For as many, as He called, He also ended the doom of many. Many, because He went to the cross, are yet alive. Quite literally, many turned up from death. The Scripture perhaps here is, “For as many, as He called, He also ended their death.” Many because He did not end their deaths, they still have to die.
Another way of saying this, is, He has dealt with them, so their death is not permanent. It is like the cart of getting a guide to guide you safely home. You still have to get on the road and start traveling. But if the cart has already been put in the road, it cannot move.
According to the Bible, He called the ten thousand and they were ninety-nine (Matthew 20:27). So 1, Corinthians 15:2, says, Now (not if) I go and prepare a place for you. What did He say? He simply said, ” deposits here are counted as though they were new,” concerning the new convert. This means, He is preserving the new convert from the charge of sinning, just as the cart has already been preserved from the accident of the crash, so the new convert has nothing to worry about.
Notice Romans 10:9, 10, 14, and 17, in which it says, if you have not been tested, you would not enter the kingdom of God. So if you have been tested, you can say, I did not enter the kingdom of God and I am staying here. There is no permanent change for the new convert. He may not be perfect, but he is no longer a candidate for Hell. He is entered into the kingdom of God and he stays there. His life is now in the controlled environment of the kingdom of God.
He can now invest his time, his treasure, and his confidence. He can now be and do profitable things because he is wage or income, so he is not his worldly substance which is for the world, but he is his spiritual substance which is for the use of others. He is a son of the kingdom.
So now, what are the discretionary words of the Lord for us to do while we remain on the earth, and also, what will they produce if we do not make the right choices in life? I believe the purpose of these words is to help bring us to the place of our soul becoming like just clay, ready to be poured into the potter’s hands. If you are the clay, it will return to the dust, never to be used again in this world.
If you are the clay, you keep the things of the world as your own and the things of the Bible as your original treasures in your sphere of influence. The choice is yours. But if you choose to throw away the Bible and its teachings that will also be thrown away. The worldly life is but a mirror upon which one can look and glimpse their alternative.
Please meditate on this and you will be the wiser for the decision you have made in the past. Wisdom flows from the multitude of your choices in life, none are right or wrong, all are either irrelevant or irrelevant. The lifeblood of humanity is desire. This is the only reality water and food will ever need.
Wisdom will always supply a desire for more desire. So plant the seed of desire and watch your garden bloom. The bushel is not empty, you are never alone, family and friends are all around you. The key to all of this is answered in the statement, which you can desire the good things of the Lord and it will be granted unto you if you ask in faith.