68:1) For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
68:2) Let `Elohiym arise! Let His enemies be scattered!
Let them who hate Him also flee before Him.
68:3) As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away.
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of `Elohiym.
68:4) But let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before `Elohiym.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
68:5) Sing to `Elohiym! Sing praises to His name!
Extol Him who rides on the clouds:
To Yah, His name!
Rejoice before Him!
68:6) A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
Is `Elohiym in His set apart habitation.
68:7) `Elohiym sets the lonely in families.
He brings out the prisoners with singing,
But the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
68:8) `Elohiym, when you went forth before your people,
When you marched through the wilderness…Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Selah
68:9) The earth trembled.
The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the `Elohiym of Sinai;
At the presence of `Elohiym, the `Elohiym of Yisra’el.
68:10) You, `Elohiym, sent a plentiful rain.
You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary.
68:11) Your congregation lived therein.
You, `Elohiym, prepared your goodness for the poor.
68:12) The Master announced the word.
The ones who proclaim it are a great company.Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? (contd.
There is nothing so pleasant as coming home
My wife and I have just moved house; not for the first time and probably not the last. It is said that moving house is one of the most stressful events in life.
There is usually a reason; moving to a larger house to accommodate a growing family or down-sizing when the family have left. It may be a new job or new schools for the children. Sometimes it is our decision but many times it is out of necessity. Whatever the reason, there needs to be a lot of research done. It starts with a wish list then budget, different areas, schools, amenities, size of house, transport etc. all have to be checked out. Eventually a short list of properties is drawn up and a final choice made. It inevitably results in a compromise being made in one or several areas.
Then comes the big day. All packed up and loaded onto vans. The excitement of opening the front door and putting everything in its place. We have always told our children (now all grown up) that so long as the kettle and television are working and the bed is made up, the rest of the unpacking can wait. We are currently unpacking one box per day. Once we have settled, then comes the re-decorating and maybe some renovation or re-modelling work to overcome some of the compromises that had to be made.
ai???In my Fatherai??i??s house are many mansions. If it was not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.ai??? (John 14:2). There is one final move to which my wife and I are looking forward. When the Master was talking to His Disciples, He was soon to be leaving them. He was going back to His Father and in doing so, He promised to make ready a place for each and every Believer.
As I mentioned before, sometimes the decision to move is out of necessity, not of our making. Readers/Listeners, there will come a time in all our lives when we have to move; it is called death. It is not out of our choice, but it will happen (if Messiah does not come back first).
Like any move, you should always do your homework. We do not carry out research after we move, but before. The ai???textbookai??i?? that is needed to do this ai???homeworkai??i?? is called the Bible. It is not within this Word to discuss the accuracy or truthfulness of the Bible. Suffice it to say that the Bible has never and will never be proven false.
There are only two areas to consider; heaven and hell.
The Bible clearly states that after death there will come Judgement, condemnation and punishment based upon the decision made in our lifetime. All will be judged; all will be condemned. Those who, in life have accepted the salvation offered by Yahua through belief in His Son, Yahshua will have their punishment taken from them and put upon our Saviour, Messiah Yahshua.
It is this belief that saves!
Nevertheless, there are those who, in their lifetime, have spurned Yahuaai??i??s grace and offer of salvation will have their punishment taken upon themselves.
Their punishment? Eternity in the house of the damned, Hell to suffer torment forever.
Do the ai???homework and make up your mind soon as the move may come sooner than you expect!
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???The wicked are overthrown, and are no more,
But the house of the righteous shall stand.ai??? (Prov.12:7).
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.