67~More About “Victorious Dying”

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BACKGROUND FOR THIS EPISODE

(In Order of Appearance)

NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Mark 15:33 – From noon until three o’clock in the afternoon, there was darkness over the entire land. 
  • Revelation 6:12-14 – And when the Lamb had opened the sixth seal, I observed a great earthquake. The sun became black like sackcloth made of goat hair. The whole moon became red like blood. 13The stars of the sky fell to earth, as a fig tree drops its figs when it is shaken by a strong wind. 14The sky pulled back like a scroll which is rolled up. Every mountain and island was moved from its place. 
  • II Peter 3:10-11 – The Day of the Lord will come suddenly, like a robber. The heavens will pass away with a whizzing noise. The elements will be destroyed with heat. The earth and every force in it will be gone.11In this way, everything will be destroyed. So, what kind of people should you be? You must live holy and godly lives 
  • John 1:29 – The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, “Look, God’s Lamb who will take away the world’s sin! 
  • I Peter 1:18 – You know the worthless kind of life you got from your ancestors. You were not purchased from this with something that doesn’t last, like silver or gold.
  • Ephesians 6:12 – Our fight is not against human beings.a No, it is against rulers, against authorities, against world powers of this darkness, and against evil spiritual beings in the heavenly world.
  • In the Old Testament, the first half of the Bible written in Hebrew, “devil” comes from the word “shed” meaning destroyer.  In the New Testament, the second half of the Bible, “devil” comes from the Greek word “diabolos” meaning accuser.
  • Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray for strength against temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
  • II Corinthians 12:10 – This is why, for Christ, I can take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and disasters. Because when I am weak, that’s when I am really strong!
  • Matthew 16:18 – Blessed are you, Simon, son of John. My Father in heaven, not man, showed that to you. You are Peter.
  • II Thessalonians 1:8-9
  • Revelation 9:1, 11 – The fifth angel sounded his trumpet. I saw a star which had fallen to the ground from the sky. The star was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit…11They had a king over them. He was an angel from the bottomless pit. In Hebrew, his name is Abaddon.a In Greek, he has the name of Apollyon.b
  • II Corinthians 5:21 – Christ never sinned, but God caused him to become sin for us, so that we could be right with God in Christ.
  • James 3:6 – The tongue is like fire! Even though it is small, it can be a world of evil among other members of the body; it pollutes the entire body. It can set the whole world on fire; hell starts the fire. 
  • Matthew 25:30 – Throw this useless slave outside into the dark.’ In that place, there will be screaming and grinding of teeth.”
  • Jude 13 – They are like wild waves of the ocean, foaming up their own shame. They are like wandering stars. God has forever reserved for them the darkest darkness.
  • Matthew 6:23 – But if your eye is dark with sin, then your whole body is made dark. If the light in you becomes dark, how great is that darkness!”
  • Matthew 24:12 – Because the influence of sin will be so strong, the love of many people will grow cold.
  • Matthew 8:12 – Those who were sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the dark. In that place there will be screaming and grinding of teeth.” 
  • I Timothy 3:6-7 – He must not be a new convert. (He might become boastful and fall into the same condemnation as the Devil.) 7He must have good things said about him by outsiders. (Then he will not fall into shame and a trap of the Devil.)
  • Luke 10:18 – Jesus said to them, “I was watching Satan fall, as lightning strikes from the sky. 
  • Revelation 9:1 – The fifth angel sounded his trumpet. I saw a star which had fallen to the ground from the sky. The star was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. 
  • John 11:39 – Jesus said, “Take the stone away!” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, “Lord, this is the fourth day; there is already a bad smell!”
  • Revelation 21:7-8 – The person who is victorious will receive all these things. I will be his God. And, he will be My son. 8However, people who are cowards, unbelievers, perverts, murderers, sexual sinners, those who follow occult practices, idol-worshipers, and all liars will be in the lake which burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.”
  • Luke 16:22-25 – After a while, the poor man died. The angels took Lazarus and placed him in the arms of Abraham.b The rich man also died, and he was buried. 23He was sent to Hades,c and he was in much pain. The rich man saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus in his arms. 24He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to me, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am suffering in this fire!’ 25But Abraham said, ‘My child, do you remember when you lived on earth? You had all the good things in life, but all the bad things happened to Lazarus. Now he is comforted here, and you are suffering. 
  • I Corinthians 15:42-44 – So, people do rise from death! A dead body is buried in decay, but it will be raised, never to die again. 43A dead body will be buried with sadness, but it will be raised from death with splendor. A dead body is buried in weakness, but it will be raised with power. 44A dead body is buried as a physical body, but it will be raised as a spiritual body. Since there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
  • Hebrews 9:15, 28 – This is why Christ can make a new covenant between God and man. The people broke God’s law while they were living under the first covenant. But the death of Christ was the price to set them free from sin. Now those people who have been called by God may receive the eternal inheritance that God promised…In the same way, Christ was sacrificed once for all time to take away the sins of many people. Christ will come again. Why? Not to get rid of sin, but to save the people who are waiting for him. They will see him.
  • Hebrews 10:4 – Goat’s blood or bull’s blood could never take away sin. 
  • Luke 23:33-34 – There some men nailed Jesus to his cross. They also nailed the criminals to their crosses; Jesus’ cross was between the crosses of the two criminals. 34Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people. They don’t know what they are doing.”e The soldiers gambled to see who would get Jesus’ clothes.
  • Matthew 26:41 – Watch and pray for strength against temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
  • II Corinthians 12:10 – This is why, for Christ, I can take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and disasters. Because when I am weak, that’s when I am really strong!
  • John 12:46 – “I have come like light into the world, so that every person who believes in me will not stay in the darkness. 
  • Hebrews 5:8 – Even though Jesus was God’s Son, Jesus learned to obey from the things he suffered. 
  • John 10:30 – My Father and I are united.”
  • Matthew 4:1-11 – Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the Devil. 2Jesus did not eat anything for 40 days and nights. After this, Jesus was very hungry. 3The tempter came and said to Jesus, “Since you are the Son of God, command these rocks to become food.” 4Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘A person does not live on food alone. Instead, he lives on every word which comes from the mouth of God.’ ” (Deuteronomy 8:3) 5Then the Devil took Jesus into the holy city, Jerusalem, and put him on a very high place of the temple. 6He said to Jesus, “Since you are the Son of God, jump off! Because it is written: ‘God will command His angels to take care of you.’ (Psalms 91:11) and, ‘Their hands will catch you, so that you will not hit your foot against a rock.’ ” (Psalms 91:12) 7Jesus answered him, “But this is also written: ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’ ” (Deuteronomy 6:16) 8Next, the Devil took Jesus to a very tall mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory which was in them. 9The Devil said to Jesus, “I will give you all these things, if you will only bow down to worship me.” 10Then Jesus said to the Devil, “Go away, Satan, because it is written: ‘You must worship the Lord your God. Serve only Him.’ ” (Deuteronomy 6:13) 11Then the Devil left Jesus. Look, angels came and were helping him.
  • Revelation 1:18 – I am the one who is alive. I was dead, but, look, I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys to death and Hades.d 
  • Revelation 8:3-4 – Another angel came and stood at the golden altar. He had a golden censer.a He was given much incense, so that he could offer it with all the holy people’s prayers on the altar before the throne. 4The smoke from the incense went up from the angel’s hand in the presence of God, along with the prayers of the holy people. 
  • Acts 2:27 – because You won’t abandon my soul in death.eYou will not allow the body of Your holy one to decay in the grave
  • Ephesians 4:8 – So, the Scripture says: “When he went up high, he captured everything. He gave gifts to human beings.” (Psalms 68:18)
  • Matthew 27:46-49 – At about three o’clock, Jesus shouted this loudly: “Eli, Eli, lema sabakthani!?” (This means: “My God, my God, why did you abandon me!?”) 47Some of the men standing there heard this. They said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48One of them quickly ran and got a sponge. He soaked it in some sour wine. Then he put it on the end of a long stick and gave Jesus a drink. 49The other men said, “Leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah will come and save him!”
  • John 19:28-30 – After this, when Jesus knew that everything was finished, he said this to make the Scripture come true: “I am thirsty.” 29There was a jar full of sour wine nearby. So they soaked a sponge in it and put it on a long stick.d Then they brought this to Jesus’ mouth. 30After Jesus drank some of it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and died. 
  • II Corinthians 5:21 – Christ never sinned, but God caused him to become sin for us, so that we could be right with God in Christ.
  • Luke 23:46 – Jesus shouted, “Father, I put my spirit into Your hands.” After Jesus said this, he died.
  • Matthew 27:50 – Again, Jesus cried out very loudly. Then he died.
  • The benefit of Jesus’ death and resurrection was retroactive, covering those who died before the church began.  THE BIBLE, HEBREWS 9:15b; 10:4; 9:28 [NIV] – Now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant….because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats [form of sacrifice before Jesus came] to take away sins….So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. 
OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Amos 8:9-10 [PREDICTED ABOUT 750 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – The Lord, the Always-Present One, says: “At that time, I will cause the sun to go down at noon. I will make the earth dark during a clear day.10I will change your festivals into days of crying for the dead people.And, all your songs will become songs of sadness for the dead.I will make all of you wear rough cloth.You will shave your heads.I will make that day like the weeping that happens over the death of an only son. Its end will be very painful.v
  • Exodus 12:3,9 – b 3Speak to the whole community of Israel. Say this: ‘On the 10th day of this month [does not always fall on the Sabbath day], every person must get a lambc for himself and his family—one lamb per home. 4If one lamb is too much meat for that home, then he and his next-door neighbor should share a lamb, taking into account how many people there are. You should calculate how many people can be fed with the lamb’s meat. 5Your animal must be a one year-old male that has no defects. You may take it from either the sheep or the goats. 6Keep it until the 14th day of the same month. Then the whole gathering of the community of Israel must kill each animal just before twilight.d 7They must take some of the bloode and put it above and on both sides of their doors, on the houses where they will eat the animal. 8It must be roasted and served with bread which contains no yeast.f They must eat the meat during that night.g And, they must eat it with bitter herbs.h 9It must be all roasted—head, legs, and internal parts—not eaten raw or boiled in water. 
  • Isaiah 53:4 [PREDICTED 700 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – But he certainly tookm our sufferingn upon himself, and he felt our paino for us. Though we saw his plight,pwe thought that God was punishing him.q
  • Proverbs 6:27 – It is just as dangerous if you have sex with another man’s wife.Anyone who does that will be punished.
  • Isaiah 29:15-16 – How horrible it will be for those who go to great lengthsto try to hide their plans from Yahweh. How horrible it will be for those who do their deeds in darkness. They think that no one will see them or will know what they are doing. 16You are confused! You think that the clay is equal to the potter!v  You think that an object can tell the person who made it:“You did not make me!” That is like the pot telling its maker: “You don’t know anything!”
  • Genesis 24:27, 30 – He said, “Praise the One Who Is Always Present, the God of my master Abraham, who did not abandon His truth or His loyalty to my master! While I was on the road, the Always-Present One led me to the very household of my master’s relatives!”…when he heard his sister’s words about how the man spoke to her, he ran to the man outside the town at the fountain. The man was still standing beside the camels at the fountain.
  • Ezekiel 18:18 – “ ‘He will not die for his father’s sin. He will surely live! 18But his father took other people’s money unfairly.t He robbed his own brother. He did what was wrong among his people. So, look, he will die for his own sin!
  • Genesis 2:8-14 – God, the One Who Is Always Present, then planted a garden in Eden in the east. There He placed the man whom He had formed. 9God, the One Who Is Always Present, made all kinds of trees grow there. Some were lovely to look at and some were good for food. The Tree of Life was in the center of the garden.e Another tree was there—the tree that caused people to know the difference between right and wrong.10A river went out of Eden to provide water for the garden. The river split up after flowing from the garden and it became the beginnings of four rivers. 11The name of the first one is Pishon. It winds around within the whole country of Havilah, where there is gold. 12The gold there is of very high quality. That land also has aromatic resin and onyx stones. 13The name of the second river is Gihon. It winds around within the entire country of Cush. 14The name of the third river is the Tigris River.g It is the river which flows east of Asshur.h And, the fourth river is the Euphrates River.
  • Psalm 22:1 [PREDICTED 1000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – ...My God, my God, why did you abandon me!?You are too far away to save me.You are too far away to hear my moans.
  • Psalm 22:21 [PREDICTED 1000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – Rescue me from the lion’s mouth. Deliver me from the horns of the wild bull.
  • Genesis 3:15 [PREDICTED ABOUT 4000 YEARS BEFORE JESUS] – I will put hostility between you and the woman, between your children and her child.k Although her child will crush your head, you will bite his heel.”l
THE MERCK MANUAL OF DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY
  • TETANUS – Painful convulsions with profuse sweating are characteristic.  During such convulsions, the patient is unable to speak or cry out because of the rigidity of the chest wall.  The patient’s senses are usually clear, but coma can follow repeated convulsions.
  • SHOCK – Patients often complain of thirst.  In mild shock, water may be given in small amounts.  In severe shock, nothing should be given by mouth as it often results in sudden death.
  • CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE – With decrease in cardiac output, marked reduction of renal blood flow is evident, and water often appears.  This fluid retention increases tissue and blood volume and aggravates the circulatory congestion.  

 

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