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Monday, March 23 2015
Psalm 121: The Creator's Religion
"The firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth ... He is the Head of the body, the church: Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead"
A plain statement of reality for those who have the wisdom and humility to accept it in place of their man-made religions (see The Identity Of The LORD God) - including those who use Christ's Name for their self-worshiping idolatry (see Will Jesus Christ Obey Your Christian Religion?):
"1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
When the Messiah returned to Heaven after His Sacrifice (see What Happened When The Messiah Arrived In Heaven? and The Christian Day Of Atonement: Past, Present and Future), He appeared before the Throne of God for Judgment of the task of Creation and Redemption that the Father had given to Him (see Who Sits At The Right Hand Of God?).
"5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
The completion of the LORD God's Work will facilitate the Kingdom of God on Earth in which the Church will have succeeded in its purpose (see What's The Expiration Date Of The Church?).
"21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:1-4 KJV)
The Psalms are as much a "Gospel Book" as any other in the Holy Bible. The origin and the destination of the "church" (a word that literally means those who come out of the ways of the world to truly follow and obey the LORD) is recorded and prophesied throughout them (see David's View From The Cross and The LORD Is My Shepherd).
"121:1 A Song of degrees [see also A Song Of Degrees].
Fact Finder: When did the true Christian Holy Days originate? How were they created as living prophecies of the Jesus Christ?
This Day In History, March 23
1400: The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam was deposed after 175 years of rule.
1534: Pope Clement declared that the marriage of King Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon (the Spanish-born daughter of the Roman Catholic monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain - the employers of Christopher Columbus and the founders of the Spanish Inquisition, including the torture of non-Catholics with "waterboarding") was still in effect. The marriage was ended in Britain the year before, and Henry had then married Anne Boleyn. To accommodate his repeated marriages and divorces, Henry eventually created the Church of England with himself as the head.
1540: The Waltham Abbey was surrendered to King Henry VIII of England. It was the last Church of Rome religious community to be shut during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1568: The Peace of Longjumeau was signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
1657: France and England formed an alliance against Spain.
1801: Russian Czar Paul I was assassinated.
1808: Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Joseph took the throne of Spain.
1821: The Battle and fall of the city of Kalamata during the Greek War of Independence.
1849: After the Austrians had been victorious at Novara, Charles Albert of Sardinia abdicated in favor of Victor Emmanuel II.
1877: John Doyle Lee, a Mormon fanatic, was executed by firing squad for masterminding the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in which 127 Arkansas Methodists bound for California were killed by Mormon settlers and Paiute Indians.
1879: The Battle of Topater, the first battle of the War of the Pacific between Chile and the allied forces of Bolivia and Peru.
1918: The immense German artillery gun, "Big Bertha," shelled Paris from a distance of 75 miles / 120 kilometers.
1919: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist Party.
1925: Tennessee banned the teaching of evolution in public schools in the state. Teacher John Scopes ignored the ban and was later tried in what became known as "The Scopes Monkey Trial" (listen to our Sermon Darwin's Theory of Evolution).
1933: The German Reichstag (Parliament) passed an "enabling law" that gave Hitler and the Nazi Party the sweeping dictatorial powers they had been seeking (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1956: Pakistan became the first official Islamic republic in the world.
1966: Archbishop of Canterbury Arthur Michael Ramsey met Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in Rome - the first meeting between the heads of the two churches in 400 years.
1983: Dr. Barney Clark, a retired dentist, died 112 days after being the first human to receive a mechanical heart.
2001: The Russian space station Mir was brought down out of orbit after 15 years. It burned up in re-entry and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.