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25 See [blepo] that ye refuse [paraiteomai] not [me] him that speaketh [laleo]. For [gar] if [ei] they [ekeinos] escaped [pheugo] not [ou] who refused him [paraiteomai] that spake [chrematizo] on [epi] earth [ge], much [polus] more [mallon] shall not we [hemeis] escape, if we turn away from him [apostrepho] that speaketh from [apo]
heaven [ouranos]: KJV-Interlinear
25 See to
it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when
they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape who turn
away from Him who warns from heaven. NASB
This book of Hebrews has
made several comparisons. It compared
the first covenant with the better second covenant. It compared the Levitical Priesthood with the
better Priesthood of Christ. It compared
the Levitical sacrifices with the better sacrifice of Christ. It compared the first kingship with the
better kingship of Christ. It compared
the benefits of following the world with the better benefits of following
heavens call. It compared the first mountain of Sinai
with the better mountain
of Zion. And that comparison continues.
On Sinai, God called out to
the people. From Zion God calls out to
the people. The first call warns of judgment. The second call promises blessings beyond
imagination. Both go hand in hand with
mans attitude toward God and His Word.
For those who ignored the
first call, when God called down from the mountain, there was judgment, and
many died never having seen salvation, never having seen spiritual maturity.
If Gods call from earth was
severe, then imagine the repercussions of His call when He shakes not only the
earth, but the entire universe. Who can
When the ground under you
shakes, you don t have much anywhere that you can run to for safety. When the entire planet breaks apart, then
what can a person do?
And yet that is exactly
what awaits all who reject Christ.
Your life here on this
planet will last only so long. Some will
live into their twenties and some will live to be a hundred. The length of your life font is
irrelevant. Your decisions in Christ are
what are important to your entire existence.
One day you will be called
back for judgment (unbelievers) or evaluation (believers). And that day is a
certainty, not just a possibility, not a maybe, but it is a definite date
already set out in the Divine Decrees.
It will occur and sooner than you think.
When you are a teenager,
looking at the possibility of getting old seems so far away. When you are old, you wonder what happened to
all those years behind you. They went so
fast. Then when you die and return to
judgment, you ll wonder again how so much time could have gone by soooo fast. So we are not talking about tomorrow or next
year, but perhaps next decade or even into the next century. God is patient. God has a definite plan for human
history. It will all come to an end one
day and then all bets are off.
Your life will end one of
these days. You may slip in the shower,
choke on some food, get killed in an accident, die of a stroke, or
whatever. But one day sooner or later
your end will come. You do not know when
that time will occur.
6 For thus says the LORD
of hosts, 'Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the
earth, the sea also and the dry land. NASB
13 Therefore I shall make
the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of
the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger. NASB
So, do not be the fool when
so much is at stake. Your entire
spiritual future is in your hands.
Decide for God and doctrine and your future will be phenomenal. Decide against all of this, and your future
will be far less than you anticipated.
It is really easy to get
caught up in the worlds activities, what with movies, television, school, work,
business, charity activities, news media, hobbies, social activities, crusades for
this cause or that. And these can all
serve to prevent your advancing in your spiritual life. Beware, and don t let the worlds calling,
rule and control your life. The world
would have you think that life will continue indefinitely, even though you pass
cemeteries along the road all of the time.
The world lies, liberal politicians lie, life s calling sends out lies, even
in the face of truth. Don t be the fool,
ignoring the truth and believing the lies.
God has a plan for your
life, don t foul it all up and throw it away with your defiance toward truth.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.