“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” 2 Peter 1:12 (KJV)
Yesterday, I wrote about selecting a suitable companion, one based upon knowing, “present truth”. Today, I will share with you what is, “present truth”. There are many Christians whether true or so-called, and it is imperative to know what is considered, “present truth” especially when it comes to our associations and fellowships. It will also be this, “present truth” which will separate the wheat from the tares as we go forward toward to the Second Coming of Christ.
Adam, a Christian, had, “present truth”. Yes, Adam was a Christian, for wasn’t it after The Fall he’d come to expect Christ for the salvation of their souls by the sacrifice he was taught to do? In fact, knowing this truth about a “savior”, the account of Cain and Abel is a prophetic foresight into what would happen when Christ did appear. His “brethren” would kill him for what He stood for. No wonder what Eve said regarding Seth, “For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel.” Gen 4:25 (KJV), for she was looking forward, still, to that time. But I digress. The “present truth” for that time was, “Do not partake of the fruit of Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.”
Noah preached, “present truth” for 120 years. It was, “Get into the Ark”. Christ, obviously preached, “present truth” for it was, “I am that gift God has given to the world whereby all who believe on Me should not perish but have everlasting life.” And there is a, “present truth” for today. You must understand, while there may be given a progressive, “present truth” it does not do away with what “was” present truth. We still must get “into the ark” along with accepting Christ as being our “gift of salvation.” The “present truth” for today which will carry us to Christ’s Second Coming is found in the “Three Angel’s Message, more specifically, since there were three of them, it is the third angel’s message which is the most important—now!
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark (Sunday congregational worship) in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Rev 14:9-12 (KJV)
Remember me mentioning about us getting into the Ark? Well, what is found in the Ark of the Covenant which John in the Book of Revelation saw before the end of the world would come? The Ten Commandments! And what specifically is in the Ten Commandments which separates God’s people from those who think they are God’s people? The Fourth Commandment: The Sabbath (Saturday congregational worship) day. THIS IS THE PRESENT MESSAGE FOR TODAY. You can love Christ all you want, but if you do not follow what He has told us to do, it would not matter. You will NOT receive eternal salvation. No matter how much the people may have loved, appreciated and listened to Noah, had they not gotten on that ark when told, they would be lost.
It is important, a matter of life or death importance, to know what is the current and necessary “present truth” before it is too late.
April 30, 2015