An Unpredictable Life – Part 1 :: by Don Twobears

In one day there are approximately 360,000 live births and every day and there are approximately 151,600 deaths in this world, according to as of 2011. I am sure that these are a variable statistics. (But note the three births to every one death.)

In the year 1, the population of the world was estimated to be about 200 million and as of 2011 it is 7 billion. According to About And as I stated before this is variable according to whom you wish to ask.

And according to the average life span is 67 years. Again this is variable, concerning whom you wish to ask. So now we need to ask: How many people have ever arrived on earth in any other manner than in a live birth? As we know the answer is zero.

How many people have never died on this earth, according to the Bible? The answer is two; Enoch in Genesis 5 and Elisha in 2 Kings. How many have ever died and been resurrected? We could say Lazarus, but he did indeed die a final time. That leaves Jesus Christ, who is the Lord God Almighty. He was crucified and died and then three days later was resurrected. So now we see the exceptions to the standard rule.

So what am I getting at here?

Anyone able to hear or able to read this has been born. That being the case, the obvious next question is, who will die? The answer is all of us and so we see that since the beginning of mankind, everyone dies. To get oneself on earth, one must be born and to leave this earth, one must die; that is the common rule of life. And of course, everyone knows this in their hearts whether they are willing to verbally admit it or not.

There is one exception to this rule, the Rapture of the church of Jesus Christ. Of course this has not occurred as of yet, but is a future prophecy of the Holy Word of God. Simply looking at the statistics, one thing is clear: If you were born here, you will DIE here. Looking at the facts, because you are reading this, you already know you must die to leave this earth; there is no alternative except for the Rapture.

Throughout the Word of God, Jesus Christ is the only One to have died and been resurrected and tells us there is life after death, there is indeed an eternity. Keep this on the backburner of your mind please.

There are many deaths according to different situations; car accidents, heart attacks, strokes and the list can go on and on. In this we know there is no one set of rules, according to how a person leaves earth or even at what age. Yet according to statistics, the average life span for everyone in the world is 67 years, while some countries see much older people. And some countries see much lower ages at death. The common ground must then be, that everyone dies…eventually.

I would venture to say, if you ask all those that have lost a loved one, where that loved one went, everyone will exclaim heaven or at least the facsimile there of, make sense? The obvious next question SHOULD be: How do you KNOW they are in heaven? The vast majority will admit, they don’t know for sure but that they hope they are in heaven, because they were “good people.”

So then the next question is this: Who determines who is good and who is not good? Obviously, there are people that do “good acts” and by the same token, those who do not. We must ask, who determines what is a good action and what is not good? Many parents love their children and yet sometimes a child grows up to be a serial killer, right?

So we see that some people are easily fooled by what they determine is love or the like, not willing to settle accounts according to that child’s actions. So are actions by any one individual, the actual or true determination as to whether they are good or not? The answer may surprise you:

Mark 10:18 “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.”

There’s an “oops moment” for you!

So now, if we believe this, we must change the statistics of Man here on earth, right? So…there is none good except God and everyone is then NOT good. Now what? There must be a way for us to become good, right? Because as everyone knows, ONLY the good go to heaven. If we look in the Word of God once again, we find the answer:

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

According to this passage of Scripture we must go to Jesus Christ in order to see God Almighty, am I not correct? Thus we see, being successful, a pillar of the community, being an entrepreneur is NOT enough. Ah-oh! Another “oops moment!” Your good deeds are as filthy rags…wow!

Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Wow…again! We must be living behind the proverbial “8” ball every day of our lives. There just doesn’t seem to be a way out for us, right? Wrong! You must understand, that the original sin of Adam and Eve has been passed down from person to person, since the day they sinned in the Garden of Eden. Therefore if all things remain the same no one would ever be able to see heaven after we die.

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 26:27-28 “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’”

Those are verses you need to remember. Here on earth, if we drive from one point and continue on, we will eventually end up right where we began our trip. In other words, life here on earth shows us there are limitations to life; we can only stay here on this planet until the day we die. No one has ever been able to change that aspect, thus we know there is an afterlife.

There must be a reason for living just so many years and then it all ends, right? It is then obvious to us, that life is for a particular reason, otherwise there would be no need for death as a human. Is this making any sense to you?

This is so very obvious, no matter how wonderful you are, no matter your level of wealth or your public prominence, everyone dies! And all that you worked your fingers to bone for becomes nothing. Your body lies in the grave and eventually returns to the dust from whence it came. I say it’s obvious, but ask around as see how many people are able to make any sense of this, how many understand this?

I don’t care what you believe or what you think. This is real life for each of us, where there is a beginning there is definitely an end. What so many are not willing to accept is that there is a life beyond this life here on earth. There is something inside of us that is more than what we see in the mirror. We know this is a spirit and it is not confined to earthly conditions, it does indeed go on.

To be continued…