I believe none can understand the Love of God without experiencing the evil and its destruction first , thus the reason for this temporary dwelling place
where good and evil reside the tree of knowledge of good and evil
Hebrews 12 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
. 3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Those under the letter of the law and men took it by force causing death to become more and more of increasing sin
We see Jesus come and give Life to those and was abused for it
when He died on that cross for us sinners we were once hostile against God desire
proving the point that when CHRIST DIED the new covenant was set in place and the gifts of the Holy spirit were poured out on all flesh
those promises God spoke of though HIS SON they would LIVE and not die no more
I AM THE RESURRECTION LIFE JOHN 11 …24Martha said to Him, "
I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."
25Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies
26and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.
Do you believe this?"…
I am one who believes His Word and waiting to see Jesus again and am living in the SPIRIT but dying in the flesh daily but I really do believe His tasting death for every man has kept me from the hour of trial that shall come upon the whole world
those who believe in Jesus has passed from death to Life
John 5 …23so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
24"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
to me this is the hour of trial that comes upon the whole world to JUDGEMENT and wrath of God and those who receive the mark of the beast of Babylon and go though the wrath of Gods seven bowls , not a rapture , that is silly to me , but a protection of His seal of the HOLY SPIRIT , though its going on now in my opinion and has been for a long time being poured out in the earth , Jesus as His HOLY SPIRIT and Fire was poured out on all flesh on the Day of Pentecost
25"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is
, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
its NOW for us , just as it was NOW for them and it is NOW for those who read the words of His book and hear HIS VOICE .voice of many waters the waters of LIFE freely
1 Thes 4 The Return of the Lord
…15For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord,
will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout
, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first
. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,
and so we shall always be with the Lord. but now I/We live because of HIM , His love for all of us and life though HIM and being caught up with the Lord always with Him is thrilling to expect it as never ending , who can separate us from the love of God ?? !!
I can honestly say I was dead in sin and trespass and did not know God nor His will and desire , I knew nothing about God and life and living to HIM ,and was living in the world , but not to God , than the law came and it killed me again and was twice dead because I could not keep all the law and now I am resting in Hope of Jesus and His works and loving Him and He us and know this in my heart , because I believe Him , hear His Voice speaking in the scriptures LIFE , LIFE , LIFE and there is no death at all in ME , the prince of this world is death and has nothing in Jesus ..... he is judged already , according to the scriptures
So I wait on the Lord in faith and rest in hope and know the Love of God is REAL these three things remain , though I have lost everything else in this world mostly desire to be a part of it any longer
so I am dead to the world and don't taste it touch it nor handle it the joy is gone , its the Lord and His joy I desire now , and its for all , not just myself any longer Col 2
Alive in Christ
…20If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world,
why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees,
such as, 21"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"
22(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)-- in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?…
Those of Babylon are followers of men and teach men to become the two fold sons of the graves / death is the fruits of their lips and the wrath of God abides on them children of disobedience they become the prince of this world being death and the graves/ the dead follow after it , its the rider of the pale horse and the King over all the children of pride it is the sea monster Leviathan [Job 41] God made in the beginning
those whom LIVE sword die by the sword by force making the letter of the law that kills as you judge so shall YOU be judged show no mercy and you recive no mercy
For me this is those whom the Sword being the SWORD OF GODS SPIRIT= WORD and those living in JESUS peace are called the children of peace , using the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT rightly dividing the word of God ..
17And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
52Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword
. 53"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
the sword of hIS MOUTH …15'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16'Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches
. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.'
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.
2 Thessalonians 2:8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
SAME SWORD OF THE SPIRIT SLAYS THE WICKED , we must learn Jesus PEACE AND THE SPIRIT OF LIFE over the letter of the law being death