The Death and the Carcass

January 18, 2007

Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. It is written, “‘Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.’ And they answered and said to Him, ‘Where, Lord?’ So He said to them, ‘Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.'” (Luke 17:33-37). Wherever the carcass is, that is, wherever one’s life is lost, the eternal life will be there.

The Bible says, “Its young ones suck up blood; And where the slain are, there it is.” (Job 39:30). And also, “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” (Exodus 19:4).

An eagle is the image of a cherub who serves the Eternal God. God’s power and divine nature work only where the carcass is. It is written, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9). And also, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.” (Romans 8:11). Wherever the carcass is, there the breath will come.

The Book of Prophecy says about it, “Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'” (Ezekiel 37:9). Wherever the carcass is, the breath comes from the four winds.

God makes us alive, who were dead–not who are dying, as it is written, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1). Salvation is related to the carcass, not to the death.

Therefore, the Bible says, “I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.” (John 5:25). All men already died in Adam.

In the death, there is still the body of sin. However, the carcass is a perfect corpse: The body of sin is done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. Therefore, the Bible differentiates whole burnt offering from burnt offering.

The death is like the burnt offering, and the carcass is like the whole burnt offering. It is written, “They shall teach Jacob Your judgments, And Israel Your law. They shall put incense before You, And a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar.” (Deuteronomy 33:10). And again, “Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.” (Psalms 51:19). There are the sacrifices of righteousness, burnt offering and whole burnt offering, individually.

The sacrifices of righteousness means Christ’s death, and the burnt offering means our being crucified with Christ, and the whole burnt offering means our being buried with Christ. Therefore, it is written, “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice.” (John 5:28).

The death becomes the carcass after three days. In other words, there is the resurrection of the dead on the third day. It is written, “And he said, ‘The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.'” (Luke 9:22). The belief of the death is incomplete belief, but the belief of the carcass is complete belief.

Therefore, the Bible says, “let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:22).

I hope that God will lead us from the belief of the death to the belief of the carcass and make us see Himself, who gives life to the dead in Christ Jesus. “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31). Amen. Thank you, Lord.

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