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Saturday, December 20 2014
Psalm 29: The Patriotism Prophecy
"Our Father which art in heaven ... Thy Kingdom come ... For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever"
The English word "king" originated from a compound Anglo-Saxon word, cyning, which literally meant the father of a kin. The Hebrew word of the Holy Scriptures that is translated as "king" is pronounced meh-lek. It means exactly the same as the English word that is used to translate it - king, the father of a people.
The word "patriotism" originated from a Latin word that meant faithful to the father. The terms patriot and patriotism were both originally family, not political, terms. The penalty however for being a traitor to the Patriarch of a family was exactly the same as it later became for traitors to the Patriarch of a kingdom (keeping in mind that nations and kingdoms originated from families - Israel is the most obvious example; see The Origin Of Israel and The Origin Of Israelites And Jews).
"21:15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death." (Exodus 21:15 KJV)
The original and literal meaning of "patriotism" was the basis of the Fifth Commandment. Notice the stated connection between Patriotism and "the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee."
"20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12 KJV)
The coming Kingdom of God will be political (i.e. a "Kingdom"), but it will also be a nation ("nation" literally means nativity - the family of birth) created by the "born again" (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?) family of the King - the children of God in the Kingdom of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born from the mother "Church of God." It's the reason that God is called the "Father" and why "heaven" will be a Kingdom.
"6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye:
The Kingdom of God will be a very "patriotic" Kingdom where all rebels, beginning with the first rebel, Satan, will be put out (see also Sending Away The Escapades Goat).
"5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." (1 John 5:2-3 KJV)
King David was also a prophet (see The Way To Eternal Life and The Messiah's Rod Of Iron; also The Righteous Don't Fear The Reaper and When Will The LORD Let You See His Face?) who clearly saw the coming Kingdom of God wherein "The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace" (see also The Kingdom Of The LORD God).
"29:1 A Psalm of David.
Fact Finder: Why is the true Church of God the "mother" of the Kingdom of God?
This Day In History, December 20
69: Roman emperor Vitellius was murdered and his body was dragged through the streets by the supporters of his rival Vespian, who then became Emperor (see New Testament Roman Emperors and Whatever Happened To Those Romans?).
1046: At the Synod at Sutri in Italy, German Emperor Heinrich (the German version of Henry) III dismissed Pope Gregory VI (see Emperors and Popes and listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy). Four days later, Clement II was elected as Pope. The German Empire became the successor of the original Roman Empire, also thereby inheriting the Church of Rome (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1552: Katherine von Bora died at age 53. The former nun married Protestant reformer Martin Luther in 1525, when Luther was 42 and she was 26. They had 6 children.
1606: English settlers for the Virginia Company (a joint stock company chartered by King James I earlier that year) left London to establish colonies in the wilderness of "New England."
1699: Following the lead of the Church of Rome, Peter the Great announced a reorganization of the Russian calendar, decreeing that the new year would begin on January 1 instead of September 1.
1780: The Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784) began.
1860: In defense of slavery, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union; it was not readmitted until 1868, after the Civil War.
1919: Canadian National Railways was established. It is today North America's longest railway with 31,000 miles / 50,000 kilometers of track.
1922: Fourteen Russian republics were combined as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR lasted 70 years before collapsing to the failure of socialism as a viable economic system.
1924: Austrian-born German Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler was released from Landsberg Prison (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1933: The Nazi government of Germany announced that 400,000 citizens were to be sterilized because of "hereditary defects" (included in the "defects" were anyone who opposed the government).
1955: Cardiff was proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
1973 In Spain, General Franco's prime minister and right-hand man, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, was assassinated as he rode through a Madrid street.
1983: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and 4,000 PLO ("Palestine Liberation Organization"; "Palestine" is a variant English translation of "Philistine"; see Where Is Palestine?) loyalists were evacuated from Lebanon during an Israeli invasion.
1987: A collision between the Philippine ferry Dona Paz and a tanker caused the deaths of 4,386 passengers and crew, all but 11 aboard the ferry - the worst peace-time tragedy at sea. The Dona Paz was licensed to carry just 1,500.
1989: The U.S. invaded Panama to install a new puppet government after President Manuel Noriega began moving Panama toward a declaration of independence from the U.S.
1996: Astronomer Carl Sagan died at age 62 (listen to our Sermon The Creator of Cosmos).