What does Reality Reveal to us about Death?
As Darkness was separated from Light at the beginning, Death also exists because God separated it from Life.
Genesis 1:4 “Seeing the Light was Good God separated the Light from the darkness.”
Our opinions about death abound, as does our fear, confusion, arguing and division, because death isn’t what we think it is, it’s what God has already revealed it to be.
Daniel 2:22 “He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and Light dwells with Him.”
The Infinite is Revealed in Creation
Death, like darkness is nothing, both existing solely because they are void of their opposite, Life and Light. Still, the Infinite is clearly observable to the finite.
Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is lasting.”
Words Written by The Finger of God
Truth and Deception are defined by God’s Word.
Truth can be observed as accurately as a Plumb-line can use gravity to show what is physically straight, and as a Level uses water to show what is perfectly level.
God’s Word remains today as a Light shinning on Truth, which Is, Was and Will always Be Life.
Deuteronomy 9:10 “Then
the LORDYHVH gave me, (Moses) the two stone tablets, inscribed by the finger of God with the exact words that the LORDYHVH spoke to you out of the fire on the mountain on the day of the assembly.”
Air Can be Observed
The Hebrew word for Spirit is, Ruach, Strongs #7307. It translates into English as Spirit, Wind, Breath and Air.
The Spirit, like Air, does not have to be seen to be detected. We know it exists by what it does. We are dependent on Air from our first Breath of life.
Genesis 2:7 “Then YHVH God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.”
1 Corinthians 15:47 “The first man (adam) was of the Dust of the Earth, the second man (Jesus) from Heaven/God/Spirit.”
Death Is Physical Not Spiritual
Genesis 3:19 “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your bread, until you return to the ground— because out of it were you taken. For dust you are, and to dust you, (your physical body) shall return.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7 “…the dust returns to the ground from which it came, and the Spirit, (Ruach) returns to God who gave it.”
Luke 23:46 “Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit (Ruach).” And when He had said this, He breathed His last.”
Acts 7:59 “While they were stoning him, Stephen appealed, “*Lord Jesus, (Yehoshua) receive my Spirit, (Ruach).”
*Because English translations admittedly replace “Lord” for the Hebrew Name “YHVH,” (meaning He Eternally Exists #3068), it makes it difficult to connect Jesus as YHVH.
*Jesus and Joshua are the same Name, #2424. Jesus is transliterated from the Greek, (Iesous) and Joshua from the Hebrew, Yehoshua, meaning YHVH Is Salvation.
Death, according to YHVH’s Word, Is a Just Judgement for sin. Pesha, #6586 and CHattah, #2403 are the Hebrew words for transgression, whether by willful rebellion or ignorance. Either way, if we miss the Path of Truth and Life, we are walking in deception and death.
Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed onto all men, because all sinned.”
Death Cannot Eat From The Tree of Life
Revelation 2:7 “…To the one who is Victorious, I will grant the right to eat from the Tree of Life in the Paradise of God.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by its gates.”
YHVH Takes Air Away and Gives it Back
Deuteronomy 32:39 “See now that I Am He; there is no God besides/against, (immad #5978) Me. I Kill, (Muth #4191) I Revive, (Chayah #2421); I wound and I heal, and there is no one who can deliver from My hand.”
YHVH Differentiates Murder from Killing
Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”
Murder, (Ratzach #7523) is the unjust killing of the innocent/clean, (Naqiy #5355) and the Righteous, (Tzadiq #6662), Exodus 23:7.
Matthew 5:21 “Y You have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.”
Remember the warning God gave Cain when his face was downcast, shortly before he murdered his brother Abel?
Genesis 4:7 “If you do well, (yatab #3190) will you not be accepted? But if you refuse to do well, (what God says is Good), sin is crouching at your door; but you must master it.”
Cain was angry, and he knew God expected him to master his emotions.
Love Is Defined by The Way of Truth and Life
The Bible defines death and Life as going in opposite directions on a path. Both are defined in complex language and then summed up and simplified.
YHVH summed up every teaching given to Moses in 10 Statements:
*Jesus/Yehoshua (YHVH’s Salvation) simplified the Torah (The Way of Truth and Life) and prophets even further, by these two commandments:
Deuteronomy 6:5 “And you shall love
the LORDYHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Leviticus 19:18...love your neighbor as yourself. I am
Romans 13:9 The commandments “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and any other commandments, are summed up in this one decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 7:12 “In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law/Torah and the prophets.”
Love Is defined by the Way of Truth and Life, any other path leads to death.
Firstborn From the Dead
Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24
Senseless ones! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
1 Corinthians 15:36
For this reason Christ died and returned to Life, so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.Emphasis mine
Death Is Finite, It Has a Beginning and an End
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26
Satan Gave Birth to Deception and Death
Satan, is a Hebrew word meaning adversary/enemy, meaning the opposite of God. First appearing as the serpent in the garden who twisted the Truth enough to make Eve, and then Adam, desire to taste death.
“You belong to your father, hasatan, (the adversary) and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the Truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
Examples of Just Judgments in the Bible
Regardless of what we think, taking the breath from everyone on earth, except the eight people, and the chosen animals, on the Ark, in a would wide flood, was Just.
When fire destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, when the Angel of Death killed every Firstborn in Egypt, and when the earth split open and swallowed up every man, and their tents, involved in Korah’s rebellion, Numbers 16:31
YHVH used the men of Israel to cleanse every living thing out of the land of Canaan. Canaan was the same land promised to Abraham hundreds of years earlier, Genesis 12:7; Genesis 15:16; Genesis 15:18.
Do not think Canaan was blameless, as a son of Ham, (Noah’s grandson) the people of Canaan would have been well aware of their rebellion against God, “The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, (Egypt) Put, and Canaan, Genesis 10:7
What about the Sabbath breaker who the people stoned to death, Numbers 15:35 ESV? Or when Phinehaus obeyed God by driving his spear through the rebellious Israeli leader and the Midianite woman, the plague stopped because it was Justice, Numbers 25:8?
True Justice is no respecter of persons, and shows no partiality. When Israel, the 10 Northern tribes, began doing the same things the Canaanites did, YHVH used the Assyrians to Divorce them from the land, Jeremiah 3:8.
Judah also became unfaithful and the Babylonians were used to remove them from the land for a prophesied 70 years, Jeremiah 29:10.
The Final Day of Just Judgement
“For He has set a day when He will judge the world with Justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to All men by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:31
“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22
“For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment, James 2:13 ESV
As Light infiltrates darkness, Love, as defined by the Way of Truth and Life, will one day prove death to be nothing.
Please read the link below to learn about the mythology of eternal hellfire: https://kaylened.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/part-two-the-true-meaning-of-hell/