The Dead Man

The dead man listened, but how can a dead man hear? But there he is walking and talking, but he is in darkness, and blind until a tiny light is revealed and he begins to see…
Dead ears come alive to words he hears spoken
I breathe and sleep and function fully, yet, I am in darkness
I do not realize it as being dark; I do not know I’m dead
My eyes are open and I see a brilliant light
Heart pounding
Someone speaking, “Do you want to accept…?”
My nerves are tingling
My senses heightened… “What is this?”
I hear the words spoken, “Dead in trespasses and sin…”
Time stands still…and again I hear, “Do you accept Jesus the son of God into your heart?”
A tug of war rages within my mind
Death and life are fighting
Darkness tries to snuff out the light…but the light is too strong…
I try to speak, my mouth is dry, then I cry… “Yes! Yes I do!”
A gust of wind blows into my dead heart, and instantly God breathes new life into me, and I become a living soul…
New Birth~
First heartbeat, felt…pulse begins to beat…
I burst forth in exuberant joy…all the darkness vanishes and light comes pouring in from all directions…
I am no longer dead…I, am, alive!
God has redeemed me. Bought me back from the stone cold fingers of death. Bought me back with the blood of His son Jesus…more precious than gold or silver, that blood…
His blood poured out on Calvary now flows within me and I am no longer a…
Dead man…
O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 New Living Translation (NLT)
And when my body is laid to rest, I will not be in a cold dark grave, Oh No!
I will enter into heavens portals alive, vibrant, singing the song of the redeemed, alive forevermore!

~Marla Shaw O’Neill June 15, 2017

I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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