OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED


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OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

 

At first, the statement “our days are numbered” sounds like a bad thing, as in, it sounds like God gives some people to have fewer days to live than God gives to other people. But when you know what the Bible teaches that statement is a GOOD thing. So can we know the number of our days? That is to say, can we know HOW LONG we will live, according to what the Bible teaches us that God gives EVERY person to live?

 

In Job 7:1 we see these same questions. 

 

“Is there not an APPOINTED TIME to man upon the earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hireling?”

 

What does this Scripture mean? Does it mean that EVERY PERSON is given or is APPOINTED a certain amount of time to live upon the earth, in that, one person is given let’s say 90 years to live, and another person is appointed 50 years to live, while yet another person is only allotted one week to live. In other words, does the Bible teach that each and every person is APPOINTED a DIFFERENT number of days or years to live upon the earth? To put it another way, does God PREDESTINE one person to live let’s say 80 years, and another person only 30 years, while yet another person is predestined to die at birth?

There are some people who believe that they have an APPOINTED TIME to die and that no one can know when their appointed time will be. But is this belief solidly based in the Scriptures? What does the Bible have to say on the appointed time that man will live on the earth?

Let’s start with the “assumption” that EVERY person is APPOINTED, that is to say, is given the SAME number of years to live upon the earth. The basis for this “assumption” is found in Acts 10:34 which teaches us that God is NO RESPECTER of persons. For you see, IF God were to APPOINT each and every person a DIFFERENT number of days to live upon the earth then that would be showing respect of persons. Therefore, to me, the only reasonable assumption would be to conclude that ALL men are given or APPOINTED the SAME number of years to live upon the earth.

Take a look at Psalm 90:10a which says.

 

“The days of OUR YEARS are threescore and ten, (That is to say, God has appointed every person to live no less than 70 years) and if by reason of strength they are fourscore (Or after they live 70 years and they are strong in health they can live to no less than 80 years)...”  

 

You can plainly see that this verse clearly defines that it is God’s WILL or desire for EVERY person to live at least 70 to 80 years upon the earth. In other words, EVERY man is APPOINTED the SAME number of years to live on the earth, which is clearly shown in God’s word to be a minimum of 70 to 80 years of age.

 

Job 5:26,27 says it like this.

 

“You shall come to your grave in a FULL AGE, like as a shock of corn in his season.

27. Lo this, we have SEARCHED IT, so it is; hear it and know it, FOR YOUR GOOD.”

 

God’s WILL for ALL of us is to live a FULL life. It is NOT God’s WILL for our lives to be cut short in any way. However, if you do not SEARCH OUT this truth in the word of God, then you will not KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is God’s WILL for you to live a minimum of 70 to 80 years of age. HEAR this TRUTH and KNOW it for your GOOD. I have searched for it and found it to be so. BUT it is vitally important for YOU to KNOW and understand this truth for yourself. For you see if you know without a doubt that it is God’s WILL for you to live at least 70 to 80 years of age, then Satan cannot DECEIVE you and cut your life short by binding you with some type of terminal disease. If you KNOW that it is God’s WILL for you to live no less than 70 to 80 years of age then you will not believe Satan’s lies telling you that everyone in your family died at such and such a young age and you also will die at that same young age because it is “supposedly” in your genes to die young. This is a LIE of the devil.

The word of God clearly teaches us that Satan is a LIAR and that there is NO truth in him. We are to RESIST the devil and his LIES and he will free from us. But if we do not KNOW the TRUTH then we can be deceived by the enemy and that which is freely given to us will be STOLEN from us because we do not know. God's word tells us that his people are destroyed for LACK of KNOWLEDGE. SEARCH IT speaking of searching the word of God. And KNOW it speaking of KNOWING the word of God for your GOOD.

This TRUTH of KNOWING that God has promised you a long full and satisfying life of no less than 70 to 80 years without a doubt will be a weapon in your hands in which to successfully defeat any and every sickness or disease the devil brings upon you, or any other lie the enemy is telling you. You can confidently and boldly say, “Satan IT IS WRITTEN, my days to live upon the earth are no less than 70 to 80 years, so take this disease (then name the sickness or disease if you know its name) and every lying symptom from my body and my household right now in the name of Jesus, the name above EVERY name.”

You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord if you stand up for what RIGHTFULLY belongs to you, speaking of that which God has already freely given or PROVIDED you, and you RESIST Satan and all his lying symptoms of sickness and disease, then he and all his symptoms will HAVE to flee from you. For you see, it is also written in the WORD of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, that if we RESIST the Devil then he WILL FLEE from us.

James 4:7b.

 

“...Resist the devil, and he WILL flee from you.”

 

Jesus came to DESTROY the WORKS of the Devil but WE have to do the RESISTING of the works of the devil. And one of the works of the Devil is to oppress people with sickness and disease. KNOW this truth, that God has promised you at least 70 to 80 years to live on the earth, FOR YOUR GOOD and you will NOT be deceived into believing the LIE of the enemy that it must be your APPOINTED TIME to die and simply allow Satan to cut your life short. Fight the good fight of FAITH. KNOW that if you RESIST the symptoms of sickness and disease that sickness and disease WILL FLEE from you. Do NOT let the devil rob you of the LONG FULL LIFE that God has promised you. Satan has no power over you but that which you allow him to have.

 

Psalm 90:12 says.

 

“So TEACH us to NUMBER our days (Why? So) that we may APPLY our heart unto wisdom.”

 

You see just knowing that it is God’s WILL for you to live at least 70 to 80 years will not help you when Satan tries to cut your life short unless you APPLY this knowledge. James teaches us that we must be DOERS of the word and not hearers only. The word “wisdom” means the ability to APPLY what you know. We need to apply our hearts to wisdom. And for us as Christians, this means that we are to stand in our AUTHORITY that we are given in the mighty NAME of Jesus, the name ABOVE every sickness and disease. Please read the studies “IN THE NAME OF JESUS!” and THE POWER AND AUTHORITY FO THE BELIEVER!” But for now, let us continue with this study.

 

Take a close look at Proverbs 3:1,2, which says.

 

“My son, forget not my law, but let your heart keep my commandments. For LENGTH of DAYS, and LONG LIFE, and peace, shall they ADD to you.”

 

Doing things God’s way will ADD the length of days to our life. God’s way is WISDOM and wisdom is to APPLY the word of God in our lives. We must BELIEVE and trust God's word to be so and then act as though it is the TRUTH. Jesus said IF we CONTINUE in the word we shall KNOW the TRUTH and the truth shall MAKE us free. I am inserting here for greater understanding that God will make you FREE from worry and FEAR of dying prematurely before your appointed time of a long full and satisfying life of no less than 70 to 80 years. God will always, without fail, do His part and perform His word IF we will do our part which is to obey and believe and doubt NOT.

We must BELIEVE that God is and that he is the REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY seek him. We must read over and over and over again and again the word of God and hide it in our hearts, meditating on it day and night until it becomes that GOOD treasure in our hearts that we will speak forth boldly in faith without wavering and receive the end of our faith. Now continue reading in Proverbs chapter three with verses seven and eight.

 

Proverbs 3:7,8.

 

“Be not wise in your OWN eye: fear the Lord and depart from evilIt shall be HEALTH to your navel, and marrow to our bones.”

 

Did you know that deficiency in the bone marrow can cause all sorts of disorders in the body like cancer and leukemia? So, divine HEALTH to the MARROW of the bones is essential for divine health. Isaiah says that God’s way is not our way and that His ways are higher than our ways. One of God’s ways is that God considers it EVIL for us to speak words that are in opposition to his word. In other words, if we continue to let negative speaking come out of our mouths then we are in opposition to God’s word. This negative speaking AGAINST what God has said is called EVIL. Remember when God told his people to GO and POSSESS the land that he PROMISED them, but rather than just DOING what God said they DOUBTED his word and sent spies into the land that God had PROMISED to SEE IF they were able to take the land. When they came back ten of these twelve spies said that the people could NOT take the land BECAUSE there were giants in the land. It does not matter the reason what we cannot do what God says we CAN DO. What matters is that they did NOT BELIEVE God's promise and God called this an EVIL REPORT. They DOUBTED what God already PROVIDED for them and that was EVIL in the eyes of God.

You see, if we confess sickness, then we are speaking contrary to what God says about us in His word and this is considered EVIL in the eyes of God. 1 Peter 2:24 tells us that with the stripes that Jesus bore we are HEALED. We need to DEPART from our evil speaking of what we see and feel, and faithfully speak what God says about us. Doing things God’s way will always produce life, health, joy, and peace. Please read the study “THE POWER OF OUR WORDS!”

 

But for now, let us continue with Proverbs 3:13,16-18 which says.

 

“Happy is the man that finds wisdom (Or Happy is the person who finds Jesus) and the man that gets understanding (Of the word of TRUTH)

...16. LENGTH of DAYS is in her right hand and in her left-hand riches and honor.

17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and her paths are peace.

18. She is a tree of life to them that LAY HOLD upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.”

 

Wisdom is prophetically speaking of finding Jesus as your Lord and Savior. But this passage of Scripture teaches us that we must have both wisdom and understanding. For you see in order for the TRUTH of God’s word to work in our lives we need to LAY HOLD upon it and RETAIN it. To “lay hold” on something means to grasp or seize which means not only to merely comprehend or understand but to take hold of FORCIBLY and NOT let it go. Satan is not going to set those free that he has held captive with sickness and disease simply because they have “knowledge” that God’s word promises them health and long life.

They must APPLY this knowledge of the truth by fighting the good fight of faith and FORCIBLY take back what rightfully belongs to them. We need to retain or keep this wisdom in our hearts so that Satan will not get an advantage over us.

It all boils down to the simple fact that God desires to SATISFY us with LONG LIFE, and Satan wants to cut our life short. Therefore, if you do not know and APPLY this truth that God has promised ALL of us at least 70 to 80 years, then Satan may get an advantage over you and deceive you into believing the LIE that it is your appointed time to die. A lot of RELIGIOUS folks will incorrectly tell you something like, “You never know what God will do after all the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Sometimes it is just not God's will to heal all the time.”

Now to me, that would be like saying that it is not always God's WILL to SAVE everyone. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ that IF it were not God's WILL to SAVE everyone all the time, then there is NO POSSIBLE WAY for any of us to KNOW without a doubt that we are indeed SAVED? Please keep in mind that the word that is TRANSLATED as SAVED also means to be HEALED and to be made WHOLE. It is one and the SAME word that is used for being SAVED. 

Satan has lied to the church DECEIVING Christians into believing that God is in control and when it is your time to go then it is your time to go. Or by saying something like, “God knows the beginning from the end and he knows what is best for you”. Now, while some of this is true for what God PROPHESIED in His written word it is NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH. Do NOT let the enemy rob you of a LONG SATISFIED LIFE.

God has promised you 70 to 80 years in his word. Search it out for yourself and KNOW it for your GOOD. Base your faith on the WHOLE word of God and not on the traditions of men that have been handed down from person to person without ever searching out the TRUTH for ourselves to see if what we are being taught is the truth. Be like the believers at Berea who searched the word of God daily to see if what they were being taught was if fact the TRUTH.

 

Take a look a Psalm 91:16, which says.

 

“With LONG LIFE will I SATISFY him, and show him my salvation.”

 

And dying prematurely at the age of 40 is only HALF of your life.

The word “satisfy” here means the filling and even overflowing of your desire, to be full or fulfilled, to have enough or plenty. Satisfy means to gratify the need, desire, or expectation that you have in “LIFE”. For instance, do you NEED to live longer to raise your children or to take care of someone? Or perhaps you are simply not ready to die and plainly just DESIRE to live longer. In other words, you are simply not satisfied and ready to die just yet, then fight the good fight of faith and resist the lying symptoms of disease in your body and whatever other lies the enemy may be telling you.

Also, the word “satisfy” means to fulfill or discharge an OBLIGATION or contract. Remember, God has promised to SATISFY you with LONG LIFE which is a minimum of 70 to 80 years of age.

You see, in essence, when you become a child of God you are entering into a contract or agreement with your creator. God, Himself sees it as his OBLIGATION to FULFILL His contract so to speak that He has PROMISED to His people who believe and follow His word. Let me explain what I mean by this.

Take a look at Ephesians 6:1-3 for a moment and fix in your mind that God is your FATHER. In other words, God is your PARENT. He is your heavenly Father. And if we as parents desire to do good and give good gifts to our children, then how much MORE will Almighty God who alone is GOOD desire to give us a long and healthy life?

 

Ephesians 6:1-3.

 

“Children obey your PARENTS in the Lord: for this is right (Remember depart from evil and do what is right)

2. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment WITH PROMISE: (And here is the promise) 

3. That it may be WELL with you, (Or that you prosper and being in good HEALTH even as you soul prospers) and you may LIVE LONG on the earth.”

 

The long and short of it is that if we do our part, then God sees Himself as being OBLIGATED, that is to say, bound by his faithfulness and honor to His word to fulfill his part. Please read the study called “PRAYER #1 The FAITHFULNESS of Almighty God!” for a deeper understanding of God's FAITHFULNESS to his WORD. You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, it is not like we are manipulating or trying to force God into doing something He does not already desire to do. We are merely OBEYING His word to RESIST the DEVIL by RESISTING sickness and disease. We are merely reasoning together with God. We are merely putting God in REMEMBRANCE as He told us to do. Can you not see that God is for us not against us and He is faithful that PROMISED?

If we obey God, our heavenly FATHER, and keep his commandments, then he will fulfill his PROMISE and see that it is WELL with us and SATISFY us with LONG LIFE on the earth. This is God's WILL for us. He desires us to be satisfied with long life MORE than we desire to live long full lives, but we must do our part before God will be allowed to fulfill his part.

You see it is God's WILL for ALL mankind to be saved, but God is bound by his word that LIMITS him to save ONLY those that BELIEVE and obey his word. God's word says BELIEVE in our hearts and CONFESSION is made unto salvation for out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth speaks. This is true in everything that we receive from God. It is impossible to please God without FAITH. We must believe that God is and that he is the REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY seek him without wavering unto the end of their faith. We must endure unto the end of receiving that which we believe and trusting God for.

So what are some of God’s commands other than the Ten Commandments? One thing that God commands is that we be doers of the word and not hearers only.

 

Let the redeemed of the Lord SAY SO.”

 

Are you SAVE? Then SAY SO! Say, I am saved and I KNOW it! Do NOT say, I hope so, or I think that I am saved. For you see, if you do not KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that your ARE SAVED then you are NOT SAVED.

Depart from evil speaking. Don’t confess sickness or pain, but rather SAY, “I am redeemed from the curse of the law.” For those of you who may not know this already, the curse of the law is sickness, poverty, and spiritual death. So SAY, “I am redeemed from all manner of sickness and disease”. SAY “With the stripes of Jesus I am healed.” SAY, “I will live and not die because God has promised to satisfy me with LONG LIFE, a minimum of 70 to 80 years.” 

Again, for a deeper understanding of this subject saying what God says then I encourage you to read the study entitled “THE POWER OF OUR WORDS!”  Some Christians fail to see as one of the major hindrances to their receiving their healing from God is that they themselves UNDO their own prayers by speaking negatively. So then, even if you are 80 years old and are not completely SATISFIED and you want to live longer then God has made provision in his word to grant your desires to ADD 15 more years to your life.

 

Look at 1 Kings 3:14, which says.

 

“And if you will walk in MY ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will LENGTHEN your DAYS.”

 

 

In other words, if we OBEY God’s word, then he will ADD years to our life, but again this is not automatic. We must BELIEVE what God has promised and we act upon His word. Keep this verse in mind as you read.

 

2 Kings 20:1-6.

 

“In those days was Hezekiah SICK UNTO DEATH, (To be sick unto death means a terminal disease and that person is nigh unto death) And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus says the Lord, Set your house in order; for you shall die and not live.

2. Then he (Hezekiah did not just roll over and die, BUT rather) turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,

3. I beseech you, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

4. And it came to pass before Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

5. Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold I will HEAL you; on the third day you shall go up unto the house of the Lord.

6. And I will ADD unto your DAYS fifteen years...”

 

 

The Lord not only HEALED Hezekiah but also ADDED fifteen more years to Hezekiah’s life, because Hezekiah put God in REMEMBRANCE of his word and reasoned together with God. He DILIGENTLY sought the Lord, until God answered his prayer. Hezekiah’s DAYS were 70 to 80 years the SAME as our APPOINTED TIME on the earth. Now ADD unto our DAYS fifteen years and you come up with 85 to 95 years of age. So if you are satisfied to live to be no less than 95 years of age then do NOT let the enemy steal from you that LONG full and satisfying life that God has promised to you in his word.

 

Psalm 39:4 says.

 

“Lord, make me to KNOW my end, and the MEASURE of my DAYS (That is how long I am to live) what is it, that I may know how frail I am (Or what time I have here).”

 

This verse in Psalm 39:4 is actually saying that even if we live to be well over 100 years of age it is NOTHING compared to the ETERNAL LIFE that God desires all humans to have. God does not want us to be ignorant concerning his WILL for us. God desires us to KNOW the number of our days, which are a minimum of 70 to 80 years of age. God’s WILL for us is to SATISFY us with LONG LIFE in this present world. But God’s greatest WILL is that we RECEIVE His GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE if we will but OBEY His word under the New Covenant written in the New Testament unto the end. So if you are not 100% absolutely SURE that you are saved then please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?<<< 

Write to me at my email address MarkAtAMatterOfTruth@GMail.com and I will teach you, step by step how to be saved.

You see God's word teaches that eternal life is the HOPE set before us and we don't actually OBTAIN eternal life until we die or Jesus returns and we are found to be faithful at this time. For a deeper understanding of this TRUTH please read the studies entitled “IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?” and “WHAT DOES BEING SAVED TRULY MEAN?”.

 

Here are a few examples of long full lives found in the Bible.

 

Genesis 15:15 says.

 

“And you shall go to your fathers in PEACE, (In other words, God is no respecter of persons so you shall die without pain, sickness or disease) you shall be buried in a GOOD OLD AGE.”

 

1 Chronicles 29:28.

 

“And he died in a GOOD OLD AGE, FULL of DAYS, riches and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Job 5:26 tells us that. 

 

“You shall come to your grave in a FULL AGE.”

 

Job 42:17 says. 

 

“So Job died, being OLD and FULL of DAYS.”

 

Moses died at an old age with perfect eyesight. Dying SHOULD be as peaceful as going to sleep and waking up in heaven. An old Christian lady at 70 years old was given no hope to live by the doctors but a good Christian man convinced her to get healed first and then if she wanted to die then go ahead and die. She received the healing that God ALREADY provided for her, for you, for me, and for whosoever BELIEVES, and she lived to be 93 years of age in good health ministering God’s word.

In our OWN eyes, that is to say, in our own natural senses, it may seem that it is hopeless when we are faced with a life-threatening disease. But if we cast not away, our CONFIDENCE in God's WILL for you to RECEIVE the healing that is already provided for you at the cross, which has great recompense of reward, then you will also, like that little old Christian woman will come to your grave in an OLD AGE in GOOD HEALTH fulfilling ALL of your APPOINTED days of at least 70 to 80 years.

May the Lord bless and keep you from the evil one whose only desire is to steal, kill, and destroy your life. But always remember that Satan has to SEEK for whom he may devour. In other words, he can only devour those that LET him devour them. Hide this TRUTH of God’s word in your heart and keep it with all diligence and it, the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God will SATISFY you with a LONG FULL LIFE filled with PEACE and joy. Search it out for yourself and KNOW the TRUTH for your GOOD.

 

 

Your brother in our Lord Christ Jesus,

        Brother Mark.

 

 

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