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Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
God Tells The End From The Beginning
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "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."
God Tells The End From The Beginning
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2014 Richard St.James
11. The End
[Daniel 12:4-9] “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
The time of the end is coming, but for the JUDGMENT prophesied in the book of Revelation.
[Revelation 20:11-15] “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
• After the White Throne Judgment, we come to the end of time.
• After death and hell are cast into the lake of fire, we come to the end of time.
• After those whose names are not found written in the book of life are cast into this lake of fire, we come to the end of time.
• THEN THE END COMES!
“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.” [1 Corinthians 15:24-28]
12. The Alpha and Omega
The transition into eternity involves the burning of the present heavens and earth, and their replacement with new heavens and a new earth. We read this in the book of Second Peter:
“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 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? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” [2 Peter 3:7-13]
The earth was destroyed by water in the days of Noah. The earth will be destroyed by fire according to this account in Second Peter 3:7-13.
At the close of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth, which is at the close of the seventh millenium of time, the clock will “stop”.
Time will fold up and be no more, for we will all go into eternity forevermore.
The End of Time is coming!
Will you be ready?
Remember, there is a “due time” … a due date … coming for you and me. The day of “calamity” is at hand!
Do you doubt me?
Go ahead and doubt me, but do not doubt the BOOK!
“To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.” [Deuteronomy 32:35]
Look to Jesus Christ. In “due time” Christ died for the ungodly, for both you and me. “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” [Romans 5:6]
Receive the testimony of God’s word concerning His SON Jesus Christ, WHO was “testified in due time.” “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” [1 Timothy 2:6]
If you bend the knee now to Jesus [getting saved] then “in due time” you will be exalted. “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” [1 Peter 5:6]
Jesus Christ [THE WORD OF GOD] has told this END from the beginning in the word of God [THE BIBLE].
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
I will close this message here.
In this message I have shown several things:
1. The King James Bible of 1611 [or any of its editions] is “the word of the Lord” in the English language. This is the Authorized Version of 1611, or any of its editions (1613, 1644, 1676, 1680, 1701, or 1767), and is God's pure word, and is preserved for us who are alive today on this earth.
2. This BIBLE is the most accurate history ever written, and supersedes all other accounts.
3. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is a theory and not a scientific fact. The BIBLE is 100% accurate in scientific matters.
4. The Genesis record is literal 100% accurate history, and shows that the present earth is less than 6,000 years old.
5. The timeline of history consists of seven thousand years.
6. Jesus Christ is God.
7. Jesus Christ wants you to get saved.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
Believing God’s word is to know “the things to come.” “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [John 8:32] Amen!