You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
22 When a few [micpar] years [shaneh] are come ['athah], then I
shall go [halak] the way ['orach] whence I shall not return [shuwb]. KJV-Interlinear
22 'For when a few years are
past, I shall go the way of no return. NASB
A 'few years' means numbered years. We have already studied that our days are
numbered. To each living person, a
certain amount of time is allocated to ones life.
When a person believes in Christ, the number of years
you have to live, to grow up spiritually, to be utilized by God, and so forth,
are also numbered.
When your time is up, it's up. You die and leave this world never to return
in the life you have known.
Unbelievers do not return at all. Believers will have some semblance of return
at the resurrection and during the Millennium.
But no one, born of corruptible flesh will return to corruptible flesh
for a second go at a second life from infancy until a second dying experience.
Death is death, gone is gone. There is no reincarnation, no ascension into
a light of some type, no becoming one with the force, or the universe, or with nature. The flesh is discarded at death, and the soul
and spirit, of the believer, leaves this world and goes to heaven, face to face
with the Lord.
In Jobs day, believers went to Paradise. But today, that is no longer true. Paradise is closed and is no longer used. Paradise is one of the four compartments in
the underworld called Hades, and was a temporary prison of sorts for Old
Testament believers, caught between the promise of salvation and the reality of
Once the Cross had occurred and salvation secured,
then all residents of Paradise went with Christ out of Paradise, to
heaven. Heaven is a much better place
because it is eternal. Paradise was only
temporary. Only fools like Muslims want
to get into Paradise.
Unbelievers go into Torments. Another of the four underworld
compartments. There they remain until
the end of the Millennium. And from
there they will be resurrected to stand before the Great White Throne of
Christ, and then into the Lake of Fire.
Their future is not good.
Once death occurs, there are no do-over's, no second
chances at life, no opportunities to correct ones mistakes of life.
You have only one life to live, one life to be saved
and to grow up spiritually. To live your
whole life and miss out on all of the many opportunities God gives you, will be
your fault, and you will have no excuse.
To believe in Christ gives you infinite blessings
above what an unbeliever will have. To
advance to spiritual maturity gives you infinite blessings above what a
spiritually immature believer will have.
You just have to figure out what you want to do with your life. You can pursue your daily study and secure
for yourself a fantastic life for all of eternity, or you can ignore all of
this Bible stuff, and then kick yourself forever.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.