Saturday, September 10, 2016

An Appeal to Heaven

This flag was used by George Washington on his squadron of six schooners which he outfitted at his own expense in the fall of 1775. This flag was a variation of the New England Pine Tree flag. It was later modified and adopted by the Massachusetts Navy. The Sons of Liberty would rally under a large tree, in Boston Massachusetts, which came to be known as "The Liberty Tree". This tree became a symbol of American independence. Knowing they were up against a great military power they believed they were sustained by still a Greater Power (Authority), thus their "APPEAL TO HEAVEN".

The Second Treatise of Civil Government 1690 (Sec. 168)
John Locke 1632-1704


As we approach one of the most crucial and important elections in the history of this country, may we as its citizens appeal to Heaven (i.e., to The God of Heaven) for its welfare. The stakes are extremely high. Truly, America now stands at the crossroads for its future. The very God to whom our Founding Fathers had appealed because of the tyranny they experienced at the hand of England in their day, is now being rejected and scorned in Washington D.C. A new leftist, socialistic and godless tyranny is evolving rapidly in our country. This new tyranny seeks to remove the personal freedoms that were granted to us by Almighty God. May we pray and seek God's will and way for The United States of America in these last days. Whatever God allows to happen, may we be burning lights for His Glory, knowing that our home is in Heaven. (Hebrews 11:16, 13:14)

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
(Matthew 5:13-16)
The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

"O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness and every gain divine!"
DJP I.F.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Time and ETERNITY - Mankind’s Destiny

In attempting to make a comparison of time and ETERNITY, one finds there is no real comparison at all to be had. The chasm between them is actually so vast it practically defies description. Chronicling Biblical history from the creation of Adam and Eve to the end of the thousand year “millennial” reign of Christ, human existence on the earth is only about 7000 years. In light of the “FOREVERNESS” of ETERNITY, this amounts to only a “brief moment” of time. In fact, any finite amount of time is negligible (nothing) next to an amount which is infinite.

There is no beginning or end of ETERNITY, yet ETERNITY is as a grain of Sand n Almighty God's hand.Try to comprehend on that!

As humans bounded by and dwelling in time, we tend to only think and see things from our brief and narrow perspective. The wide majority of people on planet earth are totally enslaved to a subjective and earthly vantage point, which renders them completely oblivious to the realities of God’s Word and their own imperfect estate. They cannot see “outside the box” of this natural, time-governed world in which they exist. Another fact also is that they have absolutely no comprehension of their future abode in eternity.

Time has a beginning and an end. ETERNITY, which is essentially timelessness, occupies the ETERNITY span of FOREVER. There is no beginning or end of ETERNITY, yet ETERNITY is as a grain of Sand n Almighty God's hand. Try to comprehend that! Time is but “a grain of sand” cast into the ETERNAL oceans of the world. It is not easy to comprehend such truths (to say the least), but they are factual and a reality.

As a baby in its mother’s womb, it must be delivered forth in birth to begin its existence in time (this physical world). It cannot abide in the womb forever, but at the appointed time it must come forth to exist in time. So is the human soul and spirit. It cannot abide here in time forever, but it must be brought forth out of time to exist in eternity. Eternity is the final destination of every human being born on planet earth. There is no escaping our future destiny. At some point we must all exit time for the FOREVERNESS of ETERNITY!

As a baby in its mother’s womb, it must be delivered forth in birth to begin its existence in time (this physical world).

In death (separation), the human soul and spirit are separated from the body and brought forth into eternity. Almighty God’s Word reveals to humanity the realities and truths of time and ETERNITY. Sin (the spiritual and natural transgressions against the spiritual and natural laws of Almighty God our Creator) has “derailed” Adam’s fallen race (Rom. 5:12-19), and has made man unprepared and ill-equipped for his eternal destiny and habitation (Rom. 3:23). This is why Almighty God has made provision for us all in the Person of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to provide us the proper attire - the righteousness of Jesus Christ - for the environment of eternity.

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)

Although humanity has some sort of “faint grasp” of  ETERNITY (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and tries to prepare for it the best that they can, they are altogether oblivious to the righteous requirements and perfect demands of Almighty God. Too many people deceive themselves and try to provide this perfect righteousness in and by themselves (beings with a fallen, imperfect nature), which is utterly impossible (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:2-4). The required righteousness of Almighty God must be provided by God and transferred to Adam’s fallen descendants so that we may abide in God’s presence and live in His perfect and holy heaven (Rev 21:27).

Those who receive God’s pardon, salvation and redemption found in Jesus Christ will receive His righteousness and ETERNAL life. Those who reject God’s pardon and provision for their lost estate will die in their sins and be cast into God’s ETERNAL “junk yard” and prison – the Lake of Fire (i.e., Hell).

Those who receive God’s pardon, salvation and redemption found in Jesus Christ will receive His righteousness and ETERNAL life (John 1:12; 10:27-28; Acts 4:12; 16:30-31). Those who reject God’s pardon and provision for their lost estate will die in their sins and be cast into God’s ETERNAL “junk yard” and prison – the Lake of Fire (i.e., Hell). This is called the Second Death, which is an ETERNAL separation from their Creator (John 3:36; 8:24; 10:26; Rev 20:11-15; 21:27; 22:11).









My friend, let me ask you this very sobering and pertinent question. Do you possess the absolute perfection (righteousness) within yourself that is required to enter Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS heaven? The answer is a very obvious and sobering, “No, you do not.” How will you then enter into ETERNITY and meet it's perfect and righteous demands?

Almighty God has made provision for you in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s Word states:

For he (God) hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin (Christ); that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Cor. 5:21)

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans 10:4)

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
(1 Cor. 1:30)

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)

Will you take God at His Word today and put your trust and faith in Jesus Christ alone? He alone has all the remedies for your imperfect human condition. He alone will provide you with the perfect righteousness needed to secure your eternal future. Put your absolute trust in him today! You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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