Regarding the First Death

Section One

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![1] For the dead have no ruler. There is no life in them; even all their thoughts have perished with them.[2] No voice is heard from the grave; only complete and utter silence dwells there - darkness without time.[3] 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.[4] In the image of The Son were My beloved created,[5] 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.

From: God of the Living

11/15/04 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding the state of the dead[6])

Thus says The Lord: All people sleep in death, both those who have done good and those who have done evil. In no way are they among the living, nor are they aware. They know nothing at all, for all their thoughts have perished with them. All remain at rest, until the day I call them to awake; some to the first, the resurrection of life, and many more to the second, the resurrection of judgment.[7] Blessed and holy are those who take part in the first resurrection. For over them the second death[8] has no power, as it is written.[9]

You have heard it said:
To be absent from the body
Is to be present with The Lord[10]...

This saying is true...

For all those who die in Messiah will
Indeed look upon Him at the Last Day,[11]
Yet it will be to them as the blink of an eye...

For the dead know not the passage of time,
Nor do they know they have fallen asleep...

Thus there is indeed life after death,
Yet during death there is most certainly not.

For I tell you the truth, if there is life during death, as it is commonly taught amongst the people, then none truly die. And if all have the victory over death, then all are like The Messiah; thereby making The New Covenant useless and the resurrection of no effect. This teaching is false, denying both the sacrifice of The Messiah and the Word of God. For if none truly die, then The Messiah is no longer the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.[12] And if He is not the first to be freed from death and the grave, then The Messiah did not die. And if The Messiah did not die, then the power of sin has the victory and the grave has become your final resting place, leaving you with no hope of salvation.
Yet the Scriptures do not lie. The wages of sin is death;[13] from the beginning, I declared it! And yet the churches continue to stand divided against themselves, corrupting My Word as they fall in line with satan, deceiving and being deceived, preaching, “You will not surely die[14],” teaching that which runs contrary to the Scriptures.

Therefore, hear the Word of The Lord, O foolish and deceived generation: If as you say, there is no death and all continue on as living spirits, whether it be in Heaven or in hell or in some other place, then you also say there is no God and no Savior who was sent to save you from the penalty of sin, which is death.[15]
Where then does that leave you? You are lost, a people without hope, multitudes of deceived people waiting for their own inevitable destruction, a creation wrought in vain! Yet The Messiah did indeed pay the penalty for your sins, even unto death... He is risen, the firstborn from the dead;[16] by which you are also delivered from death, if you so choose to receive of His life, if you so choose to embrace Him as He truly is!

For He alone will stretch out His hand in that day
And lift His beloved from the grave in which all must sleep,
Save those who remain awake at His coming, as it is written[17]...

And behold, the time is indeed coming, when all
Who are in the grave will hear His voice and come out...

Those who have done good, to the resurrection of life...

And those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment[18]...


From: Death and Awakening

1/14/10 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

"Yet grieve not over all these dead, for by no means does death have the last word. Rather wail and pray for those who remain. Wail on behalf of those who refuse Me, and double for those who continue to rebel against Me, says The Lord."

Excerpt from:
I Shall Bring My Hand Against
ALL Nations Who Have Forsaken Me

12/30/04 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For Timothy, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding the Indonesian tsunami)

"Yet I say, do not mourn for the dead, for they only sleep. They abide in darkness for but an instant, for the dead know nothing at all; they know not the passage of time, nor of the seasons.[19] They have closed their eyes to this life, yet they shall surely open them again; behold, all shall look upon the face of The Lord their Redeemer, The One who died yet is alive forevermore. Amen."


"Again, I say to you, wail not for those who have passed away, as though you had no hope,[20] nor for the little ones, for they have returned home. For most assuredly, I say to you, by no means does death have the last word."

Excerpts from: Make Way for the Coming of The Lord

1/2/05 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 God: Let the truth be known regarding the innocent, My most precious gifts, My beloved little ones. When one of these little ones pass from your sight, grieve not, for they have returned home. Rather grieve for yourselves. For a precious gemstone has been taken; behold, a treasure which has no equal has been hidden before its time.[21] For The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to all such as these.[22] Thus these who have come forth from The Kingdom, who remain without blemish, whose lives were cut short, return to Him from whom they came. For the little ones need not sleep in death. For the penalty of sin is death,[23] yet they remain in their innocence... And oh how blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall surely behold My face.[24]"

Excerpt from: To Whom Does The Kingdom of Heaven Belong

1/24/11 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For The Lord’s Little Flock, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding modern reports of people being raised from the dead and coming back from death)

Thus says The Lord: No man shall raise the dead, save I live in that man. And no account of one raising the dead in My name is true, save it was given them by Me to do so. Or have you never read this Scripture: It is I who has done it? For I have indeed raised the dead through My servants in times past, and I shall do so again, yet this time is not yet. In that day My witnesses shall go out ahead of Me, preparing My way before Me, and by signs such as this shall My coming glory be revealed. For through them I shall indeed perform many signs and wonders, in the sight of many witnesses, to the glory of My name. Yet no man or woman in all the earth shall do these things, save those I send.
Therefore believe no report of one returning from death, speaking false tales. For as it is written: The dead know nothing at all,[25] for all their thoughts have perished with them.[26] For satan shall indeed deceive many; and as it is written: False messiahs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders, to deceive, if possible, even the elect.[27] Yet I tell you the truth, all is a lie, a very clever, well-planned deception; no miracle is found - only illusion and misdirection, accompanied by propaganda and dark sentences, great delusion to the darkness of many faces.

For there is but One in whom
The fullness of God dwells...

One alone who has the power to
Revive the dead and destroy the wicked...

One alone who holds all the keys,
Even over death and Sheol[28]...


False Miracles and Lies,
Deceived and Ignorant People

2/6/07 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For a Brother in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

"Yet I tell you a mystery: It has been appointed to those who are born twice to die once, but by no means shall they die a second time. Yet those who do not come to Me in repentance shall be born once and die twice. Yet there are some among this generation who shall never taste death, having already passed from judgment into life. Thus to My chosen elect, there is a death of the body unto resurrection. Yet for those still living at My return, there is a death of another kind - the crucifying of your old man with his sinful ways, the putting on of the new man who is renewed in the knowledge of the Truth, restored in the image of Him who created him."

From: Born Again

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