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Summary: The world’s mortality rate for the year 2000 was .9 percent. This means that 1 out of every 111 people in the world died last year. On average, 1.76 people die every second.


By: Dr. Dennis Deese - www.dennisdeese.com

John 20:1-18

The world’s mortality rate for the year 2000 was .9 percent. This means that 1 out of every 111 people in the world died last year. On average, 1.76 people die every second. Based on this rate, here is how the numbers add up.

1.76 per second

106 per minute

6340 per hour

152 thousand per day

55.5 million per year

3.9 billion per lifetime average

(70 years)

G.B. Hardy asks, Has anybody ever cheated death and did they make a way for me to cheat it?

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live [again]? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Man’s futile attempt to conquer death can be seen in many types of religions, cults and even science like companies such as the Cryonics Institute or now known as “The Immortalist Society”, Alcor &TransTime. Who starting at $28,000 will store your body or your favorite pet in Liquid Nitrogen for the hope of immortality. Even the Egyptian’s mummification.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.


What transpires in John chapter 19 is as profound as what occurs in John chapter 20. Why? Because He controls not only life but death too.

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

“I”: 1473 ~egw~ego, eg?o’ (egg-o): a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic); AV ? I 365, my 2, me 2, not tr 1; I, me, my

To pop“TAKE IT AGAIN”: 2983 lambano (lam?ban’?o): to take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing. To take up a thing to be carried. To take upon one’s self. To take in order to carry away. To claim, procure, for one’s self. Of that which when taken is not let go, to seize, to lay hold of, apprehend. To take to one’s self, lay hold upon, take possession of, i.e. to appropriate to one’s self

ulate the illustra“TAKETH”: 142 ah’?ee?ro (I-row): to take away or move from its place. to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence. Cause to cease

tion database“LAY & DOWN” (same Greek word): 5087 tith’?ay?mee: To set, put, place, to make to make (or set) for one’s self or for one’s use. to set, fix establish. To set forth, to establish, ordain.

“POWER” 1849 exousia, ex-oo-see’-ah: In the sense of ability; privilege, i.e. (subject) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (object) mastery (concrete magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence :- authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

Revelation 1:18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Death did not take Him except at His command. He is the Master of death.

1. The way He died

2. When He died

3. The experience of death


1. Sin’s Debt Has Been Paid

About us:

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

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