Death is defined as the ceasing of all our biological functions that sustain life in our earthly bodies now. It is a process of our earthly life’s being stopped either by illness, suicide or accident. Death is really only the change from our current physical body to a new immortal (never ending) body, soul and spirit.
The concept of death is the key to understanding this miraculous phenomenon. People are normally diagnosed as “dead” when the brain stops working and there is no communication from the person. People argue that only the electrical activity should be considered when defining death.
Death of our earthly bodies is NOT the end of us at all. It is only the changing from one state to another state. In order for us to have a new and greatly improved body we must first let go of the body we now have that is made of the dust of the earth. When the earthly body ceases to exist we simply get our new and better equipped everlasting body, soul and spirit.
During this time of change, we go on a journey or trip to another place in time we have never been to before. It is NOT the end of us but a new glorious beginning in a much better place where there is no suffering, pain, or discomfort anymore. We will have a brand new updated body that can travel faster than the speed of light. It will be one that can or cannot be seen by humans on this earth still living down here. Just like Jesus body was nailed to the cross and ceased to exist, so will our earthly bodies. Yet Jesus came out of the tomb with a brand new body. He was still the same Jesus knowing everything he knew before his earthly body died. He could see, remember, eat, walk, talk and looked just like he did before he died. His body of clay just had to be changed into one not made of clay or dirt. He could do more in his new updated body. He had no limitations that kept him bound to live inside an earthly body. He could walk through walls, talk without using his voice box, and God gave him a body that had new and improved fluids. We cannot go into the portals of space and the layers of heaven with the blood and fluids our earthly bodies now possess. There must be some changes made so we will be able to live in our new homes in the New Jerusalem (heaven) with all those who have gone on before us. It is so simple.
We must give up this old sick body that can be destroyed for one that never ages and can never be destroyed. Oh Happy Day!! We will also get a new wardrobe that fits perfectly and never gets dirty or wears out. Say goodbye clothing industries and retail prices. No more shopping trips. God knows exactly what our sizes are, what we love to wear, what it looks like and the fabric colors we like the feel of. No more too tight clothes. No more shoes that hurt your feet. It all just gets better and better.
However we must have to give up our old bodies to get the new ones. We only are away from our homes and families for a short period of time. We will see them again! We will know them again. We will only have new bodies and new homes. We will have new and better jobs. How much better can it get?
No more cleaning houses, washing dishes, doctor’s visits, pain and suffering. We are just going on a short vacation to have our complete overhaul done. Then there will be no more death or parting from our loved ones ever again.
There is but one thing we must do to get this all done. We must know the man who gives new bodies. We must accept Him as Lord over our lives knowing He has always been the giver of ALL GOOD gifts. If we do this and ask Him to save us from this old fleshly body He will put in the order for a new one immediately. We only have to wait until it is all ready and our mansions made perfectly. Our new homes will never have termites to eat it up. Winds and water will never destroy our new homes. It is maintenance free and we never have to spend one dime to pay for it. Jesus takes care of all of this before we get there.
How many people have we listened to down here? How many people must we make deals with here to get things done for us? Many people have we talked to but now we only must talk to one person. His name is Jesus Christ the son of the most high (highest) God. No other person can do this for us. No other name is required.
Until the time to go on this journey we must be getting all packed up. Get ready to go on our new upcoming vacation. How do we do this?
We first ask Jesus to come into our hearts and save us giving us a new body. We MUST ASK! Then we must ask for him to forgive us of all the things we have done wrong. After this we simply finish the jobs he has given us to do while we are here on earth. When all is ready Jesus will call us home to our new place of residence. When Jesus calls our name, our breath will stop in our old bodies, our soul and spirit that lives inside this old body will leave it so we can get the new one Jesus has made ready for us.
How amazing this trip will be. We don’t go by car, bus or airplane. We are carried by angels through space by first class arrangements already made. No waiting in the airports anymore. This is what I call “Mission Possible Only by Jesus!”
Here is what our new place to live will look like?
Now we are going to find out how gigantic, enormous this city is.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.”
16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the HEIGHT of it are EQUAL!
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
The angel measured the length of the city 12000 furlongs long, which is about 1500 Roman miles, or about 1400 English miles which amounts to about 2.200 KM! But that is just one side of it. And as its surface is a (four) square, it has four sides that long, altogether about 8.800 KM around! That’s as big as Europe! THAT IS A GIANT CITY! HUMONGOUS!!
But, it also says that the length and the width AND THE HEIGHT of it are equal! So it is not some flat city… but it goes up 2.200 KM as well! Now you can imagine that anyway you want, like a big cube or something, but we are inclined to believe that it looks more like a tent as it said, or a mountain, “the mountain of the Lords house!” So it might very well look like a gigantic pyramid, sticking 2.200 KM out of the earth’s atmosphere which goes up only about 10 KM!
What a city! WOW!
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it was transparent glass.
WOW YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT! NEVER A CITY WAS BUILT AS BIG AND BEAUTIFUL AS THAT!
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb is the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moons, to shine in it: for the glory of God lights it and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
So do your homework! Get ready to leave this old world for the new city made of gold where fear will never again be felt nor evil people live. Only those who talk to Jesus and make the necessary arrangements will be able to get inside.
Do it now and make your reservations! There are no second chances! Tell someone else so they can go too!!! That is the Good News!!!!
Question: Why does our fleshly body die?
Written by Sybil Shearin
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