A Pattern

The future temple was to be located in the “threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite” and he was to “rear an alter unto the Lord” there.

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone 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

BibleThis 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]

LONG HOME

demo 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?

A Pattern

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesThe Pattern


Now, the book of Hebrews has been expressly given (by the apostle Paul through the Holy Ghost) to the Jewish believers in Jesus Christ. (Both for those Jews in the Church Age and for those Jews in the soon upcoming Great Tribulation.

Friend, the time is at hand: “even to the time of the end.” Just turn to the book of Jeremiah in chapter 30. Look at verse seven: “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.”

These believers in “Jacobs Trial” will need to “endure unto the end” to be saved. See Matthew 24:13. God commanded Moses to build the tabernacle (or temple) in the wilderness according to “the pattern”.

“According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.” [Exodus 25:9]

These “patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these” tabernacles seen on the earth. [Hebrews 8:5, 9:23] So there was a perfect pattern! And when the proper time came in God’s scheme, (So there was a perfect time!), it was revealed to David where the permanent temple was to be built on this earth. (So there was a perfect place!)

The future temple was to be located in the “threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite” and he was to “rear an alter unto the Lord” there. “And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.” [2 Samuel 24:18] “And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.” [2 Samuel 24:25a]

Now this wasn’t the first time that the command to “rear an altar unto the Lord” for a sacrifice at this location occurred. This also was the very exact “place” where Abraham was to offer up his only son to God, Issac.

“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.” [Genesis 22:1-2, 9]

God has a plan! God has a perfect pattern! And God has a perfect time! And God has a perfect place! Now God has his chosen man (Solomon) according to his plan construct the first permanent temple according to a perfect pattern at the right time in the perfect place for God’s NAME to be there ... in the TEMPLE at the exact geo-political and exact geographic center of this Earth!

“And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.” “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?" [1 Kings 8:1] Heaven is his throne and the Earth is his footstool! “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth …” (Isaiah 40:22a). Great is the LORD!

This brings to my remembrance of years ago, in a church with a congregation of one thousand believers, singing Psalm 48 verses 1 and 2: “Great is the LORD, greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

Now even though God had a perfect pattern for the temple, and God had a perfect time, and God had perfect place in Jerusalem, there was still to be failure. Sinful man! After a string of sinful unbelieving disobedient kings … the whole nation of Israel was to lose it all.

Just go through first and second Chronicles, or Kings, read the book of Isaiah, and the book of Jeremiah, and see how all went wrong, and how it brought God’s judgment with the ensuing destruction of the temple that Solomon built. Now look at that. Isn’t this just like us? I mean in our flesh … we are all just alike. We’d be like the nation of Israel and make a mess of something that was given to us that had a perfect pattern … in the perfect time … and in the perfect place!

After the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in B.C. 588, the land of Israel was to “lay desolate” for seventy years as a Sabbath or rest because the people had rejected his word brought by his messengers. “To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years” [II Chronicles 36:21]

“Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.” [II Chronicles 36:14-16].


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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.
[Verse 1]

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]