SEEING THE UNSEEN ETERNAL THINGS

Had you ever thought about involving yourself with things eternal, rather than temporary things? Are there things eternal that we can use to build in our lives?

Another similar consideration: Since God in his great wisdom made this world, did he have temporal vanities in mind, or did he have an eternal purpose for man?

The Lord considered that and declared that the things our eye can see are temporary, while the things the eye cannot see are eternal. Does God involve himself in vanities, or is his work in man eternal?

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ABOUT ANGELS 7

One very interesting fact about angels is found in Matthew 13:37-42.  Notice that angels have another job besides being messengers.

He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

 OBSERVATIONS ABOUT EACH VERSE:

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; {{has to have started sewing the seed on Pentecost}}

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; {{Good seed and tares have to have started on Pentecost}}

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

  • {{Satan sowed his seed from the beginning of the kingdom on Pentecost}}
  • {{HARVEST: has to be the after the end of this world – 2nd coming}}
  • {{REAPERS: also has to be after this world ends – after Jesus comes again}}

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.{{He notes that this is “in the end of this world”}}

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; {{If this event happens before Judgment, then none of the evil that was in his kingdom will be judged}}

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. {{Again, if these souls are cast into the Lake of Fire before the Judgment, they have no judgment.}}

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. {{And once again – this can’t be before Judgment for all of us will stand in Judgment and bow before Jesus – Rom 14:11}}

Another instance where the angels work for the departed souls is found in Luke 16:20-22.  “And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”

We cannot speculate whether angels carried the rich man to hell (torments). We do know that angels that sinned were in hell in 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6.  We know also that His angels will have work at the second coming – after he judges them – so that they are fully qualified to enter the eternal habitations (1 Cor. 6:3).

Angels are able to transport all souls from this world to the next (Matt. 24:31). “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

ABOUT ANGELS – Part 3

 

ANGELS CAN FLY BUT THEY DON’T HAVE WINGS

Dan. 9:21—Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

ANGELS ARE GREATER THAN ANY HUMAN, EVEN GOVERNMENTS OR RULERS

2 Pet. 2:10-11—But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power (2479. ischus, is-khoos’; from a der. of  is (2479. Ischus  – force ; from 2192  echo – ability) and might (1411. dunamis, doo’-nam-is; from G1410; force (lit. or fig.); spec. miraculous power), bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

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THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK (part 2)

Occasionally The Institute of Creation Research will publish an article by one of the better known scientists who have defended the Creationist view against the Evolutionists. The article below, about a specific Bible topic, was written by one such scholar, Henry Morris, author of The Genesis Flood.

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THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK (part 1)

“The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)

The importance of this verse is indicated both by the fact that it is a Psalm, which is quoted at least 12 times in the New Testament. This verse is also central to the main theme of Hebrews, chapters 5–7. It is quoted no fewer than five times in the book Hebrews. Melchizedek (spelled Melchisedec in the New Testament) is mentioned nine times. It refers to the strange appearance in Genesis 14:18-20. The Lord makes the point that when Melchizedek’s name is translated, he is the “King of Righteousness.” When the remainder of his description, the “King of Salem,” is translated, he is also the King of “Peace.” Some claim that Salem was a former name of Jerusalem, but there is no evidence to make such an assumption. Such hardly does justice to the exalted descriptions of Melchizedek in Scripture. He is the “priest of the most high God” (Heb. 7:1), suddenly appearing, and then disappearing as mysteriously as he came.

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