sexta-feira, 17 de julho de 2015
Death for Life
From death to life
The prophet Ezekiel prophesied about the year 593 BC And in his call we have a narrative that reveals the state of life of the prophet. When called to the ministry God tells the prophet put on foot, then God would talk to him. Two facts soon see to mind: 1) Ezekiel lay prostrate or spiritually, or spiritual dead because he was not standing before God. 2) The spiritual dead do not hear the voice of God are unable to understand his word. "And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and speak contigo.Então the Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upright, and I heard him speaking to me. Ezekiel 2: 1-2 "
Notice spite of God's order which put the foot prophet was that the Spirit has dais in it. "Then the Spirit entered into me when he spoke to me" The Spirit spoke to him and then entered the prophet Ezekiel and soon stood before the Lord. Who gives life is the Holy Spirit for every man, spiritual life. True life is only possible when God releases his breath about the man "The Spirit of God made me; and the inspiration of the Almighty gave me vida.Jó 33: 4 "
Soon the prophet not fallen but alive before the Lord begins to prophesy and do his work, and in chapter 37 of the book written by Ezekiel, God leads you to walk in a valley full of dry bones to teach him a lesson about death it's life.
"Thus saith the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will enter into you, and you shall live.
And I will lay sinews upon you, and I will crescercarne on you and spread skin over you, and put into you, and you shall live, and know that I am SENHOR.Então prophesied as I was commanded. And there was a noise, as I prophesied; and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
And I looked, and behold, they came sinews upon them, and raised the flesh and the skin covered them above; but there was in them espírito.E he told me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the spirit: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live .
I prophesied as he commanded me; then the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceeding great army. Ezekiel 37: 5-10 "
God asks Ezekiel to a large number of dry bones could return to live. God knew that the Prophet was able to answer, as well as for a time Ezekiel was fallen and dead spiritually, he was brought to life by the Spirit of God. Ezekiel said that God knew the answer to that question. The answer is, "As in my life God did a great work put me his Spirit can certainly make these dry bones live."
Life around the bone in two very clear stages. First sternum, that is outside the physical structure was formed to look like what everyone can see. Someone who looked this valley with a large army and made with bones, muscle and nerves skin might even be impressed. "And there was a noise, as I prophesied; and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his osso.E looked, and behold, they came sinews upon them, and grew acarne, and the skin covered them above "
The prophet makes a very important observation because it was not the Spirit. And here I pause to go to Eden.
God takes a bit of clay and with your hands makes a perfect doll with a perfect organizational structure with its body structure, and as well as in the valley, first bones, muscles tendons, the skin. "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground" Despite well-formed man was not living in the real sense of the word because it still lacked the essence of life.
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2: 7 "being the first man Adam was first formed his physical body structure. In the garden of Eden in the formation of the first man we have an array of all graduating outros.Apesar the body only had life after God breathed into your nostril.
Now we return to the valley, "Thus saith the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live" The army was actually the nation of Israel that was spiritually dead and even testified of his miserable. "These bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost; we are cut off. Ezekiel 37:11 "The Israelites when they were without God's presence felt hopeless and dry cut. If cut off from God's presence soon dried up and became desperate. See what Jesus teaches. "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; John 15: 6 "
Death is eternal separation from God who will the source of life. Death can occur even in our external structure and how many times have not we look for situations where smile on the outside but inside we are suffering, we seem happy but we are with the sick soul. Only God knows the depths of every person.
Likewise the Spirit entered the Army valley of dry bones, so the disciples received from Jesus the Holy Spirit .After the death and resurrection, Jesus gives life promised during his earthly ministry and blows (pneuma) on them Holy Spirit. Consider Jesus to be God he is as the garden of Eden man blowing on the "breath of life" figure in the twelve represent humanity and the early church, the breath of spiritual life. "And having said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Spirit Santo.João 20:22 "When the disciples blow on the mouth of God was releasing the Holy Spirit.
One of the greatest miracles of nature is the fact that man and pulmonary respeiração, spending nine messes within a fully liquid environment. Man is made in your bone structure, muscle your internal organs and even the respiratory system, without contact with the ar.São nine months of life without a resperação even.
In one week the baby will have spine. A few days later five to eight bones of the spinal column (spinal) will be formed. At the end of the first six weeks of pregnancy, your baby will have head and torso. The eyes and other structures begin to form as well as tiny shoots which are the arms and legs of the baby. The heart also forms, and begins to beat on the 25th day after conception.
In the fifth month the baby lung cells begin to produce a fatty substance called surfactant. This substance helps the baby's breath after birth. At this stage babies are still small and the lungs are not fully developed and so they often can not live outside the womb without care especializado.Frequentemente children can live if cared for from 5 to 6 mês.Isto means that the body is formed and despite being bones, muscles and skin, the baby does not breathe as it is from a water bottle. A being ready but without the breath of vida.Um be that by birth can not breathe because surely die, and a magical moment he has to breathe it die without oxygen. It is certainly one of the greatest mysteries of God life and death on both sides of the first breath of man. "You'll have the months that meet or know the time of your birth Job 39: 2"
What is the difference between a well formed body of a well-made outer frame and a living man really? Jesus as God while on earth he saw no difference between the dead and the living man who does not follow him. The difference between dead and alive is the presence of the Holy Spirit. "But Jesus observed him: Let the dead bury their dead; but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God. Luke 9:60 "
Jesus calls a man to follow and it answers; Lets first and bury my father. The man called Jesus had his recently deceased father and had to follow Christ before burying his parent. Jesus' answer makes us see the world through the perspective him because for him there is no difference between a dead and a man who does not follow. All who do not follow Christ are dead, in the same condition, separated from the only source of life the Holy Spirit.
Jesus told the "living" who had come to everyone's life and real life not only an appearance, a shell, a corpse walking. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10 "
The message of the gospel preached by Jesus is the message of the resurrection, as well as Ezekiel's message had the strength of a personal testimony of the Holy Spirit, Christ's message has more force as it passed from death to life. Everyone who hears the evanglho and believe in God who sent Jesus to earth hath everlasting life. He passed from death to life. "Actually, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to vida.João 5:24"
Pass from death to life is the hope of every Christian. While the world waits to pass from life to death we expect eternal life with God, free of condemnation.
Salary is the reward given to someone who diligently rendered a service to someone else and made worthy to receive a fair return for employee effort. The salary is right to those who work. A gift is given to a person who has not done anything to win, not by merit is not a payment is a gift. This is free, no one pays for a gift received and if so is no longer present and is an offense to whom the presenteou.A person who presents another does for love and feel outraged to see their present and their effort is being undone for one who has received grace, tries to do something worthy to receive. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus offered. "But now, freed from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Senhor.Romanos 6: 22-23 "
The end of the physical body of man is to return to dust. But the man's soul destiny is to return to the Lord because it was him and we see him back. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12: 7 "
To have life we must give credit to the Word of God. "It is the spirit that gives life, acarne profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life.
John 6:63 "
Finally the greatest figure of death and life is baptism. We passed from death and burial to life. "Know ye not that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of vida.Porque if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also of his resurrection; Romans 6: 3-5 "
Jesus calls you from death to life, to go through the baptism certainly pass over from death to life because baptism is a burial and the exit tank is the resurrection of the Christ figure. "Wherefore he saith, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."
Jesus is calling you today from the dead to eternal life with him.