Wednesday, August 10, 2011

If A Man Die, Shall He Live Again?

More than three thousand years ago, there was a man by the name of Job who asked a pretty important question and that same question is still asked by man today: If a man die, shall he live again? This all important question has been asked in every generation with all kinds of different statements given, by the religious leaders of this world. Not one person has ever got a acceptable or persuasive answer to the question unless they are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. That answer is real for we can feel it in our soul!

The one answer to that question is Jesus The Christ. He is the only exception. Of all the religions in the world and their leaders {Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, and untold others} are all dead. Not one of them ever rose from the grave. Many people will say man is a mortal being and nothing else. Some people will tell you that our life ends forever more in death and the hope of resurrection is a dream, a fairy tail, or a misguided truth. We Christians know, affirm, and believe there is a resurrection and the only reality is death, but our Lord conquered death, hell, and the grave.

As Christians, we believe in the resurrection and should never listen to people's futile view of life. They are the blind leading the blind and know not the resurrection power of our Lord Jesus Christ. As believers of the Bible we know that: 
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. [1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18]   
 When our love ones die and are placed in the ground we know that we shall see them again! We can see beyond that grave to a grand reunion day were we will forever be with our saved loved ones and the One who died for us. There will be a resurrection day!  We shall see our love ones again and what a day that will be. People may ask how we can make such a claim as this. Oh we have the answer for them, because there is an answer to those people who have ears to hear and eyes to see. We {the believers in Christ} shall live again because His body was raised incorruptible. That is a fact that all Christians have faith in.

Here is a thought that I will carry the rest of my life. In 1995 my mother was terminally ill with cancer and as she laid in her bedroom she constantly looked out the window into the sky.  She told her grand kids, when they were in her room crying, "Do not cry for me because I'm going to a better place" and to me she said these words, "I will see you again someday". My mother grasped a truth that has eluded people all over the world for centuries. The stone has been moved away! The tomb is empty and the angel said: "He is not here, He is risen!"  Oh Hallelujah for that resurrection power! 

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