We’ve heard a lot about the Pharisees
but who exactly were the Sadducees?
And what do they have to do
with understanding God’s truth?
The Sadducees were mostly aristocratic men
who represented a Jewish sect
during the days of Jesus.
They only focused on the written Law,
and shut down oral tradition.
They denied the existence of spirits
and the resurrection of the dead.
Basically the Sadducees were like Pharisees,
but denied the existence of the supernatural.
They didn't believe in angels or demons,
nor in Heaven or hell.
If you have ever read the Old Testament
then you will know God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
He created all things, including His sons -
angels and humans.
Let’s face it, a demon is simply an fallen angel
who operates in rebellion.
And Satan is the worst of them
because he is the most prideful of them all.
Which explains why Jesus
is the most beloved,
because He fully trusts God
and follows His Will - even above his own.
Humanity is no different.
Adam and Eve displayed pride and rebellion
in the Garden of Eden.
And because God is supreme,
totally void of inferiority -
he cast pride and rebellion
out from His presence
and allowed them to suffer
the consequences of their decisions.
Heaven is the place where God resides.
It’s the place where His glory shines.
Hell, well - it’s the opposite of that.
It’s the place without God.
Hell is the place where the chaff will burn -
once all the wheat from God’s Seed
has been harvested.
In this section of Matthew,
we see the Sadducees
approaching Jesus with this question:
“Teacher,” they said,
“Moses told us that if a man dies
without having children,
his brother must marry the widow
and raise up offspring for him.
There were seven brothers among us.
The first one married and died,
and since he had no children,
he left his wife to his brother.
The same thing happened
to the second and third brother,
right on down to the seventh.
Finally, the woman died.
Now then, at the resurrection,
whose wife will she be of the seven,
since all of them were married to her?”
I don’t know about you,
but when I initially read their question,
along time ago, I thought, man -
that is a good question!
How is Jesus going to respond to that?
But over the years,
God found a way for me to gain humility
so that My heart could be open to receive His truth.
This is how He answered it.
"You are IN ERROR BECAUSE
you do not know the Scriptures
OR the power of God.”
Let me just stop!
This is a mic dropt!
This is the point when all of us
should drop to our knees
and bow down to God!
This is exactly how
men fall away from God!
They think they know it all!
They must not have read the story of Job!
Especially at the end of it!
Obviously, if these Sadducees
knew the scripture
and not just the rules,
and if they believed
that God was sovereign,
as what His Word says,
then they would have
never even asked the question.
They would have spotted God,
in the flesh, when they saw Him.
They would have responded like
His disciples did.
They would have picked up His cross
to follow Him.
they had a good question.
So let’s see what else Jesus said.
"At the resurrection
people will neither marry
nor be given in marriage;
they will be like the angels in heaven.”
Let’s stop once again.
Take that information in.
When we go to Heaven
we will not be married,
nor will we marry.
I believe it’s because
we will all be bonded with Christ.
We will all share in His glory.
We will be like the angels in Heaven -
who spend all of eternity
He continued on, “But -
about the resurrection of the dead,
have you not read what God said?
‘I am the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob’
He is not the God of the dead
but of the living.”
When the crowds heard this,
they were astonished at his teaching.”
Did Jesus just say that
Abraham, Issac and Jacob are still - alive?
Is this how Moses and Elijah showed up
at the transfiguration of Jesus?
Is this how Enoch and Elijah
were taken into heaven
without ever experiencing physical death?
Could this be how Stephen
was able to see Jesus
when he has was being stoned to death?
Is this how he endured murder
and was able to forgive
those who were murdering him.
Was Stephen already in his Spirit
instead of being in his body
when this was happening?
It’s quite mind-blowing!
But it’s simple! Is it not?
Friends, it is time to stop the denial,
and learn the truth.
I beg you, while there is still time,
Get into scripture and learn who God is!
He wrote a book for you!
A book that was scribed,
through many men who were led by His Spirit.
Earth is just a place
that God has loaned to us.
This earth will soon be gone,
and will pass away to eternal death.
The Lord will create
a new Heaven and a new Earth -
One location to share in His glory.
This truth was given to John
during his revelation of Jesus.
Eden will be restored -
it’s God’s promise to us.
Read the 22nd Chapter of Revelation.
God, in His sovereignty,
has shared the end of the story.
I implore you, pick up His story -
the true HISTORY - and start reading it.
The end of this age is coming soon.
This is what He has been saying to me.
May He bless those who read these poems,