LIFE

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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
  • He keeps us alive Psalm 66:9 HCSB
  • I have the keys of [absolute control] death and of Hades (the realm of the dead). Revelation 1:18 AMP
  • all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 BSB
  • when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. Psalm 104:29 ESV
  • “The LORD puts to death and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol (the grave) and raises up [from the grave]. 1 Samuel 2:6 AMP
  • The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” Job 2:6 NIV
 
Our life is in God’s hand. Take courage, we will not die before the time He has decided for us.

Extending life a very little thing for GOD

  • I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. Isaiah 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? Luke 12:25-26 AMP
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  • 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? Luke 12:25-26 BSB

Promises of Long Life

  • With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Psalm 91:16 KJV
  • I will give you a full life span Exodus 23:26 NIV
  • I came that they may have life1, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP
  • Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not remain with man forever, because he is also flesh; nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.” Genesis 6:3 NASB
  • 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

Examples of those who lived long

  • Abraham: The days of Abraham’s life were 175 years.8 Then Abraham’s spirit was released, and he died at a good (ample, full) old age, an old man, satisfied and satiated, and was gathered to his people. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him … Genesis 25:7-10 AMP
  • Isaac: Now the days of Isaac were 180 years.29 And Isaac’s spirit departed; he died and was gathered to his people, being an old man, satisfied and satiated with days; his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. Genesis 35:28-29 AMP
  • 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. Deuteronomy 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
Note that in the case of both Abraham and Isaac, their two children were with them when they died.

Those who knew the length of their lives

  • Elijah: He said, “You have asked for a difficult thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 2 Kings 2:10 AMP
  • Paul: knowing that the laying aside of this earthly tent of mine is imminent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 2 Peter 1:14 AMP
  • Moses: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, the time for you to die is near; call Joshua and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, and I will commission him.” So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting. Deuteronomy 31:14 NASB

Abundant Life

  • I came that they may have life2, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP
  • For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Romans 5:17 NIV
God wants us not just scrape through life but to have abundant life; superabundant (in quantity) – superior (in quality).

Footnotes

  1. 4053 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).
  2. 4053 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).