"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.” (Ephesians 4:1)
King James Bible Study - Help in the Time of Need
The Basic Truths Of Life!
Everyone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.
1. The Brevity Of Life
"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)
2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance
You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)
3. The Sureness Of Trouble
Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).
4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!
5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:
We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!
6. That Men Never Learn From History
We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!
7. What Should You Do?
"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart:
that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]
THE BIBLE :
Believe The BOOK!
The King James Bible
This is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .
Home In The Hills:
[Or New Jerusalem]
Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.” (Ephesians 4:1)
We WHO ARE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES are called to a vocation. This VOCATION is “that we should be to the praise of his glory” … “according to the good pleasure of his will.” (Ephesians 1:12a, 5b)
This is our purpose! This is why we were made… “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Vs.6) Amen! Amen! Amen!
Again, Walk Worthy…
· In Lowliness and Meekness (Ephesians 4:1)
· In Longsuffering (Ephesians 4:2)
· In Purity (Ephesians 5:3)
· In Honesty (Ephesians 4:15)
· In Love (Ephesians 5:2…
As A Walking Example
We are to be an example to other believers in our walk in these ways:
· In Word
· In Conversation
· In Charity
· In Spirit
· In Faith
· In Purity
Paul commanded this to Timothy in I Timothy 4:12. “… but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
In I John 2:6 the Apostle John gave by the Holy Spirit this command: “We are to walk even as he walked.”
Put Off The Old Man
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” [Ephesians 4:17,22]
A true Christian has two natures inside him. The first nature is the flesh, which is the old self, or the old nature. This is the “you” and “I” before we were born again or QUICKENED. It is the “time spent in the flesh” in the “past of our life” when we lived according “to the lusts of men.” [See I Peter 4:2-3]
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” [Ephesians 2:2-3]
1 Put Off Fornication [Ephesians 5:3
2 Put Off Stealing [Ephesians 4:28]
3 Put Off Lying [Ephesians 4:25]
4 Put Off Anger [Ephesians 4:26)
5 Put Off Uncleanness [Ephesians 5:3)
6 Put Off Covetousness [Ephesians 5:3]
7 Put Off Foolish Talking [Ephesians 5:4]
8 Put Off Jesting [Ephesians 5:4]
9 Put Off Fellowship With Those Who Are In Darkness [Ephesians 5:11]
10 Put Off Being Drunk With Wine [Ephesians 5:18]
Put On The New Man
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” [Ephesians 4:23-24]
1 Put On Love [Ephesians 5:2]
2 Put On Speaking The Truth [Ephesians 4:15]
3 Put On Giving Of Thanks [Ephesians 5:4]
4 Put On Redeeming The Time [Ephesians 5:16]
5 Put On Proving What Is Acceptable [Ephesians 5:10]
6 Put On Edifying Talk [Ephesians 4:29]
7 Put On Working With Hands For Others [Ephesians 4:28]
8 Put On Understanding the Will Of The Lord [Ephesians 5:17]
9 Put On Speaking And Singing … In Psalms… In Hymns … In Spiritual Songs [Ephesians 5:19]
10 Put On Being Filled With The Spirit [Ephesians 5:18]Walk in the Light [1 John 1:7]
Go to: The True Believer Index
Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!
Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from
among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. [Verse 2]
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]
Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. [Verse 7]
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]