The Lord is preparing His people
Psalms 96:10 -
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
I pointed out before we have many translations because the Hebrew and Greek languages are very rich languages and it sometimes becomes very difficult to a Greek or Hebrew word in one or two English words. Today's message I would substitute the words with the other English word that very Hebrew word has been translated in the Bible i.e. the word translated as 'heathen' in this scripture has been translated as 'nations' more times (374 times) than as 'heathen' (143 times).
Why am I doing this?
For by this the scripture gives a different depth and a message for us today in our time.
Psalms 96:10 - Say among the nations [heathen] that the LORD is king [reigneth]: the habitable part [world] also shall be prepared [established] that it shall not be shaken [moved]: he shall contend with [judge] the people equally [righteously].
In Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:10-11 Jesus spoke of times after the invasions / occupation by nations of other nations and after the world wars would be a time which we are experiencing. He spoke of these times as having famines, sickness spreading like plaque and of earthquakes throughout the world.
In recent times we have seen many new diseases highly contagious in nature. We also have seen one nation accusing another nation of consuming more food and I do not have to point out about the earthquakes.
In today's message the Lord says that this is necessary to do the actual shaking of the people - His people. The Lord wants to wake His people up; He is no longer going to wait for us to change our minds and turn to Him. He is now going from passive mode to active mode, He is going to make us make our decisions faster, to turn to Him or reject Him.
He hates those who are lukewarm for they spoil His Name. Either, truly be His people, glorify Him and live forever with Him or not His people, content living this short earthly life and die the spiritual death thereafter.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You love your people and do not want to see them perish. Your patience is not carelessness. You are concern of your people and sometimes use ways to wake them up. Lord we pray for all your people that they turn to You soon and do not anger You...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
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