Your righteousness is
like the highest mountain; Your judgments, like the deepest sea.
If you can, please read Janice's story about "The Cross"
This scripture is not talking about angels. There is a difference
between an angel and a ministering spirit.
"How can anyone be foolish
enough to think that an animal has no soul
It is sown a natural
body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is
also a spiritual body.
Because our Lord Jesus Christ
died on the cross in our place for the sins of the world and rose again, we not
only, through our faith in Him, have a place in Heaven, but we become a 'new'
person....we become more like Christ as we strive to die to the flesh and
allow Him to have His way in our lives. Because He lives we are promised eternal
life and must be faithful to that
calling. Because He lives our wildest
dreams will come true. Because He lives His promises for us are
attainable. There is
more to God's Word than surface scripture. There are
deep mysteries that God wants to reveal to those who search for
There will come a time when it will be impossible to be lacking faith or evil to dwell in our presence. God has made a covenant. An oath, not only to His children, but to all animals during Hosea's time which was roughly 700 years before Christ. God's oaths are not broken nor does He change His mind. They are a binding agreement that cannot be altered. . . .
"In that day," declares the Lord, "you will call me 'my husband'; you will no longer call me 'my master.' I will remove the names of the Baals from her (His Bride's) lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord." (Hosea 2:16-20)
Here is a deeper truth of God’s Word concerning all of creation. These scriptures are talking about our future glory when the New Heaven and the New Earth are in place. Christ, through Paul, also talks about creation eagerly awaiting for this future hope along with us…..the day when it will be changed from mortality and clothed in immortality.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
For the creation was
subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in
hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that
the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the
redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is
not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what
we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. (Romans 8:18-25)
"From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things
unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; You
have not heard of
them before today. So you cannot say, ‘Yes I knew them.’ You have neither heard
nor understood; From
of old your ear has not been open." (Isaiah
And this shall be a sign unto you; You will find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. (Luke 2:12)
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: "Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!" (John 12:14-15)
God teaches us that animals minister to us in different ways and are life-savers when God chooses them to be if we stray off the path God sets before us.
Balaam was riding on
his donkey, and his two servants were with him. When the donkey saw the angel of
the Lord standing
the road with a drawn sword in his hand, she turned off the road into a field.
Balaam beat her to get her back on the road.
the angel of the Lord stood at a narrow path between two vineyards, with walls
on both sides. When the donkey saw
of the Lord, she pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it.
So he beat her again. Then the angel
of the Lord moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn,
either to the right or to the left.
When the donkey
saw the angel of the Lord, she laid down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat
her with his staff. Then
the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat
me these three
times?” Balaam answered
the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would
kill you right now.”
The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I
been in the habit
of doing this to you?” “No,” he said. Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord
standing in the
road with his sword drawn. So he
bowed low and fell face down. The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you
your donkey these three times? I have
come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. The
donkey saw me and turned away from me
these three times. If she had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you
by now, but I would have spared her.”
saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he who sat on him was called
Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he will judge and make war. And the armies which are in
Heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,
were following Him on white
horses. (Revelation 19:11&14)
will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and
the lion and the yearling together; and a little
child will lead them. The cow will feed with the
bear, their young will lie down
together and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The
infant will play near the
hole of the cobra and
the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. They
will neither harm nor
destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will
full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and the spirit of the animal goes down to the earth? (Ecclesiastes 3:2)
Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even at thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. (Psalm 84:3)
two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground
without your Father knowing it.
God says in His Word that animals know their master and their master's home, yet His own people do not even recognize Him. God credits animals with having more knowledge and understanding than His own people have.
Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner's manger, but Israel does not know; my people do not understand." (Isaiah 1:2-3)
No one here on earth can know the joy our Father holds for us when we get to Heaven.
However, as it is written: "No
eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for
who love him."
I think I should mention that the newer bible translations are removing the word 'soul' and replacing it with the word, 'life.' There is definitely a difference between the two.
In whose hand is
the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. (
God has created the animals out of the dust just as He created man. And God breathed His Spirit into animals just as He did with man. So how can anyone say that an animal has no soul or a spirit?
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Genesis 2:7)
Speaking specifically about animals of all kinds. . .
O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth Your Spirit, they are created and you renew the face of the ground. (Psalm 104:24 & 29-30)
When someone asks whether or not animals go to Heaven, show them scripture. If they say they don't believe it, then walk away and leave them to their immense stupidity. And for those who do not understand the compassion of God when they say their pets are in 'doggie heaven' or 'cat heaven' please understand that there is more than enough room in 'Heaven' for us all. God loves what He creates so intensely. He gave us authority over all animals to love, care for and for them to help us.
A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)
The fact that Jesus died in our place and rose again is evidence that He will go to any length to protect and preserve what rightfully belongs to Him. He is, and always will be more than any human mind can comprehend. . . .Because He Lives!
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a
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