Ok wait guys. Reading back through this thread again... I am compelled to say the following:
What do people believe? Raising people from the dead? We don't have to die a physical death??
Please, (Taffy, Cardinal, Martin, ) if you wouldn't mind, can you guys answer my questions I posted earlier so I can understand what you are saying?
I think we need to get this stuff out in the open, guys... once and for all.
What do you think?
Hi Sparrow ,
great question sis !!!
Jesus spoke in John chapters 11 and 12
on these things , to me it is very symbolic in meaning
because to me we are " as dead " who do not know Jesus Christ or God
to me the literal death of Adam back into dust as he was formed by God and God told him by the sweat of his face he would eat bread , what was Adam going to eat of after eating of the tree of knowldge of good and evil and sweating to eat bread
these are symbolic things to me not so literal
its is knowing God / Love through Jesus Christ/ the bread of heaven
the dust of adam
is also the serpents food is death , dust eaters portion
that can be also taken symbolically , as scattered thoughts of flesh
I do believe that this describes what I am trying to say here
with all in Adam who spoke the good and evil mix together
this whole chapter speaks of Gods mercy for those after they go though hell /death sort of like being cut off to me
God knows I want to be claer here
clarity is not my gift of God , and it is frustrating to get out in words what your heart wants to share
Mic 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent
, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee
I love the John chapters because I can see so much glory and beauty in the Lords working though Jesus Christ His love to help people is amazing
23Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 24 Martha 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. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this
27She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world."
this is one of my most favorite passages sis ! what a promise huh!
I hope Taff or Martin or Card will come and be more clear with this
I just feel that the Lord Jesus is leading us back to God from where we were seperated /as one dead , like Lazarus .
Becasue God is the God of the Living