"If you don't see the real me, you won't see what love has won..." Vota

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I was speachless

First of all, I need no rude comments from anon here!

Last night at Bible study I was in awe at the lesson. All I could do was listen. David was talking about a very deep subject, if that word even fits. He was talking about our resurrection.

He posed one initial question for us to think about-- If the life we have on this Earth is given in faith that we can prepare for our resurrection, then what are we striving for in our resurrection?

What questions do we all share about this time? When will it be? What will I look like? Will babies still be babies? What will Heaven look like? How old will my body be?...

Jesus says we will be like the Angels not being given to human desires. Matthew 22:30At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'[a]? He is not the God of the dead but of the living." With this being the case, those of us who long for our mansions in the sky where we will get to see our loved ones who have passed, are dreaming of a "resuscitation" not a resurrection. In our resurrection, we will not have a human body with human desires or needs. When Jesus was Resurrected, He was able to either walk through a closed and locked door or just appear among His followers who were locked in a room out of fear of the Jews. Besides that His appearance was something that would have caused His friends to fear for they did not recognize Him until He gave them a sign. So our "bodies" will not be our human images.

When we are resurrected, we will be with God. We will be restored to our original purpose. We will be with God. WE WILL BE WITH GOD! How awesome is that? Since the fall, God has been pursuing us. He has bridged the gap in many ways to be with us. He told Moses to build the Tabernacle (an exact replica of what was in Heaven, a shadow so to speak) so that He could dwell with the Israelites. He commissioned the Ark of the covenant for the same purpose. He sent His one and only Son to live with us and die like us. He sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in our souls. All of this is to prepare us for being with Him.

Having the Holy Spirit dwell in us right now is as close as we get to experiencing the joy (not a big enough word) of being face to face with God. The idea of being face to face with God makes me tremble!

So the next time I wonder about my "life" in heave, I will remember Paul's response to such questions (very harsh language I might add), 1 Corinthians 15: 36 How foolish! When I get to Heaven "my life" will be revolved around the One and Only, True God. There will be no room for "me". As I store up treasures in Heaven here on Earth, they will not be for my gain, they will be to lay at my Lord's feet. What else would I do with a crown of righteousness, or treasures stockpiled. I certainly would never put a crown on my head in the presence of Jesus! The more treasures I lay up, the more I will have to lay at His precious feet. He deserves them... Not me!

And I might add, He deserves, from me, as many as I can store up and more. So what am I striving for in this life in anticipation of my resurrection? To lay up as many treasures as I can so to present them to my King.


  1. this one is thought-provoking. resuscitation vs. resurrection. definitely thinking more about that.

    i love the verification words you have to type to post- the word i got when i went to post this was, "bless." how cool is that?

  2. Will everybody who is living or who has lived be in heaven with God? I'm still searching for answers. Another question I wanted to ask you. . Can women preach, or at least witness (testify) in public church services or lead the prayer? I have heard it answered both yes and no. Can you help me?
    Tammy Faye Gossett

  3. First of all TFG, consult your Bible for answers like these and don't take my word for it. I will speak using the Bible, but you have to test you own actions with the Bible and are acountable for your own actions.

    Everyone who has ever been alive on this Earth will find themselves in one of two places. Read Luke 16:19-31. You will get a glimpse of the two places I am talking about.

    I am no expert on if women can preach or not. I think this is between the woman and God and if this causes someone to stumble or not. I for one love to hear a woman teach. Beth Moore is one of my favorite Bible Study leaders. She knows what it is like to be a woman of faith and live as a woman. Paul says it both ways... Women should be quiet, and women should cover their head when the pray and prophesy, 1 Corinthians 11:5... I think this has to do with what is acceptable or even allowed in the culture. What culture is going to listen when the Words spoken are seemingly disrespectful or against the law... I don't know how else to say it. In this Paul tells the Corinthians ...

    1 Corinthians 11:13Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.

    The way I understand this is that Paul tells them to not do what is outlawed in society-- I guess this is the best way to describe it. My husband explained it to me this way. I love learning from him.If you have a copy of The Message (a paraphrase of the Bible in today's lingo), I love the way it is phrased.

    I'll leave you with this...
    Galatians 3:28 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

  4. Example of what I mean-- If a Christian misionary goes into a Muslim land to be a missionary,a woman should cover her head like those women and only speak to the women. A man should be speaking with the men. It would be disrespectful in their culture for a woman to speak to a man... Would it serve Jesus' purpose to disrespect or show love and respect? I am unclear on their exact culture so don't grasp a straws here, but no matter a missionary has to learn the culture and language before going into a strange land.

  5. Good stuff, and very thought-provoking


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