seven thousand persons: and the rest were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

The king needs to be saved

Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. (Psalms 20:6)

This king is either David, Davidide or Israelite. Do we know a king who does not need to be saved? Like the Nazarene, for example.

In his atoning death; saved from death:

As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; (Hebrews 5:6-7)

A prince’s obedience

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Hebrews 5:8-9) Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec (Hebrews 5:10)

Do we know a believer who gets saved repeatedly – every time they sin? We know many who find their obedience in a vice list, who have established a grip on the follies of Israel at Sinai, who replicate rebellion on the borders of Canaan, and who covet the greed and influence of the priesthood in New Testament times.

Demons and Doctrines that Kill

A rash of TV programmes with supernatural themes are grabbing attention. Both the sci-fi and religious worlds are pulling out all the stops to create narratives and discussions that they hope will convince the audience of life after death, long-standing and ongoing contact with extra-terrestrial beings.

I don’t have to wonder why. The practitioners of sorcery, necromancy, and witchcraft are often the religious. In the modern era psychics can be found in most neighbourhoods. The newspapers have several pages of spiritualist advertisements. However, Saul’s visit to the witch of Endor, people consulting the dead instead of the [L]iving in Isaiah’s days, and the insistence of people all over the globe from antiquity to the 21st century that the living can contact the dead, or be contacted by the dead is condemnable as the lie, that humans do not (cannot) die.
Greek mythology, Dante’s inferno and other extra-biblical sources of thanatology are utterly false and contradict the facts and explicit wisdom of the two Testaments of the Christian Bible. When the dead are not really dead and God is not unique and incomparable in the area of life and death we can be sure that the source of these sentiments are the same as that first lie. Demonic doctrines should not dominate Christian beliefs.  For an introduction to demonic influences in religious circles please read 1 Timothy 4:1-11

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