Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
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Over the last 110 years, 27% (4/15) of the largest earthquakes worldwide occurred within the last 5% (6/110 ) of the years.
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What is the meaning and purpose of my life? Why does humanity even exist? Why all the suffering and despair in the world? What is my destiny? How can I live my life with fulfillment and joy? Is there some secret to be found? Is there any real justice? Why do so many of my prayers seem to go unanswered? Isn’t there something more?
Questions like these are common for all of us at one time or another. These questions have been asked for ages, yet perhaps now more than ever. Now, more people of the world have more available to them than ever before. Yet, dissatisfaction and even despair has left most people parched and thirsty for something more. Some people even have wealth, fame, and power, yet are panting for something more.
I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 1:12-14)
Most biblical scholars agree that King Solomon is the author of Ecclesiastes and parts of Proverbs, among other scriptures. Solomon is regarded as the wisest man, from an earthly father, that will ever live. In 1 Kings, we find that God responded to Solomon’s humble request by promising the greatest wisdom to him.
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. (1 Kings 3:12)
Solomon was king in Jerusalem over all of Israel for forty years and built the First Temple in Jerusalem. However, when we examine Solomon’s life as recorded in 1 Kings and read Solomon’s teachings and lifelong reflections in Ecclesiastes, it turns out that the promised greatest wisdom does not fully come to Solomon until he finally concluded that trusting God is the greatest wisdom.
God knew that Solomon wouldn’t fully understand and appreciate the greatest wisdom if God simply told Solomon to trust Him. God knows that man’s nature is to want to try things his own way. God knows that man has trouble realizing that His way is best. To get more to the heart of the matter, God knows that man’s fallen nature is that man doesn’t want to be responsible to a Creator. That’s why God built into man the desire for something more than what this world seems to offer. God deeply imbedded within man the desire for Him.
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
So, man can attempt to deny it, but he knows, down deep, that eternity and God are at the root of his desires. Thus, when man begins to ask himself, and perhaps ask God, those deep mortal questions, it finally comes down to an eternal aspect. What is eternal, thus important?
As we begin to define what is eternal, we must begin with what is most eternal. Some things will last for an eternity, but what is most eternal is that which always will be and always has been. That definition fits only the Creator.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8)
The Creator has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is the great mystery; God is One in Three and Three in One. The Trinity fits the definition of most eternal.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Peter 1:1-2)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. . . . The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' " From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Genesis 1:2)
As we continue to define what is eternal, we next move to what the Creator created and is thereafter eternal. That brings us to the subjects of angels and souls. First we will consider angels.
Angels were created with free will. They were given at least one opportunity to decide if they will completely trust God and that His way is best or decide that they will not completely trust God. Prime examples are the Archangel Michael who completely trusts God verses Satan who chose to not completely trust his Creator. Satan turned away from The Light, yet, he presents himself as an angel of light.
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
Now the subject of souls brings us to where the rubber meets the road. As we ponder what the meaning and purpose of our life is and realize that our soul is eternal, the subject of souls becomes critically important. This subject causes our own mortality to strike us directly. Our earthly body is very temporary, but our soul and God’s holy and just judgement of our soul endures forever.
A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry? All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:6-8)
God will judge the souls of men. Those souls that have been made holy by the blood of Jesus Christ the Lord will be with the Lord forever. If you trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, your soul will be with Him for eternity.
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:13-14)
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3)
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 2:6)
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:27-28)
Those souls that have not been made holy through Jesus Christ the Lord will be forever separated from Him.
"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." (Matthew 25:46)
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:12-15)