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PSALM  51

“HAVE MERCY UPON ME, O GOD,
ACCORDING TO YOUR LOVING-KINDNESS;
ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF YOUR TENDER MERCIES,
BLOT OUT MY TRANSGRESSIONS.
WASH ME THOROUGHLY FROM MY INIQUITY,
AND CLEANSE ME FROM MY SIN.

FOR I ACKNOWLEDGE MY TRANSGRESSIONS,
AND MY SIN IS EVER BEFORE ME.
AGAINST YOU, YOU ONLY, HAVE I SINNED,
AND DONE THIS EVIL IN YOUR SIGHT ---
THAT YOU MAY BE FOUND JUST WHEN YOU SPEAK,
AND BLAMELESS WHEN YOU JUDGE.

BEHOLD, I WAS BROUGHT FORTH IN INIQUITY,
AND IN SIN MY MOTHER CONCEIVED ME.
BEHOLD, YOU DESIRE TRUTH IN THE INWARD PARTS,
AND IN THE HIDDEN PART YOU WILL MAKE ME
TO KNOW WISDOM.

PURGE ME WITH HYSSOP, AND I SHALL BE CLEAN;
WASH ME, AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW.
MAKE ME TO HEAR JOY AND GLADNESS,
THAT THE BONES WHICH YOU HAVE BROKEN
MAY REJOICE.
HIDE YOUR FACE FROM MY SINS,
AND BLOT OUT ALL MY INIQUITIES.

CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O GOD,
AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME.
DO NOT CAST ME AWAY FROM YOUR PRESENCE,
AND DO NOT TAKE YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME.

RESTORE TO ME THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION,
AND UPHOLD ME WITH YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT.
THEN I WILL TEACH TRANSGRESSORS YOUR WAYS,
AND SINNERS SHALL BE CONVERTED TO YOU.

DELIVER ME FROM BLOODGUILTINESS, O GOD,
THE GOD OF MY SALVATION,
AND MY TONGUE SHALL SING ALOUD
YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
O LORD, OPEN MY LIPS,
AND MY MOUTH SHALL SHOW FORTH YOUR PRAISE.
FOR YOU DO NOT DESIRE SACRIFICE,
OR ELSE I WOULD GIVE IT;
YOU DO NOT DELIGHT IN BURNT OFFERING.
THE SACRIFICES OF GOD ARE A BROKEN SPIRIT,
A BROKEN AND CONTRITE HEART ---
THESE, O GOD, YOU WILL NOT DESPISE.

DO GOOD IN YOUR GOOD PLEASURE TO ZION;
BUILD THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM.
THEN YOU SHALL BE PLEASED WITH THE SACRIFICES
OF RIGHTEOUSNESS . . .”


AND WE SHALL BEGIN WITH PSALM 51
ON THIS WEEK 51
FOR YOU SEE
I CAN AND I WILL
FORGIVE A NATION'S DEBT OF SIN
IF THEY WILL COME TO ME AND REPENT
AND CALL OUT FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS
AND MY WILL TO PREVAIL

CHRISTIANS,
WHAT HAVE YOU CALLED OUT FOR THESE PAST THREE WEEKS
DURING THE ELECTION PROCESS:

"YOUR WILL BE DONE, GOD"

AND I HAVE HEARD YOU AND I WILL ANSWER
HOW EASY IS REPENTANCE?
IT IS THE SIMPLE TURNING AWAY FROM A LIFE AND WAY OF SIN
TO EMBRACE MY WAY OF LIFE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS


YOU HAVE SINNED, O NATION
YOU HAVE COMMITTED THE WORSE OF SINS
YOU HAVE MURDERED THE INNOCENT JUST AS KING DAVID DID
BUT AS HE CRIED OUT IN PSALM 51
I HEARD HIM
HIS PUNISHMENT WAS NOT COMPLETELY ABSOLVED
BUT I GAVE HIM A CLEAN HEART AND A RIGHT SPIRIT
AND WE BEGAN AGAIN . . .

COME WITH ME, NATION WHO HEARS MY VOICE
AND CONTINUE TO CRY OUT TO ME DAILY
TO MAKE THIS A GREAT NATION
IT CAN HAPPEN
BUT IT STARTS WITH YOU


LET'S REVIEW THE HAPPENINGS OF THE LAST THREE WEEKS
IN SEQUENCE:


#351
THE ELECTION

NOVEMBER 7, 2000
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE PEOPLE STEP TO THE POLLS AND SELECT THEIR CHOICE
FOR PRESIDENT
BUT WHAT DID THE POLLS SHOW?
THIS NATION IS DIVIDED
COULD IT HAVE BEEN MORE EVEN?
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE
BUT I STEP IN AND BRING FORTH THE WILL OF MY PEOPLE
AND SURELY MY VOICE IS HEARD
BUT WHAT DID I SAY?

FOLLOW THE SYMBOLISM AND YOU WILL SEE
THE ANSWER TO A PUZZLE PUT FORTH LONG AGO
IN AN ANCIENT LAND

#352
THE DECISION

THE DECISION WAS MADE THAT THE RESULTS WERE
TOO CLOSE
AND A RECOUNT WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE
MUCH TIME AND MANY PROBLEMS LATER
THE RECOUNT IS REGISTERED
BUT WHAT IS TRULY THE RESULT?

WHAT DO RECOUNTS ACCOMPLISH?
IF ONE HOLDS UP A CARD AND CHECKS FOR A BUMP OR A DIMPLE
DOES THAT CONSTITUTE A SURE DECISION?
THE RECOUNT CONTINUES FOR DAYS
MANY BALLOTS ARE THROWN OUT FOR THE BALLOTS
WERE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
WILL THIS EVER END?


#353
OVERSEAS AND ABSENT

NOW, YOU MUST WAIT FOR THE ABSENTEE VOTE
BUT EVEN THOSE HOLD PROBLEMS
SOME WITHOUT POSTMARKS ARE NOT COUNTED
AND THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES . . .
WHEN WILL IT BE RESOLVED?


#354
THE JUDGES RULE

SEVEN JUDGES PRESIDE OVER THE COURT THAT MUST DECIDE
IF THE NATION HAS GONE LONG ENOUGH TO WAIT FOR A DECISION
AND THE JUDGES COME FORTH WITH A THE DECISION
"LET THE RECOUNTS CONTINUE
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT ALL THE PEOPLE WANT"
AND SO IT STANDS
UNTIL . . .


#355
LET IT STAND

AND THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN DECIDED
LET THE VOTES STAND
LET THE NEW PRESIDENT STEP IN
AND BRING FORTH HONOR AND HOPE AND UNITY AND LIFE
BUT WILL IT BE A UNITED NATION
OR ONE WHICH CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE AGAINST ITSELF?
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR PRAYERS
I CAN REIGN
I CAN BRING FORTH GREAT GAINS IN THIS COUNTRY
BUT MY PEOPLE MUST SURRENDER AND
SURRENDER THIS GROUND TO ME
YOU HAVE HIDDEN IN THE BUSHES FOR SO LONG
THAT WHEN YOU FINALLY STAND
YOU TIRE EASILY
DO NOT SIT BACK DOWN
NOW IS THE TIME TO ADVANCE AND TAKE BACK THIS COUNTRY
FOR MY DOMAIN


#356
PRESIDENT ELECT

YOU VOTED FOR THE MAN WHO YOU WANT
TO LEAD THE UNITED STATES
YOU VOTED FOR A MAN WHO STANDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
YOU VOTED FOR A MAN WHO SPEAKS THE TRUTH
NOW
STAND WITH HIM
BUT DON'T SIMPLY STAND CARRYING A SIGN OF APPROVAL
BUT STAND BEFORE MY COURTS IN PRAYER FOR THIS MAN
TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY THROUGH MY WISDOM
HIS LEADERSHIP IS IN YOUR HANDS, TOO

IF YOU COULD GO TO THE POLLS
AND CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF A RACE
WHICH LOOKED CERTAIN TO GO ANOTHER WAY ---
YOU CAN SURELY STAND AND CHANGE THIS COUNTRY

WILL YOU?

YOU ROSE UP TO VOTE
DON'T SIT BACK DOWN AND
LET HELL BREAK LOOSE
FOR YOU SEE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND EVEN WEEKS
THE RACE CAN STILL BE STOLEN
HOW, YOU ASK, WHEN YOU APPEAR SO CONFIDANT
IN THE SIGNING OF THE REGISTRY?
LOOK AT CHRISTIANITY THROUGH THE AGES AND YOU WILL KNOW
HOW QUICKLY TRUTH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS CAN BE STOLEN
AND REPLACED WITH EVIL
THIS RACE CAN STILL BE TAKEN FROM YOU, VICTORS
UNLESS YOU CONTINUE TO STAND AND FIGHT
BUT FIGHT THIS ONE NOT SIMPLY OUTSIDE THE COUNTING AREAS
BUT FIGHT THIS ONE WHERE IT COUNTS
AT MY THRONE ROOM
IT'S ALL UP TO YOU
IS THIS A FIGHT WORTH WINNING?
IF IT IS, THEN DON'T LET THE VICTORY SLIP
FROM YOUR HANDS AND HEARTS

STAND UP
FOR LIFE AND HONOR AND JUSTICE AND TRUTH

STAND UP!

WHAT HAVE THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
OF THE UNITED STATES CHOSEN?
THEY HAVE CHOSEN HOPE FOR CHANGE
A CHANGE IN THE WAY THIS COUNTRY IS VIEWED BY OTHERS

NOW I CHALLENGE YOU TO
REPENT ALL THE WAY, UNITED STATES

A MAN, INNOCENT AND YET, WISE, STEALS THE EXTRA VOTE AWAY
WHICH COULD HAVE CHANGED THE ELECTION
HE COMES FROM A LIBERAL VIEW AND ROSE UP
TO TAKE THAT FOR WHICH
WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
DOES THE UNITED STATES STILL DESERVE A HOLOCAUST?
DOES THE UNITED STATES DESERVE THE PUNISHMENT
WHICH I HELD IN MY HAND?
WHAT HAVE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE COUNTRY RENDERED?
PEACE WILL REIGN A LITTLE LONGER
NOT QUITE A LASTING PEACE - BUT A PEACE
DESERVED BY THOSE WHO CHOOSE RIGHT LEADERSHIP

CHECK IT OUT
MR. PRESIDENT:
LOOK BACK TO A PREDECESSOR, ABRAHAM LINCOLN
AND I ASK YOU TO LEAN ON ME AS HE DID
FOR HE WAS A GREAT MAN
ONLY
BECAUSE I AM A GREAT GOD

WILL YOU BE A GREAT PRESIDENT?
IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU LEAN ON ME
RETURN THIS NATION TO PROMISE AND LIFE
RETURN IT TO TRUE EDUCATION
RETURN IT TO HOPE
THROUGH YOUR LEADERSHIP
OF HONOR, TRUTH AND INTEGRITY
BE AN EXAMPLE OF MY CHARACTER AND LEAD THIS COUNTRY
ONCE AGAIN TO GREATNESS
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS
AND
I ASK YOU TO PLACE IT INTO MINE
THIS DAY

WILL YOU?


AND WHAT IS THE SECRET CODE TO THIS ELECTION
AND ITS RESULTS THUS FAR?

N - NOT
        A - ANOTHER
D - DAY
         E - ENDURING
         R - RECESSION

NOT ECONOMIC RECESSION
BUT MORAL RECESSION
THE UNITED STATES PROSPERED FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS MONETARILY
AT THE SAKE OF THEIR SOULS
BUT ONE MAN WAS SENT AND BROUGHT FORTH THE END OF AN ERA
OF THE TRUE RECESSION


#357
REMEMBER THE ANCIENT LAND

MY SERVANT WAITS AND WAITS AS DOES THE NATION . . .
WILL I BRING FORTH DOOM OR BLESSING?
THE NEWSPAPERS MOUNT WHICH I TELL HER TO READ AND TO SAVE
THE RECOUNTS CONTINUE
THE BATTLE IN COURT IS RESOLVED
AND THE RECOUNTS CONTINUE
BUT WHAT LESSON IS BEING LEARNED?

I SPOKE OFTEN IN THE PAST OF MY JUDGMENT
UPON THE UNITED STATES

FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST ME AND AGAINST THE INNOCENT
Editorial #90

I SPOKE OF WHO I WOULD BRING IN AS PRESIDENT
TO BRING FORTH THE FALLEN STATE
Editorial #211

BUT AS NINEVEH REPENTED WHEN I SENT JONAH
Jonah 3-4
I HAVE HEARD THE CRY OF THE UNITED STATES
AND I WILL RELENT
BUT FOR HOW LONG?

UPDATE: JUDGMENT 2009

UPDATE: JUDGMENT 2017
&
MORE . . .

THE FUTURE?

WILL YOU CONTINUE TO SIT BY
AND ALLOW EVIL TO REIGN
AND CONTROL
FOR THE INNOCENT ONES TO BE KILLED
FOR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO BECOME "NORMAL"?
IT'S ALL UP TO YOU
BUT FOR THIS TIME
I WILL ALLOW YOU A REPRIEVE

MY SERVANT SITS BY MY SIDE AND HEARS MY ARGUMENT
SHE KNOWS THE JUDGMENT WHICH I SPOKE
FOR I HAD HER RECORD IT
BUT IN THE REPRIEVE SHE DOES NOT BECOME AS JONAH DID
AND RELAY ANGER BECAUSE I DID NOT FOLLOW THROUGH

HER REPUTATION AS A PROPHET IS PUT ON THE LINE
BUT SHE SEES THE GRACE WHICH I HOLD IN MY HAND
AND SHE LONGS FOR ME TO DISPENSE IT
AND TO WITHHOLD THE JUDGMENT

FOR YOU SEE,
JUDGMENT COMES WHEN THE PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO LISTEN
JUDGMENT COMES NOT JUST FOR REBELLIOUS ACTS
BUT ALSO FOR THOSE ACTS WHICH WILL NOT BE TURNED AROUND
I SPOKE, SHE LISTENED - SHE WROTE
AND YET, THE PEOPLE HEEDED
AND I SPEAK AGAIN
BUT THIS TIME TO WARD OFF THE PUNISHMENT
AND TO GIVE THE PEOPLE HOPE
THERE IS ALWAYS, HOPE, PEOPLE
IF YOU WILL TURN FROM YOUR WAYS
AND REMAIN BEFORE MY THRONE SEEKING MY PERFECT WILL
FOR YOUR LIVES AND FOR THIS NATION
SHALOM

AND EVEN AS YOUR COUNTRY
RETURNS FROM THE "WAR" OF BATTLE
TO DETERMINE ITS LEADER
I ASK YOU TO
PRAY FOR JERUSALEM
FOR IN THAT CITY HOLDS THE FUTURE OF ALL OF MANKIND
PRAY FOR JERUSALEM EVEN AS YOU PRAY FOR YOURSELVES
THAT ALL PEOPLE WOULD LISTEN TO MY CRIES
WOULD HEED MY WORDS
AND RETURN TO ME
THE GOD OF JACOB
THE GOD OF BOTH JERUSALEM AND THE UNITED STATES
THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD

PRAY


WHO WOULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
WOULD TAKE THIS LONG TO SETTLE?
SURELY 21 DAYS AS I SPOKE AND YET,
IT IS STILL NOT PERFECTLY RESOLVED FOR A LITTLE BOY SEEKS
RECOGNITION FOR A
WAGON FULL OF ROCKS
See THE BOY WHO PULLED A WAGON


BUT IS HE JUST A SMALL BOY
AND HAVE THE PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATED ALL
THAT HE WILL DO TO WIN?

PRAY, PEOPLE, PRAY
AND I WILL HEAR YOU!

AS THE CERTIFICATION OF BALLOTS WAS BEING SIGNED THIS DAY
I SHOWED MY SERVANT A SIGNER'S HANDS BEFORE HE TOOK HOLD
OF THE PEN TO PLACE HIS SIGNATURE UPON THE PAPER
HE PLACED HIS RIGHT HAND ON TOP OF HIS LEFT
AND IS IT NOT A SIGN - A SIGN OF THE TIMES?
A SIMPLE SIGN AND YET,
WILL BLESSING RULE OVER JUDGMENT THESE NEXT FOUR YEARS?

IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU


MANY HAVE WRITTEN MY SERVANT
THAT HER WRITING IS NOT IN VAIN
THAT MY WORDS ARE HEARD AND READ BY MILLIONS
FROM MILITARY, TO GOVERNMENT, TO FAMOUS PEOPLE,
TO THE COMMON, ETC.
WILL YOU READ AND TRULY LISTEN AND HEED MY WORDS
AS YOU DID WHEN I THREATENED PUNISHMENT?
WILL YOU MAKE A STAND AND STAND FOR RIGHT GOVERNMENT
AND TRUE PEACE, LOYALTY AND TRUTH?
I WILL SURELY STAND WITH YOU AGAIN, NATION
IF YOU WILL COME TO ME
REPENT
AND HONOR ME WITH YOUR LIVES AND YOUR COUNTRY
LAID AT MY FEET

IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU

AND THOSE OF OTHER NATIONS
WHO READ THIS ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES
KNOW THAT I WILL DO ALL THAT I PROMISE
TO BRING FORTH ANY NATION THAT CHOOSES TO FOLLOW ME
SEEK ME AND LAY ALL AT MY FEET
AND I WILL SURELY RAISE YOU UP
SURELY, I WILL!


***
AND SERVANT, I SPEAK TO YOU OF A NEW ROLE
YOU HAVE LAID DOWN THAT FOR WHICH I HAVE
CALLED YOU TO LAY AT MY FEET
AND AS YOU HAVE NOTICED, YOU HAVE ARISEN WITH NEW FREEDOM
AND AUTHORITY TO DO ALL THAT I SPEAK
YOU STILL SPEAK TO ME OFTEN THAT YOU DO NOT DESIRE TO BE KNOWN
FOR TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS IS TRULY YOUR DESIRE
BUT I SPEAK TO YOU THIS DAY
AGAIN
THAT MY WILL IS ALL THAT IS IMPORTANT
AS YOU LAID DOWN YOUR REPUTATION AND EARTHLY TIES THESE LAST THREE WEEKS
I SPOKE ANEW OF YOUR ROLE AND YOU WILL SURELY FULFILL IT
EVERY PART OF IT
BUT REST, CHILD
FOR JUST AS YOU HAVE WALKED IN THE ANOINTING ALL THIS TIME
I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO "DISAPPEAR" IN THE ANOINTING
SO THAT ALL YOU WILL SEE IS MY FACE WHEN YOU MINISTER TO OTHERS
YOU WILL BE CAUGHT UP IN MY REALM AND ALL YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
IS MY TOUCH DEEPLY UPON YOU
SO, SHALOM?
 
Indeed!

I ASK YOU, AT THIS TIME,
TO MAKE A DECREE FOR THIS COUNTRY THAT YOU RESIDE IN
THE COUNTRY FOR WHICH YOU HAVE PRAYED AND ASKED
FOR GRACE AND REPENTANCE
TO RUN DEEP WITHIN ITS SOUL

I decree that Psalm 51 would become our daily prayer
before our God who sees our every move
and knows our every motive

I pray that we will become the nation
that You , God, desired when we were birthed so many years ago

I ask that You, God, would reign through our leaders
in such a way that Your Character and Principles
would become what we live by

I decree that this ground of the United States
would be firmly planted in Your Hands for Your approval
that You would, indeed, be our Father
and would teach us how to become Your children in word and deed
Shalom?

INDEED!

***
ONE MORE "STORY" FOR THE MAN THAT WAS DECLARED THE
WINNER
THIS DAY:

THE MEDAL OF HONOR

A YOUNG BOY RODE UP ON HIS HORSE
HE RODE INTO A NEW TOWN THAT HE LONGED TO MAKE HIS OWN
HE KNEW THAT THE WORK AHEAD OF HIM WOULD BE GREAT
BUT HE HAD HIS BELONGINGS, HIS HORSE,
HIS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR
AND A MEDAL OF HONOR HUNG ABOUT HIS NECK
HE WAS SMART BUT NOT AS WISE AS MANY WHO HAD RIDDEN
INTO THIS TOWN BEFORE HIM
AS HE ENTERED THE TOWN,
HE SAW A SKIRMISH AND HE THOUGHT OF DISMOUNTING
HIS HORSE TO HELP THE ONE THAT WAS TRULY IN NEED
BUT HE DECIDED THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO GET "DIRTY"
ON THIS FIRST TRIP TO TOWN SO HE RODE ON
SURELY, THE INNOCENT ONE MUST HAVE PREVAILED, HE THOUGHT
HE RODE ALONG, BUT THE THOUGHTS OF THAT MAN
STILL LINGERED IN HIS MIND
IT WAS INJUSTICE THAT HE SAW
IT WAS, WITHOUT ANY DOUBTS, SURE INJUSTICE
AND HE SAW IT PLAIN AS DAY, BUT DID NOTHING
THE MEDAL ABOUT HIS NECK GREW HEAVY
AND IT BEGAN TO SEAR HIS SKIN
FOR THE SUN HAD GROWN HOT THAT DAY
LATER THAT DAY . . . AFTER HIS MIND HAD RESTED
FROM ITS ENDLESS THOUGHTS
OF HOW HE HAD DONE NOTHING TO HELP
HE WENT TO GET A ROOM AT THE LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT
THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK LOOKED SO FAMILIAR
AND FINALLY AFTER GAZING AT HIS FACE FOR A LONG TIME
AND NOTICING THE BLOOD UPON HIS TATTERED CLOTHES
HE REALIZED THAT THIS WAS THE MAN WHO HE HAD FAILED TO HELP
HIS HEART BEAT WILDLY WITH SHAME AND HE HUNG HIS HEAD
JUST LOW ENOUGH TO SEE THE MEDAL ABOUT HIS NECK
HE GINGERLY TOOK OFF THE MEDAL AND
PLACED IT IN THE MAN'S HANDS
"I HOPE THIS WILL PAY FOR WHAT WAS TAKEN FROM YOU THIS DAY"
OF COURSE, THE MEDAL WAS SOLID GOLD AND WORTH
MORE THAN ANYTHING HE HAD EVER OWNED
HE THANKED THE MAN,
BEING TOO OVERJOYED TO REFUSE THE GIFT

AND SO, WHAT IS THE LESSON IN ALL OF THIS?

THE FIGHT WHICH YOU SEE BEFORE YOU, YOUNG MAN
IS YOURS TO FIGHT

IF YOU SEE IT
IF YOU KNOW OF IT
IF YOU HEAR OF IT
FIGHT IT!
FOR IF YOU DON'T, YOU AND THE COUNTRY
WILL PAY FAR MORE LATER

FIGHT FOR THE INNOCENT
OR YOU WILL TRULY LOSE YOUR MEDAL OF HONOR,
UNITED STATES

FIGHT AND PRAY


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