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Friday, May 1 2015
Proverbs 4: The Ten Commandments In Prophecy
"The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ"
The Ten Commandments, as stated by the LORD God, Who was later born as Jesus Christ (see The LORD God Our Saviour and What Did Jesus Tell John About Creation?) have always been, and will always be, the basis of the Judgment that will determine salvation or condemnation.
"20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
When the Messiah was born (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Messiah; see also The Messiah's Levitical Birth), He did not then contradict Himself by teaching the Satanic fraud that "God's Law is done away" (see also How Does Satan Impersonate Jesus Christ?).
When a man asked Jesus what he had to do to be saved (see the Fact Finder question below), what did He say about the Ten Commandments? Note carefully that the included lesson about worldly wealth was about coveting wealth. It was a test to see if the man was truly obeying the Ten Commandments - which, despite his claim that he was, he obviously was not (see also What Did Jesus Say About The Treasure Hunters?).
"19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Obeying the Ten Commandments is a spiritual manifestation of the principle "cleanliness is next to Godliness" (see Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness).
"14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15 KJV)
The end-time great tribulation will be inflicted upon true Christians because they keep the Ten Commandments. The persecution will come from the antichrist "Beast" power that falsely claims to be Christian - while declaring that God's Law is "done away." The righteous will nevertheless triumph over the world's self-righteous iniquity (see Iniquity In History And Prophecy).
"12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Revelation 12:17 KJV)
What about those who nevertheless refuse to truly repent and obey the LORD's Commandments? What also about those who claim to be Christian with their man-made churches that ignore the Commandments of the LORD? What does prophecy have in store for them if they refuse to repent?
"7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)
Obeying the Ten Commandments is the basis of all true wisdom (see Proverbs 1: Words To Get Ahead). Eternal life is the free gift to those who choose not to be liberal fools (see Forward, Not Froward): "Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live."
"4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 4:3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
This Day In History, May 1
305: The Roman emperor Diocletian abdicated together with his senior colleague Maximian; he retired to his palace at Split (in what centuries later became known as Yugoslavia).
408: Theodosius II succeeded to the throne of Constantinople.
524: King Sigismund of Burgundy was executed at Orleans after an 8-year reign. He was succeeded by his brother Godomar.
1006: The brightest supernova (exploding star) on record was observed. At maximum light it cast shadows at night and could be seen during the day. Scribes in Europe, the Middle East and the Orient recorded its appearance.
1308: "Holy Roman Emperor" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) Albert I (a Habsburg) was murdered by his nephew John of Habsburg, and 3 others. John was thereafter known as John the Parricide (it would be a century before anyone was again named John in the Habsburg family). Over 1,000 innocent family members of Albert's killers were executed by the Habsburgs for the murder.
1486: Christopher Columbus convinced Queen Isabella of Spain to fund an expedition to the "New World" (which ended up merely becoming a copy of the same old world; see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1514: Niklaus Kopernig (Copernicus), Polish scientist, circulated a manuscript The Little Commentary, in which he questioned the accepted Aristotelian system and suggested a (correct) sun-centered system with a moving Earth (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens? and How Does Eternal Life Happen?).
1707: Scotland, Wales and England were joined together under the name of Great Britain.
1759: Josiah Wedgwood established the Wedgwood pottery company in Britain.
1849: The Convention of Balta Liman. Russian and Turkish (i.e. Ottoman; listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) agreement concerning the government of the principalities of Moldavia and Walachia (in present-day Romania) after an uprising there in 1849.
1851: Queen Victoria opened the first Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London.
1873: David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (of the famous "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" by Sir Henry Stanley), was found dead at Chitambo, now in Zambia.
1876: The Royal Titles Bill was passed by the British Parliament, entitling Queen Victoria to call herself Empress of India.
1908: The world's most intense rainfall on record, 2.47" in 3 minutes, at Portobelo, Panama.
1915: During the First World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), the ocean liner Lusitania left New York as the German Embassy was warning anyone traveling on British ships that they did so at their own risk. It was sunk by a German submarine six days later.
1925: Cyprus officially became a British colony. It had been leased to Britain by Turkey (i.e. the Ottoman Empire; listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) in 1878 and was annexed to the British Empire at the start of the First World War in 1914.
1944: During the Second World War (1939-1945), the German Messerschmitt Me 262, the world's first combat jet, made its first flight. Nazi scientists were the first to produce rockets and jet engines. After the war, many of the "reformed Nazis" who did not face justice for their war crimes were admitted into the U.S. where they worked for various military establishments, including NASA e.g. Wernher von Braun, the former Nazi SS officer, who some Jewish holocaust survivors called "the NASA Nazi."
1945: German radio officially announced that Adolf Hitler had died (by suicide) in Berlin the day before (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1945: High-ranking Nazi Paul Goebbels, 48, and his family, died the day after Hitler killed himself: Goebbels' 6 children were given lethal injections, and then he and his wife, at their request, were each shot twice in the back of the head by a Nazi Storm Trooper. The bodies were then doused with gasoline and set on fire.
1960: Russia shot down a U.S. high-altitude U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers. He was later exchanged for a Russian spy who had been captured in New York.
1961: Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared Cuba a socialist nation and abolished elections.
1963: Sir Winston Churchill announced his retirement from the House of Commons.
1982: British forces began the recovery of the Falkland Islands from Argentina.
1982: In Poland, 50,000 supporters of the "Solidarity" labor union demonstrated in Warsaw against military rule.
1986: Canada's first artificial heart transplant was done at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Dr. Wilbert Keon performed the operation on Noella Leclair, 41. The implanted heart, the Jarvik-7, served as a bridge until a human heart became available on May 8.
1993: Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa died of injuries suffered in a bomb blast during a May Day procession.
1997: Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister of Britain. The Labor Party won a landslide victory over the Conservative Party of Prime Minister John Major, ending 18 years of Conservative rule.
2011: Saudi Arabian terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. commandos during a raid into Pakistan.