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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?
The Androids and the Daysman
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2015 Richard St.James
3. The Real Connection
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” [Psalm 2:2-3]
There is a propensity within men for men to join together in order to seek a utopia without God. Now, this has been going on ever since the days soon after the world-wide flood of Noah’s day. It especially seems to happen whenever men achieve universal communication gained by the use of a common language as in the days of Nimrod. For this see Genesis chapter eleven, verse one: “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” [Genesis 11:1]
Once the connection is made, then the formula progresses … to the building of a city with a tower to “reach unto heaven” in the strength of men [without God]. Verse four: “And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” [Genesis 11:4]
This connection of the people is not good. This joining together of all the people is not good: “And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” [Genesis 11:6]
When we “join” in the one-world order, we will have already removed all our moral and national boundaries. We will have violated to our hurt the limits placed on us as a nation. Confusion will be seen in our faces because trouble will have already arrived. Woe unto us! “Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!” [Isaiah 5:8]
4. Trouble Is Here
When trouble has come “anguish” of spirit will come. Now, consider the plight of Job: “Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;” [Job 7:11] .
When “the anguish of spirit” is present, then “the bitterness of soul” will come. “I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.” [Job 7:11]
This “anguish” of spirit [“the bitterness of soul”] was also found in Hannah: “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.” [1 Samuel 1:10]
When “the bitterness of soul” comes, then “the weariness of soul” will arrive, as with Job: “My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.” [Job 10:1]
The conclusion of all this … is death. “And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.” [Job 21:25]
We surely can get into a lot of “trouble”, can we not?
Whether it be “trouble” we bring upon ourselves, [because of our own disobedience to God’s commands], or whether it be through someone else [because of that persons disobedience to God’s commands], we will all suffer. Consider what is recorded of a man named Achan, and what he did to his family, and even to the whole nation of Israel. The command of God was clear [The boundary is clear]: “And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.” [Joshua 6:18]
The departure from a boundary always brings trouble, and trouble brings forth death. “And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the Lord shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.” [Joshua 7:25]
Now we are ready to hear from someone who is troubled over the destruction of others. It is the prophet of God … Jeremiah.
[Lamentations 2:11-22]: “Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom. What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee? Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment. All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth? All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries. Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied. Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the Lord's anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.”
· Somebody is in trouble here!
· Somebody is in tears here!
· Somebody is in grief here!
· Somebody is in pain here!
It is the man of God for the people of God.
Now fast-forward to the times we all live in. We are now living in the time known as “the beginning of sorrows” just before “Jacob’s trouble”.
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” [Matthew 24:8]
“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.” [Jeremiah 30:7]
Observation: The presence of sin always guarantees the presence of troubles.
“Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” [Job 5:7]
There is certainly trouble in this world. It comes for us. Trouble is all around. Trouble comes when we all are joined together. You would think trouble is more apt to come to us when we are alone, but, in reality, trouble comes when we all join together. “Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!” [Isaiah 5:8]
We need space! We as individuals, and as nations, need to be “placed alone”. This is by God’s design, and this is for our health.
We have come together [joined] to our hurt. The internet connection of “house to house”, and city to city, and nation to nation, is not for our “safety”; it is for our hurt. “I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.” [Job 3:26]
When “trouble” comes, “pain” arrives. With the “pain” throbbing within our members, we begin to experience the beginning of sorrows. Thus, we begin to “mourn”. Is not this so? Try to visualize Job sitting in the ash pile … in “pain”. [Job 14:22] “But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.” Do you see what I see? You have a “soul” within you!
Something else: The “soul” within each of us is joined [temporarily] to the body. More exactly, your “soul” is you. It is your “soul” that will mourn when trouble comes to you.
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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]