(06/14/2015) The Return to Dust?

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Death, Eternal Life, Gospel, Resurrection, Scriptures, The Flesh
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Today, Scriptures are shared to clarify mankind’s return to eternal life.  Created beings and living creatures now become consumed through the life process called “dying”.  The function and purpose of death are not to condemn, hurt, punish, and reject the living so much as to reveal the aspects of divinity that are being shared with the living.  Death (we say, the completion of ones mortality) occurs as a set of continuing events shown to be concluded and finished by the total shut down of all organs and tissues of the body as well the cessation of all emotional/mental functions (e.g., anger, desire, fear, thought, recall, self-will).  Blood that transports air along with the substance of life will no longer circulate throughout the parts of the body.  The mechanical and plain, repeating physical process displayed as dying is not to become the primary focus.  Rather, awareness is to center upon the active presence and operations of spirit substance from the makeup of Deity.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Defender of Truth” (Level 6 with 15, 721 points, a member since February 25, 2013) posted the following:

The Creator used “dust from the ground” when he formed the first man (Ge 2:7; 1Co 15:47, 48), right?

and when Adam was sentenced for disobeying God’s law, Jehovah decreed: “To dust you will return.” (Ge 3:19)

How will we return? Can you please give scriptures? Thank you!

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.  So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  (2nd Corinthians 4:  5-15, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Death is a Divine Tool (09/15/2014); A Sleep and a Second Death (09/16/2014); Sin Causes Death? (02/04/2014); Succession (02/05/2014); Resurrection from the Dead? (04/23/2014); Not A Matter Of Opinion? (04/24/2014); Must We Really Die? (05/13/2013); Can GOD Die? (05/14/2013); Death Has Been Transformed (05/09/2013); Loving the Enemy? (05/10/2013)

“Defender of Truth”, a material body formed and shaped by divinity became a living soul when life essence (we say, breath, spirit, word) was joined to eternal purpose and consecrated will.  Here are a few points Christian believers are to share with the Good News that Christ is risen:

(1.)  1st Corinthians 15:  3-8, King James Version (KJV):  3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:  6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.  7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.  8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

(2.)  Ecclesiastes 12:  7, KJV:  12 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was:  and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

(3.)  Acts 2:  29-32, KJV:  29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.  30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;  31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.  32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

(4.)  2nd Corinthians 4:  16-18, KJV:  16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

(5.)  1st Corinthians 15:  34-36, KJV:  34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God:  I speak this to your shame.  35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?  36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

(6.)  1st Corinthians 15:  41-44, KJV:  41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:  for one star differeth from another star in glory.  42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory:  it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:  44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (7.)  1st Corinthians 15:  47-50, KJV:  47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.  48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy:  and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.  49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.  50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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