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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO REST IN PEACE AND HOW DOES RESTING IN PEACE AFFECT THE CHRISTIAN AFTERLIFE?
take a Spiritual journey into the realm that is entered when
we pass from this physical realm to the next.
are a couple of instances in the Bible where Jesus brought
souls back from the "dead" ... When He did this ... He told
the people around Him that the souls were NOT dead, but
These things said He: and after that He saith
Our friend Lazarus SLEEPETH;
but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Then said His disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he
shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death:
but they thought that He had spoken of taking of
rest in sleep.
While he yet spake, there cometh one from the
ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him,
Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
But when Jesus heard it, He answered him,
saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be
made whole. And when He came into the house, He
suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James,
and John, and the father and the mother of the
maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but He
Weep not; she is not dead, but SLEEPETH.
And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she
was dead. And He put them all out, and took her
by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
And her spirit came again, and she arose
straightway: and He commanded to give her meat.
RESTING IN PEACE BIBLE STUDY
REST IN PEACE MEANING FOR CHRISTIANS
What did Jesus mean when He said that these souls, who everyone THOUGHT were dead, were merely sleeping? The Bible reveals that when we pass on from this physical realm to the next Spiritual realm, that we are merely asleep. A time of rest.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold,
thou shalt SLEEP with thy fathers.
For David, after he had served his own
generation by the will of God,
fell on SLEEP,
and was laid unto his fathers ...
In this physical realm, we
define being asleep as ... A natural and periodic state of
rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended.
We are not conscious of the world around us as we are in
another state of consciousness.
Our mind (Soul) is somewhere
else and this is proven by the dreams that we oft times
However, being "asleep" in the
next realm is a lil different.
Check this out ...
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to
heart: and merciful men are taken away, none
considering that the righteous is taken away
from the evil to come.
He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in
their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
So, it appears that when we pass from this
realm to the next that we are truly ...Resting in Peace.
I would like to share a story with you from
God's Word about a man who chose to try and wake up one of
the souls that had passed from this realm to the next and
was Resting in Peace.
1 Samuel 28:5-10
And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines,
he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.
And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD
answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim,
nor by prophets. Then said Saul unto his
servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar
spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of
her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there
is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
And Saul disguised himself, and put on other
raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and
they came to the woman by night: and he said, I
pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar
spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name
unto thee. And the woman said unto him, Behold,
thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath
cut off those that have familiar spirits, and
the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then
layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to
die? And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying,
As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment
happen to thee for this thing.
Saul, who was the first human king of Israel, had always had
a prophet named Samuel to go to when he had issues that he
faced. But when Samuel died, king Saul had an issue arise
where he was in fear and he chose to try and contact Samuel
who was "sleeping" and Resting in Peace. So, he sought out a
person who could contact him from the "other side" for him.
Let's see what happened next
1 Samuel 28:11-15
Why hast thou DISQUIETED me, to bring me up?
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto
thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. And when
the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud
voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why
hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. And
the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what
sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw
gods ascending out of the Earth. And he said
unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An
old man cometh up; and he is covered with a
mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel,
and he stooped with his face to the ground, and
bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saul,
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REST IN PEACE MEANING MYSTERY
The definition of
"disquieted" is ... To deprive of peace, rest, or
So, Samuel is telling Saul that
he had disturbed Samuel's Peace by awakening him.
further confirms that those who pass from this realm to the
next are NOT dead but rather sleeping and Resting in Peace
as they await the time to be resurrected ...
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
SLEEP, but we shall all be changed, In a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and
THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE,
and we shall be changed. For this corruptible
must put on incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.
These SLEEPING souls will join the raptured in the air
to meet Jesus as the Bible confirms:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
But I would not have you to be ignorant,
concerning them which are ASLEEP,
that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no
hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose
again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with Him. For this we say unto
you by the word of the Lord, that we which are
alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord
shall not prevent them which are ASLEEP. For the
Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with
the trump of God:
AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up TOGETHER with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another
with these words.
Daniel pointed out ... These SLEEPING souls will AWAKE and
receive eternal life or ... Eternal suffering.
And many of them that
SLEEP in the dust of the Earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and
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confirms this TRUTH:
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
hour is coming, and now is, when the dead
shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and
they that hear shall live.
For as the Father hath life in Himself; so
hath He given to the Son to have life in
Himself; And hath given Him authority to
execute judgment also, because He is the Son
Marvel not at
this: for the hour is coming, in the which
all that are in the graves shall hear His
voice, And shall come forth; they that have
done good, unto the resurrection of life;
and they that have done evil, unto the
resurrection of damnation.
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I
hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;
because I seek not mine own will, but the
will of the Father which hath sent me.
will depend on their choices as to what their eternal life
will bring forth.
Here is another interesting tidbit to ponder on ...
And the graves were opened; and many
bodies of the saints which SLEPT arose,
And came out of the graves after His
resurrection, and went into the holy city, and
appeared unto many.
This is saying that
many SLEEPING SAINTS came out of their resting place after
Jesus had been resurrected and showed themselves to many
people. Now, tho it says they came "out of their graves" ...
I believe that we can all assume that the skeletons of these
past saints did not crawl out like they do on some kinda
zombie movie that we see on television, but rather their
SOULS came out and appeared unto many. They were seen as who
they were, but had a Spiritual body.
JUST AS JESUS DID when
He appeared at times for the 40 days after His resurrection.
To whom also He (Jesus) shewed Himself alive
after His passion by many infallible proofs,
being seen of them forty days, and speaking of
the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God ...
Jesus said not to touch Him as He had not ascended to God
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not
yet ascended to my Father.
RESTING IN PEACE INSIGHT
THE TRUE REST IN PEACE MEANING LIFTS EYEBROWS
Although most people imagine that when someone dies, their soul goes STRAIGHT to Heaven when they pass from this realm to the next ...
However Scripture is VERY clear
Jesus was the FIRST soul to ever be resurrected:
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and
become the firstfruits of them that SLEPT.
For since by man came death, by man came also
the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all
die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
a Christian dies, and are RESURRECTED AND RISE TO HEAVEN they receive a new
1 Corinthians 15:40-44
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is
one, and the glory of the terrestrial is
another. There is one glory of the sun, and
another glory of the moon, and another glory of
the stars: for one star differeth from another
star in glory. So also is the RESURRECTION OF
It is sown in corruption; it is raised in
incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is
raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is
raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it
is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body,
and there is a spiritual body.
So whether we are
alive or asleep when the Lord returns ...
IF we chose TO BELIEVE IN AND SERVE Him during
our lives ...
ARE HIS !!!
For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and
whether we die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore, or die, we are the
Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and
rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of
the dead and living.
friends ... Never forget this:
The "death" of the Lord's saints is PRECIOUS to God ...
Precious in the sight of the LORD is
the death of His saints.
I wanna share a quick
story with you ...
RESTING IN PEACE PROMISE
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FOR THOSE WHO
HAVE LOVED ONES WHO ARE RESTING IN PEACE
I have a friend whose
husband died recently and she was devastated as they
had been married 51 years and he was her whole
world. No words shared by man, could console her
She knew her husband
was a Christian and therefore he was at peace, but
she just could not get over the depression and would
lay in bed day in and day out. Then one morning she
awoke and heard her husband's words coming from the
foot of the bed.
He called her by name
and said ... "Get up"
Our loved ones that
pass from this realm to the next do NOT want us to
mourn the GREAT tidings that they are now in a place
that each of us seeks to attain. They do NOT want us
to sit around moping. They want us to GET UP and
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So, if you know of a Christian that has passed on to the next realm or know someone that is about to ... Encourage and comfort those
involved with the words of TRUTH shared today.
AS IT IS WRITTEN TO DO SO ...
These souls are not dead ...
They are RESTING IN PEACE.
SO ... YOU CAN REST IN PEACE !!!
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