All things are in a condition of either living or dying...
What vue do you have of yourself? Do you see it clear and complete, as from a higher place, Or unclear and incomplete, as from below? From the bird's vue or the worm?
If higher, you would see that all things presently exist in one of two conditions. As one living or as one dying. It is a course led by life or death. You and I are surely not excluded.
Keep this in mind as you read, Life, is to continue and never end. Death, is to change or end. A good friend helped make this clear to me, as I hope to do for you.
What changes or ends...
Notice the things that are created on the earth. Things that you can see with your eyes. Hear with your ears, feel with your hands and taste with your mouth. Things that you are involved in each moment of each day. That are you thinking about? What are your desires and affections set on? What is calling for the attention of your senses? Now is the time to give attention.
What do you notice that continues and what ends or changes? Do you see or hear something that continues, and never changes or ends? Something that lives and never dies? I have found nothing in all of creation. An advertisement may say something lasts forever, but does it truly? Advertise means to 'turn toward'. Of all created things that are calling for you to turn, do they continue and never end? Question the ones advertising for your attention in this world.
You may have noticed by now that all things created on the earth are subject to death? Plants, animals, insects and people. Yes, some change greatly and some merely change a little. But, nothing created on the earth continues without changing or ending. In time the earth itself, as you and I know it, will be changed.
It is the condition of things that change. The state and the quality and often the order that changes. Things may move position and therefore change. One attribute ends and another begins. Death is the change or ending of a condition and the beginning of another.
What will happen to you and I?
Our body was created on the earth, so we should know what happens to it. Do we not watch it change daily until it returns back to the earth from where it came? What we are familiar with in our own bodies will end. It is no different than the earth and the things created on the earth. This could be saddening for those who vue their life as being a body only? A life that only ends and does not continue? If so, you do not vue things clearly and completely, as you are meant to. Your vue is like the worm. For so long, my vue was from a limited position like the worm also.
Why things change or end...
Wrong is constantly dying. It cannot remain, it cannot continue and it cannot live. All things created on earth are subject to wrong, therefore all are succumb to death. To change from a wrong way is to die to your relationship and connection to it. To end a wrong way is to separate from it. Nearly everything on earth earlier had ended and changed by the force of water. Nearly everything died. This same end and change will come again in a different way. Therefore all that is created on the earth end or change with the earth.
Wrong existed before mankind walked in it. So we know that wrong does not originate in man. As long as there was right, its opposite opposed it. Wrong only became known to mankind after they began to walk in its way. He did not know wrong until he changed and his condition of right ended. He died to right.
As it was with the first person, so it is with you and I. Born within the presence of wrong. Ignorantly entangled by wrong. Being changed from right by wrong. Ending our right way because of wrong. Dying by wrong.
On a given day, God will end wrong for our sakes, as promised. But all that is connected to wrong, follows the way of death. All that are presently connected to wrong are presently ending or changing. All that follow the force and nature of wrong, are following it to its end. That is, all that are ruled by it and all that do not to turn from it.
God is right and has no pleasure in wrong. He is higher and in control of all wrong and therefore uses it to help mankind. God continues and wrong ends.
Those who prefer to be connected to a sinking ship, are ruining like that ship. Do not prefer wrong!
Your body meets death, yes, as does all of mankind, but what about the unseen part of you? The one that is hidden from your friends and family and hidden from those who pass by and do not know you. The one you alone know and call "self".
Whose secret wrongs you may keep hidden from the vue of others. Your friend and enemy in the same hour. Where thoughts, affections and feelings are present. Love, hate, joy, jealousy, confusion and peace find their dwelling place.
The place where you are led to help the poor, yet curse your spouse or neighbor. Where you mourn at death and have joy at birth. Where songs are built and tears begin. Do you know that the unseen part of you was not created on the earth, like your body? No, it was birthed by God in a different place, different realm, different way. Yes, for our sakes, it is able to remain alive although the body we are familiar with dies.
Yes, this unseen part of us is constantly facing God and receiving its fair evaluation. Its condition of living or dying, continuing and ending. Shouldn't we connect and follow the way of life now? Or remain disconnected and continuously turn from life into death?
To continue living, the unseen part of us must connect with God, now while we are in this life. Because God lives, we must be connected to him and draw towards him by his ways. The nature of the body does not desire God, no not in the least way. It desires the things on earth because that is what it is created from. It does not long for God, nor does it hope to connect with him. It prefers the things created on the earth, which are dying, changing and ending. it is untamed.
The unseen part of us must become as if it were dead to the way of the body. It must change or end its relationship to the dying desires and cravings and functions of the body. These passions of the body must die and have no authority over the unseen part of us. It must become like a king over a kingdom or a driver to the car. It must follow the right way it sees within and govern the body to follow in its course. As many say, "mind over matter". Like a stained jacket to be taken off and replaced by a clean one.
Setting itself free from the death that the body must come to. Like a butterfly escaping the cocoon before the weather brings destruction. Having the freedom and ability to raise up and be carried to a better place. Disconnecting from one and connecting to the other for life. Disconnecting from wrong and connecting to right for life.
If we are connected to God, we continue with God. We welcome his direction now and do not fear his continual evaluation. We are nourished and taught and influenced by him. We believe and rely on everything he has given and everything he has taken. By this, we are led to him and continue with him, without end. We are in love with him and he is in love with us. But, if we remain disconnected from God, we are constantly and continuously dying with wrong.
But the body is like the cocoon, soon swallowed up by the wind. Brought to the ground to be trampled on and destroyed. That is the course of the body and that is the evaluation of God concerning it. Connecting the unseen part of us to God happens now, while we are living in the body. Yet, if you do not know him, And you do not see him with the eyes of your heart and mind, that unseen part of you. Your vue is unclear and incomplete and must change. We will find in the end, that while we were alive in this body, to know and believe him was a matter of life and death for you and I.
As you go...
This message is meant to turn your attention to God. To point and provoke your thoughts to him as someone in need. Someone desperate and begging to live and not die. Fighting for your life, you may say. This message has everything to do with you and I whether we believe it or not.
It should be unsettling to you, if you do not know whether you are connected to God and Yeshua, his son. If you do not know whether you are living or dying. But to know and follow God is most settling.
I tell you in all sincerity, All that we ask inside are heard by God and addressed, in time. If we do not look for the answer, we will not find it. Don't stop until you receive what you are asking for. When you receive, don't let go because you will not be let go of.