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Talking Points: The Secret Thing 02-07-2018
February 7, 2018, 8:38 AM
  • Our faith must be based on God’s word and not our experiences in life.
  • Remember we understand experiences by the scriptures not the other way around.
  • Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us that there are things that only God knows and ther are things that God will reveal.
  • Like Peter we are to follow Jesus and not get our eyes and attention on someone else.
  • Dying sick and dying old are 2 different things.
  • Our bodies are aging due to the fall of Adam.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 tells us that our body is aging and our inward man is being renewed day by day.
  • Abraham lived to be 175 years old. He died of old age not sickness and disease. He simply breathed his last and died.
  • Genesis 1:14 tells us that time is calculated the same from creation to the end of the world.
  • Genesis 48:1 the word sick also means to be weak and feeble.
  • Some translations use the words weak and failing.
  • Genesis 47:28 tells us that Jacob lived to 147 years of age.
  • Jacob had become weak with age and he died from old age.
  • Notice the phrase “breathed his last”
  • Like his father Abraham he breathed his last in old age.
  • Dying of sickness and disease is not “that it may be well with you” and it certainly is not living long on the earth.
  • Like Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:24 we can live out our life and finish our course with joy.
  • We cannot finish our race with sickness and disease and we certainly won’t do it with joy.
  • People can die of old age instead of sickness and disease.
  • We can live out our life and finish our race and then in a good old age breathe our last like those of old.