Luke 20:27-40

Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without children.  And the second  took her as wife, and he died childless. Then the third took her, and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children,  and died.  Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife.”

 Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;  nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.  But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”

 Then some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” But after that they dared not question Him anymore.

 “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”  This would indicate we all will experience resurrection.  The question remains, what comes next?  We get a glimpse of a life so different from our experience it is difficult to comprehend and many have tried to give an explanation of it.  Alive!!  That is for sure…We can be Alive! Now, fully, as his children.  This hope, this reality belongs to the children of God.  No matter the circumstances that surround us, this knowledge gives us  joy in our own relationship with the Lord that enables us to rise above those circumstances that would love to drag us down.  Look up… for your redemption draws near, look up …for the promise of his coming, look up… we will be with him.  The focus is up… not down!


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