I have had a long week. I've been discouraged lately, so share your favorite Christmas music!
I'm the Grinch trying to steal Christ Mas.
But the most published Christ Mas hymn is about the second coming.
Let every heart prepare him room.
So i can listen to it in the summer.
Do they say Peace and Safety at Christ Mas?
Joy to the World
Joy to The world! the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let ev'ry heart prepare him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy
No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love And wonders of His love And wonder wonders of His love
Focus on the Second Coming
While “Joy to the World” is primarily sung at Christmas, it’s not about the incarnation. Rather, the song tells the story of Christ’s return—his second coming. We know this for at least three reasons.
First, the song speaks of the whole earth receiving her King:
Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing
But is that what happened when Christ came? After all, Scripture tells us that he was not readily received by everyone.
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is. 53:3)
The earth did not receive her King but like sheep, went astray. Still, we know that there will be a day when this will not be so:
God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:9-10)
On that day, both heaven and nature will sing out and repeat the sounding joy for all eternity.
Second, we know this hymn is a song of Christ’s second coming because verse 3 talks about sins and sorrows being no more:
EnochWalked: ceufast.com/blog/the-deadliest-pandemics-in-history Interesting sense of perspective. Covid-19 is currently the 13th deadliest pandemic in human history. The 12th deadliest (an 8th century Japanese smallpox epidemic) was about twice as deadly.
Oct 21, 2020 0:01:00 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54626632 'Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts' 'At least 70 artefacts were sprayed with an oily liquid' 'the Pergamon Museum, is home to the "Throne of Satan".' Did someone just "consecrate" the altar?
Oct 21, 2020 20:39:28 GMT -6
sog: EW: Reverse psychology.
Oct 22, 2020 7:08:39 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sog: That does make some sense, thank you. Presumably they were relying on those potential Democrat voters to react in defiance, as in "I'm not going to give in to those threats!". Iran must see them as brave (or at least spite-driven) and manipulable.
Oct 22, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -6
EnochWalked: restofworld.org/2020/weibo-bombing/ "Thousands of Weibo accounts have been deleted as China’s government cracks down on free speech." “This was an attack on your life, your memory, your social network, and your identity as a whole.”
Oct 22, 2020 11:46:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's sad that the UN needed to be told that they can't redefine "health care" to mean "killing babies", but it's really great that the Trump administration seems to have taken the lead here. Unfortunately it doesn't directly change national policies.
Oct 22, 2020 18:42:19 GMT -6