Jesus IS ALIVE NOW and not dead. He IS RISEN now and not lying in the grave somewhere. If Jesus IS RISEN NOW, we are to hear the Word of Truth and believe and DO it so that His life should appear in our mortal bodies in the here and now. Jesus ALREADY DIED once for all of us so that we may have LIFE NOW without dying physically as He already did this. He has already gone through death for us in the flesh and was resurrected in the flesh so that we might have life now in the flesh. Unfortunately, false prophets have wrested the Scriptures away from this understanding so that NO FLESH is being saved. They preach that we die physically first when Jesus already died for us all….tasting death for all. They wrest the Scriptures unto their own destruction of the flesh as the life of Jesus is not being made manifest in their flesh nor the flesh of all of their followers as they pursue their hidden covetousness (the abomination of desolation) in order to receive unjust gain. But we that hear the Word of Truth are to be the “first fruits” of His creatures for we BELIEVE what Jesus has done for us and are expecting His life to appear in our mortal flesh as we do what He says. James 1:18-21 KJV (18) Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (19) Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: (20) For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. (21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. We hear and believe without seeing His life appearing outwardly yet so that we are to be to the praise of His glory when He does appear in our mortal flesh (His life appearing in our mortal bodies which gives us “eternal life”). There is a great reward for hearing and believing in Him without seeing the evidence...yet. The world shall see Him being revealed through us and praise God and believe and honor Him who is the Creator of all. Ephesians 1:9-20 KJV (9) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: He will gather ALL THINGS in Him using us….for the life of Jesus shall be made manifest in our mortal flesh and they will see. We believe without seeing and are the first who trust in Christ. They will believe only when they will see Him appear in us. We are to be the praise of His glory as the life of Jesus shall be visibly seen in us. (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. We shall understand this…having the eyes of our understanding being enlightened. We have been deceived by false prophets concerning His appearing life. They say we die physically first and want us to join them in their churches as they pursue gain until we die and go to heaven: “come, let us eat and drink and be merry for tomorrow we die”. But this is not the plan. The plan is that the life of Jesus appears in the mortal flesh of those who believe so that this world may see His glory appear in us and believe and so death is destroyed for all of the earth. (18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, (19) And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, We believe that Christ is ALIVE NOW and not dead for God raised Him from the dead. He is set at the right hand of God in the heavenly places. The false prophets are denying this because they preach we have to physically die first. But nothing is too hard for the God of all flesh and we believe in Him who raised Jesus from the dead and who is alive now. (20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, If all that we have in this life is just hope in Christ, then we are all men most miserable. There is much more in this life to expect and one of those things is for Christ to appear in our mortal flesh so that the world may see His glory and believe. NOW is Christ risen from the dead. False prophets are preaching otherwise as they say we physically die. They only preach HOPE in Christ only in this life....for according to them we must "die and go to heaven" to have His eternal life. 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 KJV (19) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (20) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. All shall be made alive.....but every man in his own order. (22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. We, the first fruits in Christ, shall be made alive first because we are the first to believe in Him WITHOUT seeing His life appearing yet in our mortal flesh. We believe and DO His commandments. Then after His coming….His appearance in us, then the world shall believe. (23) But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. (24) Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. (25) For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (26) The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. No longer shall His life be hid from the world for they shall see His glory in and through us. Right now, His life is HID from the world. Christ is in us and we have the hope of His appearing glory in our outward mortal flesh so that the world may see Him. Colossians 3:2-7 KJV (2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (3) For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When He shall appear, then we shall also APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY….as the world shall see Him and glorify God. IF we have this hope, we are to purify ourselves in Him….deadening our members (our tongues) which are dwelling upon the things of this earth such as coveting for money which is idolatry. (4) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6) For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: (7) In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. Jesus WAS dead and IS ALIVE now and so we are to be made alive now for the purpose of bring the entire creation to praise God as they will see and believe. The “napkin” which was about His head shall be wrapped together in a place by itself. The life of Christ shall not be hidden any longer for the world shall see Him in and through us. Right now, His life is hid from the world because of the preaching of false prophets who lead many astray unto the destruction of the flesh. John 20:6-7 KJV (6) Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, (7) And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. He shall destroy the face of the covering cast over all people and the vail that is spread over all nations. They shall see His revealed life for the “napkin” shall be removed from the face of first fruits and then death shall be swallowed up in victory as the rebuke of His people shall be taken away from off all of the EARTH. This is on the earth in the here and now and NOT after we die and go to heaven. We are to display His glory in this dark and dying world in the “here and now” and not in the “here after”. He will wipe away tears from ALL FACES....as we shall behold His appearing face in ours with exceeding joy. We with open face shall behold His glory. Isaiah 25:6-9 KJV (6) And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. (7) And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. (8) He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. The first fruits in Christ shall REJOICE exceedingly for we will have FAITH in Him without seeing Him first. We will have waited for Him to appear and when He will appear we shall be extremely glad. (9) And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. We all with “open face”….. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 KJV (17) Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (18) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. But the good news of His appearing life in the here and now is HID to those who walk in craftiness and handle the Word of God deceitfully as they preach for unjust gain and lead MANY astray from His appearing life unto the destruction of the flesh. 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 KJV (1) Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: They are not being illuminated by the appearing life of Christ as their minds have been blinded to the Word of Truth because of covetousness….the abomination of desolation. Their sins hide His face from them as they are not illuminated by His glory. (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. The light shines in our hearts first and then outward unto our mortal flesh as His glory shines in the “face” of Jesus Christ....who is the exact image of God. When He shall appear, we appear with Him in glory. (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. The unbelievers of the churches will persecute us for believing that His life shall appear in our mortal flesh in the here and now for we believe HE IS ALIVE NOW and not dead. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead shall also give us live NOW in our mortal bodies to display His glory to this world. Without the FAITH in this, how can we expect His life to appear in our mortal bodies? Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Romans 8:10-14 KJV (10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. When His glory shall be revealed in us…those who first trust in Christ, we shall be glad with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:12-13 KJV (12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: (13) But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. Let us hear and have the eyes of our understanding enlightened. After we have become illuminated in our hearts and minds to the Word of Truth, we shall be persecuted for believing in it by those in our own households….our own churches among whom we once had company with. Hebrews 10:32-39 KJV (32) But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; (33) Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. (34) For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. (35) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Let us then have patience and do the will of God by not rendering evil for the evil that will be directed at us by unbelieving Christians. We shall receive the promise: the appearing of the life of Jesus in our mortal flesh…. “eternal life”. There is a great “recompence of reward” if we have patience (36) For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. He that shall come will not tarry and when He appears, we shall appear with Him in glory as the world shall then see Him and praise God. (37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. (38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. Our souls shall be saved by the appearing of His life for our souls shall be troubled because of persecutions. (39) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. The appearance of the life of Jesus shall be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Habakkuk 2:1-10 KJV (1) I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. (2) And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (3) For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. The just shall LIVE by faith as we await His appearance in our mortal flesh to His glory. But there will be “Christians” who will exalt themselves against the Truth as they will not believe in what they hear the Spirit saying. (4) Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Instead of being filled with what the Spirit is saying, they will be “drunk” upon the wine of wrath as they will contend with what they hear. (5) Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people: The unjust….men destitute of the Truth and of corrupt minds… shall dispute in their pride of what they hear. 1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV (3) If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; (4) He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, (5) Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But the just shall live by faith and expect the Lord to appear in and through us as we shall be the MANIFEST letter of Christ that shall be known and read of ALL men. 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV (1) Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? (2) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: (3) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. They that will understand shall instruct many….but with persecutions from those who will not believe. Our faith shall be tested by their persecutions but He shall arrive at the appointed time in us and we shall rejoice exceedingly. The just shall live by faith. Daniel 11:32-35 KJV (32) And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (33) And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. (34) Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry even though there will be persecutions of His believers. (35) And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. For yet a little while, the wicked shall not be and those who wait upon Him shall inherit the earth. Psalms 37:8-10 KJV (8) Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. (9) For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. (10) For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. They will persecute us…as a roaring lion… but we are to cast all of our care upon Him and resist them IN THE FAITH. 1 Peter 5:7-11 KJV (7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (9) Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. We are called unto His “eternal” glory by Christ Jesus. After we have suffered for a little while, He shall make us complete…. (10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (11) To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. We are to be patient when the false witnesses shall rise up against us as they will call us “evil doers” for no longer keeping company with them. We are not to render evil for their evil when their persecutions shall arise because of our faith in the Word of Truth. Psalms 27:11-14 KJV (11) Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. (12) Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. WAIT on Him and BELIEVE that we shall see His goodness in the land of the living….in the here and now. We are to be of good courage for after a little while He shall strengthen our hearts. (13) I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. (14) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. We are to depart from evil and do good and DWELL into the coming age as we shall have “eternal life”. Psalms 37:27-29 KJV (27) Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. His saints are preserved unto the age as the righteous shall inherit the “land”….that is, the earth…and dwell therein to the age. We will NOT DIE but have everlasting life in this earth. 28) For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. (29) The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. Wait on Him and keep His way when they will persecute us and He shall exalt us to inherit this earth as the life of Jesus shall give our mortal bodies eternal life. The wicked who will persecute us for our faith shall be cut off and we shall live to see it. Psalms 37:34 KJV (34) Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.