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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 Meeting in the Air - The Translation of The Church
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2016 Richard St.James
3. The Coming of Our Lord Jesus
Hebrews 11:16: “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
The Christian is “waiting” for Jesus to come … “in the air”. The Christian is not waiting for Jesus to come to this earth to establish the Kingdom of Heaven [Matthew 11:11]. Rather it is this; the believers in Jesus Christ [the body of Christ] are waiting for Jesus to come and take them out of this earth to heaven “to the judgment seat of Christ” to prepare “for them a city.” [2 Corinthians 5:10]
We are waiting for this to happen: “So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:” [1 Corinthians 1:7]
We are waiting for this to happen: “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?” [1 Thessalonians 2:19]
We are waiting for this to happen: “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.” [1 Thessalonians 3:13]
We are waiting for this to happen: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” [1 Thessalonians 5:23]
We are waiting for this to happen: “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,” [2 Thessalonians 2:1]
Do you have it now? “As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.” [2 Corinthians 1:14]
The “day of the Lord” and “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” are not the same.
4. Come Away
Song of Solomon 2:1-13:
“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please. The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
The Song of Solomon forms a picture of a future relationship.
This relationship between Jesus Christ and the church was kept hidden until God revealed the mystery to the saints which were at Ephesus, [“to the faithful in Christ Jesus”] by the Spirit of God through the Apostle Paul in the epistle to the Ephesians, chapter five, verse thirty-two: “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
Something that exists and yet is not revealed is a mystery. A mystery is a hidden thing. A mystery is a secret. A mystery, therefore, is a body of knowledge that is “locked up” and kept secret till it is made known by the one who keeps it.
Now, what is made known here is that Jesus Christ is the “bridegroom” and the “church” is the bride.
Jesus Christ came to this earth to clothe the “church” in a “robe of righteousness”. The prophet Isaiah foretold of this hundreds of years before it ever happened: “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” [Isaiah 61:10]
Jesus Christ “loved the church”, and “gave himself” for the church in similitude to what husbands should do for their wives. “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” [Ephesians 5:25-27]
A good husband nourishes and cherishes his wife, “even as the Lord the church”. “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:” [Ephesians 5:29].
Furthermore, a husband protects his wife and guards her from all danger. Though she go through trials and tribulation, and will suffer for his [Christ] sake, “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;” [Philippians 1:29], … yet she will not suffer the wrath of God. This is because the LORD has promised the church to deliver her “from the wrath that is to come.”
For the church, the body of Christ, is not one of the “guests” who are bidden to participate in the great “sacrifice” in “the day of the LORD”. “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.” [Zephaniah 1:7]
The church will not be there! She will be with the LORD! She is not
waiting for “the day of the LORD”; she is waiting for the Son to appear
from Heaven in the air the grand meeting in the air. “And to wait for
his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which
delivered us from the wrath to come.” [1 Thessalonians 1:10]
“Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
Brethren, we ourselves are living on the threshold of the time of the coming translation of the Church, and the judgment of the inhabitants of this earth in the Great Tribulation (or Jacob's Trial).
We, who obtained salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, will be taken up and out of here very soon. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” [1 Thessalonians 5:9]
Next 5. Taken
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]