“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thy mercy held me up

“Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.” (Ps. 94:17-19). “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Ps. 27:13).

In a world of self-preservation, grace is well-nigh extinct. To love another, even a stranger, to the extent that his defects of character are overlooked in the effort to help and uplift, is far from the norm.

It’s no wonder that so many are filled with anxiety and many families are dysfunctional. They are slowly being driven to insanity. Grace has not been part of their emotional, psychological, and intellectual development. America is an empire about to crumble. Its society has been spiritually and emotionally malnutritioned and its social and moral infrastructure is deficient of the most rudimentary building blocks.

The weight of the whole world rests upon it; impossible responsibilities press down on America’s shoulders. The metaphorical description of ancient Babylon is the perfect description of the United States. “The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.” (Dan. 4:12). No nation or empire has ever survived the breakdown of the family and the indulgence of wealth, luxury, and appetite. And yet, in spite of the fact that it was God who raised up America for His last day purposes and the abundant evidence of America’s soon demise because it failed in His purpose for it, the Americans’ boast is the same as Nebuchadnezzar’s, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?” (Vs. 30).

But this present condition cannot last. We need to see God’s mercy, His comfort and goodness toward us. Otherwise, our steps will slide into oblivion. We are only creatures; He is the Creator, the only self-existent One. We are only children in need of love; He is our Father, the God of love. What we need is the sincere milk of His word.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts…. He shall bring forth…with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace.” (Zech. 4:6,7).

Without the God of grace, our souls will dwell in silence. We must have grace to dispel our aggravating pride and lack of trust. Anxiety has led the past two whole generations to tranquilize themselves with everything from street drugs to medications to alcohol to food. Even our entertainment serves to help us forget our misery; but to avail. Grace is the only antidote. God’s grace.

This Babylon is about to fall. It’s going to come tumbling down upon everyone’s heads; but you can avoid it. Get with Jesus and learn of Him for He is meek and lowly of heart and you will finally find rest for your soul.


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