If A Man Die, Shall He Live Again
Job 14:14 – “If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come (plainly, this Passage proclaims the coming Resurrection, although dimly understood; correct understanding would come only with Christ and the Truth He would ultimately give to the Apostle Paul [I Cor. 15:51-57]).”
Evolution says that man is an animal and, consequently, will live and die as an animal and after death there is nothing else. Reincarnation says that man will live again in the form of another person or animal. Both are false and lies of Satan.
The truth, as it regards life and death, can only be found in God’s Word. The Bible tells us that the Lord created man spirit, soul, and body. Genesis 2:7 says, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
The Creation is as follows:
Man is a living soul. The soul of man pertains to his passions and feelings. The soul addresses the physical body.
Man has a spirit and with his spirit he addresses God. The spirit is the part of man which knows, which pertains to his intelligence, intellect, and mind (I Cor. 2:11).
Man has a physical body. The physical body houses the soul and the spirit. With the physical body man addresses the world. As you should know the physical body is merely a house, a tent, or tabernacle, as Paul put it, which houses the spirit and the soul.
The spirit and the soul are the eternal parts of man, which will never die, and we speak of physical death, because the spirit and the soul aren’t physical.
So, man was created by God, spirit, soul, and body, and created to live forever in eternity either in Heaven or Hell. The life we now live in this fragile physical frame is just a phase or part of life. Yes, this physical body will decay and die, but the soul and the spirit of man will live forever either in Heaven or Hell.
“TILL MY CHANGE COME”
In this statement, Job is actually addressing the coming Resurrection of life. This proves Job had some knowledge of the coming Resurrection, though his knowledge of the coming Resurrection would be elementary, still, he knew that one day mortality would put on immortality, corruption will put on incorruption. Actually, there are two Resurrections that await the whole of humanity, they are:
THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE
The Resurrection of life is at times referred to as the “First Resurrection” (Rev. 20:6; Dan. 12:2; Jn. 5:28-29). This is the Resurrection of all the just from Abel to the Millennium. It covers the time from the Resurrection of Christ to the Resurrection of the Tribulation Saints, and the two witnesses. Actually, the word “Resurrection” and “Rapture” refer to the same event. As it regards the First Resurrection, it might be said to be in four parts, i.e., “four raptures.” They are
1. I Corinthians 15:23 says, “But every man (everyone) in his own order: Christ the Firstfruits; afterward they who are Christ’s at His Coming.” Everyone in Christ, dead or alive from Abel forward, will be translated at this time. Not one person who is in Christ will be left behind. This is referred to as the main Rapture.
2. The 144,000 Jews Saved in the first three and one half years of Daniel’s Seventieth Week, which will be at the midpoint of the Great Tribulation (Rev. 7:1-8).
3. The great multitude of Tribulation Saints who will come to Christ during the Great Tribulation (Rev. 6:1-19; Chpt. 21). All of these will be raptured during the Great Tribulation, but in time for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 7:9-17; 15:2-4; 20:4-6).
4. The fourth and final rapture for Believers will be the rapture of the two witnesses, Enoch and Elijah (Rev. 11:7-11). This will be, as stated, the end of the First Resurrection of life. The Fifteenth Chapter of I Corinthians will give you more insight to all these happenings.
THE SECOND RESSURECTION OF DAMNATION
This is found in Daniel 12:3, John 5:23-29, and Revelation 20:6.
This is the Resurrection of all the wicked from Adam to the end of the Millennium. It will take place after the Millennium; the wicked dead will be raised with immortal bodies to be tormented in Hell forever (Mat. 10:28; Jn. 5:28-29; Dan. 12:2; I Cor. 15:21; Rev. 14:9-12; 19:20; 20:4-6, 11-15). With their immortal bodies they will burn in Hell forever and ever, existing in constant torment forever.
Job without the Bible or the Holy Spirit knew there was a coming Resurrection. Today with the Bible and the working of the Holy Spirit, man is without excuse as to what happens after death. That’s why the SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN) is so important, for only the true Believer can answer the question.
“If a man die, shall he live again?” The answer is yes, either in Heaven or Hell. The choice is yours.
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