Today on my route, I went to enter a business that I deliver, but the door was locked. On the door there was a sign on which was written, and I am not making this up:
The way its worded is unclear. This reminds me of a book that I have of bloopers printed in newspapers. The way they are worded could mean multiple things. The title of the book is "SQUAD HELPS DOG BITE VICTIM". See what I mean? Here are a few more.
BEATING WITNESS PROVIDES NAMES
OLD MINERS ENJOY BENEFITS OF BLACK LUNG
MILK DRINKERS TURN TO POWDER
STATISTICS ON WOMEN : SOME GOOD SOME BAD
MAN ROBS THEN KILLS HIMSELF
SURVIVOR OF SIAMESE TWINS JOINS PARENTS
LINDEN WOMAN, AIDED BY FUND DRIVE, DIES
DRUNK GETS NINE MONTHS IN VIOLIN CASE
CHINESE APEMAN DATED
FARMER BILL DIES IN HOUSE
LEGALIZED OUTHOUSES AIRED BY LEGISLATURE
…and many more.
Back to the "Temporary Death" topic, and yes, everything has a spiritual application with me. Death is temporary to the believer. It is very real, but it is not permanent. Christ has promised to undo, to defeat, to completely obliterate death through what the Bible terms: the Resurrection.
From the very beginning in the garden of Eden, God promised to defeat the power that had just overcome His newly created human race. That would include death. The promise is found in Genesis 3:15. During the days of the patriarchs, the promise of the resurrection was more fully unveiled in Job 19:26. In the days of the Davidic Kingdom, the promise of the resurrection was eloquently sung in Psalm 16. In the pre-exile prophets, the truth was given in Isaiah 25:8 and Hosea 13:13-14 (cross reference I Corinthians 15:51-55); in the post-exile prophets we have the promise as well, Daniel 12:2-3. Then in Jesus day, He even more fully revealed the teaching of the resurrection, John 5:25-29, demonstrated it by raising the dead, John 11:39-44, then gave the knockout punch by defeating death itself in the very realm of the dead, Ephesians 1:19-23.
Christ has promised us a future, bodily resurrection. When will this happen? I will be delving into this very topic on this blog. Stay tuned. (Or is that phrase taken? Sorry Herb!)
Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13
-The Orange Mailman