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A Discussion On Personal Accountability, The Human Lifespan, The Fruits Of Pride And Disobedience, And Laying The Right Foundation In Our Lives
Continuing our discussion from part one, it is interesting to note that noise pollution did not even exist until about one hundred years ago. We live in a world of total confusion as the downtown area of any city will testify. Much like Babylon the Great of Biblical notoriety, modern cities are false centers of temporality, and their downtown areas are the very pits of their iniquity. It is there that the merchants and the city's inhabitants fornicate with the spirit of their city on a daily basis. The Bible refers to this worldwide confusion and the murmuring of many voices "the rushing of many waters", as we see by these verses:
"Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind."
Isaiah 17:12-13, KJV
"And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
Revelation 17:15, KJV
Notice the interesting numerology there folks! If you add the two and the three, you end up with the same reference as the verse in the book of Revelation! I suppose that is just another one of those "coincidences" which some folks claim is demonic numerology! I don't think so! The point is, it is all of this modern science and technology which has caused this rushing of many waters. Even the angel who spoke with Daniel revealed these very things in discussing the signs of the Endtime. He talked about the increase in knowledge which we are now experiencing, as well as the rushing of many waters as people run to and fro:
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
Daniel 12:4, KJV
People are rushing everywhere, running to and fro, flying here and flying there; driving here and driving there; taking a boat here or taking a boat there; taking buses, trolleys, subways, and bullet trains; driving cars, vans trucks, and motorcycles; flying in passenger planes, jets and private planes. Everyone is busy trying to get somewhere, just like a disturbed colony of ants! I am reminded of a verse from the second psalm of David which says:
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?"
Psalms 2:1, KJV
This word "rage" means to be angry; but did you know that it is also applied to transportation? The Prophet Nahum, in describing the coming destruction of Nineveh by the forces of the king of Babylon, made some statements which I am now convinced refer to Roman chariots raging in the streets at the time of the Lord's coming during the First Century. Consider these verses:
"The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings."
Nahum 2:3-4, KJV
Of course, even in our modern day two thousand years later today, modern chariots -- cars, trucks, SUVs, etc. -- also continue to "rage" in the streets. We are all familiar with traffic jams miles long in which folks are angrily honking their horns in impatience, and getting upset with each other. Just look at how many people become enraged with each other in daily auto accidents or backups in any major city of the world. So people have been raging in the streets ever since King David and the Prophet Nahum first penned their words. They are raging with each other, and they are raging against God Himself. But they are not the only ones who are raging in anger. We must remember that God is not the author of this worldwide confusion. Paul explains one part of God's nature to us when he writes the following:
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV
If God is not the author of confusion, then who can be other than Satan himself? This is exactly what the Book of Revelation tells us; that he is the spiritual force, the red dragon behind the confusion of Babylon the Great. Not only that, but we are also told in that same Book that he is full of anger and is raging mad as well, because he knows that his time is short, as we see by this verse:
"Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Revelation 12:12, KJV
Satan has always been like a mad beast running to and fro in the Earth stirring up violence and confusion wherever he can, and whenever he can. Consider this verse that is found in the Book of Job:
"And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
Job 1:7, KJV
Because he is full of so much wrath and anger against God, he goes about roaring like a wild beast seeking for his next meal, which just might be you if you are not careful. Consider what the Apostle Peter wrote:
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
1 Peter 5:8, KJV
The only way you can avoid this is by staying close to the Lord and His Word. You must read and study it daily so that you can know what is true and what is false. This is the only way you can break the hypnotic spell that Satan has over your life! The only way to keep from being mesmerized by the things that he offers is to keep your eyes set on something higher, something which transcends the physical pleasures, sights and sounds of this current carnal temporal world. This is what all of the great men and women of faith of the Bible did; and it is what we must continue to do if we are to maintain our faith until the end. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith:
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2, KJV
We must keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus, and on that City and Country He is preparing for us:
"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."
John 14:1-3, KJV
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."
Hebrews 11:13-16, KJV
Whatever you do, don't allow this present world to entice you with her delicacies. It is all an illusion created by Satan in his world of modern science and technology. It is all built upon the evil knowledge, and we are told that someday, it will all be burned up by God's fiery indignation against the wicked, as we see by the following verses:
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
2 Peter 3:10-13, KJV
On the other hand, if you build upon the right foundation, that is, upon the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, then you will have a reward, and riches in Heaven:
"If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."
1 Corinthians 3:14-15, KJV
While this present life has been limited to under one hundred years, the Bible makes it very clear that everyone who trusts in the Name of Jesus is raised to Life Eternal, and dwells in the presence of God Himself in the Heavenly City, New Jerusalem, forever and ever. Following is another verse that is found in the Book of Revelation:
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
Revelation 21:3, KJV
Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? If you haven't, it is not too late! Do it now! As the old saying goes, "We are all old. You could die tomorrow!" Please don't delay any longer! This could be your last chance! Simply admit that you are a sinner, that you have failed, and that you need God's help. Ask God to forgive you through the Blood of His Son shed on the Cross. God is more than willing to receive you, if you will only repent of your sins and come to Him, as we can determine by the following verse:
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9, KJV
However, God won't force Himself upon you. You must make the choice for yourself. You must honestly believe that you are a sinner in need of a Saviour; for as Jesus said in the Gospel of Luke:
"I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Luke 5:32, KJV
If you are self-satisfied with your achievements in this life, if you have attained to some position of power, fame or fortune, just remember that when you die, it will all be as hay to be burned in the fire; for you will have built upon the wrong foundation, and you will be ashamed at the Day of His Coming. For as the Lord taught in the Gospels:
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Mark 8:36-38, KJV
Paul further emphasized the temporality of the things of this world, and the importance of building upon the right foundation when he wrote the following:
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
1 Timothy 6:7, KJV
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."
1 Corinthians 3:11-13, KJV
Being as this is the case, wouldn't you be much wiser to spend your allotment of years here, not filling your mind, heart and life with the forbidden knowledge and the temporal things which Satan has to offer, but rather with the life-giving wisdom of God's Word, doing things which will reap you Eternal Rewards in Heaven? The choice is really up to you. Just remember, your time on this Earth may be shorter than you realize. After all, none of us knows what may happen in our lives tomorrow. Consider the wisdom that is offered in the following set of verses:
"The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."
Psalms 90:10, KJV
"Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away."
Psalms 144:4, KJV
"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."
Isaiah 40:7-8, KJV
"But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?"
Luke 12:20, KJV
"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."
John 6:63, KJV
"Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready."
John 7:6, KJV
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"
Hebrews 9:27, KJV
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
James 4:14, KJV
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
1 Peter 1:23-25, KJV
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For additional information and further study, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this article, or which are related to the topics which were discussed in this article. All of them are also located on the Bill's Bible Basics web server:
Is Science Better Than the Bible?
Keeping Things in the Proper Perspective: ET, Where Are You?
Adaptation, EVILution and the Six Days of Genesis
The Wisdom of God Versus the Philosophy of Men
Free Will and Personal Choice
Five Foolish Virgins: Don't Procrastinate!
Message to the World
Have You Sold Your Soul for a Pound of Flesh?
Do You Want Love and Light, or Rod and Wrath?
Beholding the Evil and the Good
Nephilim: The Giants of Genesis
The Book of Enoch: Truth or Heresy?
Destruction of Planet Earth: The Wrath of God Revealed