Life Through Jesus' Name
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"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast
seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that
have not seen, and yet have believed.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the
presence of his disciples, which are not written in
this book:  But these are written, that ye might
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and
that believing ye might have life through his name."  
(John 20:29-31)

"... Life Through His Name."  (The 5 minute series)


" And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples,
which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye
might have life through his name."  (John 20:30,31)

I.  Jesus and John 11.               (this base, only one 14 minutes long)

II.  A Believer In Christ Never Dies.

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth
in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"  (John 11:25,26
)


III.  7 Types of People, Life and Death:  

Jesus, Lazarus, Mary, Martha, the disciples, new believers, unbelievers, and
the aggressive Self-Center and Established  Status Protectors of the World,
the enemies of Jesus and God.  The last group is so dangerous because they
know better than anybody that they are the enemies of God, and unfortunately
in the world and all of the world they are the established with status and power,
a power which by the way Satan has agreed to share with them.  By the way
believers are not bragging about never dying, for there is the awareness that it
all is by the grace of God.

(1).  The Jesus type in this world strives for the mind of Christ, though it
obviously is carried to very earthen vessels.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men.  And being found in
fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross."

(2)  Disciples.  Jesus is patient with disciples, leading them to understand the
language and thoughts of heaven more than the language and thoughts of the
world about life and death.

"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. Then said
his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.  Howbeit Jesus spake of
his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.  
Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may
believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is
called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die
with him."  (John 11:11-17)

Thomas still had just enough faith as a disciple to be a mourner.  The best He
could do at the point in time was to fumble with the statement so common with
many disciples is, "Let us go and die with him."  Recall that it was the disciple
Thomas that was slow to believe that Jesus arose from the dead after 3 days,
saying I will not believe unless I can thrust my hands in his nail scared hands
and side.  Of course, when he saw the Resurrected Chirst, there was no need
for that.  Doubting was replaced with greater faith.

IV.  The 7 Miracle Signs of John come to a great climax in the bringing
forth of Lazarus from the grace, eclipsed only by the Resurrection of
Jesus on the third day.

V.  The believing soul at that very moment becomes the possessor of
eternal life.  Eternal life starts at the moment of belief in Jesus, and just
keeps on going through what the world calls death, even though Jesus
says "A believer never Dies."

VI.  The price of unbelief is double death:  (1)  since the soul has not
during life on earth become a possessor of eternal life, death is inevitable;
and (2) for those unbelievers there is a second death that is eternal death.

VII.  The physical body does die as the soul life is taken to be with God,
and the great Resurrection day at the Second Coming of Christ the
physical body is ressurected.  This is that faith Martha did have in the
resurrection of the body, making a partial expression of faith:

"Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection
at the last day."  (John 11:25)

Martha was sure about "THAT DAY", often the Bible being called the Day,
the Last Day, or the day of the LORD and Lord--in the OT it is day of the
LORD for the great LORD God the Father and in the NT it becomes the
day of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Father ordained it to be so.

VIII.  His Name...Jesus Name...In His Name... in the name of the Lord
Jesus Chirst... through His Name, that Name that is above every name.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in
fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which
is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And
that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father."  (Philippians 2:5-11)

IX.  You hear "he or she is dying" a lot from Hospice and Palliative Care,
but to be complete and intellectually honest, more from the perspective of
the Heavenly Father to Whom a day is as a thousand years and a
thousand years as one day, everybody is dying all the time, at least past
30 the body starts dying daily; and when the Apostle Paul wrote "I die
daily", it had the double meaning of the daily physical death and the main
meaning of the believer dies daily to self and lives to and in Christ Jesus.  
A BELIEVER NEVER DIES; of course the care givers are neither inclined
to or qualified to distinguish between believers or unbelievers.

X.  Some things about the "soul" that God has told us in the Bible.

1.  It is interesting that unbelievers must also a resurrection body in order
for God to destroy "both body and soul in hell".  (Matthew 10:28)

"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."

The God that created in the first place man with a living soul and a body
made out of the dust of the ground has absolute control after death and
there is no more freedom of choice in the eternal realm.  God can and will
destroy both the soul and the bodies of unbelievers in hell.

2.  There are some indications that God the Father Himself is primarily
soul, at least that is the seat of His emotional pleasures such as about His
Son.  (Matthew 12:18)

"Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul
is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment
to the Gentiles."

There is some kind of line of distinction between the soul and the spirit;
and of course we know that the Spirit of God that the Father put on
Jesus was the Holy Spirit.

3.   A man's life during life remains intact with his soul.  What is your soul
worth?  (Matthew 16:26,27)

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his
life for my sake shall find it.  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?"

Yes, some do sell out cheap!  And a very small minority in the total history
of humanity on earth do work to lose their life for the sake of Christ, more
choosing to save their own lives for their own welfare.

4.  The emotion, thought, and will to love God comes from inwardly in
man--in heart, in mind, and in soul.  God wants all of the heart, mind, and
soul.  (Matthew 22:37)

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

5.  A soul can get sorrowful even to the edge of death.

"Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto
death: tarry ye here, and watch with me."

Of course, Jesus' own sorrow almost unto death was the impending
cross to have the Father turn His back on Him as He bore the weight of
the sins of the world; also that Judas was coming to betray Him with a
kiss, the disciples would scatter with sorrow and fear, and the very Son
of God would suffer many humilities before the cross.
6.  God has control over the taking of a soul into the eternal realm.  It is a
requirement to be fulfilled when God takes the soul, and obviously not at
the time many think.
(Luke 12:19-20)

"And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many
years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said unto him,
Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided?"

Oh by the way, here was a rich man having a conversation with his own
soul!






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