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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
Often times the Spirit of God has placed intentionally [by design] into the Bible anti-types. Now, what is an anti-type? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives this:
“AN'TITYPE, n. Gr. against, and a type, or pattern.”
“A figure corresponding to another figure; that of which the type is the pattern or representation.”
It is now many years ago, when in the reading [studying] of the chronicle of a king of Judah [Josiah], that the Spirit of God showed me a type of a New Testament believer.
Josiah was living on the threshold of the time of the coming judgment of God. Look what the wife of Shallum (Huldah) the prophetess said. For this we will turn in our King James Bible of 1611 [or any one of its editions] to the book of Second Kings, chapter twenty-two, starting with verse fifteen: “And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched. But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.” [2 Kings 22:15-20]
Do you not see how this Old Testament passage on Josiah sheds light on these New Testament passages in the epistle of First Thessalonians?
“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]
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” [I Thessalonians 5:9]
Josiah is a type of a New Testament believer who is living on the threshold of the very time of the coming translation of the Church and judgment. God took Josiah out before the judgment came. God will take us out before the tribulation judgment comes.
If God in His mercy took Josiah out before the judgment came, then God will take us out before the Great Tribulation judgment begins.
Now, Josiah was chosen of God for special treatment. Someone “chosen” of God is one who is … very much loved by God [Deuteronomy 7:6-8]. God takes those who seek for Him.
It gets even better! Are you ready for this?
We have before us something that is prophetic in the Old Testament pointing to a future event.
This historic event, which is found in the book of Genesis, chapter five, is a precursor to something that will occur in our day. “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” [Genesis 5:22-24]
Enoch represents a type of the body of Christ, “which is the church” [Colossians 1:24].
“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” [Hebrews 11:5-6]
A stupendously serene hush slips into the scene all around the world. The birds stop their singing and the animals are lying low. All is very quiet. Something is about to happen. [Now, these are my thoughts contained within my imagination.]
The Spirit of God in the word of God calls for the last trump to sound in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter fifteen, verse fifty-one: “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” [1 Corinthians 15:51-53]
When we see Jesus Christ coming, “we shall see him as he is”, and when we shall “see him as he is”, “we shall be like him”. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” [1 John 3:2]
In similitude … we will be like Him. Mary [Mark 16:9], and the disciples [Mark 16:14] saw Him in his glorified body. They recognized him. We shall all likewise have glorified bodies. We shall all be like Him! Since as of yet none of living today has seen Him in the flesh, we will not know what we will be like … till it happens.
We shall all be changed … in a twinkling of an eye [instantaneously]. These mortal natural bodies of millions of us believers will in an instant of time be translated into incorruptible supernatural bodies. We shall be changed!
There will no more be limitations to our changed bodies. No more weaknesses, no more sicknesses, no more diseases and no more physical pain will ever be experienced once we receive these supernatural bodies.
Our new bodies will be fashioned like Jesus Christ’s body.
Our mortal bodies will be immortal. They will take on immortality.
Our rotten stinking sin-filled corruptible bodies will become incorruptible bodies that will know no sin. Amen!
The resultant will be thus: “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” [1 Corinthians 15:54] Amen!
Now, take in this scene, and believe the word of God that the
Christians [Christ in you] will be “changed” into the same image as
that of their Savior: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” [2 Corinthians 3:18]
Next 7. In The Air
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]