Day follows night

 

Days are hard to face. Nights are even harder. Night follows day whether welcomed or not. The simple life is what I always wanted and thought I had. Is it all behind me now? Will I ever again wake up in the morning without remembering that death swallowed up my child?

I want to be happy about the birds chirping their favorite songs early in the morning. I want to face the day with a smile. Are those days gone forever? I don’t have answers. I only have more questions. How is it for you?

No sooner had I written these words when I was reminded of two promises. The first is found in Proverbs 3:24, When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

And the second promise is found in 1 Corinthians 15:54, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”  If I understand this promise, then God has power over the enemy and death. satan may claim our children temporarily, but soon the King of Kings in heaven will come in the clouds and wake our children from their dusty beds. His voice will travel fast enough to be heard around the world. Will it sound like thunder? How amazing! I hope He comes sooner than later. Aren’t you excited?

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3 thoughts on “Day follows night

    • Kellie, I vowed after my son died that I would accept no truth except the Truth from God’s Word. I believe that you are studying the Bible for truth as well. My search about death has taken me to many scriptures, like Job, Ecclesiastes, Genesis. In fact, I will include here the first part of a 3-part study on “Death” I have downloaded to study. You may look up the texts if you choose. I have included scripture in my blogs. It is not my words, but His. Like I said, His truth and only His. Here is the study. I am still learning. We can compare scripture if you like. Blessings, Gracie
      “The Truth about Death”
      Lecture Study Guide
      Part One: “The Fork-tongued Beast”
      Genesis 2:7
      • “Dust of the ___________” + “Breath of _______” = “Living __________”
      • __________ + _____________ = _____________

      ™ Genesis 2:15-17.
      • Genesis 2:17 makes clear that death is the consequence of human
      _____________.
      • The Creator did not need long ages of _________ cycles in order to create our
      _________ cycle.
      • Romans 6:23—“For the wages of sin is __________” ™
      Genesis 3:1-5
      • Revelation 12:7-9
      □ The Serpent of Genesis is none other than the ____________ or
      ___________, the fallen angel, Lucifer of heaven.
      • “You will not surely die” is the strongest wording Hebrew is capable of: “Dying,
      you will not die”—i.e., “You will positively not die.”
      • Jesus: “‘[The devil] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth,
      for there is _______________ in him. When he lies, he speaks his native
      language, for he is a _________ and the father of _________ .’” (John 8:44 NIV)
      □ Whether it’s life or death , you can’t believe the devil!

      ™ Genesis 3:6, 17-19
      • Death is to “return to the ______________ , for dust you are, and to dust you
      shall return” . NKJV
      (Genesis 3:17).
      • Body (back to dust) – Breath (back to God) = ___________
      • And when our bodies turn back to dust and our breath returns to God, is there
      anything left over—something that goes on living?
      (If you hammer nails into boards, you have a box. If you reverse the process, taking the nails out of the boards, all you have left are nails and boards. The box ceases to exist.) Or to look at it mathematically,
      Boards + Nails = Box
      Box – Nails = 0
      □ Q: When you take the boards and nails apart, where does the box go?
      □ A: It simply ceases to exist.
      □ And that is precisely God’s point about death.
      □ When you take a human being apart, it simply _____________________.
      • Genesis 5:5—“ . . . and he _____________.”
      • Death reverses creation.
      □ Ecclesiastes 12:7—“Then [at death] the dust will return to the earth as it was,
      and the spirit [ruach—_______________] will return to God who gave it.” □ Job 27:3 KJV—“All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit [ruach—breath] of God is in my nostrils.”
      □ Over 1700 times the words “soul” and “spirit” are used in the Bible, and not
      once is the adjective “immortal” attached to them.
      □ I Timothy 6:15, 16—“He who is the blessed and only Potentate . . . who
      ____________ has immortality.”
      □ The Greek word athanasia is used only twice in the NT—here and in I Corinthians 15:53, 54, where it describes the “immortality” bestowed upon God’s friends at the _________________ at the second coming of Jesus—when “this mortal must put on immortality.”
      defeated, Son, Son, friend, afraid

      ™ Genesis 3:15
      • The fork-tongued beast is _________!
      • I John 5:12 TNIV: “Whoever has the ________ has life; whoever does not have
      the ________ of God does not have life.”
      • If you will be a ________________ of Jesus, you never will be ___________ of
      death.
      “Be of good cheer—it is I—be not afraid”

      Ground, life, soul, Body, Breath, Being, rebellion, life, death, death, Devil,
      Satan, no truth, liar, lies, ground, Death, ceasing to exist, died, breath,
      alone, resurrection, defeated, Son, Son, friend, afraid

      • Soon as they close their eyes in death, they know nothing more.(Eccl. 9:5) No more pain or joy. No matter what happens to the body, their breath returns to God who gave it ~ the same breath God breathed into Adam to bring him alive out of clay. The power to breathe is from God. I am breathing in and out without thought as I type this. But I can take no breath on my own, no matter how I try. I can be put on a machine, but that’s not living really. So the breath returns to God at death until Jesus returns and calls those who love him to wake up. The ground in cemeteries will rumble and burst open! For me, it is comforting to believe that my son knows nothing. He feels no pain or sorrow or sadness if he were to watch my sadness. God’s Word about death gives me peace. If Scripture is compared and allowed to explain itself, one does not find death compared to anything other than sleep. The Bible says many times, “they rested in their graves” including King David. That means King David has yet to go to heaven. He waits too. Yes, many believe differently. Is it because they factor in other sources of thought? Do they compare what they read, watch to all Scripture? Remember what the serpent said to Eve? She would not die if she ate. She ate. She eventually died, so he lied, did he not? Hope this helps. ~Gracie

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