THE THREE SALVATIONS
(Genesis 2:16 KJV) And the Lord God commanded the man (Adam) saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
(Genesis 3) Adam and Eve both sinned and the word of the Lord God in Genesis 2:16 came to pass and the shadow of death entered Adam and Eve.
(Prov 20:27) The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord. Adam's spirit was darkened, and the darkness passed on to his thinking or soul, then eventually contaminating his body, bringing physical death also.
(John 3:3) Jesus answered and said unto Nicodimus. verily! verily! I say unto thee. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
(Matthew 4:16) The people which sat in darkness saw a great light:and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up
(John 1:4) In Him (Jesus) was life; and the life was the light of men.
(John 1:9) Jesus is the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
(Psalms 102:18) This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord.
(Ezekiel 36:26-27 NASB) More over, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh (heart of stone conscience) And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you will be careful to observe my ordinances.
(II Corinthians 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.
(Galatians 6:15) For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
(Ephesians 2:8) For by grace are you saved through faith (Galations 2:16 the faith of Jesus) and not of yourselves it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
(Galatians 2:16) Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ that we might be justified by the faith of Christ and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
'Now that we have through the word of God understood that we are born through the faith of God Jesus Christ and our spirit has been created and made alive through the regeneration of the working of the Holy Spirit, a spiritual man that dwells in Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:5 & 6 and Ephesians 4:24) and that you put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Now we don't dare leave this new holy and righteous man retarded or mentally deficient. It was prophesied by the prophet Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 11:19), "I will give them one heart, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh and will give them a heart of flesh".
The new spirit is the new man but the heart of the man is the soul. The heart of stone is the deadness of the soul towards God. The heart of flesh replacing the heart of stone is the conscience and a desire for the Will of God. The bible teaches a dividing of the spirit, soul and body.
(Hebrews 4:12) For the word of God is powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
[I Corinthians 3:3] For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us (Paul) written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God not in tables of stone, but in the fleshy tables of the heart (mind or soul).
<>THE SOUL Psalm 23: 1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
The soul is made up of three compartments 1)Mind, 2)Will, 3)emotions. Peter tells us about the saving of our souls (I Peter1:7)) That the trial of your faith (vs 8) loving Jesus by faith vs 9) Receiving the end of your faith even the salvation of your soul.
Paul also speaks to the Phillipian saints (Philippians 2:12) "where fore my beloved as you have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." Is Paul teaching here a works salvation, God forbid, but a soul salvation. We don't want to be rebellious so that the Lord will work out the saving of our souls with chastisement. (Psalms 119:67) Before I was afflicted I went astray but now have I kept thy word. Paul in Romans tells how to begin, (Romans 12:2) "be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. That you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect Will of God.
[Ephesians 4:22] That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
The soul is the bridge between our spirit the Spirit of Jesus Christ to the body. Putting on the new man means bringing the soul under subjection to the Word of God so that the body will manifest the image of God. Galatians 5:22 reveals the character of God. Let's look into each compartment of the soul with the Word of God, starting with the mind. The mind is the place of reasoning, to imagine or create images. Thoughts continually come and go. The process of thinking. (II Corinthians 10:5) "Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exaulteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
The mind can generate negative or positive emotional responses. For instance, I was told by my mother to keep myself clean in case I got hit by a car and had to go the hospital. You think that is funny, but over the years as a child, I developed an imaginary of danger to the point of attaching danger to everything. If you tell a child over and over again that they will never amount to anything, the mind will begin to deceive itself and believe a lie. The emotions will begin to respond to negative feedback. For instance, being afraid and not knowing why. Anger can be a condition of the mind that affects emotions, whether the anger is directed at oneself or someone else. All these areas of our being that are negative need to be dealt with by the Holy Spirit, to grow and mature in the Christian life.
The church needs a deliverance ministry and I believe that the Lord is raising up a people to meet this need. The will or volition is the power of choosing and decision making. We being born again and knowing good from evil and experiencing the love of God towards us through the Holy Spirit, want to do good. Who does not want to please a parent that loves us and shows us favor. But we like Paul said in Romans 7:15, The good that I want to do I do not. I consent to the law that is in my spirit. For it is not I [the new man that does what I don't want to do, but sin in my flesh.
The Lord God through Jesus, has provided us with His Holy Spirit. We are born again by the Holy Spirit, then we need to be baptized by Jesus with the Holy Spirit and fire. The purpose of this is baptism to cover and purge the soul of darkness. The soul is in a different realm than the spirit. This is a process of saving the soul from the imbalance that was mentioned previously, such as fear, anger, insecurity etc. The light that is in the inner man must shine through and illuminate the soul.
(Proverbs 4:18) The path of the just is as a shining light that shineth more and more unto a perfect day.
[II Corinthians 3:18] But we all with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (Philippians 2:5)" Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus".
We need to think and act like Jesus. I believe we can begin to touch on emotions, for with this subject comes forth attitudes, motivation and as I said previously, these are influenced by our thinking from life's experiences. Every step that Jesus took in His passion and suffering had reason and purpose. The purpose of the travail of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane was to deliver and free our souls from the powers of darkness.
Jesus was experiencing our grief and sorrow, the mental anguish or emotional pains etc. (Luke 22:44) and (Jesus) being in agony, prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground. Jesus was beginning to experience the darkness of being separated from the Father whom he loved, and taking upon himself the emotional pains of rejection which I believe is the root cause of neurosis, causing people to act or react the way many do not want to. We are all looking for love and acceptance, and when we don't get it from our parents, we develop a lack of confidence in ourselves and low self-esteem. Unless this is dealt with in the church, the saints will always be trying to please man and not God. They fear they will be rejected by their peers. These negative emotions have pain attached to them. If you touch a certain area of a wounded soul, they will raise up a shield of protection. This can outwardly manifest itself with anger, retaliation, sorrow, withdrawal or submission to please as not to lose the acceptance of the offender.
The offender in this case may not possibly be aware or realize what is happening, or that they have done something wrong. And until this part of the soul is dealt with, through the Holy Spirit healing and delivering, the old Adamic thinking will dominate. This is why Jesus said through much tribulation we enter into the King's dominion. It is painful to have these wounds reopened to be cleansed. We shall be tried and purged by fire. We are exhorted to think like Jesus. (John 8:29). Jesus did always those things that pleased the Father. (John 1:11), yet he came to His own, and His own received him not. He was rejected. (John 7:5). His stepbrothers did not believe Him. (John 15:25). They hated Him without a cause. (John 9:16). This man is not of God, because He keepeth not the Sabbath.
(John 7:15) And the Jews marveled saying, how knoweth this man letters having never learned. Jesus did not study in any bible school, and was not ordained by man. They made him leave their assemblies. Jesus was from the wrong side of town. John 1:46 "Can any good come out of Nazareth". (John 7:12) Some said Jesus is a good man and others said nay, but He deceiveth the people. (John 9:16) Jesus did not have a good reputation among the clergy. If we try to find acceptance from man, we may find ourselves rejecting the ministry of Jesus Christ. (John 14:12). For in this day of our Lord 1997 there is coming forth a Jesus ministry, a 100-fold ministry. Jesus is not a respecter of persons. He will use the foolish to confound the wise, the weak of this world to show His strength. We need to persevere to enter the straight gate and walk the narrow path that leads to life and life more abundant. I'm spending more time on the soul salvation because it involves our cooperation with the Spirit of Christ.
Satan and his host stand at the straight gate to oppose us and turn us back. (John 10:10) "The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. Jesus has overcome the world, Satin, sin, sickness and death. Now it is time to enter into these provisions. Soul means psyche, breath or air. The Word Of God says that Satan is the prince and power of the air. This is a realm in between heaven and earth, and this is where our soul is between our spirit and our earthly body. The warfare is in the realm of the mind to deceive and blind and destroy. (II Corinthians 4:4). The ruler of this world system hath blinded the minds of them that believe not. The Lord God speaks to our spirit because it dwells in a heavenly realm with Jesus Christ.
The devil tries to influence the minds of believers. Therefore our minds need to be full of light of the word of faith. Jesus said here comes Satan, he has no part in me. (Matthew 4:4) "We shall live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (James 4:7) "Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
< style="font-weight: bold;">Satan goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The day that we live in is manifesting more and more the works of darkness. (Luke 21:34-36). But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighted down with drunkenness and the cares of this life and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it >
come on them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore and pray always that you may have the strength to escape all the things that shall come to pass, and stand before the Son of Man.
(Proverbs 24:10) If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Jesus said in (John 6:13), "My words are Spirit and life" and in (Ephesians 5:25) that Me might sanctify and cleanse it (church) with the washing of water by the word. We are supposed to be soldiers and this is a joint effort with Jesus as head and Captain of the Host. (II Cor. 10:3-4). "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds." And in (Romans 16:20) "And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly."
(Matthew 13:33) "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened." The Kingdom of Heaven is the spirit of Christ, The word of God is power, light and eternal life, wholeness, health etc. The woman is the bride of Christ. The three measures of meal is the spirit, soul and body of the believers. The leaven is the Kingdom of Heaven that is hid in our spirit or new man, fills our soul and then becomes visible through our bodies. This scripture serves as a clue to what the Lord has purposed to do in us.
(Luke 17:21) Jesus said "The Kingdom of God is within you. (Rommans 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time, are not worthy to be compared with the glory (light) that shall be revealed in us. Glory is light. Light is God, God is power and majesty. (Matthew 11:12) The Kingdom is taken by force. Strive to enter the straight gate. In Acts 1:6, the disciples asked Jesus when would the Kingdom be restored to Israel. The disciples were looking for a material manifestation of the Kingdom. We are called to walk by faith and not by sight. We live in a day of gross darkness and we need to walk in the light so we do not stumble. Unless the subjects in any Kingdom obey the King, there will be no manifestation of that Kingdom.
Jesus said in (Luke 13:32), "Behold I cast out devils and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." Jesus is God and one day to God is the same as a thousand years. (II Peter 3:8). Jesus through His body the church has been casting out devils and doing cures for the last two thousand years. When Jesus said the third day He would be perfected He was speaking not of Himself, for He is already perfect. He was speaking of His body being perfected Eph.4:13. Looking ahead to this third day that we have already entered into. For we are His body. The Lord has a people prepared waiting to be revealed or I might say Jesus revealed in them, this day and hour.
(Psalms 107:8-11) "Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men. for He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness, Such as sit in darkness, being bound in affliction and iron. Because they rebelled against the words of God, and despised the counsel of the most High."
(Hebrew 6:1) "Therefore leaving the principle of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection," (Hebrew 6:3) "And this will we do if God permit." This is the third day and Jesus is calling us to perfection, or maturity. The first two days or two thousand years was the saving of the spirit, casting out the devils and the saving of the soul, soul healing or cures. Now in this third day there is a saving of the body, defeating death our last enemy.
(Matthew 6:22) "The light of the body is the eye, if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." The eye is the soul or spirit of the mind. The light is Jesus the word of God. Jesus is saying our body can be full of light. Where there is light the darkness flees. The salvation of the soul is when we become spiritually minded, which brings life and peace. But to the worldly-minded brings death. (Romans 8:13) "For if you live after the flesh you shall die, but if you through the Spirit do mortify" (put to death) "the deeds of the body you shall live."
An angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph about Mary his espoused wife. (Matthew 1:21) "And she shall bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins." Who are His people? We are, the born again saints. What does sin do? It brings forth death.
When our spirit is saved, born
again, as a new creature, then our soul is saved and in agreement with
the new man and the Spirit of Christ that the Father has sent to dwell
in and with us. When we are in agreement with the word, our mouths will
speak life, and the blessings and promises of God shall over take us.
For how can two walk together except they agree. It's just like a
marriage when two people with different backgrounds and personalities
come together and begin to grow and become one.
The last enemy to overcome will be death bringing about the salvation of the body. And again being reminded that we can do nothing without Jesus and in His timing. Jesus has already overcome the world, sin and death. Now we are to follow in His footsteps. We through the Holy Spirit must enter into His provision for us.
(Romans 14:23) "For whatever is not of faith is sin." (Hebrews 11:6) "But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him". (II Corintheans 5:7) "For we walk by faith and not by sight." (Hebrews 6:9) "But beloved we are persuaded better things of you, and the things that accompany salvation.
(Hebrews 6:12) "Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherited the promises." The Lord has reserved unto himself a people in these last days that will produce a 100-fold ministry. These are saints that will not be turned back, but will produce a Jesus ministry. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. The writer of Hebrews says, let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left of us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them. But the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Now leaving the first two salvations. spirit and soul, I would like to present to you my position of faith in the third and final salvation, salvation of the body by overcoming the last enemy of death. I would like to present to you some scripture you can use to argue against such a statement. (Hebrews 9:27) An it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment. This is my rebuttal. The writer of Hebrews is talking about the unsaved. (Psalms 90:10) The days of our years are three score years and ten, and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years. My rebuttal to this scripture is this. It is old testament corn and now we should be plowing, sowing and looking for a harvest of new corn. In (Johns 17:22 & 23) this prayer by Jesus has not been fulfilled, "That we would become one as He and the Father are one." We do not see unity now, but the Lord is working to bring this to pass. We look forward in faith to see it happen. The same goes for this full salvation. It shall happen suddenly. There is an appointed time in our heavenly Father's plan to bring about all that He has purposed in Jesus Christ. When Jesus came to His people the first time, the religious leaders and their followers did not recognize the time of their visitation by Jesus.
Jesus came to His people in a physical body to accomplish a spiritual work. In this day Jesus is going to appear in His people spiritually to do a wonderful work as a victorious Jesus. Will you recognize him, or will you persecute Him.
(Romans 8:2) The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (John 8:51) "verily, verily, I say unto you. If a man keep my sayings he shall never see death." (John 11:26) "An whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." "Believeth thou this?"
(Isaiah 65:18-25) gives us a glimpse at the Kingdom age. The Lord when He is beginning to do a new thing or even thousands of years before He brings about a new thing He will declare it through His prophets. And in this day we are given the privilege of being able to hear and discern the voice of the Spirit of Christ that dwells in us. This would be to those souls like Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:25) that are watching and praying. (Isaiah 42:9) "Behold the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." The Lord when He puts down the old, He is raising up the new. An allegory or type would be King Saul and King David. They were Kings of Israel at the same time. The anointing was removed from King Saul while he yet visibly occupied the throne. And King David having had the transfer of the anointing for fourteen years before Saul died and David ascended to the throne (II samuel 3:1) There is always an overlapping of the new while the old passes away. Saul persecuted David so that David had to hide out in caves and wilderness outside of Israel. When there is a new move of God, it is always persecuted by the last move of God. So-~ it will be in this day.
We are living in the time the bible speaks of as perilous times. Terrorism, wars and rumors of wars, famine, grief and sorrow. And just because it is not happening right now to us, does not mean it is not happening. So, if you don't want to go the way of the grave or stand before a coffin of a loved one, get serious with Jesus and be looking up, for Jesus is soon to return.
This is what the Lord would say to His people that would have ears to hear, by the prophet (Ezekiel 14:14) "Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it (the land). They should deliver their own souls, by their righteousness saith the Lord God." The shepherds that are at ease in Zion Will be set aside. Those that would mock this new thing will perish. Those who would build walls (doctrines) and white wash them with untempered mortar, saying peace, peace. We won't be here for the tribulation. They will be like the five foolish virgins. Destruction shall come upon these suddenly, without remedy. This world has already passed the midnight hour. The cloud of darkness has descended upon the earth. But with the church of Jesus Christ itís the dawning of a new day. The Lord begins each new day with and evening and a morning. The second thousand-year day since the birth of Christ has been dark and has gotten worse, but now the dawning of the seventh day is here. It has begun in the hearts of the saints of Jesus Christ, where there is no darkness, only light.. .the five wise virgins.
(Isaiah 60:1) "Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." The light that is in us will shine through us, spirit, soul and body. The glory that the Father gave Jesus will be seen in us. The glory of the Lord will drive out sin. (Micah 7:19) He will turn again. He will have compassion on us. He will subdue our iniquities. The prophet Isaiah (Chapter 65:20) speaking of this new day that has begun for those who are wise and understand." There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days. For the child shall die a hundred years old, but the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed." This scripture is speaking of this seventh day or millennium, when the cloud of darkness that surrounds the earth (devil and his host shall be removed)(Zeck l3~2). Then the full light of heaven shall shine through onto the earth. Babies shall not die. The old man shall fulfill his days, only in the Lord. The baby Christian that will not continue growing in the Lord will die, after having one hundred years to grow. The unbelievers of man will be allowed one hundred years to repent.
Then if he does not repent, the curse of the law shall devour them. Please read Zechariah 14:16-19. Now go back with me in Isaiah 65:27 "They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall not plant and another eat. For as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands."
How old are some trees? We have trees right here in America that are over a thousand years old. The day that we now live in is a transition period, the darkness will devour the wicked but the glory of the Lord will bring light and life to the saints of Jesus Christ. The Lord is purging the earth and heaven (satins domain). (Revelation 21:5) "Behold all things shall be made new." (Psalms 37:9-11) For the evil doers shall be cut off, but those that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. for yet a little while and the wicked shall not be: yea thou shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace". You say, what about the saints that die in Jesus since He went back up to heaven? (I The 4:16)) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout and the dead in Christ shall rise first. (Job 19:25 & 26 KJV) "For I know that my redeemer liveth and He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God". Also in the book of (Job 33:19-22 R.SV. the prophet Elihu speaks of the sinner that reaps corruption in his flesh through sin, and on the path to the pit. But in verses 23 - 28, Elihu prophecies of an angel and mediator between God and man. Elihu was looking forward to Calvary and the cross of Jesus and His victory over Satan, death and hell. (vs 23) If there before him (you and me) an angel, a mediator one of a thousand to declare to man what is right for him. And He is gracious to him and says, "Deliver him from going down to the pit. I have found a ransom, let his flesh become fresh with youth, let him return to the days of his youth full vigor. Then man prays to God and He except him, he comes into His presence with joy. He recounts to men his salvation and he sings before men and says I have sinned, and perverted what was right and it was not requited unto me. He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit and my life shall see the light. (Psalms1~3:1-5)"Bless the Lord 0 my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord 0 my soul and forget not all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thine inequities, who healeth all the diseases, who redeemeth thy life from destruction who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things so that thy youth is renewed like the eagleís". It is the word of God that fills our heart to bring forth life from our mouth (Proverbs 18:20 & 21). I believe we shall revert back to the age that Jesus was cut off 33 years old was He. The angels that appeared to Mary Magdalene were young men. There have been older people that the Lord has appeared to in the last decade and told He them that they would be alive when He returns. I have heard and seen these testimonies myself. Jesus is at the door. Why should we think it a strange thing to seek to overcome death, when Jesus exhorts us the church in Revelation to become overcomers. In (Rev. 2:11) Jesus speaks to the churches "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Are we so shallow as not to discern the times we live in, or seek our Heavenly Father for understanding.
We were born once of water, then born the second time by the blood and faith of Jesus Christ. The word says we were dead in trespasses and sin (Eph 2:1) So here it says we were dead once spiritually, but was born again in spirit. Now that we have been given new life spiritually, we still have yet to see the body redeemed. Even though it has been consummated in heavn, we need to bring it to a reality on earth by faith.
In (Romans 6:3-5) These scripture are instructing us about our physical bodies. Verse 3 "Know ye not that so many of us were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. The wages of sin is death. If this old mans body is dead to sin, why should we have to die again. In the fullness of time Jesus appeared and through the cross overcome sin and death, now also in the fullness of time Jesus shall appear in us and we shall overcome sin and death. Paul speaks of the overcoming life in (Phil 3:10 & 11) That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings being made conformable unto His death. (Romans 6:5) If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Paul is telling us how to overcome the second death, by the fellowship of His sufferings and being made conformable unto His death. If you find that what I'm saying is hard for you, then at least try and overcome an early grave.
The forth commandment is this - Honor your father and mother that it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth. The word of God has to become part of our life through experience. (Romans 8:2) 3The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death." The book of Proverbs provides life-giving instructions in ways to overcome death.
(Proverbs 3:1-2) "My son, do not forget my teachings, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you.
(Proverbs 4:22) for (My words) are life to him who find them, and healing to all his flesh. (10:2) The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. (Ithess. 5:23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. And I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Brother Ed Hintz