As we transition from one year to the next according to the traditional Gregorian Calendar, most folks this new year are looking forward to a year with relief from the past two years of dealing with that pesky pestilence COVID-19. (See “Cosmic Clockworks II” in main Menu.) The “19” is the year it first was declared and named, but didn’t get hammered down in the USA until Spring 2020 when the first shut-downs were imposed. One might say it’s been “hell” ever since, but so can a common cold without some across the counter and less invasive therapeutics like some good ole chicken soup and vitamins C, D3 and Zinc to boost up natural immunity, especially in we older folks. What the vast majority of the medical establishment have proposed is “trust us, we are the science, our immunity is better than natural immunity”, and most people put their trust in that while neglecting Father God’s and the Lord’s bio-design. It’s a white horse that goes about conquering and to conquer! (See Missing Links – Appendix IV in main menu and other related posts in archives.)
The way things are shaping up in the news on red horse issues, especially within the last week of 2021, is that we are about to get into a conflict with an old ally from WW II on the old eastern front and a new found friend who was rescued from our enemy in the same war on the old western front simultaneously. The question is: Can this country which has taken “In God We God” out of its banner and placed the flag above God with its staff dividing “In God” from “We Trust” survive another two front war? (See “Can Money Talk” and/or “Missing Links – Chapter X” in main menu.) When the black horse joins its white and red buddies, thing will get worse, unless we turn from our wicked and spiteful ways in the doctrines and traditions of men (Chapters IV & IX) that have led up to the edge of the pit of despair while singing songs of glory. Then there is the snare! (Isaiah 24:16-23)
There is only one hope! Turn back to Father God in truth and righteousness. Jesus did not keep His Father’s Commandments in our stead, but became a living sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin when we fall short of Father God’s glory. What more love could our creator have for us than to become like us and lay down His life and pick it up again being the Firstfruit of our eternal salvation. What proof of purchase of that precious blood do we have? (John 14:15-21)
KJV(i) 1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. 7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. 11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
KJV(i) 1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. 4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. 5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. 6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; 8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room. 9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. 14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake. 17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city. 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
KJV(i) 1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. 7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Have a restful, peaceful and joyful Sabbath.