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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 Moral Gravitation (Or, The Descent of Music)
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2015 Richard St.James
10. The Top Step
Now at the top step, we have the God of the Bible commanding the believer in Jesus Christ to uphold the highest music in the songs of the whole universe.
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” [Ephesians 5:19]
The King James Bible of 1611 is a self-defining BOOK. The Law of the First Mention of a word provides us the means to determine the meaning of the word. The means is by the context of the passage. The context determines the meaning of the first instance of a word [or its variants] in the BIBLE.
The words “song”, “sang”, and “sing” first show up in the book of Exodus, chapter fifteen, verses one and two: “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.” [Exodus 15:1-2]
The context of this passage of Scripture where these words are first found is where the people of Israel [man] are rendering thanks and praise for their salvation to God, with uplifted voices. Israel uttered with musical modulations of the voice, in unison, a poem or ballad to the GOD of Heaven to extol His greatness.
Therefore, this was the first recorded song sung by man upward to God on planet Earth. It was from man to God, and not for man himself [mankind].
Therefore the first song was spiritual and not for the benefit of the self [or the flesh].
It was the modulation of men’s voices to the worship of God.
· The word: song appears 44 times in the King James Bible
· The word: sing appears 102 times in the King James Bibl
· The word: sing appears 11 times in the King James Bible
It will behoove us to see the importance of these words: sing, sang, song.
The “hymns” are songs in praise of God. To sing a hymn is to sing to God.
A Psalm is a hymn, and in the singular the word appears 156 times, while the plural form: Psalms appears nine times in the King James Bible.
Consider the psalms!
Can ever a man or a woman or a child aim any higher?
Then shoot for it!
Psalm 150:5: “Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.”
Psalm 33:2: “Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.”
Psalm 92:3: “Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.”
Psalm 144:9: “I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.”
Psalm 95:2: “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”
Psalm 105:2: “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.”
Psalm 105:3: “Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.”
The psalm of thankfulness rendered to God brings praise to God.
“Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.” [1 Chronicles 16:7]
God is sick of the songs of those who say they are for praise to God. Amos 5:23: “Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.”
Now a top-step song, hymn, or psalm always has as its goal to extol the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty of God. [1 Chronicles 29:10-13]
The words of such a song, Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned [by Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795], brings us to the top step.
This top-step music communicates a message with the words towards God, where the melody is dominant over the harmony and the rhythm. The march rhythm is God’s rhythm.
1. To Christ, the Lord, let ev’ry tongue
Its noblest tribute bring:
When he’s the subject of the song,
Who can refuse to sing!
Who can refuse to sing!
2. Survey the beauties of his face,
And on his glories dwell;
Think of the wonders of his grace,
And all his triumphs tell,
And all his triumphs tell.
3. Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
Upon his awful brow;
His head with radiant glories crowned,
His lips with grace o’erflow,
His lips with grace o’erflow.
4. No mortal can with him compare,
Among the sons of men:
Fairer he is than all the fair
That fill the heav’nly train,
That fill the heav’nly train.
5. He saw me plunged in deep distress,
He flew to my relief;
For me he bore the shameful cross,
And carried all my grief,
And carried all my grief.
6. [His hand a thousand blessings pours
Upon my guilty head;
His presence gilds my darkest hours,
And guards my sleeping bed,
And guards my sleeping bed.
7. To him I owe my life, and breath,
And all the joys I have:
He makes me triumph over death,
And saves me from the grave,
And saves me from the grave.]
8. To heav’n, the place of his abode,
He brings my weary feet;
Shows me the glories of my God,
And makes my joys complete,
And makes my joys complete.
9. Since from his bounty I receive
Such proofs of love divine,
Had I a thousand hearts to give,
Lord, they should all be thine!
Lord, they should all be thine!
I will summarize this way:
The “lying spirit” is in opposition to one who is “born of the Spirit” [who sings the song of the Spirit].
It is the entrance of the “lying spirit” [the pied piper, who is Satan], with his music box, whose inventions are amalgamated into the music, that produces the “uncertain sound” with all its attendant moral gravitation by a slow descent to “the pit.”
God’s word [THE BIBLE] reveals, that God [and all mankind] along with all the musical instruments, have voices that have signification for the purpose of an expected communication … in the directing of messages … one to another.
The flow of the messages is to be … expected, and in a natural order.
Top-step in-step music communicates a message with the words towards God, where the melody is dominant over both the harmony and the rhythm.
And lastly, the in-step [the march] rhythm is Heaven’s rhythm.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” [1 Corinthians 14:33] Amen!
Back to: Moral Gravitation Home
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]