The Mighty One, God the Lord, Has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around. Psalm 50 NKJV
God is a Righteous Judge. He does not take pleasure in ceremonies but in sincerity of heart.
From the beginning of creation God has spoken. What is He saying?
God spoke creation into existence. God blessed the people He created in His image and likeness. The first words the Lord spoke to them were; “Be fruitful and multiply”. They did multiply. They were not fruitful because they disobeyed Him.
The parents of all mankind were forever cast out of His presence. God has been calling us back into the joy and blessing of His love ever since.
God stepped out of perfection to usher us back into the land of plenty. It is represented by the Great City of our God, Jerusalem, in Zion. It is given birth through obedience. It is exists in the hearts of His people today. We will exist within its walls in eternity!
Jesus shines His love upon us today. He came just as foretold by the prophets of old. He will not keep silent. A fire of righteousness goes forth from Jesus. It is terrible and fearful to those who oppose Him. It is everlasting hope to those who love and obey Him.
The sword of God’s Word brings a firestorm of division among the people of the earth!
He shall call to the heavens from above, And to the earth, that He may judge His people: “Gather My saints together to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.” Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge. Vs 4-6
God will judge people. He will judge those who make unworthy sacrifice through worthless rituals. He will judge people who speak words of righteousness but commit acts of evil. He will judge people who wear one face before the crowd and another in the shadows.
“Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” Vs 23
God will also judge people who live by faith in Jesus Christ. Our judgment will be based on the righteousness of Christ not on our sins failures and mistakes!
God’s voice can be heard above the swirling winds of the storm if you listen in faith. He can distinguish your voice from among the multitude praising Him!
Jesus is calling you to follow Him. The Lord is calling you to offer the sacrifice of praise. Jesus wants you to make His Name known unto the ends of the earth!
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