No More Death?

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My favorite TV show of all time is Twilight Zone. There is a very simple reason for this. I do not enjoy just being mindlessly entertained. I want to use my brain especially when I am challenged to think outside the box.

I went onto YouTube the other day and was watching one of the episodes. It was entitled “One Night At Mercy”. It made me think, “What if there was no more death in the world we presently live in?” Outside of the obvious answer of overpopulation, really think about it. Yes, it is heart wrenching to lose someone you love. But move on to the negative ramifications. If death is removed and sorrow, tears, and pain remain, there will be a horrible price to pay. Just imagine being trapped in a burning building, unable to die. The pain would be unbearable. Here is the episode:

Now let’s move on to a biblical perspective of “No More Death”. The first thing we have to look at is the tree of life which we are introduced to in the very first chapters of the Bible and capped off in the very last chapters of the Bible. I have put together a PDF study of the tree of life:

Tree of Life.PDF

The following sequence of Bible verses tells the simple story of how death entered our world, of how redemption came about, and how death will become no more:

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:17 KJV)

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die. (Genesis 3:4 KJV)

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:6 NKJV)

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 3:22-24 KJV)

So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. (Genesis 5:5 NKJV)

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. (Hebrews 2:14 NLT)

And now He has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. (2 Timothy 1:10 NLT)

After that the end will come, when He will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power. For Christ must reign until He humbles all His enemies beneath His feet. For the Scriptures say, “God has put all things under His authority.” (1 Corinthians 15:24-25, 27 NLT)

Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15 NLT)

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 21:4 KJV)

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:7 NKJV)

So my friends, until Jesus comes, this world will experience death, sorrow, crying and pain. But we have nothing to fear on this earth:

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 NLT)

No one looks forward to the pain they may suffer in the process of dying, but as a Christian we are never to fear death itself because Jesus conquered it for us. We are encouraged by the fact that not a tear or drop of blood goes unnoticed by our Creator and Redeemer:

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (Psalms 56:8 NLT)

But the Lord said (to Cain), “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! (Genesis 4:10 NLT)

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