Mark 6:29; Matthew 14:12; Ecclesiastes 12:7,14; 3:21; Job 34:14-15; Acts 7:59; 8:2; Hebrews 9:27; Daniel 12:2; Revelations 20:11

Eventually, John died, but where did he go? Herod, Herodias and her daughter all died, but where did they go? “And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus” (Matthew 14:12). Understand that they dug the earth and put the body of John the Baptist in the earth, to bury him. Why was the body consigned to the earth? Scientists tell us what the Bible affirmed as well that the sixteen elements we find in the body, we also find in the soil, and so the major part of the human body is composed of dust and water. So when the body is dead, it goes back to the dust from where it came, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7). When a man dies, his spirit goes up while the body return to the dust. “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus receive my spirit.” “And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.” (Acts 7:59; 8:2). But when animals die, their bodies and spirits end up in the earth (Ecclesiastes 3:21). John the Baptist turned many unto righteousness and he will be shining forever and ever However, Herod, Herodias and her daughter were evil, wicked, and buried after they have died but will rise up to everlasting contempt and shame (Daniel 12:2-3).  Pray that this will not be your lot in Jesus’ Name. When a sinner dies, his body will be buried in the grave, but his spirit and soul will go to hell fire. And on the final day of Judgement, that spirit, soul from hell will join the body from the grave, and the whole man will stand before God to receive the final judgement into the Lake of Fire (Revelations 20:11-15). You must be born again, turn away from sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ if you don’t want to face this Judgement of the Second Death. But if you are a compromiser in your office, at home, anywhere, that you cannot stand for the truth and you are corrupting other people, the final day of judgement will come and, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelations 20:15). But those of us who are children of God, overcomers and abiding in the Lord, Heaven is our lot and goal. We shall be there together in Jesus Name. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Revelations 2:7). If you have done any evil, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus, so that you will escape that Final Day of Judgement.

Ponder on this! Understand that sin is sin, and it should be repented of. If you make a covenant, oath or promise and you discover that it is sinful or evil, you are to repent from the act, behaviour, character. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

Ponder on this! There are people who are religious, traditional and have superficial acceptance of the word of God, they deny the power thereof, from such turn away. They are ever learning and not born again, not able to come to the experiential knowledge of salvation. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

Ponder on this! While John preached repentance, he also preached redemption through Jesus Christ The Lamb of God, the Saviour, Lord, Redeemer. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

Hard Sayings – Only death can separate a husband and wife that are properly married according to the Scriptures. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

Reflection – John the Baptist was a faithful witness of Christ, courageous, consecrated, freed from the traditions of the Pharisees and never compromised with them, their sinful religion and false worship. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

Words on the Marble – Herod was impenitent and the impeccable ministry of John came to an end. Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.

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