DEATH OR LIFE TO THE WICKED

 

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. My beloved there is surely a blessing for all times in reading and seeing the scripture. Her we see life and death but most of all we see life everlasting.

 

Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal 18 April 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

We will begin our discussion at Exodus 11: 10. The King the Pharaoh was heartless toward the people of Israel. But how do these messages here apply to us today? Is there common sense in reading and studying the Bible? Some things ceased with the ending of the Old Law and the times of the Patriarchs. However we see a great lesson as we move through the Bible from the Old to the New.

 

Exodus 11:10: “And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.”

 

Moses and Aaron would not face Pharaoh again. Nor would the Lord would not perform any other miracles before him.

 

God with us now to a prominent New Testament scripture that speaks to the central nature of the verse that involved the sins of Pharaoh again the Jews. At Romans the 2nd Division Paul writes about God’s judgment of sin.

 

Romans 2: 5: “But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up into thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God:

 

Those with a hard and impenitent heart are unashamed in an arrogant and stubborn desire to continue it eh way of wrongdoing. Where are these people today? The unconverted in the church thus store up evil deeds that will bring the wrath of God. That day is the Day of Judgment noted by Paul in Acts 17: 31.

 

Now beloved follow us to our primary scripture noted at the 33rd Division of Ezekiel. Here the writer records messages of hope and God seeks to restore His people. This chapter is also a reminder to Ezekiel that he is a watchman. For your thought and mediation who is the watchman along the watchtower that the legendary Jimi Hendrix sung about?

 

Our primary verse is verse 11. However we suggest that you read and digest all 33 verses for a good understanding of the over-all message here.

 

Ezekiel 33: 11: “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn form his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

 

Like Jeremiah the Prophet Ezekiel was called by God to preach to a rebellious nation. In this capacity he is called to be a watchman for Israel. He speaks as (Ezekiel mean God strengthens) the Lord commands warning God’s people and individuals to repent.

 

Meanwhile in this scripture we see the Lord declaring that He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Thus the opposite is His desire. This is why the wicked are asked to turn from his evil ways. What does the phrase “why will ye die” mean? Is this a challenge to the evil and wicked to show a reason for his decision to die?

 

There is no reason that can be given because there is nothing that lies beyond death that can repay him for this unwise course of action. Also the wicked has no valid excuse for his actions. Not only is the Lord warning his of what is in store for the wicked but also promised to help him avoid the ways of evil.

 

Now for some additional Word go with us over to I Timothy 2 where the writer offers instructions for the church and worship.

 

I Timothy 2: 4: “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of truth.

 

Brethren you cannot reap salvation without the knowledge of the truth. God wants us all to know the Truth. However we cannot embrace Truth if we have a hard, stubborn heath.

 

Beloved we will end this part of our discussion with a very powerful scripture taken from II Peter 3. Here the writer reveals hope for growing Christians. There are 18 verses recorded here we suggest that you read and study all of them bearing in mind the context of our discussion.

 

II Peter 3: 9: “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.”

 

Beloved we know that the divine ways and attributes of God cannot be compared to the ways of man in the flesh. Slack in reference to man means to delay or be slow in doing something that has been promised or predicted. However this does not apply to the Lord.

 

The so-called delay in bringing the earth to an end is due to the longsuffering or patience that God is manifesting toward humanity. This it cannot be compared to the slackness of man. There will be no chance of being saved after the earth is destroyed thus the phrase “not willing that any should perish.” Therefore if we are to be delivered from our sins it must be before the end of the world or before death.

 

This scripture further reveals that those who do not repent will perish. See where Jesus taught this truth at Luke 13: 3-5. Also it is important to note that the longsuffering of God is not endless see Genesis (the days of Noah) 6:3; I Peter 3: 20. God has infinite wisdom when He decides that longsuffering has served its full purpose He will bring about the end.

 

THE WICKED DEATH OR LIFE

 

Those that ride a tainted, vile

and mostly evil horse have

come to deny economic parity

to many of their brethren.

 

Bowing to the Devil they have

also claimed no allegiance to

the Godly and dally in a

futile attempt to destroy the

soul and body of those sent by

God.

 

However the Spirit is beyond

the reach of the flesh and

this is what carry’s one to

righteousness.

 

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