|Psalms 91 |
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, I will trust in him."
3 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust; his truth shall be your shield and protective wall.
5 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.1
8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet.
14 Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
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1 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. This is a spiritual reference to the thousands around a righteous man who fall to destruction from God, even though they were convinced they were God's people; such people throughout the ages have tried make peace with God while still living in their selfish ways, which is impossible. These are like the people who read the Bible and think of God as: Indeed you [God] are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. Eze 33:32. This is also a reference to the thinning of the earth that is soon to take place; from the Word of the Lord within: "Be not dismayed."
Today's deficit sects, still captive to sin and the power of Satan, believe in a God whose favor is presumed to be granted due to their heathenish ritual and form of godliness, while continuing to live in the godless human, sinful nature — continuing to be sexually immoral, impure, covetous; practicing adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, pride, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, [partying], lying, deceit, foolishness, etc. — all those things that the Bible tells us we will be banned from heaven if we continue. Jesus never said you could be saved if you say the sinners' prayer, or be baptized with water, or eat bread and drink grape juice; these are just heathenish rituals. (See Sacraments for more.)
The deficit sects have defined a horrible, unjust God, who on the basis of superstitious ritual, sends their non-believing neighbors to Hell for sinning, while supposedly excusing themselves to live the exact same life-style of sin, bypassing Hell. Think about it: does this sound fair, just, and equitable — to eternally punish one person on a technicality, while excusing another who conducts themselves identically? I assure you, it is not true, nor is it the least bit just; the true God is just. There are no "sinners saved by grace" in heaven. Only "former sinners saved by grace" are in heaven.
Without a cleansed, purified heart, billions of men are destined to lose their bodies and souls, and be banned from heaven. But Jesus warned us: When asked if many would be saved, Jesus said few would be saved, for the gate is narrow and the way is difficult; many would seek to enter and be unable. Mat 7:13-14, Luke 13:23-24. There are an estimated 2 billion so-called Christians in the world today. Does 2 billion people sound like a few to you? Is saying the sinner's prayer, getting dunked in water, and eating bread/drinking grape juice, a narrow, a difficult way that many would try to enter and be unable? No, because the presumed salvation of Christendom's deficit sects is make-believe, fables, lies, deceptions — it is the wide and broad way that leads to destruction. The deficit sects of Christendom have totally lost the narrow, true way that few will find; there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Pro 14:12,16:25,21:2.
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