“Glorious are you, more majestic that the mountains full of prey. The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all men of war were unable to use their hands. At your rebuke, O GOD of Jacob, both rider and horse lay stunned. But you, you are to be feared! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused? From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still, when GOD arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah.” – Psalm 76: 4-9
When we remember the stories of how Israel started we are reminded that they were not an empire. They were a small group of people who found favour in the LORD because they submitted to the will of the LORD. The GOD of Moses, Jacob, and Isaac increased the descendants of Israel because they followed His commandments and chose to love the LORD with all that they had.
However, it was not only Israel that received this blessing as Jesus was also able to provide a blessing to the Gentiles by sacrificing himself on the cross to secure salvation. Throughout history we have seen how the LORD decides the events that occur in history. We may attempt to create a specific pathway or design a favoured outcome, yet we know that the outcome is in the hands of the LORD.
We are reminded that fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and fearing the LORD and Savior continues this specific commandment. While we may think that there is injustice in the world which there is, there is an appointed time for the specific justice to occur. Jesus when he was going to be sentenced took part in a passover meal called the Last Supper. In this meal, he drank the wine and broke bread.
However, what did the wine and bread signify? The bread signifies the word of the LORD or the specific physical representation that the LORD gives us what we need to supply our physical and spiritual needs. The wine signifies the blood of the lamb that was to atone for the transgressions of the world. The transgressions that occurred through sin.
This is a symbolic representation that denotes the events that will transpire during Revelation. Jesus gave us the ability to eat of the bread and drink of the wine as a physical representation of the acceptance of His salvation freely given through grace on the cross and resurrection in three days. The destruction and raising of the temple in three day. The Messiah humbling himself prior to the judgment that He will provide. The bread and drink of wine are a covenant that allows us the ability to see with our eyes the abstract concept that is the salvation that is given through us through grace of Jesus dying and resurrecting.
In Revelation, there will be a specific similar event that is not actually peaceful. It is the representation of a cup of wine that will be poured out on those that do not believe in Jesus, our Messiah. This cup of wine is not the cup previously mentioned of the blood of the lamb, but is actually the cup of trembling filled from the blood that has been spilled since Abel. This is stated in love. There is still time to repent prior to these events. Each and everyone of us is picking a side they want to be a part of. When you choose, make sure that you pay attention to where you want to be after the next seven years.
I say this with love and not with hate. I love you all and I wish you all the best. I hope that you are not filled with sorrow and pain from the decision that you choose. I wish you peace and love regardless of anything else. To some who have been my mentors I thank, to those who were peers I enjoyed speaking with you, to those who were my enemies I thank you for making me improve, to those who loathed me I wish you peace and healing. The time is shortening although to GOD there is no shortening of time. Take time to pray and meditate on His word and attempt to get right before it is too late. Love you all in an “agape” type of love of course.
Agape per Wikipedia: Agape is a Greco-Christian term referring to unconditional love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”.