Blessed Hope
Life After Death Through Jesus

 God's Life - Cycle

  • God’s Creation

  • Sin Enters the world

  • God's Forgiveness For Sins

  • God's Ultimate Plan

  • Christmas

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Sunday

  • Blessed Hope

  • Life of Jesus

  • How do I become Immortal

God’s Creation

Whether a telescope displays the magnificence of space or an ultrasound reveals the intricate creation of each unborn child, we are filled with awe. Genesis 1:1-2 poetically expresses God, The Creator’s, purposeful design. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” God created in unfettered freedom by His Word (command), and creation transpired by the separation of the elements of the universe, which produced an ordered and habitable world.

  • Day and Night

  • Sky and Below

  • Land, Seas, and Vegetation 

  • Sun, Moon, and Stars

  • Creatures in the Sea and Birds

  • Creatures on Land and Man

  • Man(Adam) and Woman(Eve) 

Sin Enters the world

Adam’s Original Sin - Disobedience

The doctrine of original sin is the identification given to the concept of the entrance of sin into the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. God had prepared a perfect place for man and then gave them the gift of volition (the act of practicing free will). God had placed trees in the midst of the garden. Adam and Eve could freely eat the fruit from any tree except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “But the LORD God gave him this warning: 'You may freely eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die' (Genesis 2:16-17).

The Hebrew literally says, "dying you shall die." Adam and Eve did not physically die when they ate of the tree but they were spiritually separated from God, which meant an eternal separation -- death. With the choice to disobey God's command came the first sin, and the consequences of that sin was spiritual separation and eventually physical death. Because of their sin, all those who were born into their union were sinners and that has continued to the present.

Sin - Physical and Spiritual Death - Hell.

God wants us to recognize our sins. Even those who have not murdered or committed adultery will find themselves convicted of lying, or of worshiping false idols like wealth or power ahead of God.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21).

Tragically, sin in any amount will distance us from God. Sin leads to physical and spiritual death (Hell).

God's Forgiveness For Sins

The Bible gives us the costly requirement for God's forgiveness: "Without the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness" (Hebrews 9:22). In the Old Testament, the continual sacrifices of unblemished lambs were required to satisfy God's wrath and judgment.

  • Old Testament Sacrifices

  • New Testament Sacrifice

Old Testament Sacrifices

Repeated Unblemished Lamb Sacrifices

In the Old Testament (after Adam’s original sin), God accepted the death of an animal as a substitute for the sinner. The animal’s shed blood was proof that that one life had to be given for another. This agreement demonstrated that, while blood symbolized death, it also showed that a life was spared. However, this was a temporary covenant. This blood needed to be repeated daily and yearly.

This became a traditional practice and with time lost the value of repentance of sins. As a result, sin increased.

God sent several Prophets to the people to deliver promises, assurances, and warnings for disobedience to God in general. Still the sin increased.

Since Sin leads to physical and spiritual death (Hell), God decided to give a New Testament Sacrifice Covenant so that we may not perish. Life is precious and God places great value on each one of His created beings.

New Testament Sacrifice

Once and for All Human Sacrifice - Jesus

God would send His only Son providing a new covenant, or New Testament through Jesus Christ. Jesus would die in the place of all sinners. His sacrifice fulfilled completely what the Old Testament covenant meant to. His blood would remove the sins of the world for all who put their faith in Him. This sacrifice would never have to be repeated; it is an eternal covenant.

Jesus Christ would become the real lamb as He would be much better than any animal because He could take away the sins of all men!

Hebrews 9:13-14 says, "The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!"

A person receives God's forgiveness when he repents of sin and places his faith in Jesus Christ for salvation -- all of his sins are forgiven forever. That includes past, present and future, big or small. Jesus died to pay the penalty for all of our sins, and once they are forgiven, they are all forgiven (Colossians 1:14; Acts 10:43).

However, when we stumble, we need not offer old testament sacrifice of a unblemished lamb but just confess our sins as Jesus has paid a high price on the cross for us - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

God's Ultimate Plan

To bring light into the darkness(sin),

To buy the broken heart.

To destroy the devil and his works.

To seek and save the lost.

To set an example to living a life acceptable to God.

Finally, a promise to give eternal life to the everyone as He himself overcame death.

Christmas

Jesus Is Born

Christmas is all about Jesus.

Jesus was born for you and me.

Its not about Santa Claus, Christmas tree, Toys, New clothes and Party.

Jesus came into the world bring light into the darkness, to buy the broken heart, to destroy the devil and his works, to seek and save the lost.

Christmas is all about having Jesus in our heart forever and offering our life as sacrifice to Jesus.

He will be your friend and be in your heart. He will be your Lord and Savior.

He is wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.

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Good Friday

Jesus Crucified

On this day, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on a Roman cross and became the ultimate, once-and-for-all sacrifice for our sins. Jesus purchased God's forgiveness on our behalf when he became the Lamb of God and died on the cross for you and me.

Is good Friday really “good”? It may seem odd that people celebrate the day Jesus’ was crucified as “good.” Obviously, the suffering Jesus went through on Good Friday was not good. He was whipped, beaten, mocked, and killed in a very violent way. How can that be good?

The results of Jesus’ death are very good! This is explained in Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Then in 1 Peter 3:18, it is reiterated again: “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

Easter Sunday

Jesus Resurrected

On this Day, Jesus rose again from the dead after three days. The tomb where his body was placed was empty.

In Luke 24:46-48, the risen Jesus gave His disciples a greater understanding of the resurrection when He told them: "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things." Jesus foretells of His resurrection in John 16, then to one of the doubting witnesses, Thomas, He says the following in John 20:29: "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection are God's provision for the perfect and final sacrifice for man's sins. God requires no other payment for sins! With this provision, mankind is granted opportunity for new life by the forgiveness of sin and escape from its bondage. It is ours for the mere acceptance of this gift.

Blessed Hope

Life After Death through Jesus - Heaven

Headship of Christ (Life) Vs Headship of Adam(Death)

“So, you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man, Christ. Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new life” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).

“The Scriptures tell us, ‘The first man, Adam, became a living person.’ But the last Adam -- that is, Christ -- is a life-giving Spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).

All in Adam are born dead or separated from God spiritually and eventually die physically. However, the remedy for original sin and the consequences of separation are found in the "second Adam"; the Lord Jesus Christ. When the sinner trusts in Christ and in His "once for all sacrifice" then we are "crossed from death unto life." "I assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life” (John 5:24).

The sin of all those who trust in Christ are not just covered, but paid for once and for all. There is no other sacrifice needed to satisfy a just and holy God. The believer's "headship" is changed and we are no longer spiritually separated from God. Because of Christ's victory over physical death in the resurrection, so shall all born again believers receive victory over death in our resurrection from physical death. “When this happens -- when our perishable earthly bodies have been transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die -- then at last the Scriptures will come true: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (1 Corinthians 15:54-57).

Life of Jesus

Birth

Spiritual conception – Work of God

The earthly life of Jesus is the only one that begins with a spiritual conception, with no man present. This conception was foretold by the angel Gabriel in Luke 1:26-35. Born without sin.

Adult

Sinless life, an example to mankind- Work of God

At approximately 30 years of age, Jesus entered into the public awareness. The primary reason for Jesus' earthly life was "to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) Jesus sought the lost through His teaching and preaching. Lived a holy life witnessing the fruits of Spirits in his life. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control.

Death

Victory Over Death - Resurrected after 3 days – Work of God

A promise of Life after death to everyone

He provided the way of salvation from sin (the only way to Heaven) by way of the ultimate sacrifice, the one that only He could make - His crucifixion on Calvary, followed by His resurrection from the dead after three days. Thus He conquered death and the grave for all who would put their faith in Him.

How Do I become Immortal

Live as Jesus Lived

  • Accept Jesus as your personal Saviour.

  • Confess Your sins - One receives God's forgiveness when he repents of sin and places his faith in Jesus Christ for deliverance of sins(salvation).

  • After confession do not turn to the old sins as we are born again spiritually with a new life.

  • Lord gives the gift of holy Spirit in this new life to guide us in every walk of life.

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

  • Love your neighbor as yourself.

  • Live a holy life -​

Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Cor3:16 Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.…

  • Stay away from Sins of Disobedience, Pride, sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions ,and envy; drunkenness, orgies etc.

  • Practice obedience to God, unconditional love,humility,forgiveness,attitude of serving,giving,thankfulness, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control in every walk of life.​​

  • Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

  • Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

  • Slaves(anyone under authority),obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ.

  • Community- Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Jesus Says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6

 

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