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Blessing of the Book

December 31

“Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”  Revelation 22:7 

 

“Deny it if you will, ignore it if you choose; but the end is coming.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though faith will never know finality, there is an end coming to its abode upon this current earth.  “… and the dead in CHRIST shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD.”  In the meantime, the sayings of Scripture are not intended to intrigue us, but to admonish and instruct us unto repentance.  “… they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”  From Genesis to Revelation, the old black Book is filled with prophecy regarding our beginning, our end, and everything in between; yet under Satan’s watchful editing, men have been the consummate revisionists in their approach, to both the prophecy, and the sayings of GOD.  Additions and subtractions have been attempted; clear doctrine has been denied; and in many cases still extant, the sayings of GOD ALMIGHTY have been outlawed by puny little men of some fiefdom somewhere.  Of a truth though, CHRIST will return in the twinkling of an eye; and whether they who scoff are alive to see it, or are disturbed from their bodily death prior to being confronted, the sayings will abide.  Deny it if you will, ignore it if you choose; but the end is coming.   “An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.”  To the meek who receive the instruction of salvation, the end will be better.  “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto CHRIST, that we might be justified by faith.”  To the proud who refuse to be schooled, the end will be eternally bitter.

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”  For the teachable, there shall also be the subsequent content of understanding, which opens unto us volumes of joy to explore before the final chapter of our life here is written.  For instance:

  • There is an eagerness to know the sayings: “Teach me, O LORD, the way of THY statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.”

  • There is a resolve to keep the sayings: “I have inclined mine heart to perform THY statutes alway, even unto the end.”

  • There is a desire to share the sayings: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

  • There is a determination to safeguard the sayings: "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”

… and finally, there will be the humble awareness that the best of us are inadequate to fully comprehend the sayings.

“And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my LORD, what shall be the end of these things?”


For Love of Country
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
(16th U. S. President)
"GOD only knows the issue of this business.  HE has destroyed nations from the map of history for their sins.  Nevertheless, my hopes prevail generally above my fears for our Republic.  The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of GOD alone can save us."

(December 1962)

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