God’s Word: A Few Thoughts About Things Wearing Out

CLOTHING

Most are familiar with the concept of things (clothing, machinery, whathaveyou) wearing out.

One’s body, one’s possessions, one’s cherished momentoes: all suffer wear and tear and eventually, WEAR OUT.

Everyone has experienced the gradual (or quite sudden) loss of utility that happens to all things physical before those physical things wear out and quit working altogether.

God’s Word has a few original accounts of things wearing out.

The FIRST account had to do with the Israelites–when they were wandering 40 years in the desert.

God’s Word declares that the clothing and shoes of God’s people did NOT wear out.

“And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.”
–Deuteronomy 29:5

“Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.”
–Deuteronomy 8:4

“Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”
–Nehemiah 9:21

Of course, God created the laws that govern His creation (this world and the things in it). He can bend those laws when He feels the occasion warrants it.

MORE: God Created the World and its Physical Laws. God Can Supersede Those Laws WHENEVER He Feels it Necessary To Do So.

[NOTE: Saw where a man made a comment on Deuteronomy 29:5.  Something to the effect, “These verses are not to be taken literally.” Basically, the man was declaring, “On this subject, my experiences are LIMITED.  In MY limited experience, the suspension of things wearing out has never happened.  Therefore, because my experiences are limited, listen to what I have to say on this matter!”]

The SECOND account in God’s Word which concerns something wearing out is from Isaiah.

Isaiah chapter 51, to be exact.

In Isaiah’s account, God tells the prophet about how long God’s SALVATION will last.

Isaiah also mentions that God compares how long His salvation lasts to how long the earth will last.

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.”
–Isaiah 51:6

This is NOT the only verse in God’s Word which states that the earth has a shelf life. However, Isaiah 51:6 is the ONLY place which mentions that the earth will literally wear out.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”
–2PETER 3:10,12

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”
–Revelation 21:1

The only other time the Bible refers to “wear out” is in Daniel when the prophet is writing about the man of sin’s short-lived triumph over the saints of God.

“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [three-and-a-half years].”
–Daniel 7:25

DOES the reader has any additional thoughts about those things which will ‘wear out’?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 23, 2022.]

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