Sermon for the Scattered and Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over
the World Wide Web
- Touchet Baptist Church, Touchet, Washington
- Pastor Mike Paulson - 2005
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:
His lord said unto him, Well done,
good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the
time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith:
II Timothy 4:6,7
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with
Click here for
the notes for Part II - the evening service - the notes that accompany
the audio sermon part II.
Lately, I have been making comments towards being at peace while
I live and then after I die, but how the dying process isn't
something I am looking forward to.
Well, after reading a number of books on the War Between the States
(Civil War), and after reading a little tract written by Rick Williams
(The Virginia Gentleman)
on Patrick Henry, "He Died Well" along with reading a sermon by
Samuel Davies, preached to the militia of Hanover Country, Virginia, on
May 8, 1758 called "The
Curse of Cowardice," I was given this sermon to preach to myself
- and if anyone else wants to hear, than I pray God gives you the courage
to die well as that is my personal desire and prayer for myself!
The members here at Touchet Baptist Church, along
with our World Wide Web family, have a number of aches
and afflictions - some situations are almost too great to bear knowing
what they may bring in those dying moments, days, months or even years
- especially among our ladies.
This sermon is not to whine; it is not to desire or offer sympathy,
but to exhort, comfort, strengthen, encourage each other as well as just
to challenge us to make ourselves available to give an ear and a hand when,
where and how we can to each other, no matter if we are in Touchet or in
the web family somewhere around this world.
We are all stricken with aging, it is just that we are
all stricken with it differently...
it seems that some faster than others;
some harder than others;
some more hurtful as the days wear on...
We need each other more than ever these last days - whether
they are getting closer to being the last days alive or just last days
on earth before the rapture!
I Thessalonians 5:10-13
...whether we wake or sleep, we should
live together with him. Wherefore comfort
yourselves together, and edify
even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know
them which labour among you, and are over
you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love
for their work's sake. And be at peace
And let us consider
one another to provoke
unto love and to good works: Not forsaking
the assembling of ourselves together,
as the manner of some is; but exhorting
one another: and so much the more, as
ye see the day approaching. (this
is not to be used as a guilty muscle to force church attendance - this
is to assemble anytime anywhere.)
I Peter 4:7-10
But the end of all things is at hand: be
ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have
fervent charity among yourselves: for
charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use
hospitality one to another without grudging.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister
the same one to another, as good
stewards of the manifold grace of God.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially
unto them who are of the household of faith.
Died So We Could Live Well!
to live according to His ways...
not seeking worldly materialistic abundance and prosperity!)
I Timothy 2:1-3
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all
that are in authority; that we may lead a
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For
this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
I Timothy 6:17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor
in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
II Timothy 2:15 Study
to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
II Peter 1:2-4
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and
of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given
unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great
and precious promises: that by these ye
might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in
the world through lust.
But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
And yet, He makes us a joint-heir with Him!
Any glory in our life is to be all HIS!
Any vengeance is to be all HIS!
Any increase is HIS!
Any godly walk is HIS!
Any understanding is HIS!
Any armour is HIS!
Any rewards are HIS!
Any joy is HIS!
Any gladness is HIS!
Any light is HIS!
Anything present is HIS!
Anything future is HIS!
takes away any boasting on our part!
He snuffs our pride!
these things are not to be our concern!
That also includes any suffering, that is HIS suffering!
Our sin even became His!
He washed away our sins.. that issue is gone!
Even our bad works will eventually burn!
He already has made us sinless and eventually we will be faultless.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from
and to present you faultless before the
presence of his glory with exceeding joy...
Must Then Live Well So We Can Die Well!
For we which live are alway delivered unto
death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our mortal flesh.
II Corinthians 4:11
Our body is still a body of flesh- mortal flesh - the body of this death,
as Paul calls it in Romans 7.
Praise Him for His operation - the circumcision made without hands...
...So we can still have life to live!
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Romans 8:2 For
law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
There is therefore now no condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus, who
walk not after the flesh, but after
Romans 8:4 That
the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who
walk not after the flesh, but after
If we live in the Spirit,
let us also walk in the Spirit.
Really Dead - not 'almost dead!'
Have you ever touched a Christian's dead body after they have died
physically? Everybody should - even children and especially teens!
That body is empty - It is cold - it is hard!
There is no soul, no spirit of man, no Spirit of God - and the sin that
was in there is done - kaput - out of power!
Thought: the life of that sin in the flesh has to be the 'another
Spirit' that Paul warns about following, etc. receiving, etc. because there
is sure nothing there when one sees only the mortal flesh!
Paul calls this our mortal flesh (subject to death) &
our mortal body; someday it will put on immortality!
Romans 6:12 Let
not sin therefore reign in your mortal
body, that ye should obey it in the lusts
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal
bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in
I Corinthians 15:53
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality.
I Corinthians 15:54 So
when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death
is swallowed up in victory.
If how we
LIVE must be for His glory, then...
"How We Die" Must Also Be For
I Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do
all to the glory of God.
I Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by
Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered
a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen,
I Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall
take it patiently? but if, when ye do well,
and suffer for it, ye take
it patiently, this is acceptable with
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us.
II Corinthians 1:5
For as the sufferings of Christ abound
in us, so
our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
II Corinthians 1:7
And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers
of the sufferings, so
shall ye be also of the consolation.
Philippians 3:10 That
may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings,
being made conformable unto his death;
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering
of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he
by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord,
an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
I Peter 4:13
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that,
his glory shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
P.S. Don't Blame God,
Note: Remember, some if not 'much' of our suffering
could also be a result of NOT doing God's work and His will, too - even
if it be 'good' - you know, doing right wrong, etc.
It could just be a result of the flesh - II
Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He
which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully
shall reap also bountifully.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall
he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
It could be the result of following the preaching
of another Jesus and another spirit with a perverted gospel!
And some of the misery in our lives may be because
we have wrongly followed those who promise liberty...
II Peter 2:18-22
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through
the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean
escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty,
they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome,
of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped
the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter
end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better
for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have
known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is
turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing
in the mire. ...and
we go right back to where we started from - only worse!
Sanballat and Tobiah can have their way with
us if we are not alert to them, amen? Amen!
So don't be so quick to blame God, or to
God, or doubt God or to assign to God any chastisement other
than His words, etc. The details for that sermon is soon to come.
Here are some...
Ways we can LIVE WELL so we
can DIE WELL...
...when the time comes!
be it suddenly or slowly...
To His words - they are light; they are truth; they are life, they
are power; they are our protection - we should be mindful of them, live
by them, allow them free course in our 'aging' lives!
To the Holy Spirit - guides you unto all truth, etc. (John
To the KJB - the gospel of your salvation, etc. They are words
from heaven - listen to no other gospel about any other Jesus...
The KJB worketh effectually in you that believe; faith cometh from this
Book! (Ephesians 1:12; Galatians 1:6; I Thessalonians
2:13; Romans 10:17)
To the right music (word of Christ, Phil
4:8, etc) - music is to please Him, not yourself.
To preaching, etc. It is how God manifests his word to us - (Titus
1:3) it is the power of God- it pleases God! (I
Learn the - KJV1611 - Book well!
not on our own understanding - Proverbs 3:5 -
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Lean on the Lord for your strength!
Colossians 1:10,11 That ye might
walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good
work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with
all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering
Psalm 71:18 Now
also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have
shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every
one that is to come.
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD
is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 28:7 The
LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me
in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily:
be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou
art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and
guide me. Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for
me: for thou art my strength. Into thine hand I commit my spirit:
thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore
will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains
be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar
and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge,
is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before
him: God is a refuge for us.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness,
even of thine only.
Psalm 73:23-26 Nevertheless
I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that
I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength
of my heart, and my portion for ever.
...strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head
in the day of battle. (see Ephesians
Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my
fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and
my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright:...
It's all we need to live and die with! It's our fellowship with Him! Rev
It is the only voice from Heaven
It is truth, Spirit, spiritual nourishment, quick,
powerful, incorruptible, a more sure word of prophecy.
It is our light, our protection, our salvation, cleansing,
our source of faith, the glue that holds us together, our comfort, our
answers to everything and explanations of the past, present and future.
It is our daily as well as final judgment!
It gives us hope! Romans 15:4For
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Rightly divided makes you approved unto God - and not ashamed - and not
unto more ungodliness! II Timothy 2:15,16
Notes for the audio sermon II begin here!
Comments are made that this sermon can be applicable in any and all
areas of life that are 'dying.' One's job, his family, the local
church, the preaching, etc. all the stuff that is dying these days so the
new World Friendly Amerika with it's new ecumenical Christianity can be
taken over. As everything we knew of in America dies, here is how
God can still get the glory.
Lay Down well!
Loosen - Let Go well!
the right seed and water and remember the wayside, the rock, the thorns
and the good ground. The increase of that seed is not our concern!
Psalm 126:6 He
that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come
again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
in the bed: Psalm
4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune
with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall
praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and
meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my
help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
your burdens: Philippians
4:6,7 Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth
all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of
sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
your walk: Philippians
4:9 Those things, which ye have both
learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace
shall be with you. Galatians 2:19-21
For I through the law am dead to the law,
that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless
I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave
himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness
come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Leave Behind well!
(the past is passed)
let go of the cares and riches and pleasures of this life - choke the word
and brings no fruit to perfection! Luke
let go of the friendship of the world is enmity with God -
whosoever is therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
let go of this new liberty - be it Amerika's or Christianity's new
liberty today - it is putting folks back into bondage - and they will be
worse than before! II Peter 2:18-22
II Corinthians 5:21
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 11:30 For
as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy
through their unbelief:
Ephesians 2:1-7: And
you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in
time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to
the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation
in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the
flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as
others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith
he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together,
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That
in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in
his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
I Peter 2:10
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which
had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I Peter 4:1-3
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves
likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath
ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time
in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the
time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles,
when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings,
and abominable idolatries:
To hate; to look on with hatred or abhorrence; particularly, to feel
the lusts of the world
that which is evil - Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave
to that which is good.
(Dissimulation is a hiding under a false appearance).
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be
a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt
utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.
I hate and abhor lying...
temptation - seek the victory, not the loss (gold - Rev
those who want the Book shut down; made illegal, prohibited; changed; 'corrected;'
'made better;' the scholars, the pastors and educated who turn to the Greek
and Hebrew, etc.!
those people who want your kids! (sodomites, teachers, professors,
youth pastors, hollywood, credit card companies, UN - they all killed Christ,
they are trying to kill the KJB, they are trying to kill the church, the
family, your 'home' - they want the children today!
II Timothy 3:1-7 ...For
of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women
laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, .
II Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another
gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him..
Psalm 18:2 The
LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead
me, and guide me.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and
set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Psalm 62:2 He
only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God
of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Deuteronomy 32:31 For
their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
in the clift of the rock - Exodus 33:22 And
it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee
in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure; Save from wrath and make me pure.
Not the labor of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone; Thou must save, and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress; Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me, Savior, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath, When mine eye-strings break in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown, See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart
hath a continual feast.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the
Psalm 126:1-3 When
the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then
said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Preaching - Isaiah
58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up
thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the
house of Jacob their sins.
His name - Revelation
3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have
set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
His word - Psalm
138:2 I will worship toward thy holy
temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for
thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
not yourself - James 4:10
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Psalm
145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that
fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Your Bible! Acts
19:20 So mightily grew the word of
God and prevailed.
I Corinthians 3:9 For
we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's
I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore,
my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain
in the Lord.
II Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore
we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
Philippians 2:16 Holding
forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I
have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Psalm 104:23 Man
goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except
the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Proverbs 10:16 The
labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
Way of the slothful Proverbs
15:19 The way of the slothful man
is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great
Proverbs 19:24 A
slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring
it to his mouth again.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
Proverbs 22:13 The
slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
Proverbs 26:14 As
the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
receive tomorrow for your labour today - II Corinthians
5:10 For we must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done
in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye
shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Ephesians 6:8 Knowing
that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of
the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
gold and clothes - Revelation 3:18 I
counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich;
and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of
thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see.
Long well! (groaneth)
deliverance: from the law of sin; battle of the flesh and Spirit; ourselves
over frustrations and tribulations of daily life; ourselves so that the
life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh; this present
evil world; power of darkness; unreasonalbe and wicked men and the wrath
to come. (see
Men, Overcome of Be Overcome for those details of deliverance!)
for His glory (many verses)
to teach others (especially your own) And
the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit
thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. II
for each other (many verses)
for the Lord - Romans
14:7,8 For none of us liveth
to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we
live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we
live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
the gospel - I Corinthians
9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained
that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Love his appearing well!
to get out of the body - Romans 8:23
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body.
eternity II Corinthians 5:2
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house
which is from heaven:
be a pastor I Timothy
3:1 This is a true saying, If a man
desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Learn the Book!
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we
also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire
that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that
ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the
weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
to grow I Peter
2:2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
II Timothy 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Titus 2:13 Looking
for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and
our Saviour Jesus Christ;
I Peter 1:7 That
the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and
glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
rapture - I Thessalonians 4:14-18 -
death - and all that follows: judgment of works, being changed - being
without spot, marriage, the battle and return, the millennium and eternity
being fashioned unto His body... Philippians
3:21 Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
marriage supper of the Lamb - Revelation 19:1-9
And after these things I heard a great
voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory,
and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous
are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt
the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants
at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up
for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts
fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his
servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard
as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters,
and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord
God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour
to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself
ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the
marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings
the great battle and supper - Revelation 19:11-16And
I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him
was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make
war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many
crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called
The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him
upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out
of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture
and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
eternity - Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 9:6,7For
unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall
be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the
increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne
of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD
of hosts will perform this.
I hope this all helps you and me
Die Well when the time comes.
Our life, our death AND our dying should give Him