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Psalms, chapter 96


Awaiting our King.The king is coming.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 96, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. (Psalms 96:13 NIV).

Phrase of joy for today:

The Lord is coming! 

Historical commentary. – Psalm 96 has no title, but the Septuagint attributes it to David. Yesterday we studied Psalm 95, which is limited to the Israelite people, but it includes the pagans in the invitation to praise God. In Psalm 96 the church is still singing, but the setting changes immediately to outside of the temple, where the worshipers bear witness with all the nations of the earth Jehovah’s universal sovereignty and dominion. 

He is coming. – Let us review the signs of the times which are being met and say that “His Kingdom is coming Soon: 
1) False Christs and false prophets (Matthew 24:4, 5, 23-27), 
2) Wars (Matthew 24:6,7), 
3) Astronomical signals ( Mat 24:29,30, Rev. 6:12,13), 
4) Destruction disasters and diseases (Matthew 24:7), 
5) The moral and social status would be disastrous (Luke 17:26-30, 2 Tim 3: 1 to 5.13, Phillip 5:1-5), 
6) Jokes about the second coming (2 Peter 3:1-4), 
7) Preaching the gospel of the kingdom in the world (Matthew 24:14), 
8) Spiritualism would spread (1 Timothy 4:1,3), 
9) Apostasy and doubt in the church (2 Timothy 4:2-4, 2 Peter 2:1-2, Luke 18:8, Matt 24 : 12). 


“Angels of God in their messages to men represent time as very short. That’s how I’ve always been presented. It is true that time has continued longer than we had expected in the early days of the message. Our Savior did not appear as soon as expected. But,  have the Word of God failed ? Never! It should be remembered that the promises and threatening of God are alike conditional EUD 36. 

“May the Lord give no rest, day or night, to those who now are careless and indolent in the cause and work of God. The end is near. This is what Jesus would always keep before us: the short time (Letter 97, 1886).

Prayer 

Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. We ask that your kingdom come, because we want to live contemplating your power in your presence forever. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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