Growing Old in a Culture Which Worships Youth

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“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.”
–Proverbs 20:29

There is a great deal of difference in what the Bible says about old men and old women and what a culture which relentlessly worships youth has to say.

“The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.”
–Proverbs 16:31

We live in a time and place which places a tremendous amount of importance on being young. And not just on being young, but on the PHYSICAL attributes of the young; on the APPEARANCE of youth–and particular emphasis appears to be on those who are older focusing on the PHYSICAL qualities of the youth.

God’s Word is quite complimentary about those who survive until old age. The worldly emphasis on youthful looks and abilities contrasts with the Bible’s emphasis on those who are older who have acquired more wisdom–something the world pretty much ignores in the elderly.  A sign of this wisdom acquired over a person’s years is gray hair.

“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.”
–Proverbs 20:29

“Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God”
–Leviticus 19:32

The Bible looks upon the aged as assets to their community.  Too often, the culture in which we live looks at the elderly as a burden; as a recipient of promises made when they were younger which are troublesome and annoying to fulfill now that they are older; of a storehouse, not of knowledge and wisdom, but of money and other wealth to be distributed among those who can better use and appreciate such things: the middle-aged and youth.

“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”
–1TIMOTHY 5:1-2

God’s Word frames the discussion about the elderly by focusing on their advantages: wisdom and experience, knowledge and understanding.

Another advantage older men and women have: they seem to be less inclined to be carried away by emotions and the sin of the moment. This unemotional level head of older people contribute to their wisdom–as opposed to the world’s emphasis on looks, a great body and those things which are held to be important by the world.

What older people find important is usually much different than what the youth value.

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”
–Proverbs 17:6

It is not only unfortunate the worldly adore youth culture to such a degree, it is short-sighted. After all, everyone grows older every single day. Those who shunt the elderly off to the side and trample them today will be those who get trampled tomorrow.

So while the worldly worry and fret about “getting older,” those who are biblically-minded spend their time accumulating wisdom.

Part of that wisdom is the recognition that many older people are an asset rather than a burden.

What does the reader find important about those who are older?

The answer will reveal whether the reader spends time oglingsexy Grandma” or pondering those things which contribute to the wisdom of the ages.

“With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.”
–Job 12:12

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DOES the reader feel that man comes with an expiration date?

DOES the reader feel frustrated or impatient if an older person outlives their “Best Used By” number?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 14-16, 2018.]

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1JOHN 2:15-16

CHRISTMAS 2018

A question which one frequently hears during the holidays at the end of each year is “Are you ready for Christmas?

It is a sign of the times in which we live–as well as a sign of what many Americans consider to be important–that this question is understood to refer to “physical things of the world“: shopping; preparations for family get-togethers or a Christmas meal or party; wrapping presents; all other holiday-related activities, such as school plays or taking in a show.

“Are you ready for Christmas?”

The question is NOT understood to be in any way related to Jesus Christ.

And the question is NOT answered in that way.

Oh sure: many families still have the holiday traditions and rituals which feature the name of Jesus.  But these occasions are mostly observed because they are family traditions–not for any fervent love of Jesus Christ.

Supposedly, Christmas is about Jesus Christ and the birth of Jesus Christ. But it long ago ceased to be about Jesus–IF it ever was–because the world HATES Jesus Christ, as well as the followers of Jesus Christ.

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”
–John 15:18

And so, Christmas has become primarily about the things of the world: food, gifts, family, friends, entertainment.

Which, sadly, speaks more about 1- the times in which we find ourselves; and, 2- what it is that Americans find important.

It is not that this worldly outlook of Christmas is a recent occurrence.

It is not.

Christmas has ALWAYS been about worldly celebrations, particularly celebrations which please and satisfy the flesh.  What is different?  The closer we come to the climax of human history (the return of Jesus Christ), the more the pretenses drop and the REAL meaning of Christmas is revealed for all to see.

“Are you ready for Christmas?”

How does the reader respond?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 12, 2018.]

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The Ultimate in Environmental Justice

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“Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?”
–Isaiah 29:10

Those who pretend to care about the condition of the earth–many of whom tear down and destroy the earth while wearing the world’s title of “environmentalist“–believe that they conduct their nefarious business in the darkness.

Most believe that no one sees what they do.

“For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”
–Isaiah 47:10

But mankind may rest assured: the LORD sees and the LORD will have his vengeance on those who practice wickedness while pretending otherwise–particularly those who believe they are a law unto themselves; those who believe they themselves are little gods.

For some, this may mean a reckoning that takes place initially in this life.

And some of these will face that reckoning fairly quickly.

For others, their judgment will not fall until AFTER they believe themselves to be secure; AFTER their evil plans have borne fruit and they believe themselves to be beyond justice.

However, the Book of Revelation reveals that a particular group of men will face judgment during the last days.

This group is composed of men who have destroyed the earth.

“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”

One might call this the “Ultimate in Environmental Justice.

NONE will escape the judgment of the LORD.

Even those who believe that no one sees them.

ESPECIALLY those who believe that no one sees them.

DOES the reader trust in the judgment of man?

DOES the reader worry that those who destroy the earth will escape judgment?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 10, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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