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The Crucifixion Was Not Enough (Or was it?)

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.

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.

“The Day of the Lord will not be questioned. Every eye shall see. Every heart shall know.”

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:

This from Jonathan Edwards: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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

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  • ghostsniper July 17, 2022, 11:17 AM

    “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.”
    Or as my platoon sgt used to say, “Give em enough rope and let them hang themselves.”
    I don’t believe I have enough patience for that.

  • John Venlet July 17, 2022, 11:32 AM

    Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You, too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:7-8


    Thank you, Gerard.

  • OneGuy July 17, 2022, 1:09 PM

    “why Antifa is so evil and bad.”

    They are the “Brown Shirts” of the left. They are allowed and encouraged to be evil and bad. We are in the middle of a coup/revolution and most lack the experience or knowledge of history to see it.

    The Democrat party has turned communist on us. This is not your grandfather’s Democrat party. Jan 6th was the Democrats Reichstag fire, to take attention away from the stolen election. Who are the Jews? The MAGA and ultra-MAGA: the right and Republicans who will all be labeled white supremacists as justification for their imprisonment.

    There are two roadblocks to the plans of the Democrat neo-communist. The coming election and the 2nd amendment. The next 3 1/2 months are critical and the Democrat neo-communists are desparate so these will be the most dangerous 3 1/2 months in our history. Expect the unexpected…

  • AZRobert July 17, 2022, 1:53 PM


    The above seminar on the Supernatural Evil believers face, makes some good points about Mt Hermon, the Rock, along with 3 Divine rebellions, food for thought. BTW love the blog!

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) July 17, 2022, 2:26 PM

    To AZRobert:
    I am overjoyed to see another person has discovered the absolute trove of wisdom unearthed by Dr. Heiser! His scholarly works are, while deeply researched and supported by countless scriptural references, pretty easily assimilated by any lay person with a passing knowledge of and interest in The Bible. His OT exegeses found in “The Unseen Realm” (his seminal book on the spiritual life of God, “the gods,” mankind and the relationships between and among them are fascinating! I recommend reading that book, along with his other masterfully enlightening work, “Reversing Hermon.” His health is precarious at the moment, with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer for which he is undergoing treatment, yet he still produces a weekly podcast (“The Naked Bible”) among other things. If you are a believing Christian, please join me in praying for his healing so that he might continue his labor for the Kingdom here on Earth.

  • Nothing New Under The Sun July 17, 2022, 2:50 PM

    The one world plan has been tried before and will fail again as the man made Babel tower goes up in smoke.
    Evil always preys on peak stupidity and the gaslighting smoke and mirrors are in overdive now but the Humpty clown world won’t be put back together again.

  • Gary Foster July 17, 2022, 6:09 PM

    Edwards delivered his sermons from a written text that he read dispassionately. People listening would cry out loudly for mercy and women would wail and children crying. There was a depth of despair that overcame them and large numbers came for conversion. He was invited to preach this sermon across New England with the same response. Crowds would go crazy in fear of hell and cry out for salvation having been convinced they were but worms in God’s sight. This was part of “the Great Awakening” that swept the nation.

    • Vanderleun July 17, 2022, 7:10 PM

      Excellent work, Foster.

  • Keith a Tracy July 17, 2022, 6:19 PM

    Is that the deck at Nepenthe?

    • Vanderleun July 17, 2022, 6:48 PM

      It is that indeed. One of my favorite spots on the face of God’s good Earth.

  • Alex July 17, 2022, 7:34 PM

    Did anyone read the comments from the bad_stats twitter post? Those “people” are absolutely horrible. The amount of invective and derision being posted regarding that video is disgusting. I know I shouldn’t let it effect me so much, but I will say it reconfirms my belief that we are in for a lot of trouble soon and there will be no shortage of zombies.