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Wednesday, April 22 2015

Psalm 145: The LORD God Our Saviour

"To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever"

According to the Word of God, the LORD God was born as Jesus Christ. As a man, the Messiah had memories of Who He was - and Who He would be restored to (see Who Sits At The Right Hand Of God?).

"17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." (John 17:5 KJV)

"8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58 KJV)

"10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." (Luke 10:18 KJV)

Throughout history, the people of the LORD knew Who the LORD was, is, and always will be: "that Rock was Christ."

"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents." (1 Corinthians 10:1-9 KJV)

The Sinai

The Holy Scriptures, "Old" Testament and New Testament, are filled with the same statements that the LORD God was born as the Saviour Jesus Christ. Some dismiss the "that Rock was Christ" statements of 1 Corinthians quoted above as "New Testament interpretation," but the very same was stated much earlier, in the Hebrew Scriptures. Exactly the same throughout all time.

"106:21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt" (Psalm 106:21 KJV)

"43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee" (Isaiah 43:3 KJV)

Many other Scriptures, recorded throughout the Holy Bible, consistently proclaim the same truth about "that Rock was Christ" - the LORD God Who was sent by God to do the Work of Creation (see The Christian Universe).

Israel From Space

"22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence." (2 Samuel 22:3 KJV) "13:4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me." (Hosea 13:4 KJV)

"1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." (Luke 1:47 KJV)

"1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;" (1 Timothy 1:1 KJV)

"1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;" ((Titus 1:3 KJV)

"1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." (Jude 1:25 KJV)

King David also understood the identity of the LORD. David knew about the coming Crucifixion (see David's View From The Cross) and the return of Jesus Christ (see The Messiah's Rod Of Iron).

"145:1 David's Psalm of praise.

I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. 145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. 145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever." (Psalm 145:1-21 KJV)

Fact Finder: Did the Messiah preach a "new" Gospel - or did He teach what was always the Truth?
See What Gospel Did Jesus Preach?


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This Day In History, April 22

238: The Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlawed emperor Maximinus Thrax and nominated two of its own Senators, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne of Rome (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).

1124: Alexander I, king of Scotland, died. King from 1107, he was succeeded by his brother David.

1145: The 19th recorded passage of what is now known as Halley's Comet.

Comet Halley 1370: Construction began of the Bastille, a medieval fortress on the east side of Paris, at the order of Charles V.

1500: Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, on a voyage to India, sailed far to the southwest and discovered Brazil, claiming it for Portugal. The land was first sighted earlier that year by a Spanish explorer, Vincente Yanes Pinzon, but he failed to claim it for Spain.

1509: Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England.

1519: Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortés established a "settlement" (i.e. a garrison) at Veracruz, Mexico.

1529: The Treaty of Saragossa, which divided Spanish and Portuguese interests in the Pacific Ocean, was signed.

1793: Prior to the U.S. becoming an imperial power itself, U.S. President George Washington issued a Proclamation of Neutrality for the U.S. to not become involved in the imperial wars between France and Britain. Washington recognized that France supported the rebellion of the New England colonies for no other reason than to reduce the British military presence in North America, so that France could eventually widen its own colonies in and from Louisiana in the south and eastern Canada in the north. France had no interest in anyone's "freedom" (while aiding the rebellion of the New England colonies, France tolerated no independence in any of its own colonies in North America). Washington repeatedly warned throughout his presidency, and later through his retirement years, against the U.S. ever becoming the very same sort of "rise and fall" imperial empire that Washington had just fought against. One of the greatest ironies of Washington's political legacy is that the capital city that is named after Washington became a worldwide symbol of the very same colonial imperialism that Washington himself actually detested and rebelled against.

1834: The Quadruple Alliance was formed by Britain, France, Portugal and Spain, supporting Isabella II's claim to the Spanish throne against Don Carlos.

1838: The British steamship Sirius became the first to cross the Atlantic from Britain to New York solely on steam power. The journey from Cork to New York took 18 days, 10 hours.

1889: Territory in Oklahoma, formerly the free lands of native American (the "Indians" didn't have a concept of owning land), was opened to white settlers. About 50,000 settlers rushed in on the first day.

1912: Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, began publication in Saint Petersburg.

1915: The Battle of Ypres (in Belgium) began. It was the first major battle for Canadian troops in the First World War. The Germans released chlorine gas (the first use in warfare), forcing the unprepared French army to retreat. The 1st Canadian Division and British troops rushed to halt the German advance. It took a week of fierce fighting and counterattacks involving more gas before the German attack was brought to a halt.

1933: Frederick Henry Royce, co-founder of the English auto company Rolls-Royce, died.

1944: The British 1st Air Commando Group, using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters, became the first to use helicopters in combat.

1948: During the Israeli War of Independence (the "1948 Arab-Israeli War"), Haifa, the major port of Israel, was captured from Arab forces (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).

1991: Intel released the 486sx processor.

1994: Richard Nixon, who resigned the office of U.S. president due to the Watergate criminal investigations, died at age 81.

2005: Philip Morrison died at age 89. He was a prominent member of the "Manhattan Project" that developed the U.S. atomic bombs that incinerated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Morrison later became popularly known from his book and PBS series entitled The Ring Of Truth.


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