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The Lord’s Word Will Accomplish Its Task
“Cast not away therefore your confidence,
which hath great recompense of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that,
after ye have done the will of God,
ye might receive the promise.
For yet a little while,
and he that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith:
but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
“And he called his name Noah, saying,
This same shall comfort us
concerning our work and toil of our hands,
because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
These are the generations of Noah:
Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations,
and Noah walked with God.”
Genesis 5:29, Genesis 6:9
The day of the Son of Man
will be like lightning that flashes
from one end of the sky to the other.
But first he must suffer a lot
and be rejected by the people of his day.
When the Son of Man comes again,
the situation will be like the time of Noah.
People were eating, drinking, and getting married
until the day that Noah went into the ship.
Then the flood destroyed all of them.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that comes to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
By faith Noah,
being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house;
by the which he condemned the world,
and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”
The situation will also be like the time of Lot.
People were eating, drinking,
buying and selling,
planting and building.
But on the day that Lot left Sodom,
fire and sulfur rained from the sky and destroyed all of them.
The day when the Son of Man is revealed will be like that.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right
to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”
“Now the salvation, power, kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah have come.
The one accusing our brothers and sisters,
the one accusing them day and night in the presence of our God,
has been thrown out.
They won the victory over him because of the blood of the lamb
and the word of their testimony.
They didn’t love their life so much that they refused to give it up.”
“Blessed is the man that endures temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Then, instead of being lazy,
you will imitate those who are receiving the promises
through faith and patience.”
James 1:12, Hebrews 6:12
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us:
for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ;
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,
and he shall go no more out:
and I will write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem,
which comes down out of heaven from my God:
and I will write upon him my new name.
In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory,
and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people.
Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:11-12, Isaiah 28:5
“And the LORD their God shall save them in that day
as the flock of his people:
for they shall be as the stones of a crown,
lifted up as an ensign upon his land.”
“Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God,
and the faith of Jesus.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write,
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labors;
and their works do follow them.
And I looked, and behold a white cloud,
and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man,
having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple,
crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud,
Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for thee to reap;
for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth;
and the earth was reaped.”
“Let us therefore fear, lest,
a promise being left us of entering into his rest,
any of you should seem to come short of it.
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:
but the word preached did not profit them,
not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said,
As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest:
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
“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.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waits
for the manifestation of the sons of God.”