He Was Dead, And Then He Died

“Behold now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Be made alive in Christ so you can pass from death to life (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14). You don’t have to die lost and spend an eternity separated from God (2 Thessalonians 1:9). You can enjoy the fellowship that leads to eternal joy (1 John 1:7).

“Behold, this dreamer cometh”

Many times, life happens and someone will exclaim, “I never saw that coming.” The shock and surprise of the torrents of life catch the most diligent of men off guard. It is within the pages of the last half of Genesis that one comes across this spiritually “in-tune” character in Joseph, who never dreamed of some of the things that happened in his life. It is to this end this author directs our attention.

From a Cave in Machpelah

George Bernard Shaw said, “Life always equals out, there is a death for every life.” Life’s cycle caught up with Sarah, and then Abraham (Genesis 23 and 25). When Sarah died, Abraham secured a field that contained a cave to bury his beloved. This cave would serve as the final resting place for the Patriarchs and Matriarchs save Rachel, who was buried in Bethlehem (Genesis 35:19).

When The Dust Settles

Can you imagine the commotion? “The heavens will pass away with great noise and the elements will melt with fervent heat, the Earth also, the works shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10-12). What is going to happen When The Dust Settles?

Think Beyond the Holidays

So much time and energy are put into our holidays. It is often within the confines of a packed schedule of travel and family reunion around the holidays that God gets a passing glimpse from those who normally do not have any time for Him in their life.