Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life or Eternity?

This is a conversation that took place in the Psalms91SurvivalHomestead group. The first statement is from another member and my response follows. I believe this will be a blessing and encouragement.

"If what comes to pass is what we believe is coming, then we need to really prepare
ourselves, because it is going to be ugly. Millions to billions are going to die.
We can not save them all. We will have to leave their fate to G-d. It may not
be a blessing for those of us that do survive. I think those that survive have a
destiny that G-d has set for them. If you are one of the choosing ones, it is given
that you will have friends, family, and love ones that will not survive. Not because
they are bad people, but it isn't their destiny.

I have heard people say: "To G-d every life is important." I don't think that is true.
What is true is every soul is important. How our soul lives the live we are given is
what is important."

You are absolutely right. The "life" is not important... it is the "soul/spirit" our eternal destination that matters with God. 99.9% of humans (even Christians) cannot separate in their mind that what goes on here is only important for its eternal significance.

I have been aware for a long time that the death was going to be devastating. I believe that it is very possible that all of my family will die. Since I know the eternal destination of most of them, I'm okay with that. There are a few that I'm concerned about, however, I've placed them in His hands, and I know that He is not willing that any should perish. Everyone has heard the Word, and God says it will not return void.

Here's the thing. I'm a 52 (almost 53) year old, overweight, out of shape single woman. Yet I know that the Lord has prepared me for this day and time. I can look back over my life, at the books that have interested me, at the experiences I've had and at the things I've learned, and realize that I'm here. I believe that I will see the parting of the clouds and His return.

I know that things are going to be bad. I know that 10,000 will fall on the one hand and a 1000 on the other, but it shall not come near me. I know that I'm going to see miraculous works.

Why me? I don't know. I'm humbled and admittedly a little scared (that's not really it, because I know fear is a spirit and does not come from God)...but I know, that I know, that I know, that He has me in the palm of His hand. I know He has His angels encamped about me. I know that what He has promised He is able to accomplish.

I know that His strength is made perfect in my weakness. I know Him. He never changes. What He has done in the past He will do in the future. He is and forever will be.

I want to clarify something. When I say that God is not concerned about life, I don't mean that He doesn't value life. That is utterly wrong; else He wouldn't be so against murder and abortion. However, I truly believe that He is more concerned with each person's eternal destination than He is "life" as we humans define it.

He knows that life extends beyond this frail from we call a body. For those that know Him and have accepted His Son as Savior, life here is just a vapor. We have a promise of something greater and eternal.

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