So Saith The Lord
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly. For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them. Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
The Sixth Hour…….
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
A Living Sacrifice…….
So Saith The Lord
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Amen, Amen, Amen
Matthew W Conway son of Yahweh
Reference:Psalm 22:1-11, 14 Psalm 21:1-13, Matthew 27:45-51, 2 Corinthians 4:6-14, Romans 13:1-2 Romans 11:24-25 Romans 12:1-21.