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Do Dead Loved Ones Watch Over You?

By Fred Myers

Published on Aug 19, 2017

Do Dead Loved Ones Watch Over You? I have heard so many Christians state that their loved ones watch over them from Heaven…as if God’s arm is short and cannot. This is unbiblical. A Christian’s dead loved ones, are not watching over and protecting them. In the Book of Ecclesiastes, the phrase “under the sun” refers to things on earth. This and other verses in the Bible are clear…your loved ones are not watching over you. God is. Ec 9:6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun. Job 7:10 he returns no more to his house, nor does his place know him anymore. In this next verse, the person praying for mercy acknowledges that Abraham is dead and does not watch over any Jew. The only one watching is the Lord God. God is our father. Is 63:16 For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. Christians do not imagine the grief that would be upon our dead loved ones if they watched over us in our sinful life here on earth. They would be in heaven in holiness existing in great angst seeing their loved one’s sins. A Christian, justified, sanctified, and glorified, looking down in angst over their loved one’s life in sin, after their own death, is not anyone’s vision of being in heaven. Christians need to mature and be a witness for God and not dead loved ones. You honor your deceased loved ones by living a Christian life. A Christian life honors God, by looking to and trusting God with your life. It is God that answers your prayers and orders your steps. The Lord’s Prayer is to God the Father, not dead loved one. Your dead loved one did not empower your sports performance, your college graduation, or see you through a rough period in your life. Your dead loved one is not the angel that saved you in an accident. God did. Job 34:21 “For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps. Pr 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Ps 61:1 Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer…        

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