Our life is in God's hand

  • The life of every living thing is in His hand, as well as the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10 HCSB
  • Who keeps us in life Ps 66:9 NASB
  • He keeps us alive Ps 66:9 HCSB
  • I have the keys of [absolute control] death and of Hades (the realm of the dead). Rev 1:18 AMP
  • The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” Job 2:6 NIV
  • all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be. Ps 139:16 BSB
  • when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. Ps 104:29 ESV
COMMENT: Our life is in God’s hand and only He decides when we will die.

Not hard for God to extend life

  • I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. Isa 38:5 NIV
  • which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life’s span? So if you are not even able to do a very little thing [such as that], why are you worried about the rest? Lk 12:25-26 AMP
  • Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? So if you cannot do such a small thing, why do you worry about the rest? Lk 12:25-26 BSB

Promises of Long Life:

  • With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Ps 91:16 KJV
  • Abraham: Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. Genesis 15:15 NKJV
  • Daniel: But as for you, go on your way until the end. You will rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
    Daniel 12:13 BSB
  • I came that they may have 1life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP

14053 περισσός [PERISSO/S] {perissós} \per-is-sos’\
from 4012 (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication, excessive; adverbially (with 1537) violently; neuter (as noun) preeminence:–exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, advantage, exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, superfluous, vehement(-ly).

Examples of those who lived long

  • Abraham: This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. Genesis 25:7, 8 NKJV
  • Joseph: Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees. Genesis 50:23 NASB
  • Moses: Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. Deut 34: 7 NKJV
  • Job: After this, Job lived 140 years and saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. Job 42:16 BSB

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