7/28/11 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord: Who shall praise Me from the pit? What song is heard from the grave? Shall rotting flesh stand up and praise The God of Israel? Shall those turned to dust give Me glory?
Thus I tell you a mystery, behold, I speak to you a wonder: There is a people who sleep and a flesh which has no life in it, there are many who have been lost to the depths, a great multitude who have returned to the dust of the earth and can not be found, yet The Lord God knows their names and their dwelling places. Not one has passed from My sight, not one has been given up to the void. For I am God of the living, The One alone worthy of all praise!
I am not God of the dead, but of the living! For the dead have no ruler. There is no life in them; even all their thoughts have perished with them. No voice is heard from the grave; only complete and utter silence dwells there - darkness without time. For from the dust I created them, and to the dust they return. By My breath they were made alive, and without My breath they fall asleep. In the image of The Son were My beloved created, and in His likeness shall they be restored.
Behold, the day and hour is close at hand,
Yea it is very near, when the dead in Messiah
Shall arise and the sleepers shall awake,
When the rotting corpses are revived
And the dust gathers together once again...
From one end of the earth to the other,
Even from the deepest depths, shall My people
Rise up and give Me glory!...
Therefore let the children of Israel prepare,
Let everyone joined to Messiah step forward
And claim their inheritance...
For I have but to call out your name!...
Says The Holy One of Israel.
- Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:27
- Psalm 146:4 (NAS)
- See: "they know not the passage of time"
- Genesis 2:7, Psalm 104:29
- Genesis 1:26-27