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 CHAPTER 7

Olketa wea Dae Finis Bae Laef Bak!

Olketa wea Dae Finis Bae Laef Bak!

1-3. Wanem samting nao mekem iumi evriwan olsem iumi no wei nao, and wanem nao Jehovah bae duim for helpem iumi?

TINGIM diswan. Olketa putim iu long prison for wanfala crime wea iu nating duim nomoa. And bae iu laeftaem nao. Luk olsem iu no garem eni hope, and iu no wei nao. Bat taem iu tingse iu barava no wei nao, iu faendaot wanfala man hem stap wea garem paoa for aotem iu from prison, and hem promis bae hem helpem iu! Hao nao bae iu feel?

2 Dae hem mekem iumi evriwan no garem eni hope and hem olsem iumi no wei nao. Nomata hu nao iumi or wanem nao iumi duim, iumi evriwan bae dae nomoa. Iumi no savve ranawe from dae. Bat Jehovah garem paoa for mekem iumi free from dae. And hem promis bae hem finisim “lastfala enemy,” wea hem nao “dae.”—1 Corinth 15:26.

3 Long datfala taem bae iu hapi tumas bikos bae iu no wari nao abaotem dae! Jehovah bae no finisim dae nomoa bat hem bae mekem olketa wea dae finis for laef bak tu. Tingim olketa gud samting wea bae iu kasem bikos long datwan. Hem promis olketa wea dae finis bae “laefbaek moa.”—Aesaea 26:19.

 TAEM WANFALA LONG FAMILI OR FREN HEM DAE

4. (a) Wanem nao savve comfortim iumi taem wanfala long famili or fren hem dae? (b) Hu nao samfala gud fren bilong Jesus?

4 Taem wanfala long famili or fren hem dae, iumi savve sorre tumas. Iumi feel olsem iumi no wei nao and iumi no savve duim eni samting for mekem hem laef bak. Bat Bible savve comfortim iumi. (Readim 2 Corinth 1:3, 4.) Bae iumi storyim wanfala example wea showimaot Jehovah and Jesus barava laekem tumas for mekem pipol wea dae finis for laef bak. Taem Jesus stap long earth, staka taem hem savve go visitim Lazarus and tufala sista bilong hem, Martha and Mary. Thrifala hia olketa gud fren bilong Jesus. Bible sei: “Jesus hem lovem Martha witim sista bilong hem, and Lazarus tu.” Bat gogo wanday Lazarus hem dae.—John 11:3-5.

5, 6. (a) Wanem nao Jesus duim taem hem lukim famili and olketa fren bilong Lazarus olketa sorre? (b) Taem iumi savve Jesus minim feeling bilong iumi abaotem dae, hao nao datwan comfortim iumi?

5 Jesus hem go for comfortim Martha and Mary. Taem Martha herem Jesus hem kakam, hem go for meetim hem aotsaed long taon. Martha hapi for lukim Jesus, bat hem sei: “Sapos iu long hia, hard for brata bilong mi dae.” Long tingting Martha, Jesus no savve helpem nao brata bilong hem. Then Jesus lukim Mary, wea hem tu gohed for krae. Taem Jesus lukim tufala sorre tumas, hem tu  sorre tumas and hem krae. (John 11:21, 33, 35) Datwan showimaot hem minim sorre feeling wea iumi kasem taem wanfala long famili or fren hem dae.

6 Taem iumi luksavve Jesus hem minim feeling bilong iumi, datwan comfortim iumi. Jesus barava showimaot olketa wei bilong Dadi bilong hem. (John 14:9) Jehovah garem paoa for finisim dae for olowe, and klosap nao bae hem duim datwan.

“LAZARUS, IU KAMAOT!”

7, 8. Why nao Martha no laekem olketa for aotem ston wea satem cave wea olketa putim body bilong Lazarus insaed, bat wanem nao Jesus duim?

7 Taem Jesus kasem cave wea olketa putim body bilong Lazarus insaed, hem lukim olketa satem witim wanfala big ston. Jesus sei: “Iufala aotem ston hia.” Bat Martha no laekem olketa for duim datwan. Fofala day nao hem go pas finis bihaen olketa putim body bilong Lazarus insaed datfala cave. (John 11:39) Martha no savve wanem Jesus redi for duim.

Famili and olketa fren bilong Lazarus hapi fogud taem hem laef bak!—John 11:38-44

8 Jesus sei long Lazarus: “Iu kamaot!” Next samting wea happen hem mekem Martha and Mary barava sapraes. “Datfala man wea dae finis hem kamaot nao. Kaleko wea olketa pasolem long leg and hand and raonem feis bilong hem, hem stap yet.” (John 11:43, 44) Lazarus laef bak nao! Hem kam bak long olketa famili and fren bilong hem. Olketa savve hagem hem and story witim hem.  Datwan hem spesol mirakol! Jesus mekem Lazarus for laef bak.

“SMOL GELE, ‘IU GETAP!’”

9, 10. (a) Hu nao givim paoa long Jesus for mekem pipol wea dae for laef bak? (b) Why nao olketa story long Bible abaotem pipol wea dae then olketa laef bak hem encouragem iumi?

9 Waswe, Jesus iusim paoa bilong hem nao for mekem olketa wea dae for laef bak? Nomoa. Bifor Jesus mekem Lazarus for laef bak, hem prea long Jehovah and Jehovah givim hem paoa for duim datwan. (Readim John 11:41, 42.) Jesus mekem olketa narawan tu for laef bak. Bible story abaotem wanfala gele wea 12 year wea barava sik big. Dadi bilong gele ia, Jairus, hem wari tumas so hem go askem Jesus for healim gele bilong hem. Hem nomoa wanfala pikinini bilong Jairus. Taem hem story yet witim Jesus, samfala man kam and sei long hem: “Gele bilong iu dae finis! Iu no mekem Teacher hia hard waka moa for go long hem.” Bat Jesus sei long Jairus: “Iu no wari, showimaot faith nomoa, and gele bilong iu bae gud bak moa.” Then hem go witim Jairus long haos bilong hem. Taem olketa klosap kasem haos, Jesus lukim and herem pipol krae. Jesus sei long olketa: “Iufala no krae. Gele hia hem no dae, hem sleep nomoa ia.” Maet dadi and mami bilong datfala gele laek for savve why nao Jesus tok olsem. Jesus talem evriwan for go aotsaed and hem witim dadi and mami bilong datfala gele go insaed rum  wea gele hia leidaon insaed. Jesus holem hand bilong datfala gele and sei long hem: “Smol gele, ‘Iu getap!’” Taem datfala gele getap and start for wakabaot masbi mami and dadi bilong hem barava hapi fogud! Jesus mekem gele bilong tufala for laef bak. (Mark 5:22-24, 35-42; Luke 8:49-56) Start long datfala taem tufala no savve forgetim samting wea Jehovah and Jesus duim for tufala. *

10 Olketa wea Jesus mekem olketa laef bak olketa dae moa bihaen. Bat taem iumi readim samting wea kasem olketa, datwan encouragem iumi and mekem iumi garem hope. Jehovah laekem tumas for mekem pipol wea dae for laef bak, and hem bae duim datwan.

WANEM IUMI LANEM FROM OLKETA STORY HIA

Aposol Peter mekem Dorcas for laef bak.—Acts 9:36-42

Elijah mekem son bilong wanfala widow woman for laef bak.—Fas Kings 17:17-24

11. For fitim wanem Eklesiastes 9:5 storyim, Lazarus hem hao taem hem dae?

11 Bible talem stret “olketa hu i dae finis, olketa nating save long enisamting.” Hem nao samting wea happen long Lazarus. (Eklesiastes 9:5) Taem Lazarus dae Jesus sei Lazarus hem sleep nomoa. (John 11:11) Taem Lazarus long grev hem “nating save long enisamting.”

12. Wanem nao mekem iumi bilivim story abaotem Lazarus hem tru story?

 12 Staka pipol nao lukim taem Jesus mekem Lazarus laef bak. Nomata pipol wea heitim Jesus tu savve hem duim datfala mirakol. From Lazarus hem laef nao, datwan pruvim Jesus nao mekem hem laef bak. (John 11:47) Nara samting tu, staka pipol go for visitim Lazarus, and bikos long datwan olketa bilivim God nao sendem kam Jesus. Olketa enemy bilong Jesus barava kros and olketa plan for killim hem dae and Lazarus tu.—John 11:53; 12:9-11.

13. Wanem nao mekem iumi barava sure Jehovah bae mekem olketa wea dae finis for laef bak?

13 Jesus sei “evriwan wea stap insaed long grev” bae laef bak. (John 5:28) Diswan minim evriwan wea stap long memory bilong Jehovah bae laef bak. Bat for Jehovah duim datwan hem mas rememberim evri samting abaotem each wan wea hem bae mekem hem laef bak. Waswe, Jehovah savve duim datwan? Tingim diswan, staka billion star nao stap long universe. Bible sei Jehovah givim nem long each wan long olketa star hia. (Readim Aesaea 40:26.) Sapos hem savve rememberim nem bilong each star, bae hem no hard nomoa for hem rememberim evri samting abaotem pipol wea hem bae mekem olketa for laef bak. Nara samting tu, from Jehovah nao wakem evri samting, iumi savve hem garem paoa for mekem pipol wea dae finis for laef bak.

14, 15. Wanem nao iumi lanem from toktok bilong Job long Job 14:13-15?

 14 Job wea faithful tu bilivim man wea dae finis bae laef bak. Hem sei: “?Waswe, sapos man hemi dae, bae hemi save laefbaek moa?” Then hem sei long Jehovah: “Bae yu kol kam long mi, an bae mi ansarem yu.” Job sei tu: “Bae yu laek fo lukim mi hu yu bin mekem.” Job savve Jehovah barava luk forward long taem wea hem bae mekem olketa wea dae finis for laef bak.—Job 14:13-15.

15 Hao nao iu feel taem iu lanem long Bible olketa wea dae finis bae laef bak? Maet iu ting olsem, ‘Waswe, olketa long famili and olketa fren bilong mi wea dae finis bae laef bak tu?’ Taem iumi savve Jehovah barava laek for mekem olketa wea dae finis for laef bak, datwan barava comfortim iumi. Distaem bae iumi storyim ansa insaed Bible for tufala kwestin hia: ‘Hu nao bae laef bak? Taem olketa laef bak, wea nao bae olketa stap?’

OLKETA “BAE HEREM TOKTOK BILONG HEM AND LAEF BAK”

16. Long future, laef bilong olketa wea laef bak long earth bae hao?

16 Long bifor, olketa wea laef bak olketa stap moa witim famili and fren bilong olketa long disfala earth. Long future, taem diswan happen, bae hem winim samting wea happen bifor. Why nao olsem? Bikos long future, olketa wea laef bak long earth bae garem chance for laef olowe and no dae moa. And bae olketa laef bak insaed wanfala world  wea difren tumas from world distaem. Bae no eni war, no eni crime, and no eniwan bae sik long datfala taem.

17. Hu nao bae laef bak?

17 Hu nao bae laef bak? Jesus sei “evriwan wea stap insaed long grev bae herem toktok bilong  hem and laef bak.” (John 5:28, 29) And Revelation 20:13 sei: “Sea hem givim kam olketa wea dae long hem. Dae and grev tu givim kam olketa wea stap long there.” Tru nao, staka billion pipol nao bae laef bak moa. Aposol Paul sei tu “pipol wea raeteous and pipol wea no raeteous” bae laef bak. (Readim Acts 24:15.) Hu nao olketa wea scripture hia storyim?

Long Paradaes, olketa wea dae finis bae laef bak and stap moa witim famili and fren bilong olketa

18. Hu nao “pipol wea raeteous” wea bae laef bak?

18 “Pipol wea raeteous” hem olketa wea faithful for worshipim Jehovah wea olketa laef bifor Jesus kam long earth. Samfala long olketa hia wea bae laef bak long earth nao hem Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Ruth, and Esther. Iu savve read abaotem story bilong olketa hia long Hebrew chapter 11. Waswe long olketa wea faithful for worshipim Jehovah distaem wea olketa dae? Olketa tu “raeteous” so olketa bae laef bak.

19. Hu nao “pipol wea no raeteous,” and wanem chance nao Jehovah bae givim long olketa?

19 “Pipol wea no raeteous” hem staka billion pipol wea no garem chance for savve long Jehovah. Nomata olketa dae, Jehovah nating forgetim olketa. Bae hem mekem olketa for laef bak, and olketa bae garem chance for lane abaotem hem and worshipim hem.

20. Why nao samfala bae no laef bak?

20 Waswe, datwan minim evriwan wea dae bae laef bak? Nomoa. Jesus sei samfala pipol bae no laef bak. (Luke 12:5) For samwan laef bak or  nomoa, hu nao bae disaedem datwan? Jehovah nao bae judgem evriwan, and hem givim paoa tu long Jesus for “judgem olketa wea laef and olketa wea dae finis.” (Acts 10:42) Olketa wea wicked and no willing for changem nogud wei bilong olketa bae no laef bak.—Lukim Endnote 19.

OLKETA WEA LAEF BAK FOR GO LONG HEVEN

21, 22. (a) Olketa wea laef bak for go long heven bae garem wanem kaen body? (b) Hu nao first wan wea laef bak and go long heven?

21 Bible storyim tu samfala pipol bae laef bak for go long heven. Taem samwan laef bak for go long heven, hem bae no garem body olsem man long disfala earth. Hem bae laef bak olsem spirit and go long heven.

22 Jesus nao first wan wea laef bak and go long heven. (John 3:13) Thrifala day bihaen olketa killim dae Jesus, Jehovah mekem hem laef bak. (Psalm 16:10, NW; Acts 13:34, 35) Taem Jesus laef bak, hem no garem body olsem man long disfala earth. Aposol Peter sei Jesus “hem man taem olketa killim hem dae, bat hem wanfala spirit taem God mekem hem laef bak.” (1 Peter 3:18) Jesus laef bak olsem wanfala spirit wea garem bigfala paoa! (1 Corinth 15:3-6) Bat Bible sei samfala narawan tu bae laef bak for go long heven.

23, 24. Hu nao datfala “smol sekson” wea Jesus story abaotem, and haomas pipol nao insaed datfala sekson?

23 Bifor Jesus dae, hem talem olketa faithful  disaepol bilong hem: “Mi go for redyim ples for iufala.” (John 14:2) Datwan minim samfala long olketa follower bilong hem bae laef bak and stap witim hem long heven. Haomas follower bilong hem nao bae go long heven? Jesus sei wanfala “smol sekson” nomoa bae go long heven. (Luke 12:32) Aposol John storyim namba bilong sekson hia taem hem lukim Jesus “hem standap antap long Maunt Zion [long heven].” And “olketa narawan tu standap witim hem. Namba bilong olketa hem 144,000.”—Revelation 14:1.

24 Wanem taem nao olketa 144,000 Christian hia bae laef bak? Bible storyim olketa hia bae laef bak bihaen Christ start for rul olsem king long heven. (1 Corinth 15:23) From Christ hem rul long heven distaem, klosap evriwan bilong datfala 144,000 wea dae olketa laef bak and go long heven finis. Samfala wea laef yet distaem, bae olketa go long heven stretawe bihaen olketa dae. And long future, staka billion pipol tu bae laef bak insaed Paradaes long disfala earth.

25. Wanem nao bae iumi lanem long next chapter?

25 Klosap nao, no eniwan bae dae, and Jehovah bae finisim dae for olowe! (Readim Aesaea 25:8.) Bat wanem nao olketa wea go long heven bae duim long there? Bible storyim olketa hia bae rul witim Jesus insaed Kingdom bilong God. Bae iumi lanem moa samting abaotem datfala Kingdom long next chapter.

^ par. 9 Bible storyim tu olketa narawan wea laef bak hem olketa wea young, olo, man, woman, Israelite, and olketa from difren ples. Olketa story hia stap long Fas Kings 17:17-24; Mektu Kings 4:32-37; 13:20, 21; Matthew 28:5-7; Luke 7:11-17; 8:40-56; Acts 9:36-42; 20:7-12.