But though salvation could never come by the Law, Paul shows that God had a way provided, apart from the Law, whereby men could be saved–not merely Jews, but all men who would come unto Him in His appointed way
Archive for January 2012
David was in a low period, just as we, as Christians, have times of depression. He felt a weakness of not only depression but also health. His experiences were affecting him physically, mentally, and spiritually. King David was confessing to Jehovah his weakness and his need, as we do when being tried in a special fashion. We call upon the Lord for help in our time of need.
After the True Christians are put to death by Christendom during the hour of power of the beast. It will be destroyed. Revelation talks about the Harlot and the Beast which persecutes the saints (True Christians) being destroyed, along with the daughter systems (mother of harlots).
David acknowledged that God was his King. Verses 2 and 3 confirm a continuing coherent prayer theme in Psalms 3, 4, and 5. David directed his prayer to God and looked upward to Him. He looked to his King for leadership, guidance, instruction, and recognition that his voice was heard.
Critical times of testing come, especially as we mature. In those trials, we should take serious inventory to see that God did miraculously call us. Unless we make a full consecration, it is not possible to understand the truth in depth. Past providences become very meaningful as we reflect upon them.
Verse 8 is a summation of what David had already said. Because God was his shield, comforter, and pacifier, he could get refreshing sleep and deliverance from the enemy. Likewise, all who lean wholly on the Lord experience such salvation. This last verse is meant to be especially comforting to the Christian.
“WHERE are we?” is the significant question now troubling the thinking portion of Christendom, and occasionally propounded through the religious and secular press.
The Rutherford Institute has been defending Andrew Mikel for two years after his ‘spit wad’ incident was deemed to be “violent criminal behavior” by school officials.
Benedict XVI affirmed that “our search for unity will be realistic if change first comes about within us…”In the present global economic and social crisis, my hope for those peoples is that the new year may be marked by justice and peace, and bring relief to the suffering. My particular wish is that the young, with their enthusiasm and ideals, may offer a new hope to the world”
According to Christianity, Jesus died on the cross to atone for Adam’s sins. What I don’t get is why it was necessary. If someone else told God “In order for you to straighten up the mess down there, you must take human form and be killed”, then it would make some sense.