October 19, 2020

We’re All Gonna Die!!!!

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Hebrews 9:27 – “And as it appointed unto every man that they should once to die, and after that cometh the judgement.”


In actuality I almost never gave this Scripture much thought except for the certain fear about the Judgement. Who wouldn’t have some kind of fear right?


As believers we should know that before the founding of this world, we were created to be made like the “image” of his Son – Hebrews 8:29. From this can we then conclude that when God sent his Son He was a representation, or the like image of us? He came in the Flesh. Christ died on the cross.


We also know through Scriptural history that two men, as yet, have never died a fleshly death- Elijah and Enoch. The Scriptures tell us that Elijah and Enoch will return to earth as the Almighty El’s “witnesses” to confront and do battle with the Antichrist. Revelation 11


The Antichrist will kill the Two Witnesses, Elijah and Enoch, and thus it will become their appointed death as Hebrews promises us.


So here has been my struggle. The Scriptures never lie. They are nothing but the truth. If Yahweh intended that not everyone would have to die a physical death, he would have told us so. His words are to the contrary. Although Enoch and Elijah were taken from the earth and live in Heaven now, they both will be sent back to earth to do battle and to meet their appointment of a physical death. God’s only promise, that I am aware of (please offer help) is that we all must experience, as Christ did, a physical or fleshly death. If that is true, then how can there be a “Rapture” as the churches and religious organizations have beat into everyone’s heads for centuries? Isn’t this a distraction to prevent us from being properly prepared (rightly dividing truth) for the marriage?


Last night I believe I received my answer – seek and ye shall find. I was reading Revelation 16, something I don’t often do these days because it confuses me. Verse 3 reads: “And the second Angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living thing died in the sea.”

One of the keys to understanding the Word of God is to understand certain words. “Sea” is almost always in reference to a large gathering of people. If we now view this verse in that context, we see that of the sea of people “every living thing died in the sea.”


The first angel begins the torment of “those which had the mark of the Beast and upon them that worshiped the image,” and that torment continues after the Second Angel.


I forgot to add something very important here. People, myself included, have always questioned that God would have his believers suffer the same torments as the non believers. Perhaps this is truth. Instead of believers remaining on earth and suffering all the same torments as we see from the Seven Angels, wouldn’t it be just and merciful if we were to be killed and then resurrected like Christ rather than suffer?

Here is a follow-up to this topic. Jesus and Mary, along with other members of the family have gathered together as Jesus’ fleshly father, Joseph, is dying. Mary asks Jesus if Joseph must die. Here is his answer: [Mary asks] “O my beloved son, this pious old man Joseph is now dying ; shall he die, he of the good and blessed old age, Joseph the honourable, thy beloved father according to the flesh?” Jesus answered, and said to her, “O my beloved mother, who is there ever among the race of men, who have worn flesh, that will not taste death? Assuredly upon all creatures produced in this world the same necessity of death lieth ; for death holdeth sway over the whole human race. Even thou, O my virgin mother, must look for the same end of life as other mortals. And yet thy death, as also the death of this pious man, is not death, but life eternal and unceasing. Nay more, even I must taste death for the universe, 1 because of the flesh that dieth, which I wore in thee. Now therefore, O my beloved mother, arise and go in unto Joseph, that blessed old man, in order that thou mayest see what will happen as his soul ascendeth from his body.”


This I read in the book The Apocryphal and Legendary Life of Christ.

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