I do pity the Jew-the Israelite living today without hope of eternal life as they’re blinded from the Gospel and their heart is hardened from God’s Truth in Yeshua (2 Corinthians 3:15; Romans 11:25). Why such nihilism and hopelessness among Jacob’s children concerning life-death-eternity?
Recently, a Jewish contributor, noting the Tanakh, mocked the Holy Spirit’s testimony concerning the innocence of a child before God when that child dies in this life constrained by Time. This Jew considers death of the body to be the end of all existence and the death of a child as “just the way it is.” Why would the Jew, the Israelite, internalize such a nihilistic perspective about life, God, eternity?
The Tanakh is not focused upon one’s eternal destiny as the Tanakh only offered Sheol-Paradise as the respice for the soul as the “faithful” dead in God waited there for Messiah’s atonement before entering the Kingdom (Luke 16). The Kingdom of God was not accessible to the Old Testament saints (Adamic-Noahic-Law Covenant) as acceptable atonement for sin had not yet manifest even though righteousness (a right standing) with God was granted through faith (Hebrews 10; Hebrews 11). It was not until the Advent of Messiah, His blood atonement, that mankind could actually see the Father’s eternal plan, eschatological revelation through the Gospel and the defeat of the Evil One at Golgotha (1 Peter 1:20; 1 John 3:8b)…Israel, listen to your Messiah’s teaching, Yeshua is Messiah, we ARE living in the New Covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 8:7-12), and get your head out of a Covenant that only defined sin through Law, a Law that points you to your Messiah while that same Law condemned you void atonement (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; Romans 8:3-4).
Children of Jacob…There is life subsequent to the death of this body in Time (John 11:25; 2 Corinthians 5:8). Don’t forfeit eternity simply because you’re too stubborn to read and study the entire Text provided you by the Holy Spirit. Our Creator’s words do not end at Malachi…that’s simply a 400-year interlude/intermission. God’s actual Plan for mankind begins with Matthew…don’t die without knowledge (Hosea 4:6); don’t walk away during the intermission. God did not abandon the faithful in Sheol; God will not abandon you if Yeshua is your Messiah by faith (John 3:16). Do not surrender your soul to the Devil (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27). The veil is lifted by faith (2 Corinthians 3:16).