Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Revelation 15:1-4, Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9, Luke 21:12-19


Revelation 15:1-4, Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9, Luke 21:12-19

Revelation 15:1-4

My Beloved, the wages for living a life steeped in sin is death but those who live guided by our Truth ad Your Law of Love will inherit the Kingdom - the same Kingdom that is Yours before the foundations of the world.  To You  is given dominion, power, might and authority.  You have crushed the head of Satan and You have taken away the sting of death.

Your Name is above every other and we give glory and honor to Your holy Name.  The Father has handed over the judgment of the world to You; for You are the worthy Lamb of God that was slain in order to deliver a fallen world.

We come before You my Beloved and we prostrate ourselves before You and give You the worship and honor that is due to You my Lord and my God.

Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9

My Beloved, Your Vicar on earth Saint Pope John Paul II said that we are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.  It is a new song A song of triumphant praise to our God who delivered us mightily from the power of sin, death  and evil.  The world, the flesh and the Devil lay snares before us tirelessly hoping to bring us down and rob us of the inheritance that You have won for us.

You opened the gates of heaven and we will enter triumphantly as we sing Your praises to the Father for all You have done for us. All creation will sing this glorious song of redemption, renewal and new life in You.

Luke 21:12-19

My Beloved, perseverance in the face of persecution is hard but You promise to grant us all we need to persevere till the end. If we face up to the the world that bullies us, scorns us, challenges us and even kills us because we believe in You, if we uphold Your teaching and live by Your Word You will grant us an unshakable faith.

You do not promise us happiness in this life.  Those who hate us do so for all the reasons that they hated You.  You revealed the sins of the wicked and exposed their hypocrisies and they hated You with such a diabolic hatred that they would not rest until they killed You.

If we call ourselves Your disciples we can expect no less.  But You promise to give us Your own Holy Spirit who will grant us unmatched wisdom.  We see how Christians are being slaughtered, persecuted, robbed of their rights and their dignity. They are brutally crushed but they refuse to deny You. They show us that it is possible to stand up to the wicked and when we do we do not stand alone You stand with us and  victory is already won.

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