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Wednesday, January 21 2015

Psalm 61: Saved By The Truth

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"

It's one of the most well-known, and most ignored, teachings of the Messiah (see also The Messiah's Teachings About Gates):

"8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32 KJV)

Truth is of pure substance - something is true, or it's not true. Terms like "real truth" are irrelevant because all truth is real. Truth is truth.

Truth isn't something that anyone can arbitrarily decide and then dictate. Imagine if a scientist decided the results of an experiment before it was done - and then simply ignored or denied the reality of the data if it didn't obey his or her choice of "truth." Unfortunately, for the time being, that's the state of most of the Christian-professing world (see the Fact Finder question below).

Christianity, in particular, but belief in the Creator in the man-made religions of the world overall, have been the target and the vehicle of Satan's lies and delusions (see How Does Satan Impersonate Jesus Christ?). Millions of deceived people believe that they are "saved" or "born again" now (see the Fact Finder question below) by means of some Bible-ignoring or anti-Biblical error. While some are at least humble in their devised "truth," others are arrogant and predatory - just like Satan.

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"2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."

It is the Will of the LORD that everyone will come to know the Truth - sooner or later (see also When Light Shines Upon The Truth). It is the LORD's Sovereign choice how and when it will happen for each human that has ever lived (see What Will Happen On Your Next Birthday? and The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries).

"2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" (1 Timothy 2:4-5 KJV)

Truth does not set one free from the truth. Grace is not a license for wickedness and irresponsibility (see Liberation, Not Liberal-ation).


"6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Romans 6:14-16 KJV)

Some who arrogantly reject the Word of God in favor of their personal self-serving conceits and lusts often spitefully call obedience to the Law of the LORD "works" or "dead works." They confuse, or deliberately mislead, by saying that the Eternal Law of the LORD is the same as the man-made traditions of Judaism - that Moses never knew (see Israel Never Knew Purim, Hanukkah Or Judaism and Israel In History and Prophecy: Judaism). But "dead works" exist even more in the Christian-professing world with their man-made traditions (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).

The actual "dead works" is done by anyone who refuses to stop living a life of sin (see Christ Died For Repentant Sinners and Works Means Obedience).

"6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23 KJV)

King David deeply understood true Christianity (see David's View From The Cross and The Patriotism Prophecy; also King David's Zion Prophecy and What Prophecy Do Atheists Fulfill For Themselves?) because he understood the true identity of the LORD and what He's going to do for those who love and obey Him, on one hand, and to those who rebel against Him on the other (see also David's View Of Hell Fire and Paradise).

"61:1 To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. 61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations. 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. 61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows." (Psalm 61:1-8 KJV)

Fact Finder: What does "saved" truly mean? When will it truly happen?
See Who Can Be Saved? and What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?

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This Day In History, January 21

763: The Battle of Bakhamra during the Alid Revolt (an uprising by the Hasanid tribe of the Alids against the governing Abbasid Caliphate) between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ended in an Abbasid victory.

1189: The Third Crusade began with the united military forces of King Henry II of England, King Philip II of France, and the "Holy Roman" Emperor Frederick Barbarossa (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation). Also known as the King's Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

War Monks 1356: King Edward de Balliol vacated his throne to Edward III of England after his authority over Scotland declined in favor of the supporters of King David II.

1525: The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was founded when Felix Manz, Conrad Grebel, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zurich (see Anabaptists).

1542: The Bill of Attainer was passed by Parliament against Queen Katherine Howard.

1549: The first (of four in total) British Acts of Uniformity were passed by Parliament, requiring the Anglican Church to use the Book of Common Prayer (later called the First Prayer Book; see also Is 'Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust' Really In The Bible?).

1604: Tsar Ivan IV defeated the False Dimitri, who claimed to be the true tsar ("tsar" is the Russian version of "caesar").

1720: Sweden and Prussia signed the Treaty of Stockholm to end their "Great Northern War." Prussia was a key German kingdom in the German Empire ("Reich"; see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1793: King Louis XVI of France, who ruled from 1774 to 3 years after the revolution of 1789, was executed for treason. He was decapitated with the newly-invented guillotine.

1924: Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died of a stroke at age 54.

1936: After the death of his father King George V, Edward VIII became king. He resigned the throne later that year to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced US woman. Edward was succeeded by George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II.

1942: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (the "Desert Fox") mounted a counter attack against British forces in North Africa.

1950: Eric Arthur Blair died at age 46. Best known by his pen name, George Orwell (a name inspired by the Orwell River in England), the English writer was the author of numerous famous works, including the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four from which the terms "Cold War" and "Big Brother" originated.

1959: Hollywood movie maker Cecil de Mille died. He is most famous for his 1956 film The Ten Commandments.

1965: The Prime Minister of Persia (known today as Iran; see also Ancient Empires - Persia), Hassan Ali Mansur, was assassinated.

1976: The supersonic Concorde airliner made its first commercial flights. Two of the aircraft flew from London to Bahrain and Paris to Rio de Janeiro.

1977: Almost all Vietnam War draft evaders were pardoned by President Jimmy Carter.

1984: Britain's first "test-tube" triplets (two boys and a girl) were born in London.

2003: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Mexican state of Colima. It caused 29 deaths destroyed about 10,000 homes.


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