Posted by: biblestudyseattle | April 19, 2023


“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Many Christians are frustrated at the apparent ineffectiveness of their witness to friends and family. They think that this life is it and if a person is not converted they’re lost. Imagine their surprise when everyone comes back from the dead including non believers!

Now imagine a new conversion situation. Word is that the trees of life have reappeared in Israel (and heaven(?)) People are allowed to eat providing they follow the Lord’s instructions at the Temple. Conversion now becomes a matter of life or death. But everybody has a choice. The onus of conversion is suddenly on each individual. “The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.” Ezekiel 18:20

When a person dies today, we are sad. There’s nothing we can do to stop death. But not in the next life. How different that will be! Imagine reverse aging! Our current life is 35ish years of looking ahead and 35ish years of decline. But that next life can be thousands of years or infinite years of looking ahead. Imagine having the zest of a 25 year old at 400?! Yet it has happened in the past. Methuselah lived 969 years. I doubt he was old and haggard at 99. And let’s not think it will be boring. The New Creation is coming bringing new things that we can’t even imagine today. Will there be new colors? New smells? Imagine the powers we might have. Will we be able to fly? Teleport? Will we be able to have thousands of children? Will we understand the angelic realm? “Don’t you know that we will judge angels—not to mention ordinary matters?” 1 Corinthians 6:3

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