Time Passes Swiftly

In the world in which we live; the passing of time comes very fast. I speak of the relative short time that we are here upon this earth. As the time passes we grow from infant to adult without giving much thought to the fact; four sojourns here is very short in the scheme of things; the Bible addresses this concept in …

James 4:14 – Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Hebrews 2:1-3 – 1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; KJV

1 Peter 1:17 – And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: KJV

Yes; time does pass very fast; I have been blessed to have lived upon this earth  77+ years, I have seen the good and the bad of life as I have lived most of my life for God and His precious word as a gospel preacher. In all that time I have come to understand that the shortness of human life is nor really so short; perhaps we consider that life here in the world is short compared to eternity. If that is why many people are neglecting in their lives regarding God’s Will for their life; far to many are lingering in the garden of SIN without serious consideration of the eventual outcome if they should suddenly be called away from this earth to lay in the earth until the final trumpet of God sounds {cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God : and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. KJV}

God is patient with us and often allows some of us to live to a full and fruitful life in His Service; yet; others do not linger here very long due to illness, crime, or other worldly malady. To such ones I seriously encourage you to consider your life and even greater consider your death. Someday. Indeed; we will someday pass away from this present world  to be laid in the earth. One of the serious flaws in the reasoning of many people is the lack of consideration for their eternal soul’s finally abode. Perhaps you have not considered your soul’s eternal home, therefore let me give you some Bible information about that eternal soul that you possess. In the first place your soul is an eternal part of you even while you live in the body of clay {cf. Genesis 2:7 – And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. KJV

Matthew 16:24-26 – 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul KJV

Romans 2:9-13 – 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. KJV


Jesus Christ came to earth to make it possible for you to be forgiven of sins committed here in this world – John 7:16-18 – 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. KJV

John 7:28-29 – 28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. KJV

1 Peter 1:11-19 – 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: KJV

Since you know that your life here will end someday; don’t you think it is time for you to seriously consider this fact and look to God and follow His Book {i.e. the BIBLE}.

Consider this passage :

John 8:32-36 – 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. KJV

Indeed; we all have a desire to please God {or we ought to have that desire; therefore we must search God’s Holy Word {i.e. the Bible}; which will guide us to learn, believe, and obey the Lord in order that we might be made free from sin.

Because all have sinned; Romans 3:22-24 – 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: KJV

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