Monday, February 8, 2016

The Psalms: 5

Psalm Five

I say a word to my friends:

There is a law given to the Ancients, and the apostles and prophets, wherein we may be granted repentance. And this was prepared from the foundation of the world.

According to this law of restoration, we are returned to the master we claim through our works and our desires. If we are merciful, Mercy will claim us. And mercy comes about because of belief in the atonement of Christ. Thus, none but the truly penitent are saved.

And mercy is patient, and is loving, and is not malicious or proud; she does not boast and seeks for the welfare of others over herself; she is not provoked easily and assumes the best in others. She rejoices in the truth, even if it shakes her to the core. With faith she bears her afflictions and believes they are for her understanding. She hopes for a better world and endures until the promises of God are fulfilled.

But justice is exacting. He expects retribution for offense, which can only come through the economy of payment. He does not recognize Mercy and will point a finger at the sinners and the law-breakers. 

And he will exercise all his demands; and those who follow him will dig a great pit for others. It will be their own prison.

A man cannot serve both Mercy and Justice. But based on their fruits, the true master will make them theirs.

And Justice has no claim on Mercy, according to the Law of Restoration and because of Jesus Christ; therefore, it is not possible that Mercy can rob Justice. She cannot be acted upon, for she is free forever, according to her desire to do good.

My friends, be not harrowed up by your sins, but seek the mercy of Christ; and you will behold His marvelous light. Believe Christ, believe that His grace is sufficient if you claim Mercy by your actions. And your limbs will receive strength, and you will desire to sing praises to your God and to bring others to taste of the joy and fruit of the Lord.

And He has taken upon Him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people. And He has taken upon Him your infirmities, that His bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that He may know according to the flesh how to succor His people according to their infirmities.

He sends an invitation to you and unto all men, and the arms of mercy are extended towards you. I pray, therefore, that you will receive Him, and witness it by your change of heart; that you may enter into His rest.

Love your enemies. Bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them who spitefully use you and persecute you. That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He exacts over nothing and makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good alike. 

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