When nothing matters anymore

Jack Vorster By Jack Vorster, 22nd Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The conflicts, hardships and accountabilities of earthly life come to an abrupt end upon every individual’s death. That’s when sticks and stones can no longer break bones and words from enemies are no longer of any consequence.

Severed from it all

We all have to bear ever-increasing baggage accumulated during the course of our lives. It gets dumped once and for all when we die, for at that point our consciousness becomes totally severed from the concerns and emotional attachments of earthly life. In other words, in the life that follows death we are unaffected by the hurtful offences inflicted by others simply because our awareness is far removed from events on earth. And, of course, we can no longer commit sin of any kind.

Now imagine if we could live our lives unaffected by what others have to say about us and if we could be free of the ravages of life and the temptations of sin – as if we were dead.

This would mean our lives would be filled with peace and we would possess a clear conscience, void of stress and with no ability to sin. This would make for a very healthy body and mind and plenty of energy to spare.

Goodbye baggage

Just think of this – it is impossible, as a dead person, to be involved in anything here on earth. But, if we were killed and then revived, knowing that we were raised from the realm of the dead where we dumped all our baggage and making it possible to live our new lives in “death mode”, then the conflicts in life should not affect us at all. Sound complicated?

Okay, that was certainly a mouthful to merely convey the fact that dead people no longer live on earth and that nothing on earth matters to them anymore.( I’m beginning to get the picture myself.)

If someone had to die FOR you, then for that person nothing would matter anymore on YOUR behalf, for it would be as good as dying yourself.
And if that person arose from the dead, then it would be as if you arose from the dead yourself.
In fact, your life would belong to that person for that person actually took your place in dying as well as in rising from death.
You have no more say in the matter except to live in that person and for that person to live in you. And if that person chooses to live a new, fearless and care-free life, then you have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the ride. Bear in mind that this new life would be free of worldly cares and sin. It all passed away when that person died in your place.

Once again I want to ask, can a dead person be burdened with cares and sin? No, a dead person will have been freed from all of it and can no longer be a servant of it. Now this is important. While a person lives he is “free” from the need to live righteously, but when he dies he loses that status and becomes freed from unrighteousness – provided he returns to life in order to take up righteous living, which means he will have become a servant of righteousness and the life that goes with it. The conflicts of life and the sin that caused it will have been left in the grave.

From death to life

Fortunately for us, a person by the name of Jesus Christ did exactly that. He took our sin-riddled lives of conflict, sickness and pain upon Himself and died with it. Being without sin Himself, he was able to raise us, within Him, back to life. “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.” (Rom 6:6,7)

We are now “as those that are alive from the dead,” (Rom 6:13) and we became servants of the new life. “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” (Rom 618)

And the fact that our lives now belong to the One who died for us is clearly illustrated by Paul when he states, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20)

Freed from sin and death, we are now one with the life of the One who died for us and He now lives through us. We cannot die again – “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again." (2Cor 5:15)

We died. That’s when nothing mattered anymore. And we now have a new life in this world of iniquity where we move and live within the Life and faith of the One who died for us.

So, here’s some very good advice, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” (Col 3:23) - for nothing matters anymore.

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Crucified, Healthy Body, Righteousness, Sticks And Stones

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author avatar Jack Vorster
My background is marketing and advertising. My passion is the human make-up and writing about it based on many years of study on the subject. http://www.earthboundlife.wozaonline.co.za

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

For sure it is a burden to worry what others think.

Happy Holidays Jack

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author avatar Jack Vorster
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

And enjoy your break too, Mark.

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author avatar chrysolite
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

I sure agree with you on that! :)

Happy Holidays, Mark! And thank you for all you've been doing for us!

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author avatar chrysolite
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

Hi, Jack, I really enjoyed reading your article and I totally agree with you.

In my view, it's called freedom, it's as simple as that. We can actually do and think as we please and if many people make bad choices, well, there is nothing we can do.

Ora et labora - Pray and Work - is, I think, our only business. Worship God and work for our bodily needs. No more is necessary and makes for a very happy life as I find.

Merry Christmas, Jack! :)

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author avatar Jack Vorster
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

You're totally right, chrysolite. And have a great Christmas too.

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author avatar Vernazoa
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

Sometimes there is no solution for the predicament we are in.
Acceptance has to be an art of reality.The pastimes of our lives will not make a difference
one hundred years from now. Christ remains forever.

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author avatar Jack Vorster
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

True,Vernazoa. Forgiveness and forgiving is all that matters, although some people are relentless in their pursuit of evil.

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author avatar chrysolite
25th Dec 2011 (#)

I think too many people these days are totally relentless in their pursuit of evil, mainly maybe because they don't recognize it and think they are doing right! And even if you tell them, they shrugg and won't change. This is sad, because God meant us to enjoy life and I certainly know that this is possible.

Merry Christmas, Jack! :)

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author avatar Jack Vorster
25th Dec 2011 (#)

I published an article on this in Wikinut." An insight into the Spiritual Realm in which we live." http://nut.bz/2pqeefzg/

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author avatar Jack Vorster
25th Dec 2011 (#)

I published an article on this in Wikinut." An insight into the Spiritual Realm in which we live." http://nut.bz/2pqeefzg/

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Dec 2011 (#)

Hello, Jack: I really welcomed this page. The spiritual world in which we live........why then don't those who do evil know it, or do they know and don't care? Or maybe what is evil to us may not be evil to them. Thankyou, I am always pleased to see your name.

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author avatar Jack Vorster
27th Dec 2011 (#)

Great to see you again, Ivyevelyn. Once those involved in the ways of the world come into the Light, they either change or remain as they are.

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author avatar Teila
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Powerful, your articles are filled with such compassion and strong truths.

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author avatar Jack Vorster
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks again,Teila. The glory belongs to God.

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