Romans 4 “9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!”
Abraham was made righteous by faith before he was circumcised. It was before Israel was given the Law. Salvation was required from the time of Adam’s fall, even before the Law came. It is still required even after 70AD.
Romans 5 “12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—”
Adam’s sin was to trust in his knowledge/wisdom instead of God. His sin was unbelief – this sin brought death to all men BECAUSE Every human being commits the same sin! We do not believe in God but in our own wisdom and knowledge.
Genesis 3 “for dust you are and to dust you will return….22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
Adam’s sin resulted in condemnation in his mind (eyes were opened to see his nakedness) and physical death! He could not live forever anymore.
This is why we all die even today.
Everyone is responsible for their own unbelief or belief.
Universal salvation is false.
Christ did not save everyone automatically.
We can only be justified by personal faith in Christ. Faith is not our work but our trusting in Jesus finished work
Romans 5 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
Death came before the Law came to Israel!
This is why people died before the Law.
But the Law magnified sin and magnified death!
Adam died many years after his sin BUT When the Law came 3000 died on Mt.Sinai on the same day.
What did Paul say would happen when the Law would end? Death would be abolished and we would receive IMMORTALITY.
1st Corinthians 15
“51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with IMMORTALITY. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
At the resurrection, death will be abolished and the Law ends.
Was death abolished in the past? The answer is No. We are still dying today.
The curse of Adam is still ongoing! We are still in the old heaven and earth.
The final resurrection has not happened!
Do you know why? It’s because 70AD was NOT the final judgment!
In Revelation 19 we see the 2nd coming of Christ in 70AD when Jerusalem is destroyed.
But in Revelation 20, we see that Satan is bound for 1000 symbolic years at 70AD.
There are TWO resurrections in Revelation 20.
The 1st resurrection of ONLY the 144k martyrs of Israel’s 12 tribes took place in 70AD.
The REST of the dead are NOT RAISED until after the 1000 years. There is a FINAL RESURRECTION coming!
Satan is the entity behind the Law.
Satan is called the accuser. Jesus said that the Law of Moses accuses the Jews (John 5:45).
Satan was bound in 70AD when Jerusalem was destroyed.
But he is loosed again to resurrect the Law of Israel.
We see that happening in 1948 when Israel is back in their land for the first time after 70AD. They are trying to restore the Sanhedrin, priesthood, temple, and sacrifice!!! This is the big deception of Satan as it was before AD70.
“2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. 4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Satan was bound in 70AD and ONLY the martyrs who did not worship the beast in the tribulation are resurrected. The rest of humanity are not resurrected until the END.
7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
After the 1000 symbolic years, Satan resurrects the Law and deceives the nations (Jews and Gentile converts from the world come back to Israel). Then the END will come.
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
The FINAL RESURRECTION is in the FUTURE !! It has NOT HAPPENED in 70AD.
The Day of the Lord (2nd coming) began in 70AD and ends in the final resurrection. The day of Christ is the 1000 symbolic years from 70ad until the future and final resurrection and judgment when DEATH is ABOLISHED.
The new heaven and earth is coming where there’s no more death or curse but only immortality and glory for the believer.
If you have stopped believing in Jesus, then PLEASE I IMPLORE you to RETURN to JESUS in faith. He loves you and He died for your sins and was raised from the dead. Believe in JESUS to be saved and your name will be written in the Book of Life in heaven!
For those who already believe in Jesus, you have nothing to fear. You cannot lose your salvation. We look forward to the glorious resurrection when we receive immortality and become like Jesus! We look forward to the new heaven and earth where there is no death, tears and no more sin.
1st Thessalonians 5
“23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”