When Jesus came this world was spiritually a cemetery. ALL were dead! NONE were living!<quoted text>Do you jerk off while writing these, or after you hit "post comment"..?
"To be carnally minded IS DEATH," is the Spirit's own graphic and accurate definition of what it means to be dead (Rom. 7:6).
"And you has He quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1). To the spiritually dead the apostle commands:
"Awake you that sleeps and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light" (Eph. 5:14).
Let us with pure minds and an understanding quickened by the spirit of wisdom and revelation from God consider these meaningful words:
"And I saw the DEAD...stand before God."
I saw the DEAD – S-T-A-N-D!
And immediately the "books" were opened "and another book was opened, which is the book of life." Ah, the Book of Life – Living Ones!
Men are judged out of the things written in the books. Every realm gives up their dead – whether it be the political realms, the scientific realms, the commercial realms, the intellectual realms, the religious realms – all the sea (multitudes of people, masses of humanity) and death and hell give up their dead.
They give up all their unenlightenment, their errors, their darkness, superstition, ignorance, sin, sorrow, fear and death.
All is yielded up to the penetrating power of HIS LIFE.
Heaven keeps a record of the deeds of men, and all the thoughts and emotions under which they act.
Myriads of human beings have lived and died of whom the world knows nothing; but the lives they lived, the deeds they wrought, the thoughts and passions they indulged, still stand written where the memory of them cannot perish.
Not a human being has ever breathed earth's atmosphere whose career is not traced at full length in the books God has ordained.
Yes, O man! O woman! Whoever you may be, your biography is written.
An unerring hand has recorded every item, with every secret thing.