Life and Death
Moses Maimonides said "I fully believe there will be a revival of the dead at a time which will please the Creator, blessed and exalted be his name forever and ever."
What do great Jewish prophets mean when they use words like "redeemed" and "salvation"?
A great hope of Israel is that a messiah would come as savior and redeemer -- a messiah who would allow us to exchange our temporary physical life for an eternal one.
We can find in the Talmud that there will be a timeless sphere in which the righteous would lead a purely spiritual existence freed from the flesh.
The prophet Daniel said "Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt."
Your years on earth today mean nothing compared to an endless tomorrow.
About 2,000 years ago, Yeshua made some extraordinary statements about life and resurrection. He said
" But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.
Yes, He is the God of the living, the God who can bring us from death into life. Yeshua not only confirmed the resurrection of the dead in word, but also in deed. Yeshua did not merely claim to be a prophet of great insight and compassion; rather, He claimed to be the Messiah, the unique Son of the living God, and He proved it.
Yeshua said: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies..."
The Brit Chadasha reports his death and resurrection.
The resurrection of Yeshua is permanent. He conquered death not only for Himself, but for any who would ask it of Him.
Yeshua said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."
We Jewish people who have come to know and joyfully accept Yeshua as our promised Messiah no longer have a fear of death, but rather a joy based on the our sure hope of our own resurrection.
The Torah says "This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live..."
We pray you will truly seek and find; that you will truly choose life over death, and that your special eternity will begin from the moment you realize that a resurrected life is not only a historical fact but a promise for today, for you, forever.
Isn’t it time you ask the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob if Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel?