Contrary to what we humans have ALWAYS considered to be our eventuality as far as dying is concerned, it has NEVER been a desire of any person that is in good health, acceptability well-off financially and happy with their present circumstances to WANT to die.
Why then DID JEHOVAH GOD CREATE US TO DESIRE TO LIVE FOREVER?
Since the beginning of my capability to even slightly think or reason, presumably in the first few years of my life, I realised that I had a family.
I had a father, a mother, sisters and brothers. As far as I was concerned, the thought never at that stage entered my mind that I was to experience them becoming ill or even possibly dying.
Illness and death at that stage were non-existent to me and the occurrence thereof is still very unacceptable to me. Illness and death, although existent, is also unacceptable to Jehovah God.
I NEVER wanted my father, my mother or any other person to become ill, suffer or die!
Eating, drinking, sleeping, waking up and all other facets of life were not only acceptable but were “SUPPOSED” to be and totally NORMAL!
I HAVE NEVER wanted to experience sadness, loneliness, depression, concern, illness or have any other negative influence or occurrence in my life.
I have ALWAYS WANTED to experience and enjoy happiness, satisfaction, endearment, kindness and all other positive aspects of life.
As Jehovah God is the ULTIMATE in wisdom, it would not be logical, practical or make any sense at all that He should instil in us the desire to want to live forever if that possibility were never to exist.
From the beginning of the Bible and the beginning of mankind Jehovah God gave the command in Genesis 1:26 – 28:
“26 And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth.” 27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.”
Adam and Eve were the only humans that Jehovah God created. All other humans are offspring of Adam and Eve and were BORN.
They proceeded to become fruitful and bear offspring, who in turn also became fruitful.
Although this has been occurring for just over six thousand years the earth has never become even partially “filled”.
The animals, the creatures in the sea, the birds and all other creatures have never been in complete and total subjection to humankind.
If Satan the Devil, the evil angels and mankind had never sinned then the whole scenario would have been different, and totally in line with Jehovah God’s original desires, intentions and His command.
It is very important that we humans realise that we were not capable of completely withstanding all the fleshly desires of the body.
Billions of humans have since the beginning of Adam’s creation and until now WILLINGLY fallen prey to the wiles of Satan.
Millions of humans also sin but they do so out of fleshly weakness and not with blatant WILLINGNESS. Many of them will also be eternally destroyed if they do not repent, ask for forgiveness from Jehovah God and then attempt as far as they are humanly possible not to sin again. THEY WILL ALSO, HOWEVER, HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT JEHOVAH GOD DESIRES AND REQUIRES OF THEM AND THEN PERSEVERE IN DOING SO TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY.
We were created in Jehovah God’s Image and thus have a conscience, the power of reasoning, discernment, and understanding amongst many other wonderful abilities and capabilities.
I therefore accept that if Satan had not become the father of sin and the lie, then possibly one of the other angels or even possibly one of us humans might have not accepted Jehovah God’s wonderful GIFT of eternal life in paradise conditions on this very same earth.
Whoever thus succumbed to the prey of their own evil desires would have caused as much damage as Satan the Devil. They would have then been the cause of the WILLINGNESS of billions of humans that were born after them to fall prey to evil fleshly desires.
It is therefore because of the sin that entered Heaven and the earth that pain, suffering, death and all other maladies came into existence.
It is therefore just as true that if sin had never existed, that pain, suffering, death and all other maladies would never have existed either.
Getting back to, and repeating an above sentence, namely, “We were created in Jehovah God’s Image and thus have a conscience, the power of reasoning, discernment and understanding amongst many other wonderful abilities and capabilities.” the following would be totally logical and practical:
Adam and Eve would still have been alive, healthy, extremely happy and satisfied with all their offspring, which would most probably have been all of us that are living today.
Quite a while back I read an article that stated that if all those that have been born since the beginning of mankind were still alive then the earth would still not have been overcrowded.
I do not recall ever reading about overpopulation of the earth in the Bible!
I have wonderful conversations with my grandchildren and their children that live almost on the other side of our world on Skype. I actually not only see them but even almost feel their presence.
This is what we measly humans have achieved. Since Satan the Devil and his angelic followers have been cast out of Heaven permanently he has assisted mankind in technological advancement never experienced before 1914CE.
So, Satan the Devil, a creation of Jehovah God has made it possible for space travel, worldwide communication, and many other outstanding and “mind-boggling” achievements.
Although we humans will never fathom what Jehovah God is capable of we should realise that He has far more mental and physical powers than Satan the Devil.
On the basis of the above reasoning of mine I thus accept that there might be the possibility of worldwide instantaneous travel so that we humans could physically share our love as an entire earthly family.
Whatever Jehovah God has for the humans that He finds acceptable enough will be more satisfying than we could ever understand at this point in time.
Neither I, nor any other human, is capable of informing how ultimate the power and intelligence of Jehovah God is and therefore should accept that He has more to offer us than we could ever imagine.
We must therefore also accept that He is the Ultimate in logic and practicability.
I must, therefore, at this point in time, compare what I as a reasonably logical and practical human would do if I were disappointed in a similar way to Jehovah God.
I build a MAGNIFICENT ship that is at least the equivalent of the Queen Mary II with the intention of utilising it to make a little profit while at the same time making it an extremely joyous and safe cruise for as many people as possible.
Although I knew that there was going to be a mutiny on my ship that it would be necessary that I would have to allow the mutiny to actually occur.
I knew the person that would lead the mutiny and also that he was incapable of posing the slightest threat to me as a person.
Not long into my intended venture the person commenced his evil intent and convinced many others on my ship that he was capable of giving a better service with much more to gain than I could give.
That was the main reason that I had to allow the mutiny.
If I had rid myself and my ship of that person immediately, before those that so willingly had believed him, the majority of ALL my future passengers would have doubted my capabilities.
It was not long before many others that were on the ship at the time, and many of those that did future trips, started to disobey his required instructions just as they had done to my instructions.
The maintaining of all the requirements to keep my ship adrift were slowly but surely ignored, and after a while deteriorated to where the sinking of my ship was not only a strong possibility, but an expected and accepted eventuality.
As we were far out at sea and the condition of the ship had deteriorated so badly that we would never reach safety again, I was forced to implement the decision that I had decided on as the only solution even before the ship had sailed for the first time.
All the previous obedient and loyal staff and passengers, as well as all the disobedient and disloyal passengers, were keeping a strict watch on how the circumstances would eventually reach a final conclusion.
IT WAS CRUCIAL THAT I PROVED THAT IT WAS ONLY ME THAT COULD PROVIDE THE PROMISED SAFETY, ENJOYMENT, LEISURE AND CONTINUITY OF PROMISED CRUISES!
For the few that remained trustworthy, reliable and loyal to me it became a necessity to realise that I would, as I had from the beginning knew, SOON have to destroy the original mischief-maker and all his cohorts by “throwing them overboard” to their certain destruction.
There were quite a few people that considered different methods that I would need to achieve my goal.
Most of their methods included removing my obedient and loyal staff and passengers to another ship, the whereabouts of which was unknown to them, and then totally destroying and sinking my MAGNIFICENT ship with the disobedient and disloyal staff and passengers still aboard.
To me it is quite obvious that that reasoning had no logic or practicability.
To destroy my MAGNIFICENT ship would not only be an extreme waste but also a time-consuming occurrence. It would NEVER please me to observe the pain and suffering of those that were being destroyed.
I would ensure that my method of destroying all those that had to be destroyed was extremely swift and that they were virtually unaware of what was actually transpiring.
With only the obedient and loyal staff and passengers on board I would immediately commence with the restoring of my MAGNIFICENT ship to a seaworthy condition so as to achieve my original intention.
The obedient and loyal passengers that had travelled on my MAGNIFICENT ship in the past would then all be able to come aboard the ship again.
We would be able to travel around the world continuously as no person would be disobedient or disloyal and the ship would thus remain seaworthy.
THE THOUGHT OF EVER DESTROYING MY MAGNIFICENT SHIP DUE TO DISOBEDIENT AND DISLOYAL STAFF AND PASSENGERS WOULD NEVER BECOME A REALITY OR ACCEPTABLE TO ME.
MY DESIGN AND CREATION OF MY MAGNIFICENT SHIP HAD BEEN METICULOUS AND DONE WITH GREAT CARE AND LOVE. THE SHIP WAS NOT AT FAULT, IT WAS THE STAFF AND PASSENGERS THAT WERE THE PROBLEM.
NEVER HAS IT BEEN CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DESTROY THE WEAPON THAT WAS USED TO MURDER ANOTHER PERSON, SO WHY SHOULD I DESTROY MY MAGNIFICENT SHIP?
THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE MAGNIFICENT SHIP THAT COULD NOT BE REPAIRED, SO WHAT PURPOSE WOULD IT SERVE TO DESTROY IT?
As we are created in Jehovah God’s Image I am going to briefly compare my reasoning as far as my MAGNIFICENT ship is concerned to Jehovah God’s reasoning and my MAGNIFICENT ship to the world we presently live in.
As I was created in Jehovah God’s Image I believe that I have the right to assume that I might possibly reason as He does. THIS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY MEAN THAT I EVEN CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR TO JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS FAR SUPERIOR REASONING!
It will be noted that I write the word “MAGNIFICENT” in capital letters. The reason for this is that the physical world we live in is MAGNIFICENT and is comparable to the condition of my ship.
In my example I reason as I assume Jehovah God reasons and therefore my staff would be representative of His angels in Heaven.
The passengers are the billions of people now living.
The passengers on previous cruises are the billions that have lived on earth and have experienced dying.
The angels that did not sin with Satan the Devil were and still are witnesses as to what Jehovah God is proving!
In other words, Jehovah God designed the creation of His MAGNIFICENT world. Jesus and the angels “built” the world with its heavens that Jehovah God had designed.
Jehovah God knew that Satan the Devil assumed that he was equal to his Creator’s capabilities and Jehovah God THUS had to allow him to take over control of the world.
Jehovah God has now reached the point in time where I consider myself to be in the above example. The disobedient and disloyal staff and passengers ALL have to be swiftly destroyed with as little pain or suffering as possible.
AS IS MOSTLY DEPICTED ON THE TELEVISION OR IN THE MOVIES, THE OPPOSITE IS ACTUALLY TRUE. ALL THE EVIL AND UNACCEPTABLE PEOPLE WILL BE DESTROYED AND THE PHYSICAL EARTH WILL HARDLY EXPERIENCE ANY DAMAGE AT ALL!
All the obedient, loyal and acceptable people are soon going to be preserved alive on this same physical earth while in amongst the thousands that will “fall” or lose their lives eternally.
Psalms 91:7 – 10 states:
“7 A thousand will fall at your very side
And ten thousand at your right hand;
To you it will not come near.
8 Only with your eyes will you look on
And see the retribution itself of the wicked ones.
9 Because you [said]: “Jehovah is my refuge,”
You have made the Most High himself your dwelling;
10 No calamity will befall you,
And not even a plague will draw near to your tent.”
As in my example, the people acceptable to Jehovah God will be amongst the wicked and unacceptable people and not on “another ship of unknown whereabouts”.
So the “Rapture” that many people believe in does not exist and all the people acceptable to Jehovah God will not be taken there for their safety.
Jehovah God is capable of saving a person wherever that person may be, which in this case is amongst unacceptable people on this same physical earth.
As I stated in my example the execution of the unacceptable ones will be swift. If a loved one of mine should fall and I am found acceptable then I will only observe the action and be spared the sadness of the occurrence.
Although this sounds unacceptable to most people it would do well to accept the realities in our world of today.
It is erroneously accepted that all people eventually have to die.
At the deaths of the wealthy people there are normally far more expectations than grief.
At the deaths of all other people it is also erroneously believed that they are already actually in Heaven, and the loved ones enjoy a vast amount of contentment.
The death rate in road collisions does not indicate respect for life.
Internal wars, strife, public violence and brutal murders and other crimes are rampant and mainly accepted as the inevitable and mostly blamed on Jehovah God.
It is therefore reasonable that it can be accepted that Jehovah God is going to destroy only the people very swiftly by means of them destroying each other and He will preserve the physical earth so as to have it returned to paradise conditions.
The reason that normal people do not ever wish to die is because it was never intended that death would EVER exist.
Jesus was brutally murdered so that his death could buy back the possibility of eternal life for people acceptable to his Heavenly Father and ALSO to destroy the possibility of death and dying.
Just to further highlight the point of death not being a desired event in a person’s life I wish to add the following:
A mother is hasty for the first word and then first step from her new-born baby.
The baby seeks love, food, attention, cuddling, the human touch, etc.
Later on the child is hasty to attend preschool or school.
The young boy is ecstatic with the first stubbles of beard.
High school also appeals especially as the young boys and girls tend to enjoy the flirtatious attention they begin to enjoy.
Then the fact that the first “job” and first “pay” is soon to be realised is extremely appealing.
Then, especially in years gone by, the flirting, dating, engagement and marriage are the accepted desires of the majority of well-adjusted young adults.
Naturally a family “of their own” is obviously a very desirable “must”!
I still, at the age of 71 years, have to hear of people desiring to grow old, live in constant pain, suffering or just plain discomfort.
As I have stated before, it is erroneously accepted that all people will not escape paying income or other taxes OR dying.
WE DO NOT WISH TO DIE BECAUSE WE WERE CREATED IN JEHOVAH GOD’S IMAGE AND JEHOVAH GOD CANNOT DIE, SO WHY SHOULD WE EVER WISH TO DIE IF IN ACCEPTABLE HEALTH AND ACCEPTABLE CONDITIONS?
JEHOVAH GOD NEVER DESIRED TO DIE SO WHY SHOULD WE?
The end of this evil, unacceptable and obnoxious system of things is soon to occur and Jehovah God’s IMPENDING Kingdom is going to mean SALVATION to millions of people that are acceptable to Jehovah God, and that will NEVER EVER PHYSICALLY DIE!
To the people that “LOVE” the mysteries, the mysterious, the inexplicable, the unknown, etc. I can only state that exciting as they often are in stories, they do not fit in where Jehovah God NEEDS plain logic and practicability when the saving and protecting of human life is the concern.
John 11:25 & 26 states:
“25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; 26 and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?”
It is obvious that the enlarged portion of Verse 26 indicates a certain point in time and that time is ARMAGEDDON or the end of this evil system of things.
Many of us can become acceptable to Jehovah God and enjoy NEVER EVER physically dying. THE CHOICE IS OURS!
THE CHOICE IS NOT WITH JEHOVAH GOD AS HE IS NOT PARTIAL!