Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Faith - We Go to Clean Your Room Today








Friday's Faith
We Go to Clean Your Room Today




We go to clean your room today;
The unpleasant task, it must be done ~
(We must make room~Mother's furniture is on its way.)
So why do I wonder that my heart now weighs a ton ~
For, we both fear, as we clean along the way
Echoes of Silence will leave us quite undone...



{To tackle a major project of this kind,
I must go before the Lord to get His perspective ~
(Mine is entrapped within my broken heart.)}



And this is His response:


Set up your world to serve the Unseen in Heaven,
Your child is not absent, she's even more present
As she now can come to you in spirit form!

Be sure that the bread you "eat" is unleavened
That it may go with you into the Heavenly land.
There is much work to do ahead
You do not serve your purposes, but Mine instead,

For it is My Kingdom come, My Will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven --
Take your eyes off of the temporary,
Let My Spirit flow through you to bring hope to your dread,
For your child is among the living; she is not among the dead!





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Background Scripture and Commentary:








Luke 20:38 ASV
Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.




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Matthew 22:32 (New International Version) 
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."

For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living,.... See Gill on Matthew 22:32.
for all live unto him. The Persic version, reads, "all these live unto him"; namely, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for though they are dead to men, they are not to God; their souls live with him, and their bodies will be raised by him: he reckons of them, as if they were now alive, for he quickens the dead, and calls things that are not, as though they were; and this is the case of all the saints that are dead, as well as of those patriarchs. The Ethiopic reads, "all live with him"; as the souls of all departed saints do....

For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all {i} live unto him.
(i) That is, before him: a saying to take note of, for the godly do not die, though they die here on earth.

22:32 I am the God of Abraham. See Ex 3:6. God does not say, I was, but I 'am' the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. The present tense shows that he is still the God of the departed patriarchs, and that they are still in existence.
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Queen Victoria is not the queen of Bacon, Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, but only of her living subjects. The Savior teaches that the soul is resurrected when it leaves the body, and that there is no unconscious state between death and the final resurrection of the body.



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Acts 7:30-32
“After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to look more closely, he heard the Lord’s voice: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.

I am the God of Abraham - Let it be observed, that Abraham was dead upwards of 300 years before these words were spoken to Moses: yet still God calls himself the God of Abraham, etc. Now Christ properly observes that God is not the God of the dead, (that word being equal, in the sense of the Sadducees, to an eternal annihilation), but of the living; it therefore follows that, if he be the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, these are not dead, but alive; alive with God, though they had ceased, for some hundreds of years, to exist among mortals. We may see, from this, that our Lord combats and confutes another opinion of the Sadducees, viz. that there is neither angel nor spirit; by showing that the soul is not only immortal, but lives with God, even while the body is detained in the dust of the earth, which body is afterwards to be raised to life, and united with its soul by the miraculous power of God....












Poem - We go to clean your room today - Angie Bennett Prince - 7/19/2012
Scriptures, thanks to Bible.cc


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