Knowledge of the Truth

“Do not judge a book by its cover” is a is well known slogan:

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read” (Isaiah 34:16).

“The LORD gave the word: great was the company of those that published it” (Psalm 68:11).

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19–21).

“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).

“Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (Proverbs 8:10–11).

Jesus says: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

“Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

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Sign of things to come:

We are not to become enthralled, entangled, and engrossed with the things of this world such as the recent blockbuster movie because it is a prelude of “art imitating life” of similar things to come.

The day is coming when the prophet Daniel foretold said: “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people” (Daniel 8:23–24).

“And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand” (Daniel 8:25).

Jesus says: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before” (Matthew 24:24-25).

Just as untold numbers of people are rushing with fascination to see this most recent hit movie, this is a sign of when the seventh king rises to power over the seventh world kingdom, countless people are going to fall for the “…great signs and wonders…” and “…worship the beast..”.

The word of God reveals this fact as written by John saying: “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?’” (Revelation 13:4).
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If any man have an ear, let him hear” (Revelation 13:8-9).
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Word of God

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read” (Isaiah 34:16).

Throughout a lifetime, humans will have read, spoken, seen, heard or touched innumerable words. However, we must believe the word of God to live forever.

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever” (Psalm 119:160).

“For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:4, 6).

“The LORD gave the word: great was the company of those that published it” (Psalm 68:11).

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded” (Proverbs 13:13).

“Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

Jesus says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
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Gospel of peace

We must be reminded daily how the Apostle Paul well expressed to have “… your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;…” (Ephesians 6:13-17) “…because the days are evil…” (Ephesians 5:15-20).

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:13-17).

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Live or second death?

Jesus foretold of his coming said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live” (John 5:25).

Now, therefore, “as the only way to get the things that are eternal is through Jesus Christ who died for us; for this purpose then we should live unto him and not unto ourselves” (2 Corinthians 5:15).

Therefore, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:17). “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ: (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
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Immortality: quickening spirit

Every human being must consider, seriously consider that we are just “clay” formed from this earth.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).
We only have a “breath of life”; we do not have life: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:21–22).

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:47–49, 45).

On the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, to live forever, our frame must be changed from “clay” to “light” to become a quickening spririt (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)..

“Wherefore God saith: ‘Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light’” (Ephesians 5:14).

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:50-51).

“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 15:52–53).

The Rapture

Humbleness and lowliness:

In a world of fame and fortune, we must pray for humbleness and lowliness, and follow in the footsteps of our Lord, Savior and King Jesus, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:6-11).
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Heaven or lake of fire

WORD OF TRUTH: There are many doctrines and beliefs that after we die we either go forever to hell to be tormented or to heaven to serve God. This is not supported by the word of God because there will be first a Day of Judgment.

The word of God is very clear when it says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

In John’s vision of the end of time, the Day of Judgment, revealed the angel of God he wrote:

“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” (Revelation 20:11-15).

Jesus is very clear when he says: “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18). “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12)

Kingdom of Heaven

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all” (Psalm 103:19).

Jesus says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:7–8).

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The word of God:

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create” (Isaiah 65:17-18).

Jesus says: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
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