The Days Of Our Lives

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Hi M____,

Thank you for your insights. Every word you say about the numbers mentioned in Psa 90 is spiritually applicable, because “the words that I speak to you are spirit,” if you are given eyes to see and ears to hear the “things of the spirit.”
Your observation that Christ and many others did not live to be 70 years old, in itself demonstrates that the number 70, like the rest of scripture, has a spiritual meaning that the natural man cannot receive. So too does the number 80 as well as any other number mentioned in scripture.
Lou Dobbs has just this week reported on the life expectancy of five European countries and Canada, comparing them to the life expectancy of us here in the U. S. According to Lou, the average life expectancy in the U. S Isa 77 plus and in Europe it is over 78 years with much less being spent to achieve that extra year or so. This all has to do with the present discussion concerning reforming the health care system here in the United States.
Reforming health care is not my concern. The point is that whether it Isa 70 or 80, it is not a literal statement but a spiritual statement. Christ lived to be “80 by reason of strength” even though He died at 33, because the “by reason of strength” has much more to do with “enduring [ perfecting trials] to the end” and becoming the “new man,” whereas 70 is simply the completion (7) of the work God is doing in the flesh (10). Spiritually speaking, there are “many” who live to be 70, but there are “few” who make it to 80.
What you say demonstrates that you have already been given eyes to see that this is not a physical statement. You said:

I hope these words help to confirm to you that “… the words I speak to you are spirit…”

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Your brother in Christ,

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