This is a really quick rant regarding something [Is 22:14] I read this morning, I record it in the hope of returning to it later, then to use it to create a more informative blog.
1 John 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
So sin is the breaking of God’s commandments, a sin that was committed by our forefathers that allowed death to enter our species...
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And of course their is no excuse for those who are not Biblically literate, for the Creator having knit within us a conscience has left us without excuse, for when setting our own standards we become ‘a law unto ourselves’ and are condemned unto the judgement of our souls when breaking it.
14 - For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 - Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
As seen in [Genesis 2:17] above, God seeing the danger set a safeguard over humanity in the form of death for sin limiting the spread of sin throughout His creation, because the dead can no longer sin. Yet all sin must be accounted for if He is to retain His right standing, whom has revealed to us how, and that is through the blood the life of the flesh.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
I was reminded of these issues this morning while reading...
And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord God of hosts.
As I see it, each person has a choice of how they deal with the penalty of sins committed, either to deal with it through faith given by grace, and accepting their offence trust in the atoning sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son...
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
Or pay or the penalty for sin themselves [Isaiah 22:14], whom thereafter being guilty can by no means rise again to see life.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
But for we who believe, Christ having paid for sin shall rise and see life for evermore, praise God.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
This choice is entirely ours, for God is real gentleman... either to harden our hearts to a God-given conscience or heed its warning and kneel in repentance. For only in that place of repentance does the heart break, and accept the gift of a merciful God for pride is an awful thing my friend, that had once bound this poor soul to the cruel chains of death.
The term ‘Flesh and Blood’ speaks of mortality, because in this fragile state the life that is within the blood can depart from us, but this is not the case regarding those who have partaken in the first resurrection which we shall if we continue to believe.
35 - But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 - Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
So the angels can not die! But what is the big difference between angels and men that leaves us mortal, while they enjoy immortality? Well, the scriptures make it quite clear that when the resurrected Christ returns we shall is Him as He is because having been resurrected ourselves we shall be like Him...
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
What does that mean? It means that as Christ and the angels we shall no longer be ‘Flesh and Blood’ and subject to death but rather but rather ‘Flesh and Bone’!
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Then it appears that what makes us mortal, is that our life which is in our blood can depart from us resulting our death but the Angels and those worthy of partaking in the First Resurrection can not die, because their life has in some way been fused| with their flesh.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
And that is why hell was created, to detain forever the immortal angels that sinned because they can not die.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
OK, a bit of a rant but something I can now return to at a later date, and expound [God willing] in a much more informative fashion.