RIGHTEOUSNESS versus Wickedness?

“The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but [HE LOVETH HIM THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (Proverbs 15:8-9).

Every human being must take account of the magnitude of what is expected of us in our lifetime on this earth. We must look back at the old world to see how God destroyed the earth by a great flood because of WICKEDNESS!

“God saw that the [WICKEDNESS OF MAN WAS GREAT IN THE EARTH], and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart” (Genesis 6:5–6).

“[For if God [SPARED NOT THE ANGELS THAT SINNED, BUT CAST THEM DOWN TO HELL], and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

And [SPARED NOT THE OLD WORLD, BUT SAVED NOAH THE EIGHTH PERSON, A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS], bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

And [DELIVERED JUST LOT], vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
(For that [RIGHTEOUS MAN DWELLING AMONG THEM], in seeing and hearing, vexed his [RIGHTEOUS SOUL FROM DAY TO DAY] with their unlawful deeds;)” (2 Peter 2:4-8).

Therefore, we must do our utmost best to FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalm 92:12)..

“For the [RIGHTEOUS] LORD loveth [RIGHTEOUSNESS]; his countenance doth behold the upright” (Psalm 11:7).

“The LORD liveth, [IN TRUTH, IN JUDGMENT, AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (Jeremiah 4:2).

“They that [FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS] and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor” (Proverbs 21:21).

“Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on [ETERNAL LIFE]” (1 Timothy 6:19).

“[TRUTH] shall spring out of the earth; and [RIGHTEOUSNESS] shall look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11).
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How to get to H E A V E N? There is only O N E W A Y to GOD.

“[NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS]: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; [WHO ONLY HATH IMMORTALITY, DWELLING IN THE LIGHT] which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15–16).

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), the only begotten Son of God,says: “LET not your heart be troubled: [YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME].

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.

And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?” (John 14:1-5).

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

“[NO MAN CAN COME TO ME, EXCEPT THE FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME DRAW HIM: AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 106:48).
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P R A Y E R.

“IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night” (Psalm 92:1-2).

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield” (Psalm 5:3-5, 12).

“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he [HEARETH THE PRAYER OF THE RIGHTEOUS]” (Proverbs 15:29).

Our Lord JESUS says: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John 4:24, 23).

“And I say unto you, [ASK, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU; SEEK, AND YE SHALL FIND; KNOCK, AND IT SHALL BE OPENED UNTO YOU]. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:9–10).

The Apostle Paul remined us to “…pray without ceasing…” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) said: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14-16).
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GREAT is our GOD.

“Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” (Psalm 77:13).

“For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens” (Psalm 96:4-5).

“O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches” (Psalm 104:24).

“Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O LORD; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O LORD; and shall glorify thy name” (Psalms 86:8-9).

“O LORD our LORD, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high” (Psalms 8:1-9, 103: 11. 7:17).

“God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee” (Psalm 118:27-28).
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HOLY BIBLE.

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

“The LORD is [RIGHTEOUS] in all his ways, and [HOLY] in all his works” (Psalm 145:17).

“Offer the sacrifices of [RIGHTEOUSNESS], and put your trust in the LORD” (Psalm 4:5).

“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).

At the END OF THE WORLD, “Truth shall spring out of the earth; and [RIGHTEOUSNESS] shall look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11).

“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).
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BELIEVE the word of GOD!

Seemingly many people are having difficulty BELIEVING the word of GOD that this heaven and earth will PASS AWAY.

Our Lord Jesus is very clear when he says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by [EVERY] word of God” (Luke 4:4).

“The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: [REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL]” (Mark 1:15).

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall [THE END COME]” (Matthew 24:14).

“[HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY], but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

God has already CREATED the BEGINNING NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH.

“For since [THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD] men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath [PREPARED for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).

Before he left this earth, Jesus very clearly told his disciples, “In my Father’s house are [MANY MANSIONS]: if it were not so, I would have told you” (John 14:2). He also told his disciples, “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).

There is another world above in the heavens that is not seen that was created since the foundation of this world (Isaiah 64:4) (Matthew 25:31–34) (2 Corinthians 4:18).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

The Holy Scriptures also reveals says: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he [MADE THE WORLDS]” (Hebrews 1:1–2).

On the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, when Jesus commands his sheep to FOLLOW HIM, he says: “‘Come, ye blessed of my Father, [INHERIT THE KINGDOM PREPARED FOR YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD]’” (Matthew 25:31–34).
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This heaven and earth will PASS AWAY FOREVER! (1 Peter 21:33) (Mark 13:31) (2 Peter 3:10) (Revelation 11:18, 16:17).

There are many people holdimg on to beleifs and doctrines that God is going to renew this earth, and it is here that Jesus will have his Kingdom. However, these beliefs and doctrines are NOT supported by the word of God.

All that we observe today on this earth is only temporary, it is only here until the end of time; all that is UNSEEN in the heavens IS ETERNAL (2 Corinthians 4:18).

This world and this heaven and earth will perish FOREVER. However, there are NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH with another world that will NEVER End!

“Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. [THEY SHALL PERISH], but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end” (Psalm 102:25-27).

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, [BY WHOM ALSO HE MADE THE WORLDS]” (Hebrews 1:1–2).

“Thus saith the LORD, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1).

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

“THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: [THE WORLD ALSO IS STABLISHED, THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED]. [THY THRONE IS ESTABLISHED OF OLD: THOU ART FROM EVERLASTING]” (Psalm 93:1-2).

When Jesus ascended up to heaven to the Majesty of the most High, these were the words between Father and Son: “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands. [THEY SHALL PERISH]; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment” (Hebrews 1:10–11).

“But unto the Son he saith, ‘Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom’” (Hebrews 1:8).
Moreover the Father said to the Son, “Sit thou at my right hand, until I make [THINE ENEMIES THY FOOTSTOOL]” (Psalm 110:1).

At the end of time, this heaven and earth will be completely dissolved (Isaiah 24:19) (Revelation 20:11, 14:11); it will become an uninhabitable place, a lake of fire. with the enemies of Jesus (Isaiah 42:13): God will “persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD” (Lamentations 3:66).

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“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).

FOLLOWER OF THE CROSS OF JESUS or Traitor?

“Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4). “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).

“For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

“HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).

JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS], and [FOLLOW ME]’” (Matthew 16:24).

“And he that TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS, and [FOLLOWETH AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).

“[HE THAT IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME]: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth” (Luke 11:23).

“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).

“[NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH]: but [IF ANY MAN DRAWS BACK, MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM]. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38–39).

“Nevertheless when [THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:8).
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The LORD God is our FATHER and our Lord JESUS is our SAVIOR.

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Romans 8:33-34).

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:35).

“As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, [SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD]” (Romans 8:36-39).

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION: BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD]” (John 16:33).

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

“I am with you alway, even unto the [END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
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JESUS is with us to the END OF THE WORLD.

Therefore, we have no need to worry, panic or be fearful in this world because our Lord, Savior and King JESUS CHRIST has already won the victory on the CROSS on Calvary (Luke 23:33).

The Apostle Paul well said: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

“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?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26).

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:1).

JESUS says: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John 7:7).

“I am with you alway, even unto the [END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
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