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Monday, July 27, 2009

Great Message for Rising

I have read the wonderful message from Psalm 68 which the Spirit has given me today as my week started after Jesus commemorative rising from the death. Here it goes...

PSALM 68(1-3)
(1)Let God Rise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
(2)As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
(3) But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.

The whole psalm contained a great message, but these three lines caught much of my attention. In the first and second verse rising with God meant only to scatter His enemies, just like driving the smoke and melting the wax. By driving and melting does not eliminate the elements that comprise the smoke and the wax. They are still there maybe just farther away or just taking another form. Just like sinfulness, many of us Christians embrace the message of Jesus' rising from the death and during the entire season of lent we tried to drive away the smokes and melt down the wax of our sins. But let us be reminded that there is the threat of recurring sins.

The last part of verse 2 mentioned it is in the Presence of God that the wicked perish. God's permanent presence in our lives is what totally eliminates wickedness in ourselves. By ensuring God's dwelling in us, every second of our lives, we have the reasons to rejoice and be glad exceedingly as verse 3 clearly stated.

It is a challenge; it is hard, but it can be done with Jesus Christ, Amen.

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