What happens when our body dies

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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.

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When I die…..

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I’m in my prayer closet….well just coming out of it and most of my prayer time has been just telling God how incredible He is and how much I want to be with Him. 1% of me wants to be here on earth when I’m in my prayer closet and 99% wants to be with God. When I’m not in my prayer closet it’s more like 25% wants to be here and 75% want to be with God.

When I’m in my prayer closet…I’m barely here on earth emotionally and spiritually. It’s that intense. Why and what happens? LOVE!! The love of God and the communication we have at that time is overpowering to me. I seek Him and He’s there!

God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are EVERYTHING to me! I’m truly thankful for the earthly relationships He has given me (husband, children, family and friends) but God and His love for me is so overwhelming in my life that it makes me long for heaven. I love God with every cell in my body. I love Him with every emotion I have and everything in my brain. There are no words to describe how much God loves me and how much I love Him. (God loves us ALL like that! Just seek Him and you will find Him.)

Celebrate eternal life!  Thank you Jesus!

Celebrate eternal life! Thank you Jesus!

So when I die….when my physical body is alive no more….I want my family and friends to really celebrate my HOMEGOING! No flowers…just balloons…No sad songs…just Songs of Gods praise and Joy. I want scriptures of hope and promise. I want testimonies on the victories I’ve had in my life. I want hope of an eternal future for all who call out to Jesus for forgiveness. I want to be with my Father in Heaven and I want all those I love to be with me there one day also.

You may think to yourself….”this is a strange blog from Tanya today”. But I tell you this….I can’t help it and don’t want to help it because I can’t wait to see the Love of my life. I dream about seeing the face of my God. I can feel His presence when I’m deep in my prayer close and it just makes me want to run into His loving arms. He thought of me in His mind and then He created me. He gave me life. He befriended me. He established a personal relationship with me. He put a part of Himself in me and this unbelievable being lives inside of me and His name is….Holy Spirit. I depend on Him for everything in every area of my life. He NEVER leaves my side!!!!! He reveals the secret things of God to me. I’m overwhelmed at all God has done to make Himself real to me and He keeps in communication with me 24/7.

The thing that touches me the most out of all of this is the amount of love He has for me!! I can’t get enough of it!

So when I die….be happy for me….I won’t be thinking about you at all…LOL! Because….I will be in my Father’s arms!!!!!!!!!!!

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Philippians 1:23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

 

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Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death!

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Philippians 1:22-23 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!  I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

There isn’t any reason for you to be scared of death if you’re a child of God and a born again Christian.  In fact we should look forward to it…I do!  I can’t wait to meet the lover of my soul….the one who died for me.  I can’t wait to see my heavenly Father who loves me so much.  Paul in the bible said it is far better to be with Christ!  To be home with our Lord who has prepared a place for us… is so exciting!!!

Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death!

Last Friday I watched the homegoing service for Francis McClurkin (The mother of gospel singer Donnie McClurkin) and I could tell that she is going to sorely missed…but there was great joy because her loved ones know where she is.  My wonderful mom made her transition …it will be 2 years February 10th.  At first it hurt a lot when she left because we all missed her.  My mom suffered greatly and I’m so glad she is pain-free right now.  I’m so glad she is getting all the love and care from Her Lord and Savior.

Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death!

I’ve told my husband and my children that I want a true homegoing service with balloons and no flowers.  I want a party, happiness, joy and excitement.  I can’t wait to see my wonderful Savior.  I love Him so so much and I’ve been trying to tell everybody about Him and I’m very excited to see God face to face.  I want one of those New Orleans homegoings.

Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death!

I think that it will be an odd feeling when you know that you’re about to make the transition… whether it happens quickly or over a period of time…but I do know that the Holy Spirit will be with you at that time and He will help you in those very last moments.  If fact any time you are facing any kind of trouble in your life….GOD IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!!  I believe He will even closer to you in the end and I’ve seen this in people who are getting ready for the transition.  They have calmness and a peace.  They want you to let them go because they can feel the love of God and it’s drawing them close to His side.  The things of earth grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death!

While I’m still here on this earth…I want to be in a state of…. “Fruitful labor”!  Doing everything I can to spread the good news of Jesus Christ so that others will have no reason to be scared to die.  While I’m waiting to make my transition…. I am going to enjoy my time with my husband, children, granddaughter, family and friends. I’m going to walk with God everyday and build on my relationship with Him.

Message for today:  Ain’t no reason ta be scared of death… not at all!!! (Unless you are not saved…born again…accepted and believe in Jesus Christ… I pray you are not…scared to death)

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The Transition…Beam Me Up Lord!

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Transporter room - Star Trek TV Series..."Beam Me Up Scotty"

2 Corinthians 5:1-7 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Today I hear the Lord telling me to talk about dying. God does not want us being fearful about this inevitable event that will happen to each of us. Paul is very clear in the scripture above that when we are not in our human fleshly body we who are in Christ will be present immediately with the Lord….we will be……transitioned. Transition means to move from one state to another. I like calling it… “The Transition” because I feel like I’m moving from my earthly home to my heavenly home and it’s a natural move that I was expecting to make one day.

My husband and I are Star trek fans and one of the famous saying was …“Beam me up Scotty”. Beaming up was when a person wanted to get back aboard the star ship, they would ask the transport engineer person to beam them up and a machine would make them disappear from where they were to back on the ship. When I get sick of my suffering here on earth I sometimes want to say to the Lord ……“Beam me up”!! When Jesus comes back for us in the rapture of the church He will do just that.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

There was a little children’s prayer that I used to say before bed time:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
if I die before I wake,
I pray for Lord my soul to take.

This prayer used to make me at scared when I was a little kid….that I might die in my sleep….WHOA!!!…..but as I got older I felt this poem gave me a peace in a knowing God would have my soul…..as an adult I didn’t teach this prayer to my kids…..it’s kind of a downer.

We should not fear dying and we should not want to die because of dissatisfaction with this life. We should want to be in the presence of the Lord at our appointed time and we should as Christians be encouraged to know a great place awaits us and we will have no more suffering.

Paul says in Philippians that he would rather be with Christ….Me too….I so long to see my Saviors face and to experience God in person….and then there’s that mansion…ok…just kidding…..I want to see Jesus….one day. Beam me up Lord!

Philippians 1:23-25 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

My Mom - Loved The Lord 1928-2011

My mom went home to be with the Lord in February 2011 and although I miss her so much… I’m so happy about her transition. My mom loved the Lord and she was not afraid to die and talked openly about being with the Lord. She loved us and wanted to be here for us but she loved God so much more.

Let’s have a different view of our death today. Let’s view it as our transition to a beautiful new life. In the book of Revelation it speaks about all the great things that‘s awaiting us in our eternal life and we are to be encouraged by this. I am looking forward to being with the lover of my soul Jesus. I’m going to endure every trial…every situation… every earthly discomfort because I know there is a great reward and rest from all my suffering. While I’m waiting to go, I’m going to serve the Lord anyway I can….thus….writing my blog!

Message for today: In life we go through many transitions….but the greatest transition will be the day we get to see the face of our beautiful Savior. Glory Halleluiah!!

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