Hope does not fail
This message is about one of the greatest uncertainties and fears, over all the ages, even today. The fear of death and what happens after death. Who has the power over death? How long has death control over mankind? In this message you will find hope and rest in knowing what death is and how to overcome death.
Bondage and the origin of death:
In Heb. 2:14-15, ” forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” This is hope but there is need to understand how this fear of death and bondage started. In Genesis God started creating and all he made was good. Now read Rev. 4:11, “thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” This includes man on earth.
How death started:
In Gen. 2:15-17, God put the man he had created into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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. This is exactly how the word and the sentence of death, was given as a warning. Adam and Eve lived peacefully in the garden with all the other creatures of God and there was no death. God came around in the cool of the day to visit with Adam and Eve. But one day the most subtle beast of the field; that had the ability to talk and reason (the serpent or devil) persuaded Eve in the absence of Adam, in a discussion, against the commandment of God. Gen.3:1-7. Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When you allow yourself to enter into a discussion with the devil, over God’s instruction you will end up as Adam and Eve. So Adam and Eve sinned against God and God’s word came to pass; death occurred. The soul that sinneth, it shall die, (Ezek. 18:20). This was how man sinned against God, died spiritually and was driven out of Eden. The death of Abel opened the eyes of the rest of humanity that death was not only spiritual death but also physical death. Since then the fear of death has held men in bondage.
The prophetic announcements:
In Gen. 3:15, the first announcement came forth about the cross, which is the hope of mankind; “her seed (Jesus Christ) shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.” At the cross the devil bruised the heel of Jesus, through the suffering he went through. But Jesus bruised the devil’s head as he overcame death, the devil, and paid for sin. In Abraham’s seed shall the gentiles trust, Matt. 12:21. Read Gal. 3:16, “now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one. And to thy seed, which is Christ.” The coming of Jesus Christ was the only hope of humanity, because the devil had the power of death and nobody was able to solve the problem, no one in heaven, on earth, or under the earth or in hell; but Jesus the Christ.
Power over death:
Everyone from Adam till now could experience death, spiritually, physically or both. Death is a separation from God which is spiritual. This is caused by sin and sinful living. If you know and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you have overcome spiritual death. This is the only way to overcome spiritual death and this is hope. Then the most logical question to ask is have you overcome spiritual death? You may be driving a car, going to school or work, eating and drinking, playing sports but you are spiritually dead. Life without Christ is death.
Physical death is when you are no more functional, abandoned six feet underneath the surface of the soil, with flowers, or grass, or weeds covering the spot or worse. Some fear the thought of such abandonment, others fear the unknown. Death without faith is a terrible thing. Fear destroys faith, but faith with an anchor, destroys fear, and that anchor is Jesus Christ.
The anchor holds:
Jesus Christ is the anchor of hope because his has all power. Read Matt. 28:18, Jesus said “all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” This was after the resurrection. No man who has ever died rose again, except Jesus the Christ and that is the reason he is the only anchor. Secondly, read Rev. 1:18,“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore, amen: and have the keys of hell and death.”
He is the one that has the keys of death and hell; this is wonderful to know. If this is the case, the devil and death are but a bluff, because someone has the key over them, Amen. Heb. 2:14-15 reads, “That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” What a precious promise of deliverance.
John 11:25-26, will help all of mankind to make a choice between death and life. It reads, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. believest thou this?” This scripture is connected to 1st Thess. 4:13-18; read it, for it shows the perfect and mass destruction of the power of death in the translation. Surely the Lord is the creator and master over death.
What a mystery:
1st Cor. 15:51-58 behold, I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.—— O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
According to Rev. 20:14, death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Study Matt. 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” There is a spiritual and a physical death, sin is the path, the devil is the cause; the cross of Jesus Christ and the resurrection is the solution. Repentance and conversion is the first step to destroying the fear of death. Paul said, in Phil. 1:21-23, “to die is Christ to live is gain.” To die, for a Christian is to be with Jesus Christ and there is no fear in being with Christ, if there is no sin. Come to Jesus Christ today and your life will be hid with Christ in God, Col. 3:3.
029 – Hope does not fail
There is so much prophecy taking place we don’t have much space to mention it all. This month of May has been an explosive month. As we write this letter we are approaching a great super moon eclipse. It’s called a rare blood moon. – The plague sign – diseases and epidemic will sweep the earth along with new violence. Earth will be covered in its own blood in epic proportions.
Let us see what the month of May brought: Israel has been in a fight for its life, currently in a cease-fire – how long will it last? – Now let us talk about the weather. There has been a siege of tornadoes, destructive floods along with volcanic activity as well as the wildfires in our West continuing. – We mentioned our international border in a past letter, but it appears we have no border, but open borders and approximately over 2 million people have shown up at the border now from countries all over the world. There seems to be no authority to taking action against it. Drugs, violent criminals and gang members are here. The cost to the U.S. taxpayers will be in the trillions of dollars. Which brings us to another subject, the inflation rate of the country has spiraled out of control. Are we headed for hyper-inflation? – Over 30 trillion dollars for the covid-19 pandemic so far. The cost of food is more than 18-20% more than a year ago and energy cost and commodities are rising at the same rate. This will not end well. – Let us see what Brother Neal Frisby has to say.
“The earth is living in a dream world made up of fantasy instead of reality! In a world that anything can happen at any moment and will in the time ahead. The population will swing one way and then another way, back and forth, unsettled. Unexpected events will surely take place and they will march to the tune of a world system! – And it shall come as a snare; suddenly in an hour that you think not. Changes will come overnight at pivotal points as the age closes. World leaders will rise and fall under pressure until the evil and sinister figure arrives! – Nations will be controlled by robot electronics and new inventions as predicted. “There seems no shame.” Our streets are filled with X-rated men and women the way they look and act. They will become bolder, more sadistic and savage. The scenes we see on the streets today, if we had seen 50 years ago we would have thought that we were on another planet. – Time marches on! “Jesus is coming soon!” – In most of our big cities there are more prostitutes on corners than there are churches. The air will be filled with sensuality day and night! – Apostasy will swell until the cup of iniquity is full. The immoral conditions will continue as we predicted years ago, things hidden are now out in the open for one to see in magazines, television and movies!”
“We are in the presence of a turning point in human affairs so immense that people do not perceive it! This includes many events that will soon take place. Time will reveal to us the shadow of things to come! World leaders are going to bring vast changes as society is entering a turning point. The time curve that I foresaw!” “We have seen great and unprecedented changes already, but events are going to shake the very foundations of society! In fact profoundly alter the nature of man’s survival. I foresee developments in the future that will absolutely turn around everything that’s in its path heading into a new direction. A vision of a new world order is now being promoted in secret by a select group. This along with other events will merge into the apocalyptic event.” (End quote) The prophecy concerning the crises in our cities are coming true! The drug problem has overwhelmed the people along with other problems that vex the cities today! All of these things will grow worse. Crowded conditions, Sodom culture, murder, noise, pollution, riots and crime waves. – “The only safe place is in the arms of the Lord Jesus, for then you are content! No matter what arises you are able to face it, for He will never fail nor forsake His people!” This month I am releasing a wonderful new book called “Unnecessary Worry” and also a DVD, “The Elijah Message” – This is the hour to do all that we can. The age is finishing up swiftly. I’ll be praying for you that the Lord will continually bless, guide and protect you.