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:
sog: Bernie Wow. From article - No religious or personal objections to receiving the shot or shots should be honored, they wrote, and harsh penalties should be adopted by important sectors of society to pressure the populace to comply. My take - Mark coming.
Aug 14, 2020 12:30:33 GMT -6
sog: more - The physicians proposed, “Private businesses could refuse to employ or serve unvaccinated individuals. Schools could refuse to allow unimmunized children to attend classes. Public and commercial transit companies — airlines, trains and buses —
Aug 14, 2020 12:32:18 GMT -6
sog: could exclude refusers. Public and private auditoriums could require evidence of immunization for entry.”
Aug 14, 2020 12:32:35 GMT -6
sog: “Along with the vaccine, a child would be injected with a bit of dye that is invisible to the naked eye but easily seen with a special cell-phone filter, combined with an app that shines near-infrared light onto the skin.
Aug 14, 2020 12:34:04 GMT -6
mike: excellent take on the Abraham accord from someone on the ground in Golan. those of you who dont Dalton, he is a partner of Joel Richardson. You may not agree with his rapture timing view, but this is a good analysis www.youtube.com/watch?v=goBQ7HT8
Aug 14, 2020 13:01:19 GMT -6
bernie: Thanks's D4L, it sounds like the Nutty Professor is demonically inspired. They want to drug dissenters now, it won't be long they'll be bringing out the guillotines.
Aug 14, 2020 19:20:29 GMT -6