by Christina Farris
1 A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.Today is Veterans Day celebrate not only for Americans but countries around the world. The one Veterans day the world is in unison about, even if people were once our enemies they too understand the great day of deliverance. No matter what side you are on, when the war is over and all the men of war come home, there is a joy with sadness among the people. The sadness representing lives lost and joy representing those returning with hope of a better tomorrow. Not one coming home completely well. Some might have all their limbs but it does not make the memories of war fad. Knowing one error could cost someone there life. Knowing that one error could change the outcome of war. Knowing their buddy die in war. Soldiers that lost their limbs only know that they are not returning whole in the same way they left, and they are not defeated for the spirit of the soldier is to win. Whether it on a battle field or in daily living men and women strive to win. What does it mean to strive to win, but to fight hard and to complete each task with human perfection, hopefully without error. Yet the mentality of the fight to win can only come from solid training and learning to obey the sergeants commands. In life the battle is won by learning to obey the Lord. Only He can direct our paths to victory.
What is victory but a job well done. What is victory but the final curtain call of the final battle. As a beleiver I like to think the world will rejoice when my Savior returns, and yet I wonder will the hope I see only be taken by the shout of the earth of my Savior return. Will our world be in such spiritual decay that when Christ return the earth and all things natural will have to shout the victory song. No the things of nature only sung the song of the finished task of our Savior who died on the cross for our sins and then once again as our Savior rose from his grave.. The earth rumbled and did shake, the sun darken, and yet as the earth experienced nature trembling at the event of declaring to the world the Savior had been slain, people trembled too for they knew Jesus was the only begotten Son of God, the Messiah. The Roman Soldier cried "He must be the Son of God". As the graves open and people of old walked into the holy city of Jerusalem. And the veil was ripped from top to bottom. The victory was heard but not understood, for Christ had yet to rise too. When Christ arose on the third day the earth shook once more as the angels rolled away the stone from his grave.
Now the victory song in Psalms represent the final victory, the earth itself to will rejoice, knowing its final destruction has come. For the people will shout with victory of the work of God's right hand and His holy arm. That God had made his salvation known by showing the heathens his reality. God shows mercy to the children of Israel, the voices of praise and the sounds of instruments play. Joyful noise is heard through out the earth. When He comes he comes to judge the people of the earth. God's deliverance, God's victory on the day of the Lord's return. on the day of final victory over the enemy of those that have no faith.
Wars are long and seem to last for eternity, only the sound is the final curtain call of sending men and women home. The curtain call for the saints will be the trumpet blast heard around the world as Christ returns. The victory seen Christ coming in a cloud. The rejoicing of the angels and the people will be heard. As today we remember the soldiers of wars gone by and war still seem to rage from time to time, we know their victory song and dance will be sung when all soldiers are home once more. We know the curtain call will come, we know that victory will be won. Yet we also know this day of celebration heard around our world is for those needing to know we are not yet defeated. We remember the battle call of men and women call to war. Bring salvation to nations they serve, and bring hope of a new future of a bright tomorrow.
For the believers in Christ we know the battle is won and a day of peace will come after the judgment has come. The memory of the past will go and our victory and songs will be sung around God's throne. Sing a new song unto the Lord all ye people. Let the earth rejoice for salvation is at hand, for salvation came to redeem us from our sins, before the final judgment comes. The Messiah mercy clearly known, but also his judgment because they would not believe the story of hope.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for men and women that serve our country. We also thank you for salvation through Christ Jesus, that the hope of salvation comes with belief and the final curtain call of Christ return. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:1 Corinthians 15:52-58 KJV
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.