Monday, December 21, 2009

What Happens To Me, When I Die?

Food For Thought:

My Friends, Remember always, that each one of us, has been created with a soul/spirit within; and that Soul /Spirit Will End up Somewhere, when we die, either in Heaven, or in Hell!

James wrote: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith

without works is dead also” (Jam. 2:26). Man’s spirit inhabits and

motivates the body. Therefore, the body with the spirit is alive, but

the body without the spirit is dead. Whenever we stand before

an open coffin, we are reminded of this inescapable truth.

The Bible plainly, explicitly, and repeatedly sets forth the

fact of man’s having a spirit within his body. For example:

The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the

Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the

foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man

within him (Zec. 12:1).

Daniel declared, “I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the

midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me” (Dan.

7:15). Paul wrote about the spirit of the Christian, as the “inward

man,” “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward

man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” (2 Cor.

4:16). While the physical body dies and returns to the dust, the

spirit lives on: “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was:

and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (Ecc. 12:7; cf.

1 Cor. 15:50-58; 2 Cor. 4:16-5:10; 1 The. 4:13-18). Jesus warned,

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill

the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul

and body in hell” (Mat. 10:28).

Concerning the continuing existence of man’s spirit, Jesus

spoke of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as yet living, although, centuries

earlier, they had passed from physical life on the earth:

But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not

read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I

am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the

God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of

the living (Mat. 22:31-32).

After death, man’s spirit continues to live in the

hadean (unseen) world. The departed spirit of man maintains

consciousness, identity, and memory in the temporary state of

either rest or torment (Luke 16:19-31). In the hadean abode,

departed spirits await the final judgment to be pronounced

according to the deeds of life (Acts 17:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:10).

Again, our Lord spoke of the eternal nature of man’s

spirit when He pictured this judgment scene (Mat. 25:31-46),

pronouncing the everlasting condemnation of the wicked and

the eternal reward of the righteous. He said, “And these shall

go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life

eternal” (Mat. 25:46).

Therefore, there can be no doubt that man, while he lives

on this earth, has, within his body, a spirit which shall live beyond

the death of the earthly tabernacle in which it temporarily resides.

This spirit, which is of greater worth than the world and all the

things within it (Mat. 16:26), must be born anew (John 3:3-5),

and then continue to grow in order to render faithful service

here and to be readied for entrance into the heavenly home

prepared for the redeemed (John 14:1-4).

In view of this marvelous truth, that man has a spirit within

him that shall live eternally, let us commit ourselves, each day

of our lives, to follow the way that leads to eternal life. As Paul


Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue

in them: for in doing this thou shalt both

save thyself,

and them that hear thee. (1 Tim. 4:16).

And Finally My Friends, Remember always that its the Wise Man, that will Increase In Learning and Knowledge, and Its the Fool who despises Knowledge and Wisdom!

For Our Lord Jesus Will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who have chosen Not to Obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. For these will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, forever!(2 Thess 6-9)

My Friends, Its my prayer for you this day, that you do not allow this to happen to you!

For Remember My Friends, Always, Trust & Obey, for there is know other way, but to just Trust & Obey!

For Remember Always my friends, that you do have a soul/spirit, and it will end up somewhere!


  1. Hello jmm So beautiful. I pray many find these pages that need to hear and see. My friend in Christ you are so precious to me and I know the Lord GOD. You are mighty in HIS works. I thank you because I have learned much about the Lord with you words. The Holy Spirit is present on these pages to teach in His name. I love ya jim and I pray all is well with you. I believe all is well with you. Your helpmeet and sister in Christ. Skye

  2. Ms Skye;
    Too Kind, Much appreicated & Needed at this time! You are such a special one, in His sight.