The warnings of the holy Scripture.

We should never disregard the warnings of holy Scripture. The Bible is God’s Word and will for sinful humanity. If we refuse to take note, we will suffer terrible consequences. God warned His people that if they refused to walk in obedience, He would severely punish them as a nation. Had they taken heed they would have enjoyed great blessings, rather than endure great suffering.

1 Kings 9:7 then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

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Knowing the future.

If you knew even five minutes into the future, I am certain things would radically change for you. I am not talking about playing blackjack in Vegas; rather, I am thinking about what car or plane you would climb into, what pill you would consume. I am sure if Heath Ledger had known the future, he would have been more careful about what he swallowed. I am sure if President John F. Kennedy had known just a few minutes into the future, he would have thought twice about climbing into a limo in Dallas. The fact is, we don’t know even a moment into the future—but we can know Him who knows the future.

The Bible tells us that God created time and that He can flip through it as you and I flip through the pages of a history book. Those who find that hard to believe simply need to study Matt. 24 or Luke 21, and see how the words of Jesus parallel history before it came into being. The Word of God perfectly predicts the days in which we live. Jesus even predicted that His words would never pass away (see Matt. 24:25), and 2,000 years later we still have them.

What is going to happen in the future? God knows; and it is an unspeakable consolation to know that with all the chaos and uncertainty in this world, there is Someone who is in control. Absolute control.

Ecclesiastes 8:7 For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur?

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If God is good by nature…

God’s anger against our sins is not only justified, it should be expected if God is good by nature. No judge in a civil court would be considered a “good” judge if he allowed crimes to go unpunished. If he is good, he must see that justice is done, and if God is perfectly good, He must see that perfect justice is carried out on the Day of Wrath. The demands of a perfect, unbending Law leave every one of us in terrible trouble. Who of us hasn’t lusted and therefore violated the Seventh Commandment (see Matt. 5:27,28)? Who hasn’t borne false witness, stolen, etc.? The Law leaves us guilty and “brings about wrath” (see Rom. 4:15), and it is that knowledge that drives us to the cross.

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord, Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case And executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness.

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Bin Laden, Hitler, Judas and Jesus.

The most hated name in the world is not Osama bin Laden, Hitler, or Judas Iscariot. None of those names are internationally used as a cuss word. By far the winner of the Most Despised Name award is Jesus Christ. He is an all-time Hollywood favorite. His name is used as a cuss word in books and magazines, on radio and TV, all over the Internet, and in everyday speech. Jesus predicted that the world would hate Him because He testified that its works are evil (see John 7:7). The world hates Jesus for the same reason devious criminals hate the police.

Using His name as a cuss word is not the only way to deal with this problem of Jesus of Nazareth. You can try to wash your hands of Him by doing what the Mormons did—make up your own “Jesus,” who is the brother of Lucifer. Or you can do what Islam did—create a Jesus who is not the Son of God and did not die on the cross.

Or you could try to change the historical revelation of Jesus. Some claim that Jesus never performed miracles, that He was just a man who married and had kids, or that He died and was buried. Others have suggested that Jesus was fathered by a Roman soldier who raped Mary.

The Book of Acts tells us that the religious leaders of the day forbade preaching “in His name.” They hated the name of Jesus. Two thousand years later, not much has changed. A National Day of Prayer chairman refused to pray in the name of Jesus so as not to offend any Jewish participants. They seem to presume that Jews hate Him—one of their own. I am Jewish, and I don’t hate His name. I love it.

I cannot help but wonder how those who are offended by Jesus’ name would react if I concluded a prayer with, “In the name of the perfect Son of God, who was born of a virgin, suffered and died for the sin of the world, rose again on the third day for our justification, and is coming in flaming fire to bring vengeance on those who don’t know God and refuse to obey the gospel of salvation. Hallelujah! Praise His glorious name. Oh how I love Him. Amen.”

Philippians 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name

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The most paralyzing of fears.

The most paralyzing of fears is the fear of man. It stops millions of Christians from reaching out to the lost. This is a terrible thing because it is hindering them from being true and faithful witnesses. Do you want God to say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant”? Then cast off fear and lift up the shield of faith that God has given to you (see Eph. 6:13–16). If God is for you, nothing can be against you. See yourself as a doctor with a cure to cancer, and say with the disciples, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).

“A foolish physician he is, and a most unfaithful friend, that will let a sick man die for fear of troubling him; and cruel wretches are we to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly to hell, then we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them.” Richard Baxter 

Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.

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Assurance of salvation.

In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit often came upon and temporarily indwelt the godly to fulfill certain purposes. (King David, for example, spoke of having fellowship with the Holy Spirit; see Psa. 51:11.) First Peter 1:11 says the prophets received revelations of the salvation to come by “the Spirit of Christ who was in them.” After the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, however, the believer has the assurance that He will never leave us. See John 14:16,17; 2 Cor. 1;22; Eph. 1:13.

Judges 3:10 The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the Lord delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.

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Your feet are beautiful!

No matter how ugly your feet may look to you, God says that they are beautiful if you preach the gospel of peace (see Isa. 52:7; Rom. 10:15). Never be discouraged. You may have the frown of a sinful world, but you have the smile of God every time you faithfully reach out to the lost.

Song of Solomon 7:1 How beautiful are your feet in sandals, How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O princes daughter! The curves of your thighs are like jewels, The work of the hands of a skillful workman.

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