Saturday, December 20, 2014

The ROD of IRON...

ADVENT MEDITATIONS for 2014

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Revelation 12:5  And she brought forth a MAN CHILD+, Who+ was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her CHILD+ was caught up unto GOD, and to His throne. ...

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Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a BRANCH+ shall grow out of his roots: 

And the SPIRIT of the LORD shall rest upon Him+, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the  LORD

And shall make Him+ of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and HE+ shall not judge after the sight of His+ eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His+ ears:

But with righteousness shall HE+ judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and HE+ shall smite the earth: with the rod of His+ Mouth, and with the breath of His+ lips shall HE+ slay the wicked.

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A Rod of Iron ?  An unbreakable Sceptre is the picture.   All nations will stand in fear of this Unbendable Rodand the ONE+ wielding it. 

The demons ruling Herod knew this; Herod could sense their agitating out-rage. 

“Kill that Babe!  Kill that Babe!”  they cried, whipping up Herod to order the slaughter of the little innocents of Bethlehem by his demonized men of war.

The marvel is 
that The LORD JEHOVAH 
refrained 
from slaughtering them !

How great and unfathomable is The FATHER’S love for mankind, for while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us . 

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O CHRIST, THOU+ Who+ wast born to give men life, consecrate me to Thy+ use, for Thy+ purpose.  

Help me not to grieve nor hurt Thy+ long-suffering heart anymore.  

I thank THEE+ for Thy+ great mercy to terrible sinners, of whom I am the chiefest.  

Help me not to sin in thought, word, or deed anymore, for there is nothing hid from Thy+ eyes.

I consecrate my heart to THEE+, O dear Long-suffering SAVIOR, because I love THEE.+ 

Help me to love THEE+ to the utmost. 

In The Holy Name of JESUS, I pray. 
Amen  

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