Know The Truth and Believe It! :: By Don Twobears

Just wondering here, since I have had so few responses to my Previous articles, mostly because they were about “Our Sin,” which few want to discuss. Still as yet, it is our Sin that stands between God and all of us. That being a fact, far too many are still on the outside as far as a relationship with the Lord goes. Back to what I was wondering about, how do you feel about Heat?!

I have stated before, when I was young, my Mom and Dad would take us kids to a Texas Tent Revival. And I remember it was blazing hot! I would venture to guess it was somewhere between 90 degrees to 105 degrees during the summer. Everyone was sitting in the chairs and melting, hand-fans everywhere and waving continuously. I would look across the field that the tent was on and watch the heat rolling across the ground, evidence of the extreme heat.

I also remember living in the Philippines as well as Southeast Asia where the temps could easily reach 90-100 degrees and the humidity would be above 85 %. I recall, there would be a morning rain and then a small cloud would hang out, reaching to about mid-thigh. Everything was sickeningly wet and the sweat would roll off you in sheets. Hence the special clothing the Military would provide for you; yet the only True relief would be a cold shower. It was almost unbearable!

All of this was extreme heat, and the only respite would be a cool breeze; but do you realize just how hot it will be in Hell?! The Holy Word of God tells us.

Matthew 13:49-50 describes the angels separating the evil from the good and throwing the evil into “the furnace of fire.” Luke 16:23-24 describes a sinner in Hell asking Abraham to “send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” Revelation 9:2 describes the bottomless pit as having “a smoke of a great furnace.”

Evidently, Hell is a really Hot place, to say the least! And I am not talking about a heat as you or I have ever experienced here on earth. How about the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

Daniel 3:19 “Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

Now that, my Friends…is HOT! But alongside that, it will never be as hot as Hell or the Lake of Fire! Now, having stated that, Hell and the Lake of Fire is not somewhere anyone would want to go. And yet the Word of God states that this is where the Majority of humanity will definitely go. And then to think, they chose this for themselves!

Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.

If FEW there be that find it, does this mean that the majority of people will NOT find the small Path to the Narrow Gate? You already know that this is the Truth…God said it…that settles it! What else does the Word of God say about Hell and the Lake of Fire?

Luke 13:27-28 “But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.”

This is NO Joke, my Friends! Hell and the Lake of Fire are worse than anyone is able to conceive in their mind, and yet they will still go there because of their unbelief in Jesus Christ! Here’s some more to think about:

Matthew 13:41-13 “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

Did you notice, the last sentence is “Who hath ears to hear, let Him/Her hear!?” Again, this is NO Joke at all; it is the plain Truth from the lips of Jesus Christ…God! God can NOT stand sin in HIS presence; all Sin is sent to Hell. What you must understand here is this: it is people that have NOT accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, that have turned their back on the Holy Word of God and HIS invitation for Salvation…that are going to Hell. It was and is their choice! Don’t be one of them!

There is one other thing to consider here: there is NO HOPE in Hell…and it will last for Eternity!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 “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. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Only those that have given their life to Jesus Christ and had their Sin covered by HIS Precious Blood, from the Cross of Calvary, will go to Heaven for Eternity. Everyone else will go to Hell! That, my friends, is the bottom line to know and believe. I don’t care what anyone else tells you; read the Holy Word of God for yourself…and KNOW the TRUTH. Then decide for yourself…your Eternity depends on that!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.

All Emphasis is mine.

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How Profound is Being Profound? :: By Don Twobears

Thoughts were coursing through my mind this morning. I came upon a Word that sort of confused me a bit. The word is “Profound.” How strange is this? Being a writer, words are my stock and trade (so to speak). It sort of struck me that most think a writer is supposed to have a Profound Understanding of words; and yet, that word “Profound” eludes me to a degree. Why? I am not too sure.

Actually, it sort of surprised me a bit as to how I came to think about that word. My Cousin is dealing with Cancer; and after 50 years in the Medical Field, that…shouldn’t bother me…really. Somehow or some way, it has. Could it be because my Cousin and I are so close in age? Probably not. Or could it be that Cancer in general is bothersome to me? It hasn’t been that way before. So why is my reaction to this…more Profound?

I decided to look in Webster’s Dictionary, and this is what it said:

PROFOUND’, a. L.profundus; pro and fundus, bottom.

  1. Deep; descending or being far below the surface, or far below the adjacent places; as a gulf profound.
  2. Intellectually deep; that enters deeply into subjects; not superficial or obvious to the mind; as a profound investigation; profound reasoning; a profound treatise.
  3. Humble; very lowly; submissive; as a profound reverence for the Supreme Being.
  4. Penetrating deeply into science or any branch of learning; as a profound scholar; a profound mathematician; a profound historian.
  5. Deep in skill or contrivance.

The revolters are profound to make slaughter.

  1. Having hidden qualities.

Upon the corner of the moon there hangs a vap’rous drop profound.

PROFOUND’, n. The deep; the sea; the ocean; as the vast profound.

  1. The abyss.

I travel this profound.

PROFOUND’, v.i. To dive; to penetrate.

Then, I researched another angle, so to speak. Is there a way to measure the word Profound? There is none to be found, evidently; this word is very extensive indeed. If one is feeling something in a very Profound manner, how deep is that feeling? It was strange to me to find no reference to measuring the “Profoundness…of Profound.” We can measure so many things, yet being “Profound” is not one of them. This is when the Word of God came to mind.

How Profound is the Love of the Lord for all of us? How Profound are HIS Blessings to us? How Profound is our Sin concerning the Lord? And why do I find my Cousin having Cancer to be so Profound at the moment?

Please understand, I spent 50 years in the Medical Field; My Mom died of Pancreatic Cancer; My Wife had a Lymphoma under her left eye. She endured 3 1/2 weeks of Daily Radiotherapy for it as well. And after all of this, I have no way to measure the Intensity of the word “Profound.” Trust me when I say these instances in my Life are indeed “Profound.”

Luke 22:44 “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

That, my Friends…is some serious and Profound…Praying! How “Profound” was the Lord’s love for us as HE hung on that Cross at Calvary? How Profound was HIS Beating before being Crucified? How Profound is our Sin…in the eyes of the Lord God? And then, it becomes even more Profound when we realize that our Sin is what stands between you and me and the Lord! So Profound, that should we fail to Ask the Lord to forgive us of our Sin…it sends us to Hell for Eternity! Our Profound Choice. Indeed, it is a very Intense word that has no measurement!

Matthew 27:45-46 “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Again, how Profound was the Lord when HE cried that?! How Profound was HIS Pain and suffering?

The Intensity of the word “Profound” is greater than we truly believe, and to think, there is no way to measure it. I am very sure the Lord has a way to measure it, but we do not.

We are able to measure the intensity of the Sun, and it is 93.28 Million miles from earth. The Moon is 238,533 miles from earth. Having stated that, the Intensity of the Sun’s effects on us here on earth is measured in Degrees…am I correct? Therefore, the Sun is indeed Profound in its intensity. We see that effect in Droughts across the globe; we feel it on our skin. So, we have ways to measure things according to its intensity, everything except for the Word Profound. This does indeed confound me to a degree. Thus, how Profoundly sad is the Lord when we Sin? Evidently, that is some serious sadness; yet…we as humans continue to commit Sin. How serious should our Sin be to you and me?!

Obviously, we should be more concerned by our Sin than we are…am I correct? I am Profoundly serious about this issue! What about you?

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

All Passages of Scripture come from the King James Version of the Bible.

All Emphasis is mine twobears44@gmail.com