No Death for the Believer ~
Depends on Your Meaning of Death….
So much is said and even joked about death when it is not immanent, and also not said and never joked about, by those who are facing it.
The truth is, everyone is facing it, it’s just less immanent for some, at least as far as they know. Death for the unbeliever is joked about, until it’s close or has just happened, then almost everyone becomes a believer of some sort, at least in word and in many cases they become true believers.
Death in any human language, is not connected with pleasantries. However in Kingdom language, it has two meanings, each at opposite ends of the eternal spectrum. A very small number of humans will escape all deaths, yet multitudes are hoping for it, with no idea what they will experience, 1 Corinthians 15:52-57.
Death has three meanings and there are three distinct deaths. The first is unavoidable, yet can be wonderful beyond words. The second death is the most horrible thing any human or demon will ever experience, yet can be avoided.
The first death is a mere exchanging of the mortal for the immortal, 1 Corinthians 15:53-54. It is trading the temporary for the permanent, sickness for perfect health, pain for bliss, sorrow for joy unspeakable.
Believers leave a world of hate to enter one of unconditional love. Believers with a western mindset almost never look forward to this glorious exchange due to a false teaching, that money, houses and lands have great value in the eternal scope of things.
This teaching is almost never audible, but always implied and demonstrated by the rich and famous of the religious mentors. Stay positive, give, be good to your neighbor, be honest, work hard, and My Father will work you up some corporate ladder, with the top rung at the edge of the American Dream.
The deceptive teaching that those who follow the money trail will find the Kingdom has placed the entire nation of American believers in serious eternal jeopardy. Every Kingdom Citizen knows that “the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke My word, to where it becomes unfruitful,”Mark 4:19.
It is taught that when My Father uses the word, “blessing”, in the new covenant, He means a material good of some sort, like He did under the old covenant. If a person testifies that God really blessed me today, 99 out of 100 persons are thinking, how much?
This mentality leads most of the American church in search of the same thing as the average American unbeliever, the American Dream. This false teaching deceives the church by equating kingdom living as living the American Dream, that is, until there is any mention of death.
Every living being must die the first death; Hebrews 9:27. So why is it so dreaded and despised by the whole human race? The answer is found in three words: lack of relationship! Because American believers have been deceived by the American Dream, they seek the wrong kingdom first, Matthew 6:33. Therefore they lack both a relationship with the King and an understanding of My kingdom.
Death therefore spells the unknown end of everything except a multitude saying, “so sorry for your loss”, instead of “so thrilled for his or her gain”! Philippians 1:21.
Remember; I said there were three distinct deaths? The second death is the most horrible thing any human or demon will ever experience. The word death, 1st or 2nd, or 3rd trashes the American Dream and therefore is a very unhappy and unpleasant word.
The second death is so bad, almost all preachers lie at the funeral of every unbeliever, because they refuse to mention it, leaving the impression every person they bury must have been a true believer and entered the Kingdom. They neglect to say, “the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,”Revelation 21:8.
Now if every human must experience death but there is no death for the believer, what’s missing? The full meaning of death. Death, death and death all sound exactly the same. ‘
However, the 1st death is the separation of your soul and spirit from your physical body, leaving your flesh and blood body lifeless and decaying in the ground. If you are a believer you have simply moved into a new eternal body, retaining your full identity and personality, everything that makes you, you, except your flesh and blood body returns to ashes and your new spiritual eyes can now see spirit beings and everyone is known by what they see with their new eyes.
But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot become partakers of eternal salvation and inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal), 1 Corinthians 15:50.
Most people never get beyond a partial understanding of the first death and wish not speak of it again until their next funeral, while vehemently rejecting any thought or possibility that it might be theirs. Most have no idea or concept of the second death, if you are an unbeliever, your soul, consisting of your, mind, will, and emotions jumps over into a spiritual body and waits for judgment in outer darkness where there is weeping and grinding of human teeth.
The 2nd death is only experienced by the unbeliever because now they are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection of reality as in a riddle or enigma, but then when perfection comes they shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God, 1 Corinthians 13:12 AMP.
The THIRD DEATH is seldom heard of, exciting and figurative, but it’s a MUST to move too rulership in My kingdom. “Knowing that I being raised from the dead, will die no more; death hath no more dominion over him,”Romans 6:9.
When you realize you were spiritually crucified with Me: even though you are still in your physical body; Its not really you living in you, but it’s Me, the Son of God living in you: and the life which you are now living in your flesh and blood body, is only because you are living by My faith, the Son of God’s faith, who loves you so much, I gave Myself physically for you, Galatians 2:20.
This is called, death to your fleshly lifestyle, refusing to do anything and everything outside My will for you, thus making Me Lord of your life and placing Me on the throne of your heart! This must be done daily as the enemy continually tries to over through My position in your heart. In the Kingdom you are called good ground, some of you have given Me thirsty percent Lordship over your life, others sixty, and then there are those of you, who will do great exploits where I am 100% ruler of your life.
Anyone who does not experience this 3rd death, yet is still written in the book of Life, “is person whose lifetime of works is burned up under the fire test, he will suffer the loss of it all, losing his eternal position and reward, though he himself will be saved, but only as one who has passed through fire,”1 Corinthians 3:15.
At this point you will see what was first on earth, become last here, and what you thought was sure to be first, suddenly become last here! This is full Kingdom living with access to all that is Mine!
Please remember American believer, your persecution is the greatest on earth. The persecution of luxury, designed in the halls of the damned, to get you to trade your birthright for a meal. If you would stop thinking of escaping hell and concentrate on My Father’s glory, everything in Father’s Kingdom, would be at your disposal.
Listen closely, you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you,” John 15:16.
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle(1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.