sábado, 5 de outubro de 2013
Rise from the Dust
" Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life , and some to shame and everlasting " (Dan. 12:2)
Many born again Christians do not admit (or not yet imagined ) the wonderful reality of this fact would soon happen to people who are in the dust - the resurrection of the dead .
To some it may seem like science fiction or " madness fanatical believers ," or even " thing of terror ." While unbelievers scoff about it , nominal Christians doubt . However , the signs of the coming of Jesus are everywhere , scoffers do not lose by waiting . The last word has always been and always will be God. We had a little more intelligence we would not ridicule nor zombaríamos the resurrection of the dead , because Christianity has survived for two thousand years just supported in the resurrection of Jesus , the firstborn from the dead .
JESUS was the first , and after him many saints have followed Him (Matthew 27.52,53 ) .
Has anyone ever imagined that travesty would be if Christianity Jesus had not risen ? Should we put our minds to work a little bit about that?
Now if there is no resurrection of the dead , then Jesus must be dead yet. And if Jesus is still dead , then all our preaching about Jesus is a bad joke , and our trust in God has no basis whatsoever , has no value and we have no hope. We would then all liars because we say that God raised Jesus from the tomb and this logically is untrue if the dead do not come back to life again , and the whole Bible would be fictitious .
If the dead do not come back to life ( not here in any way talking about reincarnation ) , then Jesus is still buried ( as many think it is due to an unbiblical Catholic tradition called " Corpus Christi " , which is " celebrated " year on year) , and we are all fools if we continue to trust that God can save us , because we would still be under the condemnation of the law , because of our sins .
Ever wondered what Christianity living a "lie " two thousand years ?
If the dead rise not , all Christians who have died ( how many millions ! ) Are lost! And the fact that we are Christians only has value for us while we are alive , then we are the most miserable and unhappy creatures of the earth.
But the fact ( and there's nobody in the world can prove otherwise ) that Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead , and became the first among millions one day come back to life !
Friend, " Behold, I shew you a mystery ... the trumpet shall sound , and the dead shall be raised incorruptible " ( 1Cor 15.51,52 ) .
You need to know once and for all , that death came into the world only because of what a man did , ie , death came through Adam , and it is because of what another man ( JESUS ) did , that there is now a resurrection of the dead . If we die today , it is because we are descendants of the first man and members of his sinful race . Wherever there is sin, the result is death , for "the wages of sin is death " ( Rom 6:23 ) .
However , all who are relatives of JESUS CHRIST , also rise . What are these relatives ? Simply all who hear and do His words (Luke 8:21 ) .
The only way to become a relative of Jesus is to receive Him as only and sufficient Savior . Although many always say " I've got Jesus ," not follow Him , why He says that one day many will be surprised and will know how much they were deceived (Matthew 7:21-23 ) .
It is the expectation of this event unique , that all true Christians live - receiving a new body and reign eternally with Jesus , to live a life totally different from this we know - no violence , no hate , no sorrow , no sickness and no sin . No man on earth has ever seen , heard or even imagined the wonderful things God has prepared for those who believe in His Word .
Millions of people are living today deluded , thinking they are pleasing to God , when not even know nor practice His Word .
" But someone will say, How are the dead raised ? And with what body do they come ? Fool! What you sow is not made alive unless it dies . And when you sow is not the body that will be, but bare grain . .. But God gives it a body as it and every seed his own body " ( 1 Cor 15.35-38 ) .
JESUS , before going to Calvary , said : " Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and die , it abideth alone: but if it dies , it bears much fruit " (John 12:24 ) , a clear reference to His resurrection.
Friend , if you believe in these words , " see the glory of God."
Let us remember , after all, that Jesus is the resurrection itself .