Mental and Physical Ailments in the Resurrection?

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Hi R____,

Thank you for your questions concerning the resurrection. I am commanded “not to think above what is written”, so my answer will be based upon only what is written about the resurrection.

1Co 4:6 Now these things, brothers, I applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us ye might learn not to think above that which is written, so that ye may not be puffed up, one over the one against the other.

What we know from “what is written” is:

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all. There is one event to the righteous man and to the wicked man, to the good man and to the clean man and to the unclean man, to him who sacrifices and to him who does not sacrifice, as is the good man,

That “one event to the righteous man and to the wicked man” is the fiery judgment which comes upon us all to chasten us to forsake ungodliness and to live godly lives in this present age” (Tit 2:11-12) “each in his own order”.

1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching [ Greek – paideuo, chastening] us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

I think you probably already realize that the Greek word translated “teaching” is ‘paideuo’, and that is the very same word which is more properly translated as “chastening” in Heb 12:6.

Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth [ Greek – paideuo], and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

So God is using the noun, “grace”, to personify what He is doing as a loving heavenly Father who is “chastening us to forsake ungodliness, and to live godly lives in this present age”, as the Greek actually reads. This is the one event that is common to all men of all time, including all who will be cast into the lake of God’s chastening grace, called “the lake of fire”. Pills that kill pain and alter our behavior in this physical realm, are but physical examples of what false doctrines do to us spiritually. That is why the great whore of Rev 17 and 18 is have “deceived… all nations… by [ her] sorceries [ Greek, pharmakeia, drugs].

Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries [ Greek, pharmakeia] were all nations deceived.

When I first became aware that the Greek word here was “pharmakeia”, the Greek word that is used in common English for a ‘pharmacy’ or a ‘drug story’, and noticing that two of the most common establishments on “every corner” are drug stores and churches, in my carnal reasoning, I actually believed that what we were being told was that God is using drugs to deceive mankind. God certainly is using drugs to physically alter the physical minds and physical actions of mankind, but the “battle in the heavens” is far more insidious and hidden from the minds of the natural man than is the outward use and abuse of physical drugs. Spiritual pharmakeia, spiritual drugs, are false doctrines and lies against the loving character of our heavenly Father, but which are commonly accepted as truths.

What is most loving and compassionate? Is it more loving to chasten your children to forsake ungodliness and to live godly lives in this present age by means of that scourging and chastening, or is it more loving to condemn your children to eternal flames of torment, with no purpose or goal in mind for doing so, other than to torment those children for all eternity? What a lie, against the character of a loving heavenly Father. What a slanderous report! What a destructive and unhealthy drug is such a blasphemous doctrine! So it is with all false and lying doctrines. Will those who believe those doctrines when they die, be raised up with those same spiritual, mind altering drugs, within them?

If we can see Joseph as the type and shadow of the Christ and his ten traitorous brothers as the type and shadow of those who are being judging in the fire in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb, then the answer is, yes, they will be raised up with earthy glory which is yet to be destroyed and replaced with the glory of the heavens.

Gen 42:17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
Gen 42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
Gen 42:19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
Gen 42:20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Gen 42:21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Gen 42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
Gen 42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

Joseph’s brothers are being tormented “in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb”, and they do not even realize it.

Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

It is seventeen years later that his brothers finally accept the truth that Joseph never intended to take his revenge upon them because their decision to sell him into slavery was not their decision at all, but was decided by and worked out by God himself, just as is the case with all evil that is done by all men to this very day:

Gen 45:4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Gen 45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Gen 45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Gen 45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Twice we are told that Joseph’s brothers sold him into Egypt, but then we are told that their actions were actually the work of God who sent Joseph into Egypt. Joseph goes on to assure his brothers who sold him into Egypt as a slave, that he is seeking their welfare and that he will nourish and nurture them, and save them from the ongoing severe famine that is upon the whole world of that time.

Gen 45:10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
Gen 45:11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

That was the truth of what was in Joseph’s heart. But his brothers, as the type of those who are cast into the lake of fire, cannot yet believe those words. Instead they believe that Joseph is a hard man who will just wait until after the death of his father, and then he will kill his ten brothers who were so evil towards him. They confess that this is what they have been living under for the past 17 years:

Gen 50:15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
Gen 50:16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
Gen 50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
Gen 50:18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
Gen 50:19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
Gen 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Gen 50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Joseph’s brothers had been living in the torment of fearing for their lives all those years. “I will nourish you” are the words Joseph had told them 17 years earlier. That was the truth, which his brothers could not yet receive. Joseph had made his intentions clear, just as the scriptures make it clear that God will save all who have ever died in Adam.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Believing the truth is the only way to kick the drug habit that has ensnared all who are “Babylon The Great The Mother of Harlots” with all of her spiritual drugs, which make up all the lies she has for doctrines. The function of the lake of fire is to burn all those lies out of all men, and in the end to save all men “by fire”.

1Co 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

‘Fire’ in scripture “saves”. It does not, as Babylon teaches with her drugs and her false and lying doctrines, gratuitously torment men for the sake of tormenting them. “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved“. I hope all of this answers your question about how the lake of fire is administered. the story of Joseph’s brothers teaches us that we are raised up in new spiritual bodies with all the false and lying doctrine still intact in the heavens of our minds.

It will require time and a hunger for that truth to be given to all men, before the mind altering drugs of false doctrines and lies against our own maker will be made manifest to those in the lake of fire. It is just the same as it is now for us. Until we are granted to see and to accept that every doctrine of Babylon has been tainted with the death- dealing pharmakeia and lies against the Truth of our Lord, we are under the mind- altering influence that believing a lie brings upon us. But when we are finally granted to have all those lies burned out of our hearts and minds, then we, just like Joseph’s brothers, can rejoice in the Truth that makes us free from all those damning lies and restores us to good spiritual health.

Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is righ t in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Babylon “is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt”.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egyp t, where also our Lord was crucified.

“Know[ ing] the Truth” is the antidote for all the drugs of Egypt. Listening diligently to the voice of the Lord, do[ ing] what is right, giv[ ing] ear to His commandment, and keeping His statutes”, is the cure for all the diseases which God has placed upon Egypt and upon Babylon and all of her harlot daughters, which have been given to “deceive the whole world”.

Your brother in His service,

Mike>

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