The bible makes it abundantly clear that there is a Holding place after death for the disembodied souls of believers and nonbelievers alike. There is way too much theology and controversy surrounding topics such as Soul Sleep verses a Conscious Immortal Soul, the Annihilationists theory struggles against an Eternal Torment, Purgatory to Paradise, and conditional Immortality verses unconditional Immortality. These are just a few of the most common faith based battlefields.
A Humble Summary of Jesus’ Life.
Please accept this humble attempt to condense the broad biblical information about Jesus into highlights and concepts to enrich your witness and walk. This summary of Jesus’ Life is grossly inadequate when compared to the Holy Bible itself. It it written with the utmost reverence and humility to amplify your comprehension: While giving all Glory to Jesus, His Kingdom, and Life.
All Images are of the Temple in Capernaum
So, I was sitting and praying about what the Lord would like me to pen; when my wife burst through the door, nearly giving me a coronary telling me about some unexpected money she just received. Then in her next breath and excitedly short sentence she asked, “Would you like a ‘pastrami sandwich‘ from the store?”
My mind was quickened to the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:11) Give us this day our daily bread.
In the beginning of the Bible, the Beginning of Creation, in the third verse of the bible; scripture reads on day one, (Genesis 1:3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The ‘rub’ comes later on day four verse fourteen of creation when God creates the Sunlight. (Genesis 1:14)
To follow my teaching in this article it is important to understand that the Old and New Testaments are always in agreement with each other.
It is also important to understand that the Old Testament still applies to Modern day Christianity through Jesus Christ.
(Exodus 12:49) states “One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.” This statement simply and literally interpreted means exactly what it says, One Law for everyone, including those naturally born to Israel, Jews, Greeks, and the Gentiles.
Gentile simply means Nations, so anyone who is not born of the nation of Israel is a Gentile. Both are instructed to observe the same law with no distinction or separation.
What does it mean to be subconsciously conscience and more importantly is it even possible? In my opinion Yes!
What I am referring to is the practice of keeping Jesus at the forefront of your mind’s eye. Make a conscience decision to let go and let God guide your life. Let the Holy Spirit within your heart; inside of your mind’s eye, help you to make a quick subconscious instinctual decision rooted in Christlike behavior. (Romans 8:28)
How many times in your life have you heard someone say, “It’s a Cross that I must bear” or “God will never give you more than you can bear” or something similar in context. These kind of statements made in reference to oppressions or extreme burdens are yet another one of Satan’s successful perversions of God’s word. (Matthew 13:19, Revelation 12:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, John 8:44)
I am a very avid fisherman to the point that it could almost be a sin for me, “if I were to willing to admit it.” As a fisherman I know that if the waters are clear the fish can easily see my bait.
I also know that the clearer water intimidates some fish because of the exposed visibility. A fishes instinct tells them they are the bait for larger predators hunting the waters.
This is when the wind is my friend because a little chop and disturbance of the water provides essential camouflage between predator and prey. The clear water and wind from the Holy Spirit makes the perfect sport-fishing day!(John 3:8)
Quail your Appetite
When the Israelites came out of bondage in Egypt they plundered Egypt (Exodus 12:36-38) taking all the spoils of the land. The Lord also blessed them and healed every living person that journeyed that day.(Psalm 105:37) Not only did they have health, wealth, and healing, it all lasted for forty years (Deuteronomy 8:4) ( Deuteronomy 29:5 ).
We know they took plenty of livestock for sacrifice and for their future in the promised land. (Exodus 10:26). The bible tells us there were 600,000 men on foot not counting the women and children (Exodus 12:37). This is a mobile city with all its accouterments to take care of and orchestrate. Yet! the Lord does provide for them, every step of the way. From the first step out of Egypt to the first step into the promised land (Deuteronomy 31:7) (Joshua 1:1-9).