What You Know and What You Think! :: by Don Twobears

I am probably going to make a few people unhappy with this article, but that is NOT my intention at all. I am trying to relay truthful information, according to the Holy Word of God, and combine that with the many things I see written by others. And believe me there are a number of them.

The problem is this: People keep trying to apply physical traits of our world, to that of other things. Trust me when I say, I do understand how some of these things COULD be seen in the manner they present, still they are absolutely incorrect and I will try and explain why.

Let’s tackle a very important matter, first. We all know that, people (loved ones and those who are not), will die one day; we all have an expiration date. And regardless of age, because some are very old and others are very young, that date is known only to God Almighty. And every single event is according to God Almighty’s perfect will.

James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

Knowing this and understanding it is important to each of us, it fully explains that God Almighty is in control. We were never meant to live forever, no matter how important we think we may be. Our lives are indeed short. So after we pass away from this mortal life here on earth, we are not completely dead, there is a Spirit in us that lives on according to God’s perfect will.

As we all know, some people will never accept the gift of salvation through the precious blood of Jesus Christ from the Cross. That being the case, those who do not become saved to Jesus Christ, will go directly to hell and the those who are saved will go directly to heaven to be with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:). We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

John 14:2-3 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

Angels are not humans, as we are and we do not become angels after we die. Angels are select beings that work for the Lord God. If you remember Abraham was met by three angels that looked like men, and told Abraham, that his old wife, Sarah would have a child. How about the two angels that came to Sodom and Gemorrah and met with Lot, before they destroyed the two cities. Obviously, these men did NOT have wings, they were NOT from humans that passed away here on earth. Thus we know, that when any of us humans die, we do NOT become angels.

Those of us that are born-again to Jesus Christ are co-heirs of God, who is Jesus Christ. For lack of a better way to put it, we are adopted children of the Most High God. Thus we become higher than the angels, once we enter heaven. ]

Notice that none of the angels ever had wings; they are spiritual beings and not confined to the laws of this earth. Babies that pass-away do not become angels. There is NO Scripture to that effect, anywhere in the Word of God. Nice and colorful idea, but it is NOT the truth.

Somewhere along the way, probably because of the Catholic Church, people believe there is a waiting time after death. There is NO such idea in the Holy Word of God. As the apostle Paul said:

“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:). We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord ” (2 Corinthians 5:6-8).

So then the question comes along, if a born-again Christian dies, he or she is immediately with the Lord, as in they simply step from this life and into the life with the Lord. There is NO waiting time, NO period of waiting at all.

The unsaved individual immediately steps from this life and into hell, or do you not remember Lazarus the beggar and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-21)? There is NO purgatory! I do NOT care what the Catholics say and they are NOT able to “Pray you into heaven.” Read the Holy Word of God and you will KNOW this as a fact.

Isaiah 45:5-6 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.”

Exodus 20:1-6 “And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”

My friends, that is the First Commandment of the Ten Commandments, and if you are paying attention you will notice that God Almighty is NOT mincing words here. If the Lord God Almighty is NOT first in your life, guess what? You are NOT first in HIS. Study the following verses:

Matthew 10:32-38 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.”

And so again we see where the Lord God Almighty is NOT mincing any words. The Word is there and speaking to YOU. This is definitely NOT any sort of a game and you MUST be careful NOT to break any of those Commandments and it does NOT matter who you may be. We are the “created” and the Lord God Almighty is the “Creator.”

Has it crossed anyone’s mind that those who deny the existence of God Almighty simply are not able to look around and see HIM? God Almighty is everywhere around us and in everything, right down to the smallest part of the atom; it looks like a cross! The Lord God Almighty is able to KNOW everything and see everything all at once. That is the reason why HE is the Lord God Almighty and HE is the Creator. HE has the power and that is in everything.

You can’t have a single thought without the Lord God Almighty allowing you to have it. HE can change the thoughts of anyone HE so decides to change, and there is nothing anyone can do about that. The Lord God changes you and me; HE saves us from ourselves. HE saves us to heaven.

I Do NOT care what the Pope or anyone else says about this, the Pope is NOT God…he is simply a man, just like you and me. If this is something you do not understand it is your problem; it has always been in the Word of God.

My friends and family, please read the Holy Word of God; there no other way; it has the answers to every single problem you could ever have—you simply must read it. It is more simple than you might believe! Read the Word of God and then if you have any questions, take your questions to the Lord and HE will indeed give you the answer…it is truly that simple.

Finally, listen to the Lord God and HIS Holy Word. Do NOT accept the words of others, not even me—read them in the Bible. If what is being said by someone does not hold with what the Word of God has to say…don’t believe it.

Believe me when I say, “YOUR eternal destiny hinges on what YOU BELIEVE.” Let me make it simple for you: If it does NOT comply with the Word of God, simply walk away and never look back.