Hope beyond Death
For GOD so LOVED THE WORLD that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,that whosoever BELIEVES IN HIM,should not perish,but HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. For GOD SENT not HIS SON into the world to condemn the world;but that the world through him MIGHT BE SAVED. He that BELIEVES ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED:but he that believes not is condemned already,because HE HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD.(John 3:16–18)
And he said unto them,Go,you into all the world,and PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. He that BELIEVES and IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED;but he that believes not shall be damned.(Mark 16:15–16).
JESUS CHRIST answered and said unto him,Verily,verily,I say unto you,EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN,he cannot see THE KINGDOM OF GOD.(John 3:3).
JESUS CHRIST answered,EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT,he cannot ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.(John 3:5).
But whosoever DRINKS OF THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST;but THE WATER that I shall give him SHALL BE IN HIM A WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE.(John 4:10).
If I regard iniquity in my heart,THE LORD shall not hear me:but verily GOD HAS HEARD ME:he has attended to my prayer. BLESSED BE GOD,who has not turned away my prayer, nor his Mercy from me.(Isaiah 66:18–20).
Then Peter said unto them,REPENT,and BE BAPTIZED every one of you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for THE REMISSION OF SINS,and you shall RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.For THE PROMISE is unto you,and to your children,and to all that are afar off,even as MANY AS THE LORD shall CALL.(Acts 2:38–39).
He that covers his sins shall not prosper:but whosoever CONFESSES AND FORSAKES THEM shall HAVE MERCY.(Proverbs 28:13).
If we CONFESS OUR SINS,HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS,and TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.(1 John 1:9).
REPENT you therefore,and BE CONVERTED,that YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT,when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of THE LORD: (Acts 3:19).
But the hour comes,and now is,when THE TRUE WORSHIPPERS shall WORSHIP THE FATHER IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH:for THE FATHER seeks such to WORSHIP HIM. GOD IS A SPIRIT: and they that WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.(John 4:23–24).
Here is THE PATIENCE OF THE SAINTS:here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,AND THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST.(Revelation 14:12).
And as it is appointed unto men once to DIE,but after this the JUDGEMENT: So CHRIST JESUS was ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY;and unto THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM shall he APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.(Hebrews 9:27–28).
Precious in the sight of THE LORD is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15).
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,Write,BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST from henceforth:Yes,said THE SPIRIT,that THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABORS:and THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM. (Revelation 14:13).
And I saw thrones,and they that sat upon them,and judgement was given unto them:and I saw SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE BEHEADED FOR THE WITNESS OF CHRIST JESUS,AND FOR THE WORD OF GOD,and which had not worshipped the beast,neither his image,neither had received his mark upon their foreheads,it in their hands; THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST JESUS A 1,000 YEARS. But the REST OF THE DEAD lived not again until the 1,000 years were finished. THIS IS THE 1ST RESURRECTION. BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HAS PART IN THE 1ST RESURRECTION:on such the 2ND DEATH has no power,but THEY shall be PRIESTS OF GOD and OF CHRIST,and SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A 1,000 YEARS. (Revelation 20:4–6).
For the LIVING KNOW THAT THEY SHALL DIE:but THE DEAD KNOW NOT ANY THING, neither have they any more a reward;for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love,and their hatred,and their envy,is now perished;neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.(Ecclesiastes 9:5–6).
Then shall THE DUST RETURN IN THE EARTH as it was:and THE SPIRIT(BREATH) SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT. (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
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 of the men. And being found in appearance(fashion) as a man,HE HUMBLED HIMSELF,and BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH,even THE DEATH OF THE CROSS. Wherefore GOD also HAS HIGHLY EXALTED HIM,and GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME:That AT THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST 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).
But I would not have you to be ignorant,brethren,concerning them WHO ARE ASLEEP,that you sorrow not,even as others which have no hope. For IF WE BELIEVE that JESUS CHRIST DIED AND ROSE AGAIN,even so THEM also WHO SLEEP IN JESUS CHRIST WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM. For this we say unto you by the word of THE LORD,that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of THE LORD shall not precede them who are asleep. For THE LORD himself shall descend from heaven with A SHOUT,with the VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL,and with the TRUMP OF GOD:and THE DEAD IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL RISE FIRST:Then we who are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds,to MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR:and so shall we EVER BE WITH THE LORD. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.(1Thessalonians 4:13–18).
These all DIED IN FAITH,not having received the promises,but HAVING SEEN THEM AFAR OFF,AND WERE PERSUADED OF THEM,AND EMBRACED THEM,and confessed that they were STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS on the earth.(Hebrews 11:13).
Women received their dead raised to life again:others were tortured,not accepting deliverance;that THEY MIGHT OBTAIN A BETTER RESURRECTION.(Hebrews 11:35).
And these all,HAVING OBTAINED A GOOD REPORT THROUGH FAITH,received not the promise:GOD having PROVIDED SOME BETTER THING FOR US,that THEY WITHOUT US SHOULD NOT BE MADE PERFECT.(Hebrews 11:39–40).
The righteous perishes,and no man lays it to heart:and merciful men are taken away,none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace:they shall rest in their beds each one in his uprightness.( Isaiah 57:1–2).
He will swallow up death in victory;and THE LORD GOD shall wipe away tears from all faces;and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth:for THE LORD GOD has spoken it. And it shall be said in that day,Lo,this is OUR GOD;we have waited for him,and he will save us:THIS IS THE LORD;we have waited for him,we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.(Isaiah 25:8–9).
And at that time time shall MICHAEL stand up, THE GREAT PRINCE WHO STANDS FOR THE CHILDREN OF YOUR PEOPLE:and there shall be a time of trouble,such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:and at that time your people shall be delivered,every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,some to everlasting life,and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.(Daniel 12:1–3).
Marvel not at this:for the hour is coming,in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,And shall come forth,they that have done good,unto the resurrection of life;and they that have done evil,unto the resurrection of condemnation.(John 5:28–29).
JESUS CHRIST said unto her,I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE:he that believes in me,though he were dead,yet shall he live:And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?(John 5:28–29).
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And JESUS CHRIST lifted up his eyes,and said,FATHER,I THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE HEARD ME,AND I KNEW THAT YOU HEAR ME ALWAYS:BUT BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE WHO STAND BY I SAID IT,THAT THEY MAY BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME. And when he thus had spoken,he cried with a loud voice,LAZARUS ,COME FORTH. And he THAT WAS DEAD CAME FORTH,bound hand and foot with graveclothes:and his face was wrapped about with a napkin. JESUS CHRIST said unto them,Loose him,and let him go.(John 5:41–44).
Behold,I show you a mystery;we shall not all sleep,but we shall all be changed,In a moment,in the twinkling of an eye,at the last trump:for the trumpet shall sound,and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption,and this mortal put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,and this mortal shall have put on immortality,then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY. O,death,where is your sting?O grave,where is your victory?The sting of death is sin,and the strength of sin is THE LAW. But THANKS BE TO GOD,who GIVES US THE VICTORY through OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.(1 Corinthians 15:51–57).
Grace be to you,and Peace from GOD OUR FATHER,and from THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. BLESSED be GOD,even THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,THE FATHER OF mercies,and THE GOD of all comfort;Who comforts us in all our tribulation,that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble,by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of GOD.For as the sufferings of CHRIST JESUS abound in us,so our consolation also abounds by CHRIST. And whether we be afflicted,it is for your consolation and salvation,which is effective in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also suffer:or whether we be comforted,it is for your consolation and salvation.And our hope of you is steadfast,knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings,so shall also of the consolation.(2 Corinthians 1:2–7).
Who shall separate us from the love of CHRIST JESUS?shall tribulation,or distress,or persecution,or famine,or nakedness,or peril,or sword?As it is written,For your sake we are killed all the day long;we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay,in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded,that neither DEATH,nor life,nor angels,nor principalities,nor powers,nor things present,nor things to come,Nor height,not depth,nor any other creature,shall be able to separate us from THE LOVE OF GOD,which IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.(Romans 8:35–39).
But now is CHRIST JESUS RISEN FROM THE DEAD,and become THE FIRSTFRUITS of THEM THAT SLEEP.(1 Corinthians 15:20).
Then comes the END,when he(JESUS CHRIST) shall have DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, even THE FATHER;when he SHALL HAVE PUT DOWN ALL RULE AND AUTHORITY AND POWER. For he must REIGN,till he has PUT ALL ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET. The LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH. For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him,it is evident that he is excepted,who did put all things under him. And WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM,THEN SHALL THE SON ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM,THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL.(1 Corinthians 15:24–28).
And I saw A NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH:for the 1st heaven and the 1st earth were passed away,and there was no more sea. And John saw the holy city,NEW JERUSALEM,coming down from GOD out of heaven,prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,Behold,THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN,and HE will DWELL WITH THEM,and they shall be HIS PEOPLE,and GOD HIMSELF shall BE WITH THEM,AND BE THEIR GOD. And GOD shall WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS from their eyes;and there shall be NO MORE DEATH,neither sorrow,nor crying,neither shall there be any more pain:for the former things are passed away.(Revelation 21:1–4).
And he showed me a pure river of water of life,clear as crystal,proceeding out of THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB. In the midst of the street of it,and on either side of the river,was there THE TREE OF LIFE,which bore 12 manner of fruits,and yielded her fruit every month:and the leaves of the tree were for THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. And THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE:but THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB shall be in it;and HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM:And they shall SEE HIS FACE;and HIS NAME SHALL BE IN THEIR FOREHEADS. And there shall be no night there;and they need no candle,neither light of the sun;FOR THE LORD GOD GIVES THEM LIGHT:and they shall reign for ever and ever.(Revelation 22:1–5).