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Waking Up Dead

MT 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

There are many of us who have abused drugs and we push our bodies to the limit where at times it just can't take it anymore and it dies, and then we have to leave it. Since most of us are used to thinking that "we" are our body alone, then it is easy to think that everything is over once it dies. But it's not, life goes on; you just have no more control over what happens after that. There are countless people that went to sleep too high and woke up dead thinking that it was all a dream, but it was real. I am not trying to scare you, just to tell you the truth.

I remember one time when I had taken too much of something and while I was laying in bed I heard what sounded like a roar and then I could feel myself sliding out of my body through my feet and I knew that I was dying. I quickly sat up in bed and ran to the bathroom where I began to hemorrhage and gush up black blood, and in between gushes I prayed, "God, please don't let me die like this!". Everything bad instantly stopped, but I was one of the more lucky ones. I never forgot that incident and how close I came to waking up dead.

Our bodies are designed to get used to a certain amount of abuse for a certain amount of time, but sooner or later it will stop working if we push it too hard. God will do whatever He can to help us to live if we ask Him to, but even He must allow His natural physical laws to take effect if we ignore them long enough. Keep these things in mind if you are trapped in an addiction and remember to pray and ask God to help you to get free, because we are not all guaranteed 80 years here. Many people overdose and die too young and wake up very dead.