The Crucifixion was not enough to efface the mark of CAIN branded into man’s soul. The Resurrection was not enough to erase the mark of CAIN branded into man’s soul. The Ascension was not enough to expunge the mark of CAIN branded into man’s soul. More is needed still.
Apocalypse is needed — and is en route though reportedly held at the departure gate.
The Restoration is needed and must surely be at hand.
The Winnowing is promised and the fork may already be in His hand.
Curious journalist Andy Ngo asks Professor Emeritus Jordan Peterson how psychology can explain why Antifa is so evil and bad. JBP says it’s “revenge against God for the crime of Being.” Then he starts crying. pic.twitter.com/oIhFVyRWt1
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Surely Spiritus Mundi needs to stroll about the world and open the door to the Garden. Surely Spiritus Mundi needs to murmur soft susurrations into the shells of our empty ears. Surely Spiritus Mundi must, we think, we pray, surely soon say some Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
And as Job did so it seems that must we still possess ourselves in patience and wait upon the pleasure of the Lord.
We must still wait upon his pleasure knowing their feet stand on shifting ground; knowing their foot shall slide in due time:
The expression I have chosen for my text, their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following things, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed.
That they were always exposed to destruction; as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall. This is implied in the manner of their destruction coming upon them, being represented by their foot sliding. The same is expressed, Psalm 73:18. “Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction.”
It implies, that they were always exposed to sudden unexpected destruction. As he that walks in slippery places is every moment liable to fall, he cannot foresee one moment whether he shall stand or fall the next; and when he does fall, he falls at once without warning: Which is also expressed in Psalm 73:18,19. “Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction: How are they brought into desolation as in a moment!”
Another thing implied is, that they are liable to fall of themselves, without being thrown down by the hand of another; as he that stands or walks on slippery ground needs nothing but his own weight to throw him down.
That the reason why they are not fallen already and do not fall now is only that God’s appointed time is not come. For it is said, that when that due time, or appointed time comes, their foot shall slide. Then they shall be left to fall, as they are inclined by their own weight. God will not hold them up in these slippery places any longer, but will let them go; and then, at that very instant, they shall fall into destruction; as he that stands on such slippery declining ground, on the edge of a pit, he cannot stand alone, when he is let go he immediately falls and is lost.
The observation from the words that I would now insist upon is this. — “There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment out of hell, but the mere pleasure of God.” — By the mere pleasure of God, I mean his sovereign pleasure, his arbitrary will, restrained by no obligation, hindered by no manner of difficulty, any more than if nothing else but God’s mere will had in the least degree, or in any respect whatsoever, any hand in the preservation of wicked men one moment.
The rest of this sermon is available for reading at Jonathan Edwards: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God