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Thursday, February 26 2015
Psalm 96: The Cure For Confusion
"The LORD: for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His Truth"
The English-language word "confusion" originated from a Latin word, confusus, that means to mix up. Confusion can be manifested physically, or remain only a state of disordered thought.
A Biblical example of physical "confusion" is homosexuality and bestiality i.e. "it is confusion." Note however that the LORD does not regard one sexual perversion as any more wicked (a word that simply means twisted, like a wick; see What Does Wicked Mean?) and contrary to nature than any other; the Biblical list is quite long (see Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations).
"18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
"Babylon" is the English-language rendering of the Hebrew word, pronounced baw-bale, which also literally means confusion. The history of humanity has been that of political and religious "Babylon" (see the Fact Finder question below) - a state of confusion that will end when the Messiah returns to rule with clarity of Truth.
"14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
The world as a whole will then be cured of confusion - in the same way that true Christians have been cured of it from the beginning.
"6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Humanity is going to greatly rejoice when the Truth and the Law of the LORD has set them truly free from the troubles and misery that confusion has inflicted upon them.
"4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Micah 4:1-3 KJV)
As with so many other things, the Psalms are rich in the true Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God (see Psalm 29: The Patriotism Prophecy) when "confusion" will end forever "Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth."
"96:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Fact Finder: What is the "mark of the beast"? How has it already existed for centuries?
This Day In History, February 26
364: Valentinian I was proclaimed the Emperor of Rome (see also Who Were Valentine And Cupid?).
1266: The Battle of Benevento. Charles, Count of Anjou, defeated German and Sicilian forces under King Manfred of Sicily. Manfred died in the battle; Pope Clement IV the proclaimed Charles as king of Sicily and Naples (see also Emperors and Popes and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1443: Alfonso of Aragon entered Rome, where he later became king.
1616: The Roman Catholic "Inquisition" delivered an injunction to Galileo to stop correctly teaching that the Earth orbited the Sun.
1658: The Treaty of Roskilde. After a decisive defeat during the Northern Wars (1655–1661), the King of Denmark-Norway lost almost half his territory to Sweden.
1797: One-pound and two-pound notes were first used in England.
1815: Napoleon Bonaparte departed from the island of Elba with 1,200 followers. Within 3 weeks, France rallied to its former emperor but his last hope of keeping his crown ended in Belgium with the Battle of Waterloo in June. The British government subsequently banished Napoleon to the island of St. Helena where he died in 1821 at age 52.
1832: The Polish constitution was abolished and replaced by one imposed by Czar Nicholas I.
1848: The Second French Republic was proclaimed after the abdication of King Louis-Philippe.
1848: Karl Marx and Frederich Engels published their The Communist Manifesto philosophy. Marx and Engels were both wealthy liberals who sought political power for themselves through the support of the workers that they claimed to represent. It was a political experiment that by the late twentieth century had been proven as a dismal failure that actually enslaved the workers that it promised to "liberate."
1867: The British House of Lords passed the British North America Act, establishing Canada as an independent nation.
1901: The leaders of the Boxer Rebellion in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded in public.
1914: Britannic, sister ship to the famous Titanic, was launched at a shipyard in Belfast. Britannic was sunk by a mine in 1916 while serving as a hospital ship during the First World War (1914-1918).
1915: Flame throwers were used in battle for the first time when the Germans used them against the French at Malancourt.
1933: Construction began for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
1935: RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt of Britain.
1936: Adolf Hitler opened the first factory for the manufacture of the "People's Car," or Volkswagen.
1952: Winston Churchill announced that Britain had its own atomic bomb.
1969: Levi Eshkol, Israeli prime minister from 1963, died. He was succeeded by Golda Meir.
1972: The Soviet Union recovered Luna 20 which had returned with a cargo of moon rocks.
1980: Egypt and Israel established diplomatic relations, ending 30 years of war between the two nations.
1993: A terrorist bomb severely damaged the World Trade Center buildings in New York. 6 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured.
1995: The London finance House of Barings collapsed after huge losses were run up in Singapore by a single trader.