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      The sacred events that follow a person’s death are in view, today, along with more on blessings, curses and woes. A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Devin” (Level 1 with 68 points, a member since August 23, 2012) posted the following:

When you die do you see the actual creator of heaven and earth? (the god that started it all)?

THE BATTLE AXE: Blessing, Curses and Woes (10/03/2012)—Blessing and cursing are regarded as evenhanded, impartial, “mechanical” and nonjudgmental because they are announced as conditional, and occur as aspects of pre-set progressions, that only go into effect when triggered by ones own choices, actions and specific related events. Genuine processes of judgment and law go forth, however, not the exact same ones as when GOD is active conducting and presiding over trials, or when determining and enforcing sentences derived through formal tribunal. The word “woe” is often used to say, “misery” “suffering” and “wretchedness.” Used in prophecy, woe refers to divine evil—not covenant-breaking, violating sacred law, wickedness or wrongdoing by GOD—the demonstrations of divine wrath against sin made substantial, tangible and visible in the form of calamity, reversals, sudden and widespread disaster, and the overturning of natural order. Woes are carried out and performed in contrast to miracles, prosperity and triumph.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. (Revelation 22: 1-7, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012); Life and Death (09/26/2012); The Gospel not Logical? (09/16/2012); Chances for Change (09/15/2012); The Old Testament and Parables (08/12/2012); The Divine Tool of Death (08/11/2012); End of Strife? (03/14/2011); Having Life? (03/13/2011); The KJV Bible? (02/13/2011)

      It is the faith of most mature Christian believers that when a person dies, they lose all human awareness and sensation. The dead are unable to dream, feel, think or do anything they used to do when living. This includes appealing to GOD in prayer, and standing before GOD in judgment. Life must be restored to the dead so that they may appear in the presence of GOD, and this is spoken of as “resurrection.” Only the living “see” GOD.

      The Bible teaches that there are two resurrections. In the first resurrection, those returned from the dead are accounted as the righteous who “belong” to Christ through their acceptance of his death for atonement of their sins. The first resurrection is often spoken of as the Advent, or Second Coming of Christ to harvest his saved ones from the earth. Another name given this sacred event is “the Rapture.” This first resurrection follows a continuous judgment that occurs during the life of a believer.

      In the second resurrection, those accounted as wicked and unjust are raised to appear in tribunal where Jesus will preside as Judge. Here, the nature of judgment is more clearly seen to be centered in acknowledging revealed truth. The judgment is not a matter of accusing people of their crimes, or announcing and justifying punishments meted out. Those things are done through admonition, instruction and the law; and are accomplished while the wicked are still living, and before they make choice to commit their offenses.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, even at this very moment, all created beings and living creatures are being examined by GOD in various forms of ongoing judgment. Judgment is a peculiar expression of godly being, and is provided as a defining truth of divine existence for the consciousness of mortal and other life forms. (Angels are not mortal and do not die; neither are they immortal.) Also, judgment is a sacred device whereby the righteousness of GOD is revealed to the living.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC