Dr. Judy Melinek who is a forensic pathologist explains what happens when our body dies.
“The first thing that happens when you die is that your heart stops beating and blood flow ceases. Blood then pools in the parts of your body closest to the ground, a process called lividity. Because there is no more blood flow, oxygen-starved tissues stop all metabolic function. Your eyes cloud over, and your muscle fibers lock up in rigor mortis. Your body temperature goes down to match the ambient temperature.
Eventually, bacteria from the gut and upper respiratory tract enter your bloodstream and cause putrefaction, while your body’s cellular enzymes digest its cells, a process called autolysis.”
This makes the story of Lazarus more amazing! “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.” (Luke 11:39)
We are all going to die. Our bodies are dying a little everyday as we are aging from the day of our birth. This is the good news….if we have repented from our sin and accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior…we don’t have to worry about these physical bodies. Jesus said it best when He was on the cross….Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46) If you commit yourself to God now your spirit will go to be with God when your body stops functioning on earth.
Death is a reality….spiritual death is a reality….but because you are born again….eternal life is REALITY! Praise God and thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our bodies are going to do what they do…but we can make sure what our spiritual body does!
Psalms 146:4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
1John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.