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Between Hevan and Hell. pt 1.
Between Hevan and Hell. pt 1. John 3:14-15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. The most difficult thing in this life is to get the world to believe that all things concerning this life is between Hevan and Hell. No one forces anyone to believe in the Bible. Our mission is to convince others that there must come a time in their lives that they must choose, between eternal life with Jesus or eternal life with Satan. The Brazen serpent that Moses raised up was not a comparison between Jesus and a figure [The figure of the Serpent did not represent a type of Christ] but of a decision that had to be made then and now. A decision between good and evil, between righteousness and unrighteousness and between salvation and damnation a decision between life and death.
(Barnes)There is no evidence that this was intended to be a type of the Messiah, but it is used by Jesus as strikingly illustrating his work. Men are sinners. There is no cure by human means for the maladies of the soul; and as the people who were bitten might look on the image of the serpent and be healed, so may sinners look to the Saviour and be cured of the moral maladies of our nature.
The madness of man has come full circle from Sodom and Gomorrha to today with devision between nation and nation, peoples and peoples and Governments and Governments.
Lets look at an exampel from Gen 19:14. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, “Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.” But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
This is the madness of mankind today, they see the signs, they smell the fear but still, as with the sons in law of Lot, they mock those that try to warn them of the impending destruction of every thing they know of. Existence between Hevan and Hell is a place of indecision, a place that will soon no longer exist.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. As you can see in the scriptures, when men of God were warned of impending desaster, they, “moved with fear”, not fear of their own lives but of a reverent fear of God, which mankind today has none of.
Gen 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. Gen 19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Luk 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 2Pe 2:6 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; Do you actually believe that as this world is today compaired to Sodom and Gomorrah, that God will allow mankind to continue much longer or has the day of the gentiles been fulfilled? There are many today, with increaseing numbers, that declare that the Bible is not true and they refuse to believe in things that they cannot see.
Since the transfiguration and assention of Jesus, man has lost sight of the truth of this life and the fear or wonder of the next. What is our life on this earth? Is it designed to be lived only once and then discarded , as many believe, never to be remembered? If so then why would man even consider try to make something of his life, would not man run rampant, enjoying his life as long as it exists? I don't believe they understand or maby they do understand the eternal nature of the soul, and are just denighing the fact that one day they will have to give an account of their actions. Either way, they are destined to live the life they choose and die without hope.
Luke 21:25-26. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Christ judgments of the nations upon the earth, great and terrible. Christ is not returning to ask men to repent but to give all men what they have chosen in this life. Each and every day man has made a choice, some choose Hevan and others have chosen Hell. What are some of the signs of the times?
1. The Israeli and Palestinian conflict.
2. Russia, China & India sign non agression pact.
3. President Bush said he could consider using force as a last resort to press Iran to give up its nuclear program.
4. A national meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America rejected a proposal Friday that would have allowed gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy.
5. North Korea and Her Nuclear Weapons.
6. Genocide in African Nations.
7. Asian Tsunami Disaster.
8. The Mid East Conflicts worsening.
9. Starvation in Africa.
10. Fears of world wide Pandemic from Bird Flue.
11. Churches barred from 'gay' discrimination.[ie;Telling them the Truth.]
New measure requires religious groups to hire homosexuals.
12. Presbyterian Churches marry same sex couples.
13. ANGLICANS/ EPISCOPALIANS. Church of England bishop supports vicar's planned sex-change.
14. Southern Baptist minister will address Spirit Quest and ordain 15 gay ministers. "TAMPA—A Southern Baptist minister will address a national conference of gay Pentecostals here this week, the Tampa Tribune reported. Spirit Quest 2000, which will run from Oct. 5-8, ...Fifteen gay ministers are to be ordained during the conference. Southern Baptist minister Samuel Kirkland says he'll send a message of love and "leave the judging to God," (Wire Reports, Friday, 6 October 2000)
Not only is the Bible under attack but Jesus. God has stated that His word shall not pass away and He means it. Mankind is trying to find an easier way to Heavan but instead has found a faster way to Hell. Lets read Mat 24:37-39. “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Man is being warned of God of things seen as of now. end Part 1. ars
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