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Only God is Immortal - Mankind is NOT Immortal

Christ Will Soon Return for His Faithful-  Let Us All Be Ready
By Ron Wyatt & Kevin Fisher


Some have said be are immortal beings who will live forever.  But notice this text that say there is only One who has immortality:

1 Timothy 6:14 ... our Lord Jesus Christ 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

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. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee, thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.... 

Notice friend in the following text, in this clear, black and white quote (It is not vague, and it cannot be interpreted two different ways), when we go to the grave and we do not know anything:

Ecclesiastes 9: IO Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Notice what happens to our thoughts when we die:

Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

What happens to the soul than sins?

Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine, as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.... 20 ... The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.


The FIRST Deception - Man is Immortal

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

This lie by Satan caused Adam and Eve's fall. It has caused the destruction of billions down through the ages, and will yet bring about the destruction of billions now living upon the earth. 

God has told us how much the dead actually know:

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward , for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished,, neither have they any more a portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun.... 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

At the second coming, the Lord will call, and we will be changed in a moment, and will answer Him:

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. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands ... 20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not, and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

At the latter day our Redeemer will stand on the earth, and in our NEW flesh we will see Him:

Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

THESE STATEMENTS CLEARLY INFORM US THAT THE SOUL AND BODY ARE UNCONSCIOUS DURING DEATH. Remember, God never "alters the thing that has gone out of My lips."


What About Being Absent From The Body?

We need not be confused by what Paul (by divine inspiration) says in:

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  

This is a grey text that could be taken one of two ways.  First we could assume Paul meant when we die we immediately go to heaven, which would be contrary to the rest of the Bible (such as Ecc. 9:5,6,10 that we read earlier which is a clear, black and white statement that "the dead know not anything", 50 times in the Bible it is said the dead sleep).  Or second, we could interpret it as meaning when a Christian (in word and deed) dies, their next conscious moment will be at the resurrection of the just, when they awake from their sleep.  The moment they receive their new body will be at the resurrection when they will then be with the Lord.

Notice in the following text how the dead and the living will all meet the Lord at the same time, at Christ's return to this earth:  

I Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

This unawareness of the passage of time is demonstrated by people who have been in a coma from a head injury, or any one of us who have gone to sleep tired and been awakened in what seemed to us seconds, but was in fact several hours. Also, people who are anesthetized for surgery have no awareness of the passage of time, if well anesthetized.

Remember- God never "alters the thing that has gone out of My lips."


The Thief on The Cross

You may ask about the thief on the cross who was told by Jesus, "Verily I say unto thee, today you will be with me in paradise" Mark 23:43.  We should note that the punctuation in the Bible was added around 1000 AD, when the comma in this text was placed by men.  What if the comma after "thee" was placed after the word "today?"  It would read, "Verily I say unto thee today, you will be with me in paradise."  Meaning, this day I am saying, you will be with me in paradise some day.  There are two reasons why the latter interpretation is correct.  First, for Christ to have meant He was going to heaven at His death would mean He is saying something contrary to the rest of the Bible.  Second, on Sunday morning he said to Mary, "Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father"  John 20:17.  Jesus did not go to heaven Friday at His death.  He was asleep in the grave, awaiting His resurrection.


The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

What about Lazarus who was sick, but died before Christ made it to his home?  He died and was resurrected several days later.  

John 11:11-14, 23-24 "'Our friend Lazarus sleepeth, but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.' Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.  Howbeit Jesus spake of his death; but they thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep.  Then said Jesus unto them plainly, 'Lazarus is dead.'...Jesus saith unto her [Martha], 'Thy brother shall rise again.'  Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day

Notice Jesus called death a sleep and Martha knew that Lazarus would sleep until the last day of this earth.  Also, did Lazarus ever speak of being in heaven?


What about Saul Consulting a Medium and Speaking to Samuel?

Is this proof of the dead communicating with us?  Let's take a look at the scripture.  

I Samuel 28:3  "Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented for him and buried him in Ramah, in his own city.  And Saul had put the mediums and the spiritists out of the land."

Notice how the mediums and spiritists had not been wanted in the area and were removed from the area.  These people are like today's palm readers or seance leaders, who do the work of spiritulism.  God condemned them in Lev. 20:27 "A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death."

I Samuel 28:6 "And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets."

God was not communicating with Saul who was in need of an answer.  It may have been because Saul was out of touch with God at this point.  He had murdered the priests at the tabernacle of Nob, and had deliberately refused to wait for God's counsel at Gilgal (13:8-14).  Notice that he resorted to seeking information from a source he had earlier condemned.  He was following heathen superstition by calling on the supposed spirits of the dead for help.  Saul had long been troubled by evil spirits and was now at their mercy (16:14-16).  

I Samuel 28:8  "Then Saul said to his servants, 'Find me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.'  And his servants said to him, 'In fact, there is a woman who is a medium at En Dor."

Notice what happens in the seance.

I Samuel 28:11-13    "...bring up Samuel for me....What did you see? And the woman said to Saul, 'I saw a spirit ascending out of the earth.'    Notice here how the woman sees the spirit came out of the earth, not from heaven.  How could the woman actually see Samuel when Jesus has told us that He has gone to prepare a place for us, and will "come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:1-3.  Samuel is asleep in his grave awaiting Christ's return.

I Samuel 28:15 "Now Samuel said to Saul, 'Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up.'"    Here the narrative calls the being Samuel, but in reality it was Satan personating Samuel.

We cannot believe an encounter between two people out of the will of God, Saul and the medium, would produce something from Him.  This entire encounter was from the spirit of darkness.

Leviticus. 20:6 "And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people."


The Rich Man and Lazarus

In Luke 16:19-31 we find this story which is called a parable in most Bibles, of a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus who are both faced with their respective rewards, life or death.  The rich man is in hades looking over to Lazarus who was flown by angels to Abraham's bosom. 

This is a parable designed to meet the Jews in their thinking, focusing upon Abraham, while conveying the importance of our individual rewards. In many ways, it represented the state of the Jewish nation and the Pharisees who had rejected God in their richness, while having no compassion for the poor.  The Jews were erring in thinking they would be saved merely by their lineage of Abraham and not upon character. 

The old testament does not speak of life immediately after death, but Judaism at this time had come up with the theory of a conscious state between death and the resurrection and Christ used this parable to convey His point.  The parable contains props which are not based upon biblical teachings, such as those suffering torment look over to those in heaven, the saved laying on Abraham's bosom, etc.

Jesus' own statements contradict any supposition that the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is literal, such as, "The Son of man shall . . . reward every man according to his works" when He "shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels." (Matt. 16:27; 25:31-41; 1 Corinthians. 15:51-55; 1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Rev. 22:12, etc.)


What is the Soul?

Is it a separate spirit apart from the body or is it a living person?  Notice what makes a living soul:

Genesis 2:7 "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."

There has to be a body which has the breath of life given by God, in order for man to become a living soul.  Our spirit is our breathe, which God breathes into us making us a living soul.  The act of recreating our soul by uniting our body with the breath God gives us will again take place at the  resurrection for those who are faithful.  

Those who live during the last days of this earth, you and I possibly, will be tempted by the false Christ. His evil angels will personate our deceased loved-ones who will be telling us that Christ has changed His Ten Commandment Law. 

The idea of living forever, even in a ghost-like state, originated by Satan and has been promoted by spiritualists.  

Revelation 16.13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Revelation 3: 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly. hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Does our "spirit" go to heaven after death?

Do we enter a ghost-like state after we die?  Do we then go to heaven as a spirit?

Most people will say that our "spirit" goes to heaven after we die, and we continue living in a conscious state in heaven, much like a spirit.  Then when the resurrection comes, we are reunited with a new body on earth. 

Let's take a look at the word "spirit" as it is used in a text provided to me by someone who believes we are immortal.  Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it."  In order to understand this text, we have to look up the meaning of the Hebrew word for spirit.  It is Strongs' word number 7307 "ruwach (roo'-akh) wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation."   So the Bible says in Eccl. 12:7 that our body will return to the earth, and our breath will return to God.  Notice how this is reverse to our creation, Genesis 2:7 "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 being [soul]."   So when we die, the reverse of creation takes place, where our breath goes back to God.  Nowhere in the Bible does it say we become a ghost in heaven after we die.  The only time we are conscious, is when we have a body.  A body plus the breath of God = a living soul.  When we get our new bodies at the second coming, we will again be conscious, as God will again breathe into us the breath of life, but this time it will be eternal!!!


Danger to ALL Who Believe in "Life After Death" or Immortality of the Soul

WHY IS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE STATE OF THE DEAD IMPORTANT TO US AT THIS TIME? Angels both good and bad are able to appear as people. They can appear as our dead family members or other loved ones, or famous people or whoever they wish to personate. We know they have been here since the time of Adam and Eve, they know every detail of the lives of those long ago deceased, and can communicate those details, which convinces many people that they truly are the 'spirits of the dead.' We must know that the dead "know not anything"; otherwise we can be deceived by spirits of devils posing as people. Christ and two angels appeared to Abraham and Sarah as common travelers. The two angels appeared to Lot, his family and all the men of Sodom as ordinary travelers. (See Genesis Chapters 18, 19.) Satan appeared as a serpent to Eve. If we have any question about who is talking to us, God has given us a fail-proof means of telling if they are of God or of Satan:

Isaiah 8.20 To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Satan will soon appear as an "angel of light" and impersonate Christ; his fallen angels will personate the apostles and other writers of the Bible. Satan in the guise of Christ will tell the world he has changed the Law of God. Since God does not "alter the thing that has gone out of my lips", this claim by Satan to have changed the law will prove that he is a impostor. The claim by his demons in the guise of Bible writers, that the Bible (God's Word) is not as they wrote it, will likewise prove them to be impostors.

2 Corinthians 11: 14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, 15 To execute judgment upon a//, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which, they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

The Tree of Life- Necessary for Eternal Life

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.... 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. 17 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 3:22 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. 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 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.

Adam and Eve were mortal but had access to the tree of life. When Adam sinned, he and Eve were barred from the Garden of Eden and the tree of life. From that moment on:

Hebrews 9:27 ... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

Through Christ, means were provided to give mankind the gift of eternal life:

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.



Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 AND THE SERPENT SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE... 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

Satan lied to and deceived Adam and Eve about what God told them not to eat. He has an army of deceived and deceivers through whom he is deceiving this last generation of earth's inhabitants about the same thing.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved, 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Isaiah 66.15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

Psalms 89.34 My covenant will I not break, NOR ALTER THE THING THAT HAS GONE OUT OF MY LIPS.

2 Corinthians 6.17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you... 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

New testament scriptures are MISINTERPRETED by those who want to believe that God is a liar and want us to join them in the demonic belief that what God pronounced unclean no longer applies:

Acts 11:7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter, slay and eat... 10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

Satan wants us to believe that Christ died to cleanse things pronounced "UNCLEAN" by God (Lev.11:1-) Who does not "alter the things that has gone out of My lips". What did Peter learn from this vision?:

Acts 10.28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me THAT I SHOULD NOT CALL ANY MAN COMMON OR UNCLEAN.

1 Corinthians 10. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

Slaves were sold in the city market (shambles) Can we really believe Paul approved of cannibalism!? NO! He was only discussing clean foods that had been offered (dedicated) to heathen idols.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

1 Corinthians 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.

Do we want to let Satan and his followers trick us into eating things that will get us burned up by Christ at his coming?!

Isaiah 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

A Warning To God's People for this Time

Many professed followers of God are distracted and paralyzed by the fears of last day events. If Satan succeeds in getting God's people to focus on these things instead of giving the last message, he has succeeded in eliminating them from God's last work. Our message is not to get people up in arms about helicopters, men in black uniforms, and the coming "new world order", etc.- our message is to be the Words of Life. The end of the world as we know it is at hand - Christ is coming soon. Eternal lives are at stake.

Ezekiel 33:11 ... As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked,, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 6:37 ... him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as HE is pure.


Christ's Blood on the Mercy Seat

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (The fulfillment of this prophecy is in the next verses.)

Matthew 27.50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a Ioud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom,, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent 52 And the graves were opened,, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

This earthquake "rent" the rocks...

John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

The Blood of Christ fell through the crack in the rock, down upon the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.

Matthew 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

On the first day of the week, when God resurrected Christ, there was another earthquake which closed the crack in the rock through which His Blood fell. No dirt or debris was allowed to fall upon the Mercy Seat and defile it.

1John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ, not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water, and the blood. and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

As above stated, the Spirit and the Blood and Water which sprang forth from Christ's side at His death, "bear witness" in the earth - and this "witness" will be revealed to all mankind at the appointed or "due" time. We believe that time is almost at hand.

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

When the Loud Cry of the third angel, emphasizing these facts, is finished, God's work on earth is finish - probation closes, and the plagues follow in rapid succession. But before probation closes, we will bring forth the Tables of Stone with the commandments that all who will be given access to the Tree of Life will obey, and the world will see the Ark upon which His Blood fell.

In an instant, death was defeated by the greatest sacrifice in all eternity. Dare we - even for an instant - lose sight of what has been done for us? I pray not. And lest we do, we are reminded by the prophet, Habakkuk, who saw the future coming of the Saviour in the heavens, that He STILL bears the mark of the spear in His side from which flowed His Precious Blood.

Habakkuk 3:4 And His brightness was as the light; he had bright beams coming out of His side: and there was the hiding of His power....(Marginal reading).



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