Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,  

1 You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience. 3 We also all once lived among them in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and, of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you are saved—6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; 8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, that no one would boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.Ephesians 2:1-10 (WEB)

That we were dead in transgressions and sins speaks to the fact that before the fullness of time when the mystery of the plan of YHWH (with inserted vowels YAHWEH transliterated JEHOVAH commonly interpreted the LORD) was revealed, humankind were (as the un-repentant and un-saved are presently) “dead men walking” due to the first Adam’s/first man’s free-will decision to ignore the LORD God’s advice; that if the first Adam did “that” it would result in 100% of “this” (refer to Genesis 2:15-17). Thereof came spiritual death which is separation from the LORD God which was instantaneous; and just as fish can’t live outside of its natural environment of water, neither can man created in the image of God (refer to Genesis 1:26-27) live outside of the LORD. Yet it took 930 years for the first Adam/first man to die because initially his body wasn’t created to die; and the life years of mankind ever decreased (refer to Genesis 5:1-32) until the LORD set 120 years for the obedient (refer to Genesis 6:3b; Deuteronomy 34:7), and 70 – 80 years for the disobedient (refer to Psalm 90:10). Such doesn’t mean that the obedient are required to live 120 years, such refers to the fact that Satan has no legal right to steal life from any rendered sons & daughters of the LORD God by the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Rather, as one Man-of-God described it, we may put death on the shelf (so to speak) until we are ready to “give-up the ghost/give-up the spirit” just as the Lord Jesus did. For those whom the devil manipulated had absolutely no power to kill Jesus the Anointed One and His Anointing; even falling back when they came to arrest Him (refer to John 18:1-6). However, after taking the sins of all mankind upon Himself, the Lord Jesus would only die by giving-up the spirit (refer to Luke 23:44-46). Of such is what the Lord Jesus agonized as He prayed to the LORD God while in the Garden (refer to Luke 22:41-44); His agony had nothing to do with physical death which is separation of the spirit and the soul (i.e., intellect, will, emotions) from the body; His agony had everything to do with spiritual death which is separation from the LORD God Whom He had never been separated. For after taking upon Himself the sins of all mankind on behalf of all mankind, He would indeed be separated from the Father. Therefore, the Lord Jesus had to have faith that the LORD God would indeed get Him up and out of Hell because though tempted as mankind is tempted, the Lord Jesus never sinned. Rather, it was the LORD God’s plan that His only begotten Son be born as a man with the spotless blood of the LORD God by the Holy Spirit through a virgin. For by faith Mary believed and agreed to be a vessel unto the LORD God (refer to Luke 1:26-38). So too did the Lord Jesus agree to the plan of the LORD God by which He became the “first begotten of the dead” and the only Mediator between God and mankind (refer to 1Ti 2:5-6; Revelation 1:5). YESHUA/JESUS paid it all by His sinless blood that redeemed fallen man enabling a re-created or regenerated spirit which facilitates re-alignment with the LORD God allowing (free-will) us to be reconciled unto the Family of God with all rights and privileges restored as heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ Jesus (refer to Romans 8:17 & 10:9-10). Oh! that we might discern the full dimensions of Christ Jesus’ love for all mankind. That such be revealed to usward who believe is what the Apostle Paul delineates in Ephesians 3:18-19 (which I too, via daily prayer in my natural language also ask Abba Father, in Jesus’ Name, for both Ephesians 3:18-19 as well as Philippians 1:9-11 among many kinds of prayer per Eph 6:18). Further, by revelation of the information in God’s Word through the Teaching of the Holy Spirit we may know that sickness isn’t a requirement for physical death as well as the fact the spirit is eternal. Hence, the Apostle Paul wrote about his preference to be “away from the body and at home with the Lord2 Corinthians 5:8 (NIV). Therefore, Heaven is not a big dormitory where the redeemed who’ve transitioned are asleep but who are eagerly anticipating and preparing for The Great Wedding Feast (refer to Matthew 22:1-14); and their desire is in keeping with the LORD God and the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that those rendered sons & daughters of God by the blood of Jesus be about the business of The Great Commission (refer to Mark 16:15-18). That none be sans a wedding garment which speaks to salvation by the washing of the Blood. “But of this be assured: if the householder had known at what time the burglar was coming, he would have been awake and alert and watching and would not have permitted his house to be dug through and broken into.  You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour and a moment when you do not anticipate itLuke 12:39-40 (AMPC). We are in the latter rain. The outpouring of the LORD God to Christ Jesus so too have we because we are “in Him” which enables the “greater works” (refer to Revelation 5:12; John 14:12) by God’s mighty power within via the present-day Ministry of the Holy Spirit. The exceeding riches of the LORD God bestowed unto us neither awaits in the “by and by” nor “up yonder”. Rather, these are “for such a time as this” on this side of Heaven. For we are the called-out ones, commissioned “for such a time as this” (refer to Esther 4:14).  

Speak the promise . . . Harriet