God is ever NOW! What do I mean by that…? The God of the universe doesn’t deal is used to’s, or back in my days, He is always now. He is the God of what is. In this passage in Mark 12, the Sadducees were trying to trap Jesus into saying something against the resurrection by asking what they thought was a clever question. The question was about how marriage works in heaven, if a woman married 7 brothers who would be her husband in heaven. In Jesus, cool as a cucumber, fashion He tells the Sadducees that they are mistaken on how heaven works and need to study the scripture, then goes on to say;
“But now, as to whether the dead will be raised—haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error.”
Mark 12:26-27 NLT
God doesn’t allow us to die spiritual, we will be eternal, just like Him!! The price Jesus paid on the cross was enough for all of us-for all time, those who came before the cross and those who follow. That’s what Good Friday is all about. We have a God of the living. This reality makes it even more critical that we accept this free gift of salvation made available though Christ’s blood on the cross. We have eternal life ahead, one place or the other.