God† Does† Not† Kill† People
I am simply going to expound on what I already said in the first part of this teaching.† I feel in my heart that there is a great need for people to understand this principle.† So I have decided to repeat myself just as God does when he wants to establish something.† This great Scripture is mentioned in the book of Genesis and we are now going to review it.† Many times, we need to hear something as much as seven times before it sinks in.† For an unusual reason even unknown to me, I am going to repeat a teaching that I have already completed.† I am going to give you new examples that you can think about and hopefully agree with because they remind you of different situations in your own personal life.† These situations regarding the subject of death are very devastating.† We feel lost and alone and there seems to be nothing that we can do.† I have experienced this feeling so I have used it to actually motivate me against the god of this world who has killed people and even pets that were dear to me.† Oh, he will get his day and he will burn for all eternity, so remember that.† Before we begin, let me get you back to that Scripture in Genesis and give you a little background on that verse.† It is simply this -- when God Almighty says something twice he establishes that fact and what he has said will absolutely positively come to pass.† I would like this teaching to be absolutely believed and understood by you because it is that important.
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is† because the thing is† established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. -- Genesis 41: 32
Let me believe with you that having two teachings that are almost identical except for actual examples, that you will be able to bring your believing to the point that this principle becomes a part of your life and your mind because you have brought it to pass by your renewed mind efforts.
One of the greatest misconceptions today in religious circles and throughout many religions is the belief that the true God is responsible for death.† Nothing in the whole world could be farther from the truth.† As the Bible clearly states, the devil is the author of death.
The last enemy that† shall be destroyed is† death. -- I Corinthians† 15: 26
If death is an enemy, then surely it cannot be from the true God.† This is just plain old common sense.† We know for a fact by now that God is all love and in Him is no darkness at all.† So then how can God be the originator of such an enemy as devastating as death?† He cannot be or the whole Bible would fall to pieces.
Many of you may not be convinced by the former argument, so we will proceed to provide more proof from the Scriptures.† If you want to argue this point, you will have to argue with God Almighty.† I cannot make you believe the Word of God, I can only teach it to you and make it available to you to believe or not to believe -- you have your own free will and God Almighty will never overstep that free will.† Let's take a look at a very convincing Scripture in the book of Hebrews.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he [Jesus Christ] also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; -- Hebrews 2: 14
Honestly, could God make it any simpler?† He has told you in this verse that the one who has the power of death is the devil.† So it is the devil that kills people.† The devil is the one that killed that person who was so dear to you or even that pet that you loved so much and cared so much about.† Doesn't that aggravate and agitate you to no end?† This fact alone many times motivates me to continue teaching God's Word† even if no one in the whole world is listening.† In fact, sometimes, we need to be careful that we don't hate the devil more than we love the true God.
You see, many people want to believe that the true God is the one who took someone's life.† This is all due to wrong teaching because people do not use the Bible, but they use tradition as a basis for their beliefs.† These people and teachers will pay for the works that they've committed in this world because they have come to the point where innocent people believe their lies.† The devil himself just loves it when people think that God kills people.† This belief hinders many people from believing Godís Word.† AND GODíS WORD IS THE ONLY THING THAT DEFEATS THE DEVIL!† He lies behind the scenes to deceive people into believing his lies.† Why does this happen so often?† It is because we do not study God's Word.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. -- II Timothy 2: 15
You can look at studying in two different ways.† First, you can believe that it is a burden and something that is difficult to do.† But the way I have learned to look at studying God's Word is as if it is a treasure hunt.† By studying God's Word not only on the surface but taking it deeper beneath the surface, we find greater treasures, greater wisdom and so much that it cannot even be described.† It is up to us and up to us alone to study and renew our minds or not to study and to operate our lives only by the five senses.† Remember, from Romans, to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.† It seems almost ridiculous to ask you which one are you going to choose.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:† I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it† more abundantly. -- John 10: 10
Now who do you think God is referring to when he mentions the word thief?† It is quite obvious that he is referring to the god of this world who is Satan.† And what type of ministry does Satan have in this world?† He is here to do only three things and that is to steal, to destroy, and last but not least, he is here to KILL.† Again, could God make it any simpler or any plainer to understand?
Now, we have gone over three verses of Scripture that clearly state that the god of this world who is the devil has the power of death.† Now where in the world do people and religions get the idea that the true God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ goes around killing people?† It's rather ridiculous, isn't it?† Some of you who still may have a doubt in this area, why don't you just get honest with yourself?† Who are you going to believe?† Are you going to believe what the world teaches and religions or are you going to believe what the Bible clearly states and I must stress the word clearly?
For to be carnally minded is† death; but to be spiritually minded is† life and peace.† Because the carnal mind is† enmity [in conflict] against God:† for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.† So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. -- Romans 8: 6, 7, 8
Believe it or not, many of the teachers that you see and hear that appear to be teaching God's Word are not even born again of God's Spirit.† They have not really confessed Jesus Christ as Lord in their life and believed in their heart that God has raised him from the dead.† Millions of people are being taught wrongly by people who only possess body and soul -- no spirit.† It states in Corinthians that a body and soul man cannot understand the Word of God.† They simply guess at what they think it means and this is private interpretation and itís stated clearly as being extremely wrong in God's Word.† Private interpretation is guesswork -- that's all it is.† That's why people teach ideologies that contradict the true Word of God.† Take a look at the Scriptures above once again.† The carnal mind which is the mind of a person who is only utilizing the five senses is in conflict with God.† I know I have said this many times and I'm going to say it again.† Could God make it any simpler?† It's the integrity of the Word of God that is at stake.† Again, would you really rather believe and stake your life on what a man says or what God Almighty says?† And remember this:
For such are †false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.† And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.† Therefore it is †no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. -- II Corinthians 11: 13, 14, 15
Isn't that something how God has prepared us and told us ahead of time that there will be people who will appear to be angels of light, but in actuality, they are counterfeits from the god of this world.† That's why you need to know the Word of God and you need to know it well because the enemy knows the Word of God and he will twist it and turn it enough to get you convinced that what he has to say is the correct interpretation.† If you have looked and studied some other teachings on this site, you will see that the Word of God interprets itself.† But if the adversary can change a word or add a word, you no longer have the true Word of God.
I will tell you that in most cases when a loved one passes away, he or she is actually going to Ďsleepí.† He has no consciousness when he has taken his last breath.† His next waking moment in his mind is when Jesus Christ returns.† Isn't that beautiful?† I would like to continue from my previous teaching about my dog who was 14 years old at that time.† He did have a sickness and that sickness was brought on by the god of this world.† At 15 years and one month, my beloved pet, my good friend, my walking partner, passed away.† He, in actuality, is asleep awaiting the return of Jesus Christ.† Now why do I say that?† Because in the third heaven and earth which is mentioned in the book of Revelation, there will be animals present.† Don't you think that God Almighty would have my beloved Buddy there so I can see him again and be with him for all eternity?† You see, I know in my heart that this is true, but one of the most difficult times we all have is having the patience to wait.
Now I need to touch on a most important aspect of this subject.† Many religions which are counterfeit in nature and originate from the god of this world, try to propound the idea that the dead are alive now.† This is simply not true and is a lie from hell.† Everyone who has died is dead.† The only one who was ever raised from the dead is Jesus Christ and he is now alive and is seated at the right hand of God waiting to return.† Do you know that even Jesus Christ does not know when he is coming back?† Only God Almighty knows the time and that's all that's to it.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. -- I Thessalonians 4: 18
From this belief that the dead are now alive comes a cult religion known as spiritualism. †This is a deadly activity where people can actually become possessed by the devil himself.† Out of the emotion and great hurt due to the loss of a loved one, people will actually attend sťances and think or be led to think that they are communicating with a dead relative.† How does this take place?† Devil spirits impersonate the vocal cords of a person who has died.† This is just one of the ways that spiritualism deceives people.† I don't care to get very much into this subject in this particular teaching, but I warn you and I warn you from my heart that you should never go near any type of activity that involves spiritualism.† This includes reading a horoscope, especially playing with the ouija board, and going to any type of sťances or consulting a medium.† Let me tell you, they exist and they are an abomination to the Lord God Almighty.† Stay as far away as you can as the east is from the west.† I have had some experience with the ouija board when I was younger.† There were devastating implications as a result of my dabbling into the occult.† And I would like to tell you that we once asked the ouija board where did it get its power?† And it did spell out Satan.† You must remember that the god of this world has a great deal of power, but it can only be manifested if you allow it to be a part of your life.† If you open up your mind to devil spirits, oh believe me they will come in.† Why?† Because they are parasites and they need a body in which to live.
I would like to say one more thing about this subject that is meant to comfort you.† In most cases, I have seen that a person may pass away and oftentimes, they do not suffer while this is taking place.† I know it is unusual but I will use the example of my beloved pet.† He got sick one night at midnight and had problems eating and drinking.† 31 hours later, he seemed to be struggling to breathe as he lay on the floor.† When he took his last breath, I saw no signs of pain within him.† The pain was within me.† The adversary has no mercy whatsoever.† The word is not in his vocabulary and I will be doing a teaching very soon that will expose him even more so than I have already done on this website.† I will ask you to look out for this teaching.† Its title will be ďPure EvilĒ.† It is my heartfelt desire that this teaching along with Part One on the same subject will help to comfort you and to not be afraid of what this enemy can do to you.† Just keep in mind one more thing.† I'm going to share a secret with you.† I once was absolutely supposed to die.† Do you know what I did after almost giving up?† I got up from laying down and started to walk around and I said to myself "I'm not going to die".† I actually did this -- I experienced it -- I remember it very clearly.† Things were quite dark at that time but I just kept moving and walking.† I recovered from my problem slowly but surely -- that was 35 years ago.† It has been said that a man will only die when he quits believing.† So you just keep going and you never forget that because we have so much to look forward to, it is absolutely beyond our comprehension.†††
When you hear someone say that God killed somebody, you stand up and you look him right in the eyes and you tell him "THAT'S A LIE FROM HELL".† Don't ever stand for anyone tearing the Word apart in front of you.† God will bless you immensely for your boldness when you speak up.† Remember we're in a spiritual battle and believe it or not, you are actually addressing the adversary himself.† So don't be afraid, because I would like to close this teaching with a most dynamic and important Scripture that you should remember and actually learn by heart.† It is that important.† If you're going to stand for the true God, you are going to get pressure and tribulation.† I get it every single day, but what else is there in this life when you get right down to it?† Youíve got the world lying to people telling you that the true God killed your loved one.† Strike back and make the blow account -- speak God's Word.† That is the only thing that will defeat Satan.† Now, in closing, I would like to end this teaching with that Scripture that I mentioned to you that will build you up, and make you strong, so that you have that confidence and fearlessness to speak up when God tells you to.† Also, the very final Scripture is proof again that the true God NEVER harms a living thing.† And donít you forget it.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:† because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. -- I John 4: 4
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. -- I John 1: 5
Obviously, God is all light and within Him, there is absolutely no darkness whatsoever.† So then how can the true God go around killing people?† It's actually the epitome of ridiculousness -- of total and complete insane nonsense.† It is the god of this world who goes around killing people.† So remember this and never forget it.† It is the truth that will make you free and this teaching is truth.