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  • Melody - 2 years ago
    When a Christian dies, do they go immediately to heaven or do they wait until Jesus comes back?
  • Jesse - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Melody,

    According to Paul, when a believer dies, they will be with the Lord. The body of flesh is what lays in the grave and gives the appearance of sleeping.
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Sister Melody, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    God is SPIRIT.

    Christ is SPIRIT (God) with a (glorified) BODY.

    SPIRIT is TRUTH (cannot be deceived).

    SPIRIT is LIFE (cannot die).

    WE are FLESH.

    FLESH is against (anti) SPIRIT.

    FLESH is against (anti) TRUTH.

    FLESH is against (anti) LIFE.

    Christ came as FLESH, Christ died; and with his death ALL FLESH DIED, Christ (through the power of SPIRIT was resurrected), when he was resurrected ALL FLESH was resurrected (most are dead in UNBELIEF (trespasses) not knowing TRUTH.

    The wages of sin (UNBELIEF) IS DEATH.

    The wages of GO AND SIN NO MORE (BELIEF) is LIFE and TRUTH (born of SPIRIT).

    Those that come to know TRUTH (born again of the SPIRIT; which is TRUTH AND LIFE, the first death and first resurrection) will NEVER DIE they will leave this BODY of FLESH and be given the (glorified BODY of CHRIST).

    John 3:13 No man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man which is in heaven.

    Christ (Spirit, Truth, Life) is IN YOU. You are the NEW HEAVEN.

    Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven.....

    Revelation 21:3 ...Behold, the (temple, Christ is the temple) tabernacle of God is with (WITHIN) men..

    Revelation 21:22... for the Lord God almighty and the Lamb are THE TEMPLE of it.

    Colossians 1:27 ...this mystery.... CHRIST IN YOU ....

    1 Corinthians 3:16 ....ye are the temple (ONE IN CHRIST) of God (SPIRIT).

    Truth (Good)(Spirit) overcomes deception (Evil) (Flesh).

    Truth will make you a full brother to Christ. SPIRIT with a (glorified) BODY.

    Luke 20:36 Neither can they die ANY MORE (you died with Christ); for they are equal to the angels (MINISTERING SPIRITS), and are the children of God (Spirit, truth, life), being the children of (CHRIST'S) resurrection.

    Revelation 14:13 Blessed are they which DIE IN THE LORD (Spirit, Truth, Life) from henceforth....
  • Adam - In Reply - 2 years ago
    The Bible says people will sleep in-between: Job 14:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:14
  • Free - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Hallo dear friend in Christ. Dont forget that day in Golgata, Jesus Him Self told the robber who hang beside Him.

    Luke 23:43

    And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

    God bless u with visdom and understanding spirit in Jesus name. Amen
  • Marie - In Reply - 2 years ago
    So basically we wait until our Father calls us to him!
  • Marie - In Reply - 2 years ago
    John Chapter 3 Verse 12 and 13 start an explanation.
  • Jesse - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Marie,

    John chapter 3 verse 12 starts out by saying, "If I have told you earthly things, (That would be the wind from verse 8) and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"

    And then Jesus says in Verse 13, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

    So Jesus is saying that I am the only one that has come down from heaven, But if I tell you earthly things and you don't get it, and you are the master teacher of the Jews? Nicodemus should have associated the Lord's teaching to Ezekiel Chapter 37 Verses 1 through 15.

    This is where God takes the prophet and He shows them a valley of dead bones and says this is Israel. Spiritually dead! And He says to him, prophecy over these bones that flesh would come on them. And the bones came together and the flesh came on the bones.

    And then He says prophecy to the wind that the wind would blow on them and breathe life in them. And he prophesies and the wind blows and they are filled with life and spirit.

    And so God's promise to His people Israel is that you are spiritually dead until my Spirit gives you life. But right now you are spiritually dead!

    And He tells Nicodemus, you should have known what I was talking about. How can you be the master teacher in Israel and you don't know anything about being born from above? You don't know anything about the wind blowing, and how the spirit moves!



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