THE HOLY BIBLE IS A RECORD OF THE LIVING NOT THE DEAD!!!
By Lisa Bell:
Many Youth and More and More by People in General Say, the Bible is an Old Antiquated Book, Written about Dead People’s Lives that are Not Relevant Today!!!
Yet, to Believe in this Manner, would be a Grave Error!!!
The Holy Bible is Living and Active!!!
The Holy Bible is Alive, Living, and Active, and brings Life and Health to Those that Walk In and Remain in its Principles through Christ Jesus.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart”
(Hebrews 4:12 ESV).
For the Holy Bible Contains Inspired Writings Given from God through the Holy Spirit to Inspired Men.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come”
Later, godly Men with Good Intentions, Who Endured Much Persecution, and Some even Death; Translated the Holy Bible into Other Languages, From Hebrew, Aramaic, the First Translation was into Greek, Later, into Many Other Languages, that All Might Come to Know
The Will of God through His Word!!!
The Author of the Holy Bible, The Lord Jesus Christ, is Alive, Living, and Active!! Jesus Showed Himself for 40 Days after His Resurrection from Death by the Will of His Father and the Power of the Holy Spirit
By Many Infallible Proofs
“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about
the kingdom of God”
(Acts 1:3 ESV).
Here are Some Evidences that after Jesus’ Resurrection from Death, He was Seen by Many Different People until He was Taken Up on a Cloud, Back to His Heavenly Abode of Glory and Power!!!
“God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it”
(Acts 2:24 ESV).
“A violent earthquake and an angel rolling away the stone and sitting upon it accompany this event. The guards are traumatized because they have seen this angel, and they freeze”
“Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him, ‘Rabboni!’ (which is to say, Teacher)
“And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him”
Apostle Peter Said: “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”
“And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were conversing with each other about all these things which had taken place. And it came about that while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself approached, and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing him”
“When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” And when he had said this, he showed them both his hands and his side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord. . .But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came”
(John 20:19. 20, 24).
Jesus Shows Himself After His Resurrection from Death to His Frightened Disciples Minus Thomas!!!
“Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have”
The Some Will “Still Doubt” Like Thomas!!!
“Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Then Jesus told him,“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”
“After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and he manifested himself in this way. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples”
“But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some were doubtful” (Matthew 28:16,17).
Jesus Appeared to More than 500 People at One Time
“After that he was seen by over five hundred people at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep”
(1 Corinthians 15:6).
Jesus Appeared to His Half Brother James
According to the Flesh
“Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles”
(1 Corinthians 15:7).
“So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven”
Jesus Appeared Saul (Later Who Became Apostle Paul) &
Met Him on the Road to Damascus:
“And as he [Saul] traveled he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are your persecuting me?’ And he said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting'”
John’s Vision of the Risen, Ascended, and Glorified Jesus Christ
John’s Vision of the Son of Man
“I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches”
The King Jesus is Alive, Living, and Active, in Heaven, On His Father’s Throne, and Is Seated at God’s Right Hand!!!
“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us”
(Romans 8:34 NIV).
“I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades”
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS”
They Are Still Alive!!!
Those Who have Fallen Asleep are Still Alive and Living and Waiting on the Return of Jesus and His Judgments. NO One Truly Dies, because Your Spirit Lives On after Death. Your Spirit is Either Alive unto Discomfort or Your Spirit is Alive unto Comfort after the Spirit Leaves the Body.
“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead”
(James 2:26 ESV).
The Body Dies Only and Returns to Dust of the Ground where it was Formed by God and the spirit Returns to God Who Gave Mankind Life.
“then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature”
“For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it”
After Sin in the Garden, Mankind Became Spiritually Dead and Later, Made Alive Again; You are Saved from Your Sins through the Gospel of Christ Jesus and Receive the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit; You are Born Again of Water and Spirit
“but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
so that he does not hear”
Jesus Died and was Resurrected for Our Sins!!!
“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification”
(Romans 4:25 KJV).
“Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God”
Gospel and Eternal Life is a Gift From God to the Saved!!!
What Happens to the Living Spirits of the Lost and Saved,
Who Are Awaiting Jesus’ Return!
The Hadean Realm is Made up of Two Dwelling Places Separated by a Great Gulf and No One from Either Place can Cross Over this Fixed Gulf to the Other Side. One Side is for the Lost and the Other Side is for the Saved (Luke 16:26).
The Spirits of the Saved Go to “Abraham’s Bosom” or Called Paradise (Luke 23:43) Awaiting their Home in Heaven (Luke 16:22)
The Spirits of the Lost Go to Tartarus (Greek for Hell) Awaiting Hell.
(2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 20:14).
The Rich Man and Lazarus
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead”
Those on Earth, Still Alive will Go to their Destinations as well, be it Heaven or Hell. The Way You Choose to Live While Here on Earth is the Way You Will Spend Your Eternity!! Either to Torment and Eternally Separated from God or Peace and Comfort Eternally with God!!!
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life”
“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known”
The Not All People will be Judged at the Same Place or Time.
Any Judgements of God, through the Righteous Judge, the Lord Jesus Christ, is Not to Determine Where One Goes, But Why Anyone Goes to Heaven or Hell.
“The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son”
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The Saved Works will be Judged.
“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ”
(2 Corinthians 5:10).
The White Throne Judgement &
The Second Death
To the Spirits of the Lost the will be Permanently Separated from God in the Second Death after the
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
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