Friday, December 31, 2021

Psalm 119:126 - They have made your law void....


This verse strikes me. And it has me pondering.

It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have regarded Your law as void. - Psalm 119:126

At which point is the law made void so that YHWH must act? What must happen to make His word void? His word doesn't return void. It does what He wills.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
- Isaiah 55:11

So the only way they make His word void is if His word is not going forth. If the word is not being heard. If the word is not be spoken. If the word is not being shared.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. - Romans 10:17

In some places on earth the word is illegal. But as long as people cling to His truth and are still willing to cross (taking our cross?) those lines in the sand, willing to suffer, willing to die, the word still prevails for those who yield it. - Several verses here referring to the reality of martyrdom.

We need to ask ourselves if we are so faithful and willing.

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works." - Matthew 16:24-27

We can see "cancel culture" and the "tolerant mobs" deleting history, rewriting it, censoring anything that offends them. We already know our word offends them. The reception lately, in what I would have considered moderate and reasonable audiences, to the name of Christ, or even, literally, the word God, has changed dramatically and darkly. Hatred. Disgust. The complete and utter rejection of the reminder of Him, His word, and ultimately, His Judgement.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. - 2 Timothy 4:3-5

This verse.... It excites me. This turn in social media concerned me, frightened me, hurt me.

This verse says....

He knew it was coming.

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. - John 15:18-19

And this is what he was waiting for.

This will get worse.

“Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. - John 16:2

But when this is complete.....

He will move, He will act, He will save! He will do all that He has promised.
He is coming back.

“Behold, I am coming quickly! - Revelation 3:11

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” - Revelation 22:7

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work". - Revelation 22:12

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! - Revelation 22:20