THE WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS
At no time in human history did God leave mankind wholly without a verbal revelation.
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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 Sea Change … The Millennium (The Kingdom of Heaven)
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13. In The Temple
The average run-of-the-mill un-believing Bible commentator will break his own neck every time when dealing with [Ezekiel chapters 40-48] nine whole chapters of God’s Holy Scripture. An un-believing heart will lead a person to get lost in the woods [in the woods of unbelief]. [This is a sad but true saying.]
What is the antidote to unbelief? We need to approach the BOOK GOD wrote, which in the English language is the Authorized Version of 1611, or any of its editions, commonly known as the King James Bible, with a believing heart, as the Thessalonians did: “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” [1 Thessalonians 2:13]
Now, the temple that is described in the book of Ezekiel has never been built [in history past], therefore, the temple that is prophesied in the book of Ezekiel will be built [in history future].
Remember: the BIBLE is 100% of the time very precise [factually, scientifically, mathematically, and historically], and right on-the-money everywhere all the time … in any matter it touches. The Spirit of God through the prophet Ezekiel uses the precision engineering units of cubits, great cubits, reeds and measures to show the design and the dimensions of this future millennial temple. [I will attempt the conversions here into the English system of measurement.]
In chapter forty, verse five, and chapter forty-one, verse eight, are located the units of measurement: the “reed”, the “cubit” and “great cubits”. If the “cubit” is 18 inches, and a “hand breadth” is equal to 3 inches, then a “reed cubit” or “great cubit” is equal to 21 inches. The “reed” is then 6 times the value of the “reed cubit” which is 21 inches multiplied by 6. A “reed” in the English system of measurement is 10.5 feet.
Ezekiel 40:5: “And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.” Ezekiel 41:8 “I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.”
From this we learn that the nation of Israel will extend 300 miles north and south and over 50 miles wide, east and west, in the Kingdom of Heaven. The land set aside for the service to the LORD is called an OBLATION. Seven of the tribes will be on the north side of the OBLATION and five tribes will be on the south side of the OBLATION. The OBLATION will be 50 miles square.
Ezekiel 48:20: “All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.”
Further, the Spirit of God shows this OBLATION is to be divided into three portions:
· From the north end of the OBLATION: a portion for the Levites that measures 50 miles wide east and west, and twenty miles north and south.
· To the south of this portion: a portion for the priests and for the temple, which is centralized in this portion, that is 50 miles wide, and twenty miles north and south.
· To the south of this portion: a PROFANE portion for the city of Jerusalem, which is centralized in this portion.
The temple in the millennial Kingdom of God will measure overall 5,250 feet square; and the temple house and inner courts will measure 875 feet square.
From under the threshold of the “house” of the temple … a river will flow out of the east side of temple, and thereafter, flows southerly, till it reaches the center of the city of Jerusalem, and then splits to flow east and west. Now, take in with me this awesome and beautiful scene that is depicted here in Ezekiel chapter forty-seven: “Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ancles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their water for medicine.” [Ezekiel 47:1-12]
I have some questions for you:
· Do you want to be there with LORD? The LORD will be there!
· Do you want to see this temple?
· Do you want to see this city … Jerusalem … in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, when Israel will be the “head” of all the nations?
Do you want to see the people of the nations coming to worship the KING, and see “the prince”, the shepherd, the regent king [David] in the top of the mountains? [Micah 4:1]
Ah yes, look with me, and see this promise to us, when we reign with Jesus Christ as kings and priests. “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” [Revelation 5:10]
The Temple sacrifice will be restored; this in remembrance of the ONE WHO died on the cross … once for sins. This sacrifice in the millennium will be different than the sacrifices which occurred before Jesus Christ the perfect Lamb of God came to shed HIS BLOOD on Mt. Calvary. “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.” [Hebrews 7:27]
It is equivalent to the ordinance of the New Testament churches in the Church Age. “After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” [1 Corinthians 11:25]
It is in remembrance! Throughout the Church Age, the churches are to remember the atonement that was accomplished by Jesus Christ. Amen!
It will be in remembrance! Throughout the Kingdom Age, Israel, and all the nations of the world, will remember the atonement that was accomplished by Jesus Christ. Amen! Amen! Amen!
Ezekiel 46:4-7: “And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the Lord in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish. And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah. And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish. And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.”
Here are the rules delineated for the TEMPLE in the millennium:
The Temple’s inner court gates will be closed six days and open on the seventh day.
“Thus saith the Lord God; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.”
The people will worship at the north or south gate on certain days [“the sabbaths and in the new moons”].
“Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new moons.”
The prince’s entrance is precisely designated.
“And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.”
The flow of the people and of the prince is carefully proscribed.
“But when the people of the land shall come before the Lord in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth go forth over against it. And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.”
Oh, what a sight is disclosed through the eyes of faith: a city four square measuring nine miles square [4,500 “measures” on a side] [4500 reeds = 10.5 x 4500 = 47250 feet or 9 miles], and, including the suburbs, ten miles square.
“It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, the Lord is there.” [Ezekiel 48:35]
14. Then Eternity: The New Heaven and The New Earth]
1 Corinthians 15:24-28:
“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”
Everything in their proper order: the 1,000 year Kingdom Age at the end of 1,000 years … will fold into eternity. Time ends! This present earth will be dissolved in a “fervent heat”.
Now, we are admonished concerning these things [“the day of God”] in the Second Epistle of Peter: “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” [2 Peter 3:11-12]
After these things; “a new heaven and a new earth” comes and a “holy city” comes down to the “new earth”. For this we read in the book of Revelation: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” [Revelation 21:1-2]
· The earth has endured the pains of Hell for the last six thousand years.
· The earth has seen the sorrows of death for the last six thousand years.
· The earth has endured the trouble of pollution for the last six thousand years.
· Soon the restitution of all things will occur for a Sabbath of rest.
· This Kingdom Age will last 1,000 Years.
· The Last Days constitute the DAY of THE LORD.
· A bountiful world will be seen and enjoyed by all creation;
· With no more war;
· Under the head nation over all the nations;
· And the throne of David will be restored.
· The nations will worship …
· On the mountain top of Zion’s hill
· In the Temple soon to be built.
· Then eternity will come, with the new heaven, and the new Earth.
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
1. The Pains of Hell [in the six days]
2. The Sorrows of Death [in the six days]
3. The Trouble of Pollution [in the six days]
4. The Restitution of All Things - The Rest [the seventh day]
5. The Kingdom Age 1,000 Years
6. The Last Days
7. A Bountiful World
8. With No More War
11. The Nations Will Worship
9. Under The Head Nation
10. And The Throne of David
11. The Nations Will Worship
12. On The Mountain Top
13. In The Temple
14. Then Eternity: The New Heaven and The New Earth]
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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]