Before I say anything else, I know there will some who may disagree with me, that is your privilege, but what I am writing is Biblical, and spiritual, may the Holy Spirit lead you into the truth. And I will tell you, I recently prayed for a two year old who passed away having had multiple surgeries, so I know some people ask for miracles and receive mercy.
Death is the last enemy anyone will ever defeat, but can I tell you this? Jesus has already defeated it for us, and we can too. I have been reading some amazing stories of survival for my research. I have to tell you that death is a demon, the last enemy to come against a person of faith. Other things may lead you to it, it could be lurking around waiting to devour someone as people are murdered, at the wrong place at the wrong time, even believers who ignore warnings. It is not an angel in a white suit walking you to heaven.
It is darkness, and not the good kind God created. it will envelope you spirit, soul and body. Soul being the mind. will and emotions. Death does’t care about age, race or gender, death is united with the devil and the unholy three, fear, terror and torment. All the things hell is made up of why it is referred to as the second death, all unbelievers will go there forever, I hate to think of anyone going but I can’t decide for them. I wish everyone could know His love.
But the believer, though engulfed by it through some instance, disease, or even old age, they pass through the darkness to the light and love of Jesus. But don’t believe everyone who claims to have had a near death experience will be truthful or at least credible, they probably did see this light, but were they being deceived, thinking they were alright, not knowing Jesus, only to have the devil fool them into hell. Hardly anyone admits they were going there or at least not as many.
I wrote a post about suicide and September is Suicide Prevention Month, I can barely imagine that hopelessness, because I have always had hope in Jesus. I have come close to death, too close, not only at birth, and my mother as well, but on a couple of occasions, and prayer intervened. And I had to admit being afraid, even as a believer. Death is fear, death is the devil, death is destruction. I knew I was going to heaven and yet, I resisted the fear and even death, that was eight years ago. Jesus gave us the authority to speak in tongues, put out devils and raise the dead, but do we? Do we even believe that? Or stand on it in faith?
We can’t always do it alone and with unbelieving people around, miracles don’t happen. And sometimes, it is His wisdom for mercy to be the answer, knowing that some, in fact, most people may not understand resisting the devil, who or what he really is, and that they may not be in submission to God. And I’m not saying you don’t have faith, are not a believer, or judging. There is simply things we don’t understand, but the Spirit does.
And I am not bragging on myself, but on Him, He saved my life through prayer and gave me healing when no one else could. I had a good intercessor, and best of all I had Jesus. I really was working too hard to get to a place God had already put me in, He slowed me down, restored my soul, made me rest in green pastures and let Him bear the load.
Let’s look at how Jesus defeated death, and how He wanted us to live life more abundantly, we were created to live forever originally, and our spirits will, in heaven or hell. God could not allow Adam and Eve to live forever, not until He sent Jesus to take our place, the second Adam, to make the perfect sacrifice and go to hell, taking the keys of, death, hell and the grave, did He restore us to authority.
Now, of course, not everyone lived forever, still, but we have the benefit of living in a time such as this when the catching away of the church will come, we can be alive and remaining in love and faith. We can call life and health to our flesh, speak His peace, ask the Holy Spirit to pray for us and through us, we have the benefit of centuries of wisdom, and though evil abounds and lawlessness is on the horizon, and the Antichrist will appear and deceive many, we still have victory in Jesus. We can resist death and it will have to flee as we wait for His glorious appearing. The devil is a liar, the accuser, and he will tell believers they are not Christians and non Christians that they are okay. Only Jesus is the way to heaven because He made the sacrifice, other religions many have good principals but not cover you eternally, it is the most important decision you will ever make.
I was recently told that you start to die the moment your are born, perhaps the flesh, but really shouldn’t you start to live? And all the more so, being born again…..and remember, Jesus and His Father are revealed along, He does have the final say, but God is life and love, John 10:10 makes it clear, who our enemy is.
For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death. John 8:51
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father. John 10:18
So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over Him. Romans 6:9
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:22,23
And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Phillipians 2:8
But we see Him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9
( Jesus gave His life willingly for He was lower than angels, in hell but overcame, having been obedient to death, He was raised again. He was lower than angels in order to be a perfect man, our kinsman redeemer, He will not restore fallen angels, and angels do not get saved. and the devil has been judged, damned forever. )
Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— Hebrews 2:14
For because He, Himself, has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18
I really hope this helps someone, we want to bind as much as possible, and loose that enemy of death from its assignment, not all may receive, but the Spirit knows hearts and He raised Jesus, and even we are not doing it, He raises the dead. I heard of one last week, she was at the mortuary.
I do hope you have enjoyed studying healing with me, let’s look forward to the pouring out of the Spirit in September.