HEALTHY SPIRITUAL LIFE

 “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel.Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.  But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul. – Ezekiel 33:7-9

So by now we all know our duties to have a healthy spiritual life.Many of us had a wrong notion of spiritual upliftment .It is not at all a selfish intend to strive hard to be spiritually strong ,we can be strong but not individually because a pious person has to be involved in acts of sharing.

It is not always that we have to share material objects but we can make others happy by sharing the word of God with them.It is of utmost necessary to tell about the statutes of the Lord to all those who we are living with.

It is like living in a containment zone with more people affected by corona virus.Surviving in such an environment even after following all the precautionary measures is really very difficult .

Similarly we cannot remain faithful to the Lord in a family where all the other members are atheists.If my being pious doesn’t compel my dear ones to believe in prayers then my own salvation is like a mirage.

So we ought to accept the message conveyed in the top excerpts from the Holy Bible from the book of Ezekiel .We need to remind our dear ones,neighbours and friends that they must follow the commandments laid down in the Book of the Lord to avoid being punished .

Very often I wondered as to why the dead people will be judged after the end of the world and not today after their death.

I have got the answer and the reason is that My salvation depends not only on my mortifications ,prayers and piety but it depends on the good works of my beloved ones with whom I had lived or I live.

If my son,my wife ,my daughter don’t repent in their life times and are judged to be the residents of Hell then I am sure I will have a share of their results.

That’s because I was assigned to look after them ,I was given the task to teach them goodness,Charity,piety and generosity.Their failure doesn’t mean my success.This is the reason that a person who dies today is not rewarded immediately after his /her death for his good work on this earth .

All those who are dying are allowed to be in the resting place to rest in peace till the last Judgement .

Read the next part of the Holy Bible carefully to know that those who die early are in a resting place .

Samuel had died some time earlier,and people from all over Israel had attended his funeral in his hometown of Ramah.

Meanwhile, Saul had been trying to get rid of everyone who spoke with the spirits of the dead. But one day the Philistines brought their soldiers together to attack Israel.

Achish told David, “Of course, you know that you and your men must fight as part of our Philistine army.”

David answered, “That will give you a chance to see for yourself just how well we can fight!”

“In that case,” Achish said, “you and your men will always be my bodyguards.”

The Philistines went to Shunem and set up camp. Saul called the army of Israel together, and they set up their camp in Gilboa. Saul took one look at the Philistine army and started shaking with fear. So he asked the Lord what to do. But the Lordwould not answer, either in a dream or by a priest or a prophet. Then Saul told his officers, “Find me a woman who can talk to the spirits of the dead. I’ll go to her and find out what’s going to happen.”

His servants told him, “There’s a woman at Endor who can talk to spirits of the dead.”

That night, Saul put on different clothing so nobody would recognize him. Then he and two of his men went to the woman, and asked, “Will you bring up the ghost of someone for us?”

The woman said, “Why are you trying to trick me and get me killed? You know King Saul has gotten rid of everyone who talks to the spirits of the dead!”

10 Saul replied, “I swear by the living Lordthat nothing will happen to you because of this.”

11 “Who do you want me to bring up?” she asked.

“Bring up the ghost of Samuel,” he answered.

12 When the woman saw Samuel, she screamed. Then she turned to Saul and said, “You’ve tricked me! You’re the king!”

13 “Don’t be afraid,” Saul replied. “Just tell me what you see.”

She answered, “I see a spirit rising up out of the ground.”

14 “What does it look like?”

“It looks like an old man wearing a robe.”

Saul knew it was Samuel, so he bowed down low.

15 “Why are you bothering me by bringing me up like this?”Samuel asked. – 1 Samuel 28

So beloved friends let’s decide to take care of as many souls as possible and vow to spread the message of Salvation to all those who have not heard anything about the death and Resurection of Our Lord.

Praise the Lord.

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