Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
I+ AM The RESURRECTION ! I+ AM The LIFE ! JESUS CHRIST
John 11: 25 -27
JESUS said unto Martha,
I + am the Resurrection,
and the Life:
he that believeth in ME+,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth
and believeth in ME+
shall never die.
Believest thou this? +
She saith unto HIM+,
Yea, LORD I+ believe that
THOU+ art the CHRIST+,
the SON+ of GOD+,
WHO+ should come into the world.
What Did the RESURRECTION of
CHRIST JESUS Do for His+ Followers ?
Besides making us VERY HAPPY that JESUS CHRIST
is alive and well and is seated in ROYALTY at the Right
Hand of His+ FATHER... there are certain glorious
benefits we receive from His+ Resurrection... both now and later.
His+ Resurrection procured for us Life Eternal... that is, Life
after our carnal death.
some other things, too !
procured for us the SANCTIFICATION of the Baptismal waters of Holy Baptism. ( See 1 Peter 3: 21).
Notice in John 4:2 that
JESUS Himself+ did not baptize... just His+ disciples.
They were baptized unto repentance...
which was the repentance preached by John the Baptist.
For, the HOLY SPIRIT
was not yet given because JESUS was not yet GLORIFIED. John 7:39
The HOLY SPIRIT was
not yet given as a "gift" , as in the Baptismal waters in Acts 2:38,because JESUS had not YET triumphed over the
satan in Hades / Sheol.
That TRIUMPH came after the Crucifixion... indeed, the moment
His+ SPIRIT left His+ tortured and tired Body on the Cross.
The Gates of Hell
did NOT prevail
Indeed, the ancient
pre-Nicene Christian writings say that the satan and his beings fled and
cowered and cringed as the LIVING SECOND ADAM+ came into their
strong-hold and preached to the captives and set them free … to go with HIM+ into Heaven... leaving Sheol / Hades.
HE+ led those who were in the strong-hold in the heart of the
earth out, to the Paradise of GOD in Heaven.As they were going... some of these spirit-men appeared to flesh-men in
Jerusalem, telling them that JESUS had set them free and HE+ was the MESSIAH, according to the Ancient Pre-Nicene writings.
No longer would the Righteous be
forced to enter the heart of the earth where Death held them captive after they
died. ( The unrighteous still descend to the heart of the earth when THEY die. )
No, Followers of JESUS will not die ... meaning that they will no longer enter the realm of the dead in the heart of the earth...
that is, their souls and spirits will immediately ascend to Heaven to be ever with The LORD. They are passed from death UNTO LIFE !
JESUS said in John 5:24 :
Verily, verily, I+ say unto you, He that heareth My+ word, and believeth on HIM that sent ME+, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passedfromdeathuntolife.
But as it is written,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,
the things which GOD hath prepared
for them that love HIM.
1 Corinthians 2:9
However, their dead bodies will
return to earth to await the Resurrection at the LAST TRUMPET. Then, their
bodies will rise from the dust to join their spirits and souls.... all
incorruptible again… all together again.
Followers of JESUS will ALSO NOT DIE the
second death which awaits all those who died and whose names are NOT written in
the LAMB's+ Book of Life. (See Rev. 2:11, 20: 6, 14, and 21:8
Because of His+ Mighty Resurrection, we are FREED from the
control of the satan.Now the satan can
only use illusions to torment us; our chains to him are severed permanently
.... if we continue to agree with JESUS and to obey HIS+ Word.