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Thursday, January 22 2015
Psalm 62: Embassies In An Alien World
"Strangers and pilgrims on the Earth"
Those who truly follow the Word of God (see Saved By The Truth) are strangers in the world - not to the sinless Paradise world as it was originally created (see In The Beginning Was The Word and Peace In The Garden), but to the rebellious, perverted world as it has become (see The Sin Of The Garden and Why Is The Devil Called A Snake?). No matter where they were born and are living, true Christians are, yet for a while, "strangers and foreigners" awaiting humanity's return to the Kingdom of God. It has always been that way - right from the day that Adam and Eve declared themselves free to ignore the Commandments of the LORD (see Liberty Under God or Liberty Under Satan? and How Did Adam And Eve Sin Differently?).
"11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
During the "temptation of Christ," Satan offered the Messiah not only citizenship, but rulership, under Satan - "all the kingdoms of the world ... All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me." Satan wanted the Messiah to turn traitor (see The Spirit Of Traitors) and become the Prime Minister of the Devil's Kingdom.
"4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."
The Messiah is the Ambassador of God - sent by God, to represent God to the world (see What Does Word of God Mean To You?).
"17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them." (John 17:24-26 KJV)
True Christians are, in effect, living in sovereign embassies in an alien world. True Christians patriotically obey the Law of the LORD in the sovereign territory of their "hearts" (see Written In The Heart Of Our Tabernacles). Even then, Satan's deceived and misled world seeks to invade and conquer the spiritual territory that belongs to the LORD.
"15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:18-19 KJV)
The Day of Christ's return will be the beginning of the liberation of humanity from Satan's rebel kingdoms. Those of the first resurrection will transform from "ambassadors" in an alien world to kings and priests in the Kingdom of God (see What's The Expiration Date Of The Church? and What Happens After The Messiah Returns?; also What Will Happen On Your Next Birthday? and The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries).
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Revelation 19:11-16 KJV)
King David would not only have made "a fine Christian preacher" - David was a fine Christian preacher who understood and taught the Truth of the Kingdom of God to come (see The Way To Eternal Life, The Righteous Don't Fear The Reaper and Your Life Preserver; also The Christian Universe, David's Resurrection Prophecy and David's View Of Hell Fire and Paradise).
"62:1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun,
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This Day In History, January 22
565: Eutychius was deposed as the Patriarch of Constantinople by the lawyer John Scholasticus. The city of Constantinople was named after the Roman Emperor Constantine (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions).
871: The forces of Ethelred of Wessex fought the Danes at the Battle at Basing.
1371: King Robert II of Scotland ascended to the throne.
1506: The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.
1517: The Battle of Raydaniyah near Cairo, Egypt. Ottoman Empire ruler Selim I defeated the Mamluk armies and invaded Cairo 7 days later, bringing Egypt under Ottoman rule (see The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1528: A declaration of war was made by England and France against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1760: During the Seven Years War, the French under Lally-Tollendal were defeated by an Indian-British force at the Battle of Wandiwash in India.
1771: After a dispute that had gone on since the islands were discovered in 1592, Spain conceded that the Falkland Islands were British territory.
1775: The Jews of Warsaw, Poland were ordered expelled by Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski.
1840: The earliest British colonists arrived in New Zealand, at Port Nicholson.
1879: During the British-Zulu War, 830 British troops of the 24th Regiment were massacred at the Battle of Isandhlwana.
1901: After a reign of 64 years (1837 to 1901), Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom died at age 82.
1941: Tobruk was captured from Italian forces by Britain and Australia.
1944: During the Second World War, allied forced landed at Anzio.
1957: Israel's military withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula.
1970: The world's first "jumbo jet," the Boeing 747, began commercial service with a Pan American Airways flight from New York to London.
1973: The U.S. Supreme Court "legalized" (in their eyes, not in God's Eyes) the Satanic butchering of God's created children ("139:13 For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 139:13 RSV). It became known as "the Roe versus Wade decision." The plaintiff of the decision today grievously opposes abortion; "Jane Doe" (her real name is Norma McCorvey) now calls her pro-abortion legal case the "single biggest mistake of my life."
1984: The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced.
1987: Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer committed suicide with a handgun shot to the head during a live televised press conference.
1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton came under intense media publicity for his sexual involvement with numerous women, including with a 21 year old intern who performed oral sodomy on Clinton numerous times right in the Oval Office. The point of this entry is not to single out Bill Clinton, but to point out that millions of people, in every country on Earth, are, by the legal and Biblical definition, "sodomites" without realizing it (Legal definition: "Sodomy is any non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act, such as oral or anal sex, or sex between a person and an animal. The word is derived from the historical account of Sodom and Gomorrah (see Genesis 19: Fire And Brimstone Upon Sodom And Gomorrah) in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible." Wikipedia article on Sodomy January 21 2013). See also Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations