v Genesis 1:26-27(KJV) – The Plan
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
v Genesis 2:7(KJV)- The Plan In Fruition
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.
v Genesis 3:16-19(NKJV)- The Plan’s Temporal Result
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
The day of birth sets our life in motion unto death. Even if we think it’s unfair, death must come, whether it be by a spiritual or a physical death. Is it not a written or given law since the demise of Adam? All things, humans, plants, and animals alike that are given life will eventually die…. excluding God’s hand- picked few. When we read the word of God, we know that both life and death are temporal events until He sends His son Jesus back to lay a final claim on those cemented in Him, to give us another life eternal, not life temporal, and no death.
v Proverbs 14:12(NKJV) There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
v Ecclesiastes 9:5 (NKJV)- For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
We come into the world prepared for life unto (not for) death. We are equipped to deal circumspectly via our mentality and emotions with both events during our life stage. We are even caught off guard in some cases as well of both events, namely unplanned pregnancies, terminal illnesses, incarcerated death sentences, suicide, and accidental deaths. Still we are equipped to deal with those things in our own way. Thank You Heavenly Father! You know, I was thinking profoundly that neither of these events, life nor death, are physical choices we as the person make. Question Point – Did you make the choice to be born just so you could die? I think not!
Life is our opening and Death is our closing on this earth. Thank you Adam! God is our Alpha and Omega. Upon His return, Jesus is and will be THE ONLY WAY to get Life eternally since, Death will cease to exist. Thank you Jesus! Do we fully grasp THAT belief with our mentality and emotions? Jesus IS the ONLY WAY. We will be equipped for death via salvation IF we leave this earthly place with our mind, our heart and our soul fortified in Jesus. In Him, we will never be put to shame. Read Romans 10:9-13, in your bibles please. This post is long enough already.
**************Note – Mt. Kangchenjunga**************
When you look at the fatality rates on the world’s most dangerous mountains, you’ll see that most decrease as time goes on. One notable exception is Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Death rates have reached as high as 22% in recent years, a reflection of the avalanche and weather hazards that plague this dangerous mountain. Trekking the Mt. Kangchenjunga Circuit in Nepal. Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/trips/11-most-dangerous-mountains-in-the-world-for-climbers/#GhHqFXwETybPFLBm.99
Hiking now! When a baby is born, most everyone (family and friends) involved in the newborn’s life have a natural feeling of elation, joy, happiness, excitement, hugs, kisses, nice compliments, laughter, and genuine smiles. It is a grand display of our mentality and emotions. LOVE! It’s a natural temperament, even amongst animals. Animals lick and cuddle their newborns. In most lives of the newborn animal, several females assist in the caring of for a specified time. Have you ever seen a cheetah smile?
LOVE! A newborn is also welcomed into the world with open arms and open hearts from most people who come into contact with him or her. Our countenance is that of joy and happiness. This grand display of mentality and emotions are also natural feelings for the life of a newborn that even come from strangers outside of the family and friends realm, i.e. doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and others when you’re out and about with a newborn. Everyone, even those born with “disabilities” or become disabled, celebrates life throughout its various stages due to their mentality and emotions. Some of us are envious of the way others live their life. Some of us are happy with how we live our life. Some of us are dissatisfied with the life we live. We are full of emotions. Did I not say earlier, we are equipped to deal with life? I don’t know, did I? Anyway, our mentality and emotions are our equipment. The equipment source is, yep, you guessed it! Our Heart! At least that is my thought. In life, we are able to use the source to guide us in the life making decision process, be it bad or good.
Hmm, prepared to death? I’m sure I said that earlier too. In death, there is nothing according to Koheleth. Have you figured out who he is yet? The normal celebratory ritual for death is mourning. Our countenance differs from that of when one is born. We don’t feel elated, nor do we experience laughter and joy when a person dies. We are left in such sorrow, especially if it is a child of ours. There is clearly no excitement stage. Though we (some of us) are not mentally and emotionally prepared to die, nor prepared to see others close to us die, we are still equipped to deal with the death of others and self. How so? Because we KNOW in our hearts that death is coming. It is the curse of Adam set in motion for the preparation for our new bodies to come. Death is just another prepared mountain we’ll have to climb for those who are in Christ to receive our glorified bodies.
When anyone or anything (pet and plants included) we love or care deeply for dies, like it or not, our mentality and emotions kick in again. These too are natural feelings that the living have when someone or something dies. It is also a natural feeling when some famous person dies we care about, that we’ve never spoken to or have seen face to face. It is by far a rarity amongst us that a living person would want to take the place of a loved or unloved one who is dying. Jesus did it for us all. Thank you God! Here lies the difference in our current life and death versus Jesus’ life and death. God prepared Jesus for both life and death and Jesus knew that both had to happen. We knew not when we were going to be given life before we were born, but rest assuredly at some point in our life we all learn that we are going to die.
When we die, our equipment source dies with us. We can no longer use this source in death. We lose our mentality and emotions. The Good News! But, and it’s a faithful “but”, the equipment source, our heart will beat again in a perfect life with a new body as incorruptible. We will become immortal through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I speak only of those who are in Christ Jesus. Once we go through this death coming, we… you and I, will receive a perfected mentality and have perfected emotions prepared for us, never to be caught off guard again. Pure Love! Just thinking about it makes my heart smile….Pure Love for God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, One Another, and Self! Jesus said, He has prepared a place for us, and I will always believe so. Since He has prepared it, we know it will be the perfect place. Do you believe?
v 1 Corinthians 15:51-57(NKJV) – The Plan’s Destination 🙂
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
v 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18(NKJV)
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Now wasn’t that was a nice hike up and down Mt. Kangchenjunga? We made it! Our present mentality and emotions in this temporal life need lots of work. Folks, we’ve got more mountains to climb. We need to be prepared for Jesus’ return, by getting our old mentality and emotions focused solely on and in Him, so that we can receive eternal life through and in Him. Come Lord Jesus so that we may shine in our glorious bodies.
LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS
- Dump the Temporal (moondanipog.wordpress.com)