Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save, or His ear dull, that it cannot hear;
but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. 

For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. 

No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; 
they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Their works are works of iniquity, and deeds of violence are in their hands.
Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood;
their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
desolation and destruction are in their highways.

 The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths;
they have made their roads crooked;
no one who treads on them knows peace.

Therefore justice is far from them,
and righteousness does not overtake them;
they hope for light, and behold, darkness,
and for brightness, but they walk in gloom...
they hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation,
but it is far from them.

For their transgressions are multiplied before You,
and their sins testify against them;
for their transgressions are with them,
and You know their iniquities: transgressing,
and denying the LORD,
and turning back from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt,
conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words. 

Judgment, Redemption, and  Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far away;
for truth has stumbled in the public squares,
and uprightness cannot enter. 

Truth is lacking,
and any who departs from evil makes themselves prey. 

The LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.
He saw that there was no one,
and wondered that there was no one to intercede;
then His own arm brought salvation,
and His righteousness upheld His

He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and wrapped Himself in zeal as a cloak.

According to their deeds, so will He repay,
wrath to His adversaries, repayment to His enemies;
to the coastlands He will render repayment. 

So they shall fear the name of the LORD from the west,
and His glory from the rising of the sun;
for He will come like a rushing stream,
which the wind of the LORD drives. “

And a Redeemer will come to Zion,
to those who turn from transgression,”
declares the LORD.

“And as for Me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD:
My Spirit that is upon you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth,
or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,”
says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.”


October 22nd, 2023

"The righteous are taken away from calamity and enter into peace;
they rest in their beds those who walk in their uprightness.

But you, draw near, children of sorcery, offspring of the adulterous and wicked.
Whom are you mocking?  Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit, you who burn with lust under every green tree,
who slaughter your children in the valleys and under rocks? 

Whom did you dread and fear, so that you lied, and did not remember the Lord Most High, and did not lay it to heart.  Has not the Almighty God held His peace, even for a long time, so that now you do not fear Him?  When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you!  The wind will carry them all off, a breath will take them away!

But those who take refuge in the Lord Most High shall possess the land and shall inherit His Holy mountain.  It shall be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from the Lord's people's way."  

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, "I dwell in the high and Holy place, and also with those who are of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.  Peace, peace, to the far and to the near, says the Lord, and I will heal them".

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet,
and its waters doss up mire and dirt.  

"There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."


October 2, 2023

O' Hear, people of the Most High God,
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of those who prosper in their way,
Because of those who bring wicked schemes to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.

For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
For yet in a little while the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for their place,
But it shall be no more.

The meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at them with their teeth.
The Lord laughs at them,
For He sees that their day is coming.

The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.

A little that the righteous man have
Is better than the riches of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
But the Lord upholds the righteous.

The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time,
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

But the wicked shall perish;
and the enemies of the Lord,
Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall vanish away.

August 23, 2023
August 22, 2023

"In the Name of the Eternal God,
the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
All Praise is for the Most High God, Lord of all worlds,
Master of the Great & Terrible Day of Judgement.

You alone i worship
and You alone i ask for help.

Guide me along the Straight Path,
the Path of those You have Blessed,
not those You are displeased with,
or those who are astray.

Blessed are You Most High God,
let all in the world who call upon Your Name,
and sing Your Praises.

August 22, 2023

"Eternal Father in Heaven,
Holy, Holy, Holy is Your Name!
In the Name of the Most High Almighty God,
You who are all-knowing, compassionate, and merciful,
Master of Legions and of the Great and Terrible Day of Judgement,
Mighty God of Abraham, You Alone I Worship and You Alone I pray for aid.
I lift my eyes to Heaven's Throne and call out to the Most High God to hear my prayer. 
I ask that by Your Holy Spirit, You guide all the Children of the Most High God,
along the straight path into Your refuge & sanctuary by Righteousness. 
I cry out to You for help, O Lord, O Blessed King of the Universe,
who has sanctified me with Your commandments.
Help us, O Lord!  I need You to Arise!  
I pray this prayer in the Name
of Christ Immanuel.  

So Be It

July 2023