Death...person, place, thing Death is a noun meaning, "the cessation of life." A noun signifies "persons, places, things, states, or qualities." The cessation of life is death, a state of being but death is also...someone's name. Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. So when reading Scripture we could/should see the mention of Death as either the ending of life and/or as being the enemy....Satan. One or both could apply. Knowing that consider.... 2 Chronicles 15:13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. If one doesn't seek our Father then one goes the other way...to death. What does that mean, to be "put to death?" I think both definitions apply. We shall die and we are "put to death," we are put to Satan. We're told.... John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep My saying, he shall never see death. Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Although I understand the verse in John to be speaking of spiritual death, death of our souls that we "shall never see," I still ask....how do both verses apply? Is one of the verses wrong? Or, is dying once, as we are all appointed to do, not the same as "seeing Death?" One is a state of being and the other is an entity? The following about "death" has always puzzled me.... Revelation 9:4-6 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. Why would men "seek death" and how can "death flee" from them? Here "death" can't be referring to Satan for those that seek Satan will surely find him...he won't flee. At first glance I thought the torment was the reason they will seek death, even though that didn't make sense to me. Not only is it spiritual torment, which is great deception but one could always kill oneself to escape. This morning I was given to understand....It is because the death they seek is death to self, the death of our old man, the death of being crucified with Him. Why? Because these seeking to die to self shall be those that "have not the seal of God in their foreheads." In other words, "in those days" of the great tribulation (which will be like a great spiritual revival, a love fest filled with deception) men will be seeking to die to self, to be crucified with Him but that "death shall flee." They may well believe they have accomplished being of His kingdom but...instead they will have fallen into apostasy...they follow the fake, the instead-of-christ. They will be deceived. They will carry the mark. Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. As His children, His chosen...we are "appointed to death." We are to pick up our cross and be crucified with Him. Only then do we live and not get "put to death," put to Satan. 1 Corinthians 4:8-10 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.