LET US GO ON

Text: Hebrews 6:1-12

Private interpretations—Some of the many confusing false teachings from this passage are: 1) This is a Christian who lost his salvation. 2) These are only professing believers who never really got saved. 3) The passage only applies to Jews in the tribulation period. 4) The verses are only hypothetical and purely conjectural. Each of these false interpretations ignores the context of the passage, which is addressed to believers concerning their going on unto perfection, that they all may be presented “perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28). Many have been misled and confused by the false teaching that salvation is the subject of this passage.

TWO DAYS IN PROPHECY

INTRODUCTION

This topic is established upon scripture: “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” (2Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4). These scriptures declare that a thousand years to men on earth is as one day with the Lord. This truth will be demonstrated with several amazing examples.

ALL THINGS NEW

WONDERFUL DECLARATIONS OF GOD

God’s foreknowledge—“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” (Acts 15:18) Therefore God the LORD says: “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9), and “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:9-10), and“there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:21-22) Sitting upon his throne “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) said unto John: “Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful” (Revelation 21:5).

MILLENIAL MEDITATIONS

THE LORD’S HOLY MONARCHY

A monarchy is ‘A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person.’ (Noah Webster, 1828) When God himself rules as “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16) his holy monarchy will be the most excellent of all forms of government! 

Our great God and King—When the LORD their God was their King, Israel foolishly desired a man to be king over them (1Samuel 12:12)! Samuel warned them of the unfavorable consequences, “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations…” (1Samuel 8:10-22) The heathen nations continue to rage “against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)

SECOND COMING EVENTS

TWO VERY DIFFERENT DELIVERANCES

            Failure to discern between the two future gatherings of the Lord’s saints, has led some to incorrectly believe in a post or mid tribulation gathering of the church. Hopefully the following scriptures will clear up this misunderstanding. May the blessed hope of Christ’s imminent gathering of the church give every believer the sincere desire to purify “himself, even as he is pure.” (1John 3:3)

PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAST MILLENIUM

Text: Revelation 20:1-10

MILLEN'IUM, n. ‘A thousand years; a word used to denote the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20,  during which period Satan shall be bound and restrained from seducing men to sin, and Christ shall reign on earth with his saints.’ (Noah Webster, 1828)

MAJOR  EVENTS LEADING TO THE MILLENIUM

According to the word of God, from this present time (July 2021), the following sequence of events will precede the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.

            The church will be caught up—The next great prophesied event is “the first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6) when the dead and living members of Christ’s church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), at which time “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) will be fulfilled. This great event is imminent—meaning that it could take place immediately without any forewarning signs or wonders. Therefore the Lord commanded: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:32) We Bible believers “know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1Thessalonians 5:2)

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

THE LORD’S GREATEST TREASURE

The Lord Jesus Christ asked, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26) The prophet Isaiah declared: “…the fear of the LORD is his treasure.” (Isaiah 33:6) The most blessed and beneficial of all the LORD’S treasures regarding the salvation of men’s souls is the fear of the LORD!

CAUGHT UP!

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

INTRODUCTION

This is a verse by verse study of the imminent [could occur at any moment] resurrection of “the dead in Christ” (1Thessalonians 4:16) and the simultaneous change of the saints “which are alive and remain” (1Thessalonians 4:15, 17).

GOOD AND EVIL

DEFINED BY THE BIBLE

According to the word of God, to do GOOD is “to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments (Deuteronomy 30:16). A man commits EVIL when he turns his heart away from God, will not hear him, and walks in a rebellious way: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12) Such a rebellious man will be “drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them” (Deuteronomy 30:16-17; James 1:14). The prophet wrote: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)