36:1) For the Chief Musician. By David, the servant of Yahua.
36:2) An oracle is within my heart about the disobedience of the wicked:
ai???There is no fear of Yahua before his eyes.ai???
36:3) For he flatters himself in his own eyes,
Too much to detect and hate his sin.
36:4) The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit.
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
36:5) He plots iniquity on his bed.
He sets himself in a way that is not good;
He does not abhor evil.
36:6) Your lovingkindness, Yahua, is in the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
36:7) Your righteousness is like the mountains of `El.
Your judgements are like a great deep.
Yahua, you preserve man and animal.
36:8) How precious is your lovingkindness, `Elohiym!
The children of men take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
36:9) They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house.
You will make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
36:10) For with you is the Spring of Life.
In your Light we see light.
36:11) Oh continue your lovingkindness to those who know you,
Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
36:12) Do not let the foot of pride come against me.
Do not let the hand of the wicked drive me away.
36:13) There the workers of iniquity are fallen.
They are thrust down and shall not be able to rise.
Brand HaSatan: A Public Relations Coup (Part 3)Ai??
The following is an imaginary story taking place very early in the history of mankind. It is the third meeting between haSatan and a public relations demon.
Demon: Please come in and sit down. We still need to finalise your image. You have mentioned that you want to be as Almighty. One of His attributes is that He is omipresent, that He is everywhere at every time. What we need is a campaign to convince simple Man that you are.
HaSatan: What do you suggest?
Demon: Leave this one with me. I will contact your propaganda department after this meeting. If we can arrange that every time one of your demons creates trouble, they whisper that it is you, simple Man will assume that you are everywhere.
HaSatan: If you can get the demons to whisper ai???The devil made me do it,ai??i?? or ai???I am always under attack from the devil,ai??i?? enough times, simple Man will start to repeat it and if he repeats it often enough, he is going to believe it is me all the time. I like it.
Demon: The second of the attributes of Almighty is that He is all-powerful. This is going to be a bit more of a problem. As I see it, we are going to have to lay down a more long term strategy. Do you remember the first meeting we had?
HaSatan: The one where we discussed developing multiple religions?
Demon: Yes, that is the one. How about it if we have many of them fighting one another, say two sides: one representing darkness and the other light? We may even have some of the polytheistic ones having two factions of equal strength constantly battling it out with no outright winner?
HaSatan: The poly…whatsit?
Demon: I can see that the third attribute of Almighty, His omniscience, His all-knowing, will be eve a greater challenge. A polytheistic religion is where there is more than one god. I have an idea. What if we have three major races of simple Man over many centuries having a pantheon similar to each other but we will give the gods names that are recognisable with their race.
HaSatan: I cannot see how this is going to help me with my lack of power?
Demon: It is not meant to give you more power, and nothing can diminish the power of Almighty. What it will do, it will plant in the minds of simple Man that there is a battle between two high deities that have similar powers. Simple Man will become used to thinking that you are as powerful as Almighty.
HaSatan: I get it now! It is not the truth that matters, so much as what simple Man thinks is the truth.
Demon: Now to that third attribute of all-knowing. What we may have to do is set up a system by where you have messenger-demons bringing you information. Over time, with the plans for the other two attributes bearing fruit, it will appear as though you know it all.
Do this scenario ring any bells in your conscience? If it does, then you may also have been brought up with the lies Almighty Yahua does not care what happens to His children. Nothing can be further from the truth. Yahua gave His one and only begotten Son as a substitute, to take the eternal punishment upon Himself, so that all people may be reconciled with Him. Does this sound like He does not care?
If you want to acceptAi??Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine asAi??FatherAi??knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you,Ai??Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
ai???Remove from me falsehoods and lies:
Give me neither poverty or riches;
Feed me with what I need.ai??? (Prov. 30:8).
Please note these special days of Yahua.
17-23/10/2016 Sukkot (Tabernacles) ai??i?? 17th. is a Shabbat
24/10/2016 Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day) – Shabbat
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.