I was moved to share this tidbit. There are some who are in a ‘near fatal’ or essentially fatal Motor vehicle accidents, Illness, Casualties of violence and likewise. They are essentially given up on/hopeless/”End of the road cases.” With current day technology there are miracles of recovery and healing, inexplicable at the time.
We can do on and on. Search “near death experiences” and go from there. What strikes me is the consistency between stories of the individuals that relate them WITHOUT having read, watched or known of others. They were sent back for a reason. You ARE reading this now, no?
For the ‘unbelievers’ or “This cannot be so!” Let us look way back: We can start with Lazarus, yes! Jesus prayed and thanked GOD for what He had already done. The tombstone was rolled and Lazarus ‘bound’ struggled to come out. MANY things overwhelm me. Yes, I am a Physician. 72 hours? No IV fluids? Nopressers? No intubation? His family and friends seen his dead body, washed him, wrapped him and lay him as with most deceased (I say this because there are and were crematoriums.) Essentially, he was confirmed dead. Medically, we can go on Dehydration, rigor mortis, cold or heat in either case… Again we could go on. This is so Medically profound that there is a term “the Lazarus syndrome. ” and we read:
We further can take SO much away from this.
But, wait!!! Remember: “Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
We are told, if even Jesus’ Word is difficult to swallow. But it is ALL to The glory of God, Amen
We ARE, we were created; as always I will ask, “What were you created for? Why are you? In words that have become so common What is your function? Why were you created?
Each person has unique qualities, even those seemingly without ‘purpose’ – ill or debilitated from birth, have a purpose. Their parents or parent love and care for them. This is understandable, they are part of their parent(s)- a key reason that they are loved.
Hold up! We as believers have The LORD our God as our Father. Hold up! He created us? We are a part of Him? We have been adopted!
“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and Will.”
We have been adopted into The family! Who/What is Jesus??? “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”
Again, yet another share that we should not keenly and give glory to God! Jesus suffered, He stepped down from His position of Authority and became Man! Again, He was a spiritual authority.
“Who, being in very naturea God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very natureb of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted Him to The highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at The name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
I will state for near the 100th time, what are you here for? Find out and fulfill it. It is yours, Amen