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What happens when a Man Dies?

There are three things that happens to a man when he dies.
1). Body- His body goes back to the ground.

a). Genesis 3:19- “…till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust
thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
b). Ecclesiastes 3:20- All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

2). Spirit- The Holy Spirit and the spirit of life goes back to God

c). Ecclesiastes 12:7 (AMP)- then the dust [out of which God made man’s body] will return to
the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

3). Soul- His soul will go to either heaven or hell.

d). Luke 16:22-23-
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels
into Abraham’s bosom:
e). Luke 16:22b- the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes,
being in torments,
f). Luke 23:43- Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

How Much of God Do You Want -Part B: <- Click to Print!

     Would like to have a close relationship with God? How close of a relationship do you want to have with Him?

     Every person here will eventually need to make a decision. And that decision will be, “How much of God do You want?”. It’s up to you!!! It’s not up to God!!! You can have as much of God, as you want to have!!

     The Holy Spirit lives inside of you. And His presence throughout the Bible is described as “fire”.

          1). Jeremiah 20:9- “…his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,…

          2). Matthew 3:11- I indeed baptize you with water…but he that cometh after me…he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

          3). Acts 2:3-4- And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,…

     This “fire” inside of you, will burn as brightly as you want it to. This internal “fire/light” should also shine through you.

          4). Matthew 5:16- Let your light so shine…

          5). Matthew 5:14- Ye are the light of the world…

     This “internal” light/fire, can actually be described in three ways:

                 a). A Fire- Here the Holy Spirit is ablaze internally. It also radiant on the outside. Obedience to what God says to you, is one of the main things that keep your fire burning bright.

  • Acts 5:32 (AMP)- And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has bestowed on those who obey Him.”

                b). A Flame-Here your fire has began to die down, and has now become a small flame (similar to the pilot light on a gas stove or water heater). This happens as a result of disobediences, or delayed obedience.

               c). A Flicker- Here your flame is barely visible.

     THE HUGE PROBLEM: When the “fire” become a “flame”. And what use to be a “flame”, now starts to “flicker”.

     The “flame” itself can never be completely put or snuffed out, or extinguished. But it certainly can begin to burn very low. Do understand that it is a bad thing when your flame starts to flicker.

     The Bible speaks about this situation:

          6). I Thessalonians 5:19- Quench not the Spirit.

               This refers to suppressing fire, or stifling a flame. It speaks directly about your internal fire and flame. Paul is referring directly to the Holy Spirit who lives inside of you. When we do not do what we know to do, we quench the Holy Spirit. We nearly smother the flame.

          7). Ephesians 4:30- And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,… 

     Paul says it another way; he mentions something similar… He tells us to keep that internal fire burning high!!!

          8). II Timothy 1:6 (ESV)- For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you…

          9). II Timothy 1:6 (AMP)- That is why I remind you to fan into flame the…gift of God, [that inner fire…which is in you…

     Fan the flame literally means to blow oxygen onto your fire to increase the intensity of the fire/flame. This is done through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, Bible study, meditation, and humbling yourself before God.

     How do we keep the flame burning high?

     First, we must want or desire to be filled.

          10). Matthew 5:6- Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

          11). John 4:14-15- 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not,…

     Secondly, you must ask God to fill you.

          12). Luke 11:9; 13- “…Ask, and it shall be given you; 13 …how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

“The Reasons Why We Have Problems” Topic: “How Much God do you Want.”<-Click to Print/Download!

Lesson for Sept 19, 2023:


 _____ Yes     _____ No _____ Not Sure   _____ It may cost me too much    Would like to have a “close relationship” with God?  “How close” of a relationship, do you want to have with Him?

     Every individual will “eventually” need to make a decision. And that decision will be,” How much of God do you want?” It’s up to you!!! Not up to God!!! You can have as much of God, as you want to have!!

     Let’s go back to the very beginning, and see how much of God did Adam have.

          1). Genesis 2:7- And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. He became an alive person.

     The dirt/clay that God “formed” and “shaped”, all of a sudden, started to breath. It was awakened, gained consciousness, and started to live!

     This cadaver, this body, this corpse…could not, and did not move, “until” God “breathed” into him.

     What God gave Adam, has a name. It’s called the “breath of life”. And, it’s found “several times”, in the Bible.

          2). Genesis 6:17- And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing…shall die.

          3). Genesis 7:21-22- 21 And all flesh died that moved (key word) upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life,…all…, died.

     Here God names every creature, all flesh, in the earth, that had received what Adam had received, the “breath of life”. Not only did Adam have this “breath of life”, but also every animal, insect, bird, etc… had it as well.

     Every creature that you might see moving/move, they are able to get around, for “one reason”, they have the “spirit of life!!!”. This is also called and referred to as, the “breath of life”. They are the same. The “spirit of life” is the same thing as the “breath of life”

     So, always be aware of this: all animals “move”, because they have the “spirit of life/breath of life”.

QUESTION OF UNDERSTANDING: When you attend a funeral, why is it that the person lying in the casket, does not move?

     Now, the “spirit of life” is NOT the Holy Spirit!!! They are two separate things/being, and have two separate functions.

     People and animals that are “without” the Holy Spirit move around each and every day!!!

VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: What’s the difference between an animal and a man?

     Man is made up of “three” parts. An animal is not!!!

          4). I Thessalonians 5:23- And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body

          5). Hebrews 4:12- For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,…

     ***** Every living creature has the “spirit of life”; but not everyone of them has a “soul”. Only a human being has a soul. And, neither does animals have the Holy Spirit!!!

          6). Mark 8:36-37- 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

          7). Luke 12:20- But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee:…

     Now, when God breathed into Adam, He also put His Spirit, in side of Adam. This caused man, to be aware of God, enabled him to have fellowship, and to communicate with God. God and man had a “relationship”.

     Now, when Adam sinned, “some” of this changed, but not “all” of it:

  1. Adam still had a “body”.
  2. Adam still had the “spirit of life/breath of life”.
  3. Adam still had a “soul”.
  4. But what Adam lost, was God inside of him!!!!

MAJOR DOCTRINAL POINT: God left!!! Life stayed!!!

          8). Isaiah 59:2- But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

BIG PROBLEM: The problem that Adam had way back then, we also have a “similar” one today.

     We have four categories of men and women:

     1). Category One- Bad

     2). Category Two- Good (Cold).

     3). Category Three- Better (Lukewarm).

     4). Category Four- Best (Hot).

         Revelation 3:15-16- 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.