When Christians Give Up The Ghost

Sleep or With The Lord?


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#2
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)
Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight: ) We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
 
#3
I'll admit it: this is something I have thought to study but have not. My first husband is gone; 9 years later, my present husband's wife died. I want to think that my first husband is with the L-rd, his father, his grandparents, etc., who were all believers. I want to think, also, that my present husband's first wife is there, too, with her parents (whom I know were believers) and her little boy who died in her womb. But i cannot say that I know what's going on.

I look at what Messiah said to the man beside Him on the cross when He said, "This day, you will be with Me in Paradise," and I put a lot of stock in His statement. But there are the Scriptures that say people are "asleep."

When I pass from this earthly place, I hope to see G-d and hear Him say, "Well done, faithful servant," but have I been so faithful that He can say that? Surely, He, in order for Him to say that, He will be looking at me through my Messiah's eyes -- the One Who died and rose again for me. I was born in sin, and for my first 14 years, I reveled in sin. Since then, I have certainly not been faithful all the time. I still struggle with the sin issue, because I know that I err, and I know that sometimes, I don't recognize that! Further, having recently realized that I have been very angry at my G-d since 1987 or so, that shakes me to the core -- that I could treat Him in such a disrespectful way.

I look forward to your answers -- especially the short :) answers, with Scripture references, from those who have actually studied this.
 
#4
God died for us. We are covered by the blood of Jesus. Why in the universe would He want to wait to be with us? Sleep makes no logical sense.
 
#5
I'll admit it: this is something I have thought to study but have not. My first husband is gone; 9 years later, my present husband's wife died. I want to think that my first husband is with the L-rd, his father, his grandparents, etc., who were all believers. I want to think, also, that my present husband's first wife is there, too, with her parents (whom I know were believers) and her little boy who died in her womb. But i cannot say that I know what's going on.

I look at what Messiah said to the man beside Him on the cross when He said, "This day, you will be with Me in Paradise," and I put a lot of stock in His statement. But there are the Scriptures that say people are "asleep."

When I pass from this earthly place, I hope to see G-d and hear Him say, "Well done, faithful servant," but have I been so faithful that He can say that? Surely, He, in order for Him to say that, He will be looking at me through my Messiah's eyes -- the One Who died and rose again for me. I was born in sin, and for my first 14 years, I reveled in sin. Since then, I have certainly not been faithful all the time. I still struggle with the sin issue, because I know that I err, and I know that sometimes, I don't recognize that! Further, having recently realized that I have been very angry at my G-d since 1987 or so, that shakes me to the core -- that I could treat Him in such a disrespectful way.

I look forward to your answers -- especially the short :) answers, with Scripture references, from those who have actually studied this.
We all sin. We either have a heart after God's or we don't. The mere fact that you are here sharing honestly tells me that you do 1 Cor 11:31 regularly and even though you sin, you repent. Repent / bending the knee is all God wants. That has been the gospel / God's will / message to us from day 1 Psalm 51:17.