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The Body

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The Body

On The Street

Your friends, neighbors, the DMV, and the postman know you by your full name. Your Driver’s License says your official name is ‘John Doe.”

In The Hospital

As A Patient In Room 123:

Every attending nurse and doctor always verifies your name and even date of birth when the come into the room to check on you..

Sometimes your name is displayed on the room door.

When You Die:

You are no longer referred to by your name. You are now no longer ‘John Doe’ you are now just a body. Your identity changed.

The doctor pulls the sheet up over the face of ‘the body.’

They then call the morgue and have them pick up ‘the body’ in Room 123.

At A Crime Scene

The first thing the Homicide Detective wants to know when he arrives at a crime scene is, “Where’s the body?”

The Coroner does not examine Mr. John Doe, thinking this is Mr. John Doe! All he sees is a dead body.

Mr. Doe is then placed in a body bag and hidden from view.

In The Morgue

‘The body’ is placed on the slab.

Sometimes ‘the body’ is put into a refrigerated drawer.

At The Funeral Home

The Funeral Home sends a Driver to pick up ‘the body’.

It’s ‘the body’ that is embalmed. As far as we know, no one says, “Mr. Doe is embalmed,” he is now referred to as a body.

‘The body’ is dressed and placed in a casket.

At The Grave

The hearse drives ‘the body’ to the Cemetery.

After the graveside service, ‘the body’ is lowered into the ground.

‘The body’ is later covered with dirt.

Sometimes ‘the body’ is exhumed.

This Is Understood In The Natural Life,

It Happens Similarly In The Spiritual Life.

As Sinners

We are proud of our identity.

We proudly proclaim our heritage and those famous in our family tree.

We promote ourselves.

We do what we enjoy.

(Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.)

We fight to keep our identity.

We protect ourselves from identity theft.

We make cards to give to strangers with our name in bold letters.

We do our best to live as long as we can and enjoy life.

At The Altar Of Repentance

On the very first trip to the Altar of Repentance, we die.

We die out to sin.

We die out to self.

We die out the things of the world.

We die out to fleshly lusts.

We decrease so that He might increase.

In Water Baptism

We are buried with Him.

The old man dies and is buried.

When We Are Filled With The Holy Ghost

We take on a new identity.

We are no longer our own, we are bought with a price.

Now, it’s not about us, that no flesh should glory in His Presence.

Now we are part of The Body Of Christ.

We relinquished our old identity and receive a new one.

We are members of ‘The Body’.

We become Kingdom Minded.

We no longer are motivated to promote our flesh, but rather do all for the good of ‘His Body… The Body.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 29, 2014 at 12:20 am

15 Things To Do In Church Before You Die

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15 Things To Do In Church Before You Die

1. Pray

  • Pray till you get the absolute Victory.
  • Intercede for a lost or wayward soul.
  • Let God use you in the Spirit of Travail
  • Pray till the Fire falls.
  • Pray someone through to the Holy Ghost.
  • Pray before church.
  • Pray around the altar after church

2. Sing

  • Don’t make the Song Leader beg you to sing.
  • Don’t let the Praise Singers do your singing.
  • Sing till you cry.
  • Sing till you shout.

3. Shout

  • Dance in the Spirit
  • Leap for Joy
  • Lead. Be the first one to shout.
  • Run the aisles

4. Believe God

  • Believe God for a Healing.
  • Trust Him to supply your needs.
  • Believe Him for a Miracle and see it come to pass.

5. Get ‘Lost in the Spirit’

  • Be taken home drunk in the Holy Ghost

6. Witness

  • Teach a Home Bible Study
  • Win a soul

7. Say Amen

  • Say Amen from your heart. Be willing to Obey.
  • Stand to you feet and say Amen
  • Say Amen from even if you’re the only one.
  • Say Amen even when the Scripture or the Preaching touches a sore spot.

8. Give

  • Give your last Dollar, if God impresses you to.
  • Become faithful in your tithe and offerings
  • Give without expecting anything in return.

9. Read

  • Read the Bible through.
  • Have a daily Scripture reading.
  • Get a Revelation of One God.

10. Testify

  • Don’t give some narrative about “he said, and I thought to myself.”
  • Just brag on Jesus!

11. Fast

  • Fast to crucify your flesh.

12. Love Your Brother and Sister

  • Prefer them. Put them first
  • Let all jealousy die

13. Refuse To Listen to a Rumor

  • Tell the talebearer, “I really don’t want to hear this.”
  • Refuse to pass a rumor on.

14. Forgive

  • Put all your yesterdays behind you.
  • Empty yourself of all Bitterness.
  • Be merciful.

15. Get the Pastor’s Heartbeat.

  • Try to feel what he feels.
  • Work with him for Revival.
  • Feel the Spirit of Unity

Now, Let’s Have Some ‘Church’ Around Here!