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The Literal Difference Is Staggering — Part IV

Godís love is discovered in His commandments, for these restrictions and directions protect His redeemed from the worldís hurtful lusts. Godís glorious, ever present existence is surely discovered in His supernatural commandments. In the Scriptures, God speaks secrets of life that only the Creator could know, and He does it thousands of years prior to manís latest discoveries. All manís vaunted science can do is confirm the Holy Book. Relax saints, for your childlike faith will not be disappointed.

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The Literal Difference Is Staggering — Part IV

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Hebrews 1:1-2:

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Jesus Christ spoke the universe into existence by the Word of His Father. By Him, Colossians 1:17 says, all things consist. He is the source and the existence of all things. He is God’s only way for the fallen to be redeemed. He alone is the way of escape. Jesus Christ is the source of eternal purpose. He is the hope of everlasting life. He is the healer of our sicknesses. He baptizes with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He is the center of our molecular structure. Jesus Christ is our source of every good and perfect gift. He is the bright and morning star. He is the solution to our every problem. He is the answer to our every question. He is the way to born-again. Colossians 1:19:

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

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GOD SAID, Proverbs 26:2:

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

GOD SAID, Psalms 91:7-11:

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 4:5-8:

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

MAN SAID: If it feels good, do it! There is no God and obviously no judgment day. 

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God’s love is discovered in His commandments, for these restrictions and directions protect His redeemed from the world’s hurtful lusts. God’s glorious, ever present existence is surely discovered in His supernatural commandments. In the Scriptures, God speaks secrets of life that only the Creator could know, and He does it thousands of years prior to man’s latest discoveries. All man’s vaunted science can do is confirm the Holy Book. Relax saints, for your childlike faith will not be disappointed. 

God separates His children from the camp of the carnal via His commandments and directives. 

The Word of God is so marvelously literal, so supernaturally practical, and useful. Above, we quoted Psalms 91:7:

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

A thousand shall fall at the side of God’s obedient, and 10,000 at his right hand, but it will not come near him. How could this be? Surely this passage is not to be taken literally. God’s Word separates the obedient from the disobedient in the most amazing and obvious ways. There is a difference as real as light versus darkness. In the first three features of this series we noted 18 situations that dramatically highlight the difference, and now come numbers 19 through 24. Prepare for the staggering differences that prove, once again, that the God of the Bible is, and those that follow His directives find life and find it more abundantly. The word is abundantly.

(19.) The situation: God commands against the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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In the camp of the disobedient:  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in the United States in the camp of the disobedient, 19,000,000 people needed treatment for alcohol use problems in 2008. 

In the camp of the obedient: Those needing treatment: zero. 

(20.) The situation: God’s Word insulates the obedient mind from entertaining thoughts of suicide. He does this through the born-again experience and through the simple application of His healthy Word, with the final capstone of "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13).

In the camp of the disobedient: In America in 2008, 8,300,000 adults had serious thoughts of suicide. 

In the camp of the obedient, those giving serious thought to suicide: zero. 

(21.) The situation: God commands against doing violence of any kind to any man. Luke 3:14:

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Proverbs 28:17:

A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him

In the camp of the disobedient: According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1,382,012 violent crimes were committed in 2008. 

In the camp of the obedient: The number of violent crimes: zero. 

(22.) The situation: God commands against any manner of deception, theft, violence, etc., against anyone. 

In the camp of the disobedient In America in 2008, there were 56,912 crimes of arson. 

In the camp of the obedient: The number of arson crimes: zero. 

(23.) The situation: God commands "Thou shalt not steal" (Exodus 20:15).

In the camp of the disobedient: There were 6,588,873 cases of theft in America in 2008.

In the camp of the obedient: The cases of theft: zero. 

(24.) The situation: God commands against the consumption of any substance that harms the body, and of course anything that is illegal.

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In the camp of the disobedient:  According to the FBI, in America in 2008, there were 1,702,537 arrests for drug abuse violations. 

In the camp of the obedient: The number of arrests for drug abuse violations: zero. 

Psalms 91:7:

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

How marvelously literal and absolutely true are the words of God. They are most literally life or death, and man chooses the camp in which he will dwell. The camp of the zeroes is where the obedient reside. 

It’s important to note that when men and women come to Christ they bring with them the fruit of their disobedience, for which Christ is not only the atonement, but also the solution to sin’s many maladies. Choose life and live! 

GOD SAID, Proverbs 26:2:

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

GOD SAID, Psalms 91:7-11:

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 4:5-8:

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

MAN SAID: If it feels good, do it! There is no God and obviously no judgment day.

Now you have THE RECORD. 




References

Authorized King James Version

FBI, 2008 statistics

National Institute on Drug Abuse

U.S. Department of Justice, 2008 statistics

 

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