The Bible Tells Us
Your Birth Date Was Predetermined, Your Death Date is Set
My brother unexpectedly passed away at Christmas and as an unbeliever I got caught up in the shock, emotion and why. Grief can consume you; it can take over your life, especially when ego is uncontrolled. Some people allow this uncontrolled behavior to be expressed outwardly through negative emotions of anger, violence, frustration, anxiety and depression, over a long period of time. I felt very sad and questioned why? My brother was mid-fifties, he was just about to take up an exceptional job he had been studying and training for, I thought he was in the prime of his life, far too young to die. My family around me were very distressed and the emotional toll was weighing heavily on their physical and mental health. My spiritual beliefs (that he had gone to God because he was a good man) gave me peace of mind.
Three months after my brother’s death God revealed himself to me and I became indwelled with the holy spirit. My life changed in the course of a few days, I lost addictions, and I felt very different, spiritually. I picked up the bible and for the first time in my life it made sense to me, I had a new spirit inside of me that drove me to seek answers to life. I started intense bible study and have not stopped.
I then had a dream of my brother which opened a few questions relating to his death and as a believer in Jesus, I now had a totally different perspective on it.
The bible explains every question that you have ever had on life, the world we live in, it reveals the past history of humanity and the earth and the future of mankind. I found countless answers that ridiculed my old belief system and I felt embarrassed that I had ever been involved in the New Age movement.
God tells Adam in Genesis 3:19 that he (Adam) was created from dust and will return to the ground as dust
19 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
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life (believers), and some to shame and everlasting contempt (unbelievers)
The bible tells us many things about life, death and resurrection. Our birth and death was already determined prior to us even being conceived. Our days of life have been numbered by God, actually since creation.
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
You cannot exceed those days that God has allocated, regardless of how good, godly or healthy you are, basically when your time is up, your time is up. Job tells us this…..
1 “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. 2 They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. 3 Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment? 4 Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one! 5 A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
Have you ever questioned why a healthy, fit, law abiding friend or family member dies suddenly yet the criminal, murderer, chronically obese or drug addict has a long-sustained life? Ever wondered why people drop dead for no reason? Ever wondered why the good die young? The answer is because it’s all been predestined by God. You cannot live one day beyond what God has assigned to you. Regardless of how healthy you are, or how much money you’ve accrued or how much knowledge you have, when your numbered day’s are up, God will take you from the planet.
We all have eternal life, it’s just a matter of where you spend it.
27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment
We all are Judged by Jesus, believers in Jesus are judged at the rapture and are issued eternal rewards.
Unbelievers in Jesus are judged at the great white throne judgement
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
The lake of fire is eternal damnation, unbelievers of Jesus (in brand new bodies) are sent there upon judgement, never to be released.
To avoid this eternal judgement, you must accept Jesus and his resurrection
The gospel of John tells us
that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus) that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
John 4:14 B
But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I (Jesus) give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me (Jesus) has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God says in Psalms 139:16
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be
God controls all, when you see the sun shining through a small gap in your curtains and you see all the dust particles moving and dancing in the light, this is God and God has knowledge of every single speck of dust.
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years.
As previously discussed, when believers in Jesus Christ die, their soul goes to heaven awaiting the rapture for a new body,
Paul tells us this in 1 Thessalonians 4:13
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
There is only one road to heaven and that is through faith in Jesus Christ, being a good person wont get you to heaven, performing good deeds won’t get you to heaven, being celibate all your life and working for charity won’t get you into heaven, being a Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon, Buddhist or Tao worshipper, follower of Islam and Confucius will NOT get you into heaven, the bible tells us these are false religions created by Satan to turn people away from God and the real faith in Jesus Christ. All these false idols or Gods are dead, in the ground. The only one who isn’t, is Jesus Christ who was resurrected after three days and ascended to heaven. There is only one true God made up of Our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit (The Trinity)
When unbelievers in Jesus Christ die, they go to Hades which is often called Hell. They remember nothing of this world
“for the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing… their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished”
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
Hell is a physical place in the middle of the earth. Science agrees with this and if you drill down far enough you will find it. Volcanos, lava, hot springs and steam holes are like ventilation shafts for Hades, contrary to belief, Satan does not rule over Hades with his horns and pitchfork, God runs Hades and keeps the souls of unbelievers there until their new bodies are allocated prior to judgement. I have written extensively about this subject and more, in my soon to be released book.
And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire
It is very confronting to be told that people you have known and loved that have passed away are in Hades, this is an unfortunate revelation. Ego and pride often get in the way and emotion wants you to believe that because those deceased loved ones were good people you just expect them to go to heaven, unfortunately not. The challenge is to understand what the bible tells us about an unbeliever’s death and a believer’s death. Now you understand this truth, your intuition and self-preservation should set you on a journey to God. Pray to God to soften your heart and bring you into salvation. Believe that Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins, resurrected three days later and will return soon.
I never got to have this conversation of faith with my brother prior to his death. I wish I had. He was spiritual in his own way and had many questions about life and why we are here. My dream of him was a conversation of faith and he told me he was in heaven as a believer in Jesus Christ. Glory to God.
We are in end times, the earthquakes, famines and pandemics tell us this
Jesus says in Luke 21:8 regarding false idols/messiahs and the end of times.
“Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”
10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences (viruses and plagues) in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Your birth date and your death date are predetermined, nothing you do will change that. This life is a test of faith to find Jesus Christ for eternal life in The New Kingdom and The New Heavens and Earth. Open your bible to the book of Revelations and start reading.
You have the opportunity to find salvation in Jesus Christ and gospel your loved ones and bring them to faith. God promises we all have eternal life, its up to you where you spend it. Eternal Hell (The Lake of Fire) or The New Kingdom.
In Jesus name I pray for your salvation
Peace be with you