Matthew 27:65-66 KJV
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.  So they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.
Matthew 28:2 KJV
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Matthew 28:6-7 KJV
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
Why do I reveal this scripture? As believers, we know Yeshua rose from His tomb and walked 40 days among witnesses of His presence. Throughout life, we are faced with some serious decisions about our existence physically. Having a high pain threshold, I experienced a life-threatening experience and was taken to the limit of my physical ability to deal with pain (near unconsciousness due to the pain), which brought my mortality into question. At this point, I was able to understand my choice was in the Lord’s hands, and I needed to let Yeshua exercise His will. Thus, I committed myself to the Lord and prayed, Father in heaven, if it is your will, then take me home.
We seldom recognize the real importance of our discernment’s role in our future choices being made through faith. I pray all will exercise their faith in the hours and days ahead. During my experience, one thing I did learn is (that the devil wants us to believe we should fear death) I know I have no reason to fear death. Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the Highest shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
However, at the same time, we must respect death’s ability to function in our lives even though Yeshua conquered it and freed us from it. I recognized we can be enveloped in death but are already lifted out by Yeshua. Which is what I am trying to relate.
Multitudes believe their decisions in the physical realm to prevent death from having a hold on them is by utilizing worldly wisdom, its instruments, poisons, and potions, hoping to prolong their life when, their choice lets Yeshua understand their relationship with Him. There are two things that matter in those moments of decision, their depth of faith and their level of trust displayed.
We are like Peter when he spoke to Yeshua and stated he would follow Yeshua wherever, only to find his spiritual weakness was being a human not fully understanding his intentions and the difference between what will occur or will not occur. This knowledge only comes once we have experienced having our faith and trust sifted. I pray your discernment guides you wisely and that your faith and trust have been exercised and personally recognized, not just spoken or thought about.
Luke 22:31-34 KJV
 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fails not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death.  And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
I am bringing a warning forward through this article for all to discern, Satan is in the act of sifting the Ecclesia; this action is going to bring all to the maximum of their faith and trust. Recognize I stated death can and will appear to have a hold on you through this sifting as Satan desires for you to believe you should fear death and turn away from God’s protection and turn to the world’s offering to bring a solution to your dilemma. Here is where previously shared information becomes your understanding. I informed all you must know the scriptural truth to recognize Satan’s lies because his delusion will be subtle.
If you recall, we were given information detailing how to recognize a fake. In an earlier article, a director in the Canadian banking system stated that all bank employees are instructed to identify the original and only the original. So, when a counterfeit appears, you can immediately spot it.
My relating Satan’s error is subtle, a sister in Yeshua (Melissa Brown) was kind enough to share her research “You are right in this last study, Satan is very subtle… I looked up that word a few months ago for one I was writing, and subtle means that it’s so close to the truth that it looks like and sounds like the truth, but there’s a hidden lie in it.
I was reminded of this saying “man when faced with a life-threatening malady will only turn to God after every worldly remedy has been tried and failed, then they sadly turn to the Lord for help. Which, in most cases, is out of desperation and their fear that death has defeated them.
2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord
We can recognize who is selling death has power over you using discernment. However, it is very possible to overcome death by turning to the only one who has the power to overcome. Many fail to realize they have already overcome death through Salvation John 3:15 KJV.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life. What some lack is described herein John 3:6-7 KJV
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
We are given a demonstration of this power and who is able to rule over death and that death must obey God’s commands.
John 11:11 KJV
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
John 11:41-44 KJV
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people who stand by I said it, they may believe that thou hast sent me.  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose, him and let him go.
As part of this research, I desire to show how some believers are reacting and where they stand with their Faith. As well possibly, how shallow it is, which may be the cause Satan can sell his lie so readily; you should fear death and turn to the world’s medical wisdom.
The analogy is such as we are journeying forward, I am relating the scriptures of the Apostles crossing the sea during a storm. I see this as our life’s journey with a serious malady and not having faith to recognize we have the power to turn away this calamity in our lives but choose not to but turn to foolishness and then when it fails, cry out to the Lord for help.
Mark 4:37-41 KJV
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  And he said unto them, why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?  And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
When will believers start accepting death is no longer a part of their lives? “Oh,” wait, you disagree we still must face death here. What are you talking about? When I discern this scripture, I see eternal life.
John 3:15 KJV.
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.
What I discern is we are lifted from death to a promised eternal life, death has no further claim on us. The problem for many is that they are still attached to the body’s lusts, which maintains their connection to the world’s sinful pleasures. Drawing them away from God’s protection, healing and teachings, all of which sustain the promised eternal life. Someone asked then why am I still here.
You must deliver your message publicly, for all are deeply concerned in the doctrine of the gospel. The whole counsel of God must be made known, Acts 20:27. Christ shows them why they should be of good cheer. Your sufferings were witnessed against those who oppose his gospel. When God calls us to speak for him, we may depend on him to teach us what to say.
A believing prospect of the end of our troubles will be of great use to support us under them. They may be borne to the end because the sufferers shall be borne up under them. The strength shall be according to the day. And it is a great encouragement to those who are doing Christ’s work that it is a work which shall certainly be done.
We must show we represent a living God. A God who faced Death head-on and defeated death for those who will believe and follow him.
Confusion sets in when a follower walks in shallow faith, with one foot in the world (trust is science more than in faith). Simply because they cannot accept how much trust must be exercised in support of faith. You can have tons of faith, but if you have one iota of untrust (doubt in any form), your faith is reduced if not eliminated.
I am posting this video from Tiff Shuttlesworth as additional info to understand how your actions will affect your eternity. In this video, Tiff reveals the importance of being true to your commitment to Yeshua and living in and with faith and knowing your demonstration is spiritual, not worldly.
So as an intelligent person, I want to believe you would not prejudge a different perspective of living life. You see, the intelligence I speak of is quite personal yet affects everyone.
”No greater love can a man demonstrate than to tell a truth which may offend some but save the souls of others who have an ear to hear an eye to see, and the wisdom to get past their ego to do the right thing.
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