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The Ancient Landmark

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Prov 22:28 says: "Do not remove the ancient landmark,which thy forefathers have set".

Western nations are currently busy dismantling so much of the material fabric of their societies as they move towards a new experimental 'post-christian' paradigm. The serious thing about this is, that none of the structure that is being removed is being replaced with anything concrete or substantial. Consequently, its as if a void is beginning to open up beneath our feet, through which everyone and everything is in danger of falling. The current generation are inadvertently advocating that they are wiser and more educated than their forefathers, and so are removing, and or redefining key foundational tenets and principles that have formed the basis of systems, societies and nations for generations, at rapid pace. However, we have a problem, as the word of God says in:

1 Cor 3:11 "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ"

This is the reason no alternative of any substance is being proposed to fill the void that is opening up as a result of what is being removed. Jesus Christ is that ancient landmark, Col 1:16-17 says: "For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist". Furthermore, Heb 13:18 tells us that "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever", He never changes. He is that rock, anchored securely, unshakeable and immovable. For this reason Jer 6:16 reminds us in saying:

"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths, where is the good way and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls, But they said we will not walk therein." Jer 6:16

The responsibility is on us as individuals, to seek Him out, return to His righteousness, and to walk in His ways. We're reminded in Matt 7:13-14, that this good way is a sure but narrow, meaning it can be a lonely path or lifestyle. However, we are warned that we should to do our utmost to: "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".

So critically important is the need of humanity to maintain its adherence to the Landmark (which is God) or the ancient paths, that the final instruction, or closing words in the very last verse of the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi are a warning to mankind, that should this be removed, so that the generations now begin to stray, and to become divided, the earth itself, its ecology, environment its general workings would be smitten with a curse.

"Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers lest I come and smite the earth with a curse" Mal 4-5-6

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