Death And Beyond


Lonely Questions
What is Life?
What is death?
Death and God

Souls and spirits
in the Old Testament

If there is a God why does He allow suffering?
Souls and spirits in the New Testament
Hell fire examined
Can the dead speak to us?
Resurrection hope
> Jesus’ warnings about deceptions
Commonly asked questions
‘Be of good comfort’
Understanding and coping with bereavement
dust. We are put into the earth, or scattered on the earth, in corruption and weakness. Our natural body is put into the ground.

‘Thou hast brought me into the dust of death.’ Psalm 22:15.
‘Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.’ Psalm 104:29.
‘All go unto one place, all are of the dust and all turn to dust again.’ Ecclesiastes 3:20
‘O that Thou wouldest hide me in the grave... that Thou wouldst appoint me a set time and remember me
.’ Job 14:13

Does God know where we are during this waiting time? David said, ‘If I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art there.’ (NOTE. Hell is translated from the Hebrew word sheol meaning the grave, or the pit. In some contexts it may also mean the fires that will destroy the wicked. But this particular verse is talking about the grave. Words spoken in a prophecy about Jesus, refer to Jesus being in hell. This cannot mean the fire of hell and therefore this text too means the grave. (Psalm 16:10)

For Thou wilt not leave My soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.’

God has books of record and remembrance too. He knows our form while we are still in the womb and He has a blueprint for each of us.
One of God’s precious Bible promises is that He will not forget us.

Isaiah 49.15-16 ‘Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands.’

The waiting time is a time of rest.

2. What will end the time of resting in the grave?
The promise given to Daniel by God was that he should rest and stand in his lot at the end of the days.
What will wake him up from that long, deep sleep of many hundreds of years? The key verse in Job 14 gives us the answer to that question. Verse 15 says, ‘Thou shalt call and I will answer Thee.’

A Bible example

Jesus said, ‘The hour is coming, and now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.’ John 5:25.

Only a short time later Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Martha, the sister of Lazarus, went out of the town to meet Jesus when she heard that He was coming. Lazarus had died four days before and had been buried. Jesus said to her, Thy brother shall rise again.’ Martha replied, ‘I know that he
shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘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?’ Mary, the other sister of Lazarus, was in their home weeping, but Martha came and fetched her and together they went with Jesus to the burial place followed by a large crowd. It is recorded that Jesus wept.

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