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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Death and Resurrection

This is a daily devotional type of book. What I appreciate about this book is that each day builds on the day before. A new concept is introduced and then slowly the author elaborate more and more in order for us to come away from the book with a better understanding of each topic. This is just one of the books that I have been reading lately.
******Today I will be sharing an entry called " Death and Resurrection"******
After Adam and Eve fell and lost their home in heaven, they knew that future generations would point to them and say, "You're the cause of all of this pain and heartache and sorrow and death." For over nine hundred years they had to live with this! Can you imagine? Most of us can't take much more than our threescore and ten!
So, for nine hundred thirty years, Adam's heart continued to beat. I suppose the enemy beat him over the head unmercifully with guilt and remorse and the temptation to curse God and give up on the whole thing. (Maybe Eve did this. We never hear about her again.) Painful as it was, his life ended one day, and the obituary read: " Adam, father of mankind, dead at the age of 930."
Where is Adam now? What do we know about death and the resurrection? Well, according to Scripture, w hen we di we merely go to sleep. "The living know that they will die. But the dead know nothing"(Ecclesiastes 9:5). We're unconscious. There's no knowledge of the passing of time in the grave. So the years since those nine hundred and thirty long years will be only a short time for Adam. From the time he went to sleep until the time of the resurrection will seem like only a moment. I often thing of this when I'm in a cemetery. Just a moment from now (to them) and they'll wake up again! As far as Adam is concerned, he's not in the grave any longer than someone who falls asleep fifteen minutes before Jesus comes.
"By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." ~ Genesis 3:19

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