It’s amazing that today I saw a revelation from scripture, wisdom that can only come from God.
I’ve read the verse a thousand times; perhaps more. Yet, I didn’t see with such clarity until now. I asked the question many times, but there was no answer, because no one knew. I contemplated for years whether sin could literally result in death, and that if a person did not sin, then they would not die. I considered the possibility that aging and the degradation of the body actually comes from sin, and is not a natural occurrence.
In truth my suspicions have been confirmed thousands of years ago, but I didn’t see it. The truth is, that a person only dies because they have sinned. It seems obvious, but here I state this literally. In fact it is likely that a person only ages because of sin.
The evidence is clear:
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12).
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Death only passes into each person because of sin. It is no coincidence that most rock stars die in their 20s and 30s. They do this because as a rock idol causing thousands or even millions of people to worship them, and with the extreme levels of immorality that many rock stars are known for, including sexual immorality, drugs, alcohol abuse, and more; these sins cause them to die rather quickly.
Not everyone who dies is necessarily a cause of sin. Some people are casualties of other people’s sins. This is evident from the fact that Jesus died. Of course, he rose again, but he died because of the sins of many people which created events leading unto his death, not because of his own sins.
The sacrifice of Jesus Christ was indeed God’s plan; but nonetheless, it proves that people can die not because of their own sin, but because of the sin of others. So, even living without sin thus far does not guarantee immortality, because the body is mortal. If a person for example were able to live in such a way that other people’s sins did not culminate in the person’s death, than that person could theoretically live forever.
Now, this isn’t to say that just because a person died because of someone else’s sin that they were without sin themselves; only that the individual’s sin had not culminated in their death yet. Surely, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God; therefore, all shall die, with only a couple exceptions that likely do not apply to you.
Scripture supporting long life
The Bible is clear that death is only a consequence of sin, and also that continuous sin will shorten then life span. The Bible is clear that less sin will result in a longer life, as a promise of God established forever in scripture.
In fact, it is fascinating to discover that nearly every time that the Bible talks about long life, it is paired with the contingency of obedience to God. God was clearly stating that if we are to live a pure and holy life and abstain from sin and the lusts and pride of the flesh, then we will be gifted with long life. It’s a promise.
“Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33).
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.” (Exodus 23:25-26)
God told Solomon the same promise that also applies to us:
“And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”
God spoke through David,
“Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)
Before you think it’s only the Old Testament, Peter speaks of the same promise:
“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile” (1 Peter 3:10).
Surely the tongue is a way to literally talk someone into death. Wicked speech surely has physical consequences, since telling a person with a gun something evil would surely hasten him to pull the trigger; but even so, evil speech may also result in the actual aging of the body, moreso than mere reactionary consequences.
Paul reiterated that we will have long life by being righteous, with a more specific implication:
“Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2-3)
And of course, this brings us to the fifth commandment of the 10 commandments, which are still valid today:
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12)
If, for example, you were to cease all sin, right now, you will dramatically improve your lifespan – depending on how far gone you are. If you are on your deathbed, then perhaps it could take a miracle, but it would not be unprecedented.
God’s limits on life
I do not think that it is possible for any person having once sinned to ever escape death, since the wages of sin are indeed death (but clearly not immediately); but I do believe that based on biblical precedence, less sin = longer life. God set a limit on the days of people; the Bible says this in Psalm 139:16 and Exodus 23:26. However, it could be that our lifespan is far longer, but that most people due to sin are not allowed to live out the span.
How long? The oldest people recorded in the Bible were around a thousand years old, and there were likely more that were not recorded. A large number of people today live between 30 and 120 years – but it is false that the Bible said God limited to 120 years. In Genesis God said that His Spirit would strive with Man for 120 years – but this was the number of years before he would flood the Earth, not the maximum age of people after the Flood.
“And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” “
It is obvious that this did not mean 120 years old would be the age limit, because people were recorded in the Bible after the flood to live for much longer for centuries after the flood. Abraham lived to 175 and his son Jacob lived longer – 180 years. There is even evidence that even today, there are people who have lived for hundreds of years, even up to 1,000 years.
You may not believe this because you have been told the 120 years lie (or misinterpretation), and that the news refuses to report anyone as having lived more than 120 years. When you read “Here are the oldest verified people”, by “verified”, they mean that they reject most and only accept what they believe to be true even if the evidence says otherwise. The oldest “verified” person was 122. This is by far not the oldest person, just the ones who our fake “scientists” accept to be “verified”. If you for example were 350 years old, and you presented evidence, they would reject you and would not include you in the list.
Many have lived longer
You may be surprised to learn there have been many people who have provided evidence claiming to be much older, but due to the fact that science is broken in the West, it is always rejected because they “already know” that no one can live over 120, so anyone who lives longer is dismissed and the evidence is not considered. Just like they “already know” that the Earth is “millions of years” old, and reject all carbon dating results (up to 99% of results) that prove anything other than millions of years. This is the opposite of science.
The truth is that “so a man thinks, so he is” (Proverbs 23:7). If someone believes they will only live to 70 or 80, it’s unlikely they will make the choices along the way that will allow them to live much longer than that. If you live off the garbage fed to us from grocery stores and frozen food, don’t get any exercise, and fill your life with stress, and devoid of love, then of course you aren’t going to last long. Moreso if you look to “extreme sports” to “live life to the fullest” – to the fullest for only a few decades until a tragic accident.
Making the right choices over many decades, eating real and healthy food, getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, avoiding chemicals, avoiding unnecessary stress, and most importantly living a life of righteousness living for God, will certainly grant you a long life. There is no guarantee you will live to 1,000 or even 300, but you certainly improve your chances. It is possible.
Even Time Magazine, which leans very left to the point of communism, acknowledges that the previous research saying that people couldn’t live longer than about 115, as we were told growing up, was in fact based on faulty data and was not valid.
Many scientists argued we could live for much longer. Some studies even in recent years have said we can live to 1,000. This will not be accepted, however; and still the people who run the show will refuse to acknowledge anyone older than about 120 or so. Not because it’s true, but because they refuse the data that goes outside their preconceived and erroneous notions.
People live older than you were told
I read about several different men in Asia who had genealogies and historical documentation showing they were born hundreds of years earlier.
Be careful though – if you read about long life you will certainly come across pagan yogis who will claim that Qigong, which is a satanic practice, and other satanic practices including Yoga were the reasons for their long life. You should beware not to think that is the reason. Good health alone can cause someone to live long, but not without consequences if they live an unholy life.
If presented to modern “scientists” today, they would say it was an ancestor who looked similar and had the same name. They would make up any excuse, because they would not believe that any person lived older than about 120 years.
In other words, even if someone provided evidence, it would be impossible to get the modern “scientific” establishment to ever accept anyone being older than 120. They would only dismiss anyone and any evidence showing someone so old.
Instead, they prefer to advertise that being 120 years old means totally feeble and on your deathbed. But, we know when looking at the difference between Trump, who is over 70, and Biden, who is a similar age, that people at the same age can have vastly different levels of youthfulness.
That does not have to be you. Wen you are “old” in number of years, you do not have to be of a highly advanced stage of aging, falling apart. Not if you take care of your body. Yet, if you continue to sin, you will bring about your death earlier than God had laid out for you.
I was further astounded to discover another verse I had misunderstood my whole life, in part due to mistranslation. Proverbs 16:31 says, “The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” Another casualty of modern translations, every other translation says “silver hair” or “grey hair”; but another definition of “hoary” is “so old as to inspire veneration; ancient”.
When considering grey hair, I had considered if grey hair implied righteousness. I do not think so. I believe the Bible is saying that old age, (not necessarily grey hair) is the reward of a righteous life. When compared to other scriptures, it is clear. A person who abstains from sin will live much longer than one who sins often.
You could have lived for a thousand years or more, but now that you have sinned, you can still prolong your days by ceasing from sin. God promises this.