It is written that life is but a vapor. We are here today and gone tomorrow. At first man was meant to live life eternal on earth. But then there was the fall. So, per Genesis in the earlier days GOD had man live nearly 1,000 years.
Eve took the bite. Adam was beside her and bit second. In reality Adam could have prevented Eve from taking the bite. He was there from the start when the serpent of old instigated evil plans. Adam, man, failed.
The LORD sought Adam. He found them covered and ashamed. GOD foresaw this, banned them from the garden and continued His plan. In spite of the original sin, GOD had ready The Last Adam, LORD Jesus Christ.
Yet, before Jesus a few other sins and sinners were in the line all making way for the ultimate eternal rescue and redemption plot.
Second Generational Sins
After Cain sinfully killed Abel, whose heart was pure and good, The LORD spoke with Cain about his fruit offering versus Abel’s blood lamb sacrifice:
“If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it”” (Genesis 4:7).
This is terrible. It does highlight a spiritual problem. This is a second generational sin. The first generation, Adam and Eve, chose to bite an apple from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then Cain killed Abel.
We are supposed to rule over sin!
We can stop sin dead in its tracks. We can call on The Name of Jesus. We can do our human best to read The Bible and be guided by Jesus’ Holy Spirit. We can aim to please The LORD with obedience unto Him.
It is written that obedience unto GOD is greater than sacrifice. Imagine how great this world would be when all of us choose to fully follow Jesus? We would live in a true utopia of Heaven on earth.
Then should we wholly walk with Jesus’ Holy Spirit as much as humanly possible, then The LORD may wholly take our persons without a physical demise, as He did with Enoch and Elijah.
Here now and then gone.
“And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24).
“Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” (II Kings 2:11).
Like Enoch, who was taken by GOD, second there was Elijah. Neither experienced physical death.
These two men of GOD closely walked with The LORD. Both men were directly taken to Heaven without experiencing physical deaths. Not even our Savior, Jesus, had that luxury.
It may seem humanly impossible, and from a human, earthly standpoint it is impossible. But with GOD all is possible.
In ideal circumstances we may walk very close with Jesus’ Holy Spirit and The LORD GOD may simply wholly take us to Heaven when our work for Him on earth is complete.
Of course, for those of us who believe, have faith in and call on The Name of Jesus, we know our spirits have home in Heaven.
We are seated with Jesus in Heavenly places. When our bodies go, our spirits eternally live with The LORD GOD Most High in Jesus’ Precious, Holy, and Mighty Name.
Blessings in The Most High