Monday, November 21, 2016

Marking His Place

I have never buried anything, with the intention of going back later to get it. I’ve never found any buried treasure. As a matter of fact, I’ve not even seen a real, legitimate treasure map, but yet I believe that there are those who have hidden treasures and marked the spot where they hid them, with the intention of coming back one day to recover them from the earth. Probably each of us has buried a loved one, and as Christians, we hold dear the belief that one day the Lord will return and call forth His saints from the earth, the sea, the ash pots or wherever their remains might be housed. Their spots have been marked, by their guardian angel, who will know where to go and escort them heavenward to meet the Lord in the air.

Line 9: Are all gone now, as he rests fast asleep, the angels mark his place and vigilance keep.

We are told in scripture that in God’s church or vineyard are both ‘tares’ and ‘wheat’.  God has sown the wheat, but the enemy has sown the tares. However, God knows which ones are good and which ones are bad. At the end of the ages, God will send forth His angels to separate the two. How will they know where they are? They will know, because the angels, which are ministering spirits to them who are to be saved – Hebrews 1:12, have faithfully attended to them and keep good records concerning their life and death.

In one parable that Jesus told, we get a sense of how the angels are used by God to minister unto us.

 “The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.” Matthew  13:38-39

In this parable we see the angels ministering to both the good and the bad, in the field of Christ’s love. They are not partial in their ministry; for the Word declares that they are the reapers. How can they reap, unless they know where to go to reap? Let’s look at an additional text of scripture.

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth; then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear” Matthew 13:41-43

Not everyone that dies is a righteous person; some are wicked or ‘tares’.  The angels mark their graves, as well as, their residences, for wherever they are when Jesus returns, the angels will gather them for destruction, and thus leave the righteous to be caught up with the Lord in the air. Amen!

Therefore, let none fret regarding what might have happened to a loved one after he/she passed away. Cremation will not keep them back from meeting with God; being buried at sea, will not keep him/her from being gathered; nor will the fact that some are shredded by animals or even cannibalized.  Because the angels mark the place where your loved one last existed, he/she will be gathered – either for salvation or destruction. May God help each of us reflect in our lives the character of wheat today, so that our final gathering will be a positive one.

All Scriptures are taken from the KJV – King James Version Bible

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First posted on the Internet 11/21/2016

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