†The Shadow Of Death†
Why do we die? What happens when we die? †Wait, soooo…two people have not experienced death? Did we die at the beginning of mankind?
I take for granted this “blip” of life given me by God. It’s been quite a convicting ongoing study of death, key in on the “ongoing” because there are so many testimonials of this experience that it’s difficult not to get lost in confusion and fear of the unknown, to the point of just … giving up.
It is also difficult when finding the answer of consequence in relation to those not believing in Jesus Christ (The Word of God) to be that they are †destroyed in hell. To think about someone you love so deeply being in such a place. It just doesn’t seem plausible that a loving God would do that. The experience that surrounds the event of death can cause many to question their faith, or understanding of life, it’s traumatic.
From my search and study in Genesis of the Bible found that I die because of the warning †“…for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” I live in a †“garment of skin” that testifies to the ground from which my father (Adam) was created; this ground I walk on, the dust that I am and will eventually return to, is cursed. Because the curse consequently … is death.
But that’s not the end.
The reason I believe Adam didn’t die as expectantly was because of the length of time that concludes 1 day. Adam lived to be †nearly 1000 years old after the consequence of his sin, but it says that God warned “…for in the day…” so what happened? Why didn’t he die in that day? And why don’t we die in a day?
The apostle Peter of Jesus Christ enlightens me to this truth †“that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.” so that explains the reason why Adam didn’t just die as expectantly. These forms of enlightenment are all throughout scripture.
Please don’t do yourself a disservice not to at least consider trusting God with your time in His Word to help you through very hard and difficult times and questions.
Ultimately my Lord God and Father in Heaven is sovereign in how life is governed. I can only hope that those who’ve heard or are hearing this gospel will believe in it’s message. Because the message will give warning and reward. To believe means you bear responsibility to the preaching of this Word that confirms your eternal salvation. To do so means to love, not only your family, but the entire world. Because my Lord and Savior did not die in vain, but so that the †world might be saved through Him. The gift of the Holy Spirit that †records your name in heaven is the reward.
I pray you will trust in the providence of God. Because none are without excuse, even the †dead have heard and are hearing the gospel.
P.S. Tell me who the “two people” are that have not experienced death.
- †”the shadow of death”† — Psalms 107:10, 14; Psalms 23:4; Luke 1:79
- † — Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5, 2 Kings 2
- † — Matthew 10:28
- † — Genesis 2:17
- † — Genesis 3:21
- † — Genesis 5:5
- † — 2 Peter 3:7-9
- † — John 3:17
- † — Luke 10:20
- † — 1 Peter 4:6