Sunday, August 20, 2017

There Will Be a Resurrection for all

You will be Resurrected.

We just got done discussing the concept of Thinking Up. In doing so, this Passage was discussed briefly. John 5:28-29 again.
"Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forththose who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."
Wait. Have you ever heard it put this way? "those who have done good, to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation." Those who will not be Saved, will still have a Ressurection? "and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."

So even if you do not believe in God. Even if you do not believe in Heaven. Even if you think this is it. There is nothing else. You think you simply cease to exist when you die, there is nothing after. Even people like you will be Resurrected. EVERYONE will live on. Why? Becuase we are all Eternal beings.

Let's look at this Passage in the Word. Ephesians 1:4-6
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:"
Stop. Read that again. "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world" Before he made the World itself, He not only knew who you were, but He CHOSE you. He foreknew who you were, and CHOSE you.
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you." {John 15:16}
We have always been known by God. He Forknows who you are and the type of person you will be before your Momma and Poppa even meet. He knew your name from the Foundation of the World

Back to Ephesians 1: 5-6
"Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."
Romans 8:28-30 declares this.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
Our life here on Earth is nothing. It is a brief flicker. The Word declares it as a Vapor. James 4:14
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
Think about just one hundred years. If someone was 100 years old, they would have been born in 1917 For the most part, they lived as we have always lived since Adam and Eve. Horse and Candle light. Out houses and Wood Burning Fire Places. They went from that to Laser Beams and Space Travel. All within that brief 100 year time period.

Also in that 100 year time period, this person, got married. They had three Children. Their Children grew, met others, had more Children. Those Children had Children. They were Cops, Doctors, Dancers, Teachers. One wrote a book that changed the Literary Landscape. All these things happened in a simple One Hundred Year period. What about 200 years? What about 500?

Now the Word declares this in 2 Peter 3:8
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day."
A Thousand Years. Our 100-year-old friend, that did and saw all they did, has become nothing more than dust in the ground. They have been dead and gone for over 900 years. But to God? It was like yesterday to you. Are you following? Now forget 1000 years. What about an Eternity?

Eternity is simply never ending. We will all leave this Earth. We will all be transformed into something else, but we will all live on forever. It does not matter if you chose to accept this or not. Remember John 3:18?
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Condemnation is not always Retribution. It is not Punishment. It is simply the end result of the refusal to believe and accept God and His Plan of Salvation. Just like all that step off a high place, all will fall. It does not matter who they are, what they believe, or anything else. Even if they claim to do not believe in Gravity. When they step off the high place they will fall. Gravity did not punish them for their disbelief. They simply fell because they did NOT believe, and they stepped off.

There will be a Resurrection for everyone. "Those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation." the choice is yours.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord!

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