THE WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS
It should be noted that seven times in the King James Bible, the capitalized Word of God is a direct reference to the second member of the Godhead (cf John 1:1,14; 1John 1:1; 5:7; Rev 19;13).
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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 WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS
Cowden International © 2013 John Cowden
Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away . . .
Certainly no two individuals have been afforded exactly the same opportunities, physical advantages, and mental capability. Accepting that premise, only a fool would claim that every person in every age has had equal access to the written text of Scripture. This by no means implies that God is unfair. It does, however, point to the dispensational plan so apparent in God's dealings with mankind throughout history. Make no mistake; the Lord will hold every person accountable for the light available to him. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. (Luke 12:48)
For the first 2500 years of human history day unto day uttered speech and night unto night shewed forth knowledge. There was no speech nor language where their voice was not heard. Their line went out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. Before the Flood, the magnificence of the heavens declared the glory of God; and the firmament shewed his handiwork. Psalm 19:1-6 describes the daily sermon preached by God's creation to an antediluvian world for which written scripture was not provided. The firmament itself (cf Gen 1:14-19) was so marvelous that it is difficult for us to imagine a world perhaps surrounded by a thin super-conductive canopy of frozen hydrogen and oxygen which blocked harmful radiation, modulated light waves from the universe, and created perfect atmospheric conditions around the globe. These things were so evident to the men of that age, that practically the entire Book of Job centers around the advanced knowledge that was still available from that marvelous era. In fact the only thing upon which Job, Elihu, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar agreed throughout is that God's greatness and power are most apparent through the visible evidence of his creation.
The consequences of failure to heed the message of the creation are set forth by Paul in Rom 1:18-20 where we read, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
The last half of the Nineteenth Psalm presents the heavens as an allegory wherein the sun serves as a type of the Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ. While the sun's going forth is from the end of heaven, the true Bridegroom's going forth is from everlasting. The illustration progresses to the Lord's Law, Testimony, Statutes, Commandments, Fear, and Judgments. But weren't those the things Abraham kept before God called him out of Ur? Surely these are among the invisible things of God which are clearly seen, being understood by the things which are made. Understood by Abraham, but not by the Chaldeans about him. They were the educated fools who professed themselves to be wise. But is not the wisdom of this world foolishness with God (1Cor 3:19)?
Abraham's descendants, through the promised seed Isaac, became the people of a Book. From Moses on Mt Sinai to John on the isle of Patmos spanned more than fifteen centuries. Israel (and their Levitical priests) became the sole repository of revealed Truth and divine Light in a world darkened by men's rejection of God's Truth unveiled to their consciences by the universe above them. What advantage then hath the Jew? Much every way: chiefly because that unto them were committed the oracles of God (Rom 3:1-2). The thing which distinguished Israel from the gentile nations around them was the fact that they received a written revelation from God. The dispensation of Law was initiated only after the LORD wrote it on tables of stone, and delivered it to Moses with ceremony commensurate with the occasion.
The Book molded the ethnic character of this unique race, and the nation's destiny has been inseparably bound to the history of that Book. In fact all distinctively Jewish art and literature are unmistakably characterized by the indelible influence of the Torah. It is unfortunate, but entirely consistent with human nature, that as surely as the nations rejected the goodness and power of God as set forth in his creation, so the nation of Israel turned their backs on the Truth of the Scriptures which the Lord had placed in their custody. The result of the gentiles' sinful pride was their worshipping and serving the creature more than the creator. They became their own god. Paul attests to the same situation regarding Israel when he says in Romans 10:3, For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
The term the righteousness of God as found in the Bible often has a direct connection to the Lord Jesus Christ in much the same way as the appellation, the word of God. And at times it may be difficult to distinguish which is intended. [It should be noted that seven times in the King James Bible, the capitalized Word of God is a direct reference to the second member of the Godhead (cf John 1:1,14; 1John 1:1; 5:7; Rev 19;13). That last reference (his name is called the Word of God) shows us why the AV translators wrote Word instead of word. It not only distinguishes between the written word of God and the Incarnate Word of God, but it is also God’s name – and names are always capitalized in English.]
The reader may have likewise observed that faith in the Scriptures, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ also become a little difficult to separate. Continuing in Romans chapter 10 we read, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But the very next verse (v18) takes us back to Psalm 19! Paul's practical application of the "hearing of faith" is not solely dependent on the preacher of vv 14-15; the celestial sermons of Psalm 19:4 are just as binding on the hearer as well. Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Within hours of his crucifixion, the Incarnate Word of God looked ahead to the time of his return. The 24th chapter of Matthew's Gospel records his words regarding the end of the terrible sorrows awaiting Israel. That chosen nation had turned its back on God's righteousness as described in his Book, and fulfilled in his Son, and gone about to establish their own righteousness. At the climax (v35) of that oft quoted but seldom understood description of Daniel’s 70th week stands this solemn statement, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. In essence, he told his disciples that the marvelously orchestrated universe, whose sermons had fallen on deaf ears for four millennia, would one day cease to exist. Yet his words, those seemingly transitory utterances, imperiled by the imminence of his own approaching demise, would in no wise meet the same fate. This should hardly seem strange, for had he not told them already, The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life? (John 6:63)
In order to put the whole picture in perspective, consider the following: Which should endure longer, a Creation or its Creator?
Now think about this: Aren't a Creator's words merely part of his creation? Before answering, reflect on the words of our Creator as found in Psalm 33:6&8, By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and the host of them by the breath of his mouth ... Let all the earth fear the LORD: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake and it was done; he commanded and it stood fast. And lest someone attempt to relegate the text to the realm of poetic exaggeration, Paul says in Heb 11:3 with scientific logic and calculated precision, We understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.
1. Where Were God's Words In The Past?
2. Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away . . .
3. Unto the Pure All Things Are Pure
4. The Word Is Nigh Thee
5. Sevenfold Purification Requires Blood
6. Seven Times Through A Furnace of Earth
7. Pure Silver
Go to: Thw words of the LORD are pure words Menu
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]