Return to the Almighty and be abundantly pardon.

Went to a sermon today, where there are two to be baptised. A brother that is born into Christian family, with a almost perfect record in attending sunday school for bible study. But was sometimes rebellious during his teens. Another is a sister that used to believe that there is no God. The preacher welcomes the two new entrant to the family of Christ, but caution them to be ready for persecution by Satan, quoting 2 Timothy 3:12. He stress the words ALL and WILL BE, hence there is no exception.

2 Timothy 3:12 (author)
12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted

A lot of question immediately came to mind. Who is Satan? Why is he so mighty that he is able to persecute those that choose the godly life. Is not Satan created by the Almighty? Does not Satan fear the Almighty?  Satan is meek as a lamb standing in front of the Almighty. In the Old Testament we can find lots of example that those who follow the Almighty’s command would prosper, would be pardoned. Below are some examples. Also we learnt from Old Testament that persecutions can be from the Almighty, as a punishment for iniquity.

1 King 2:3 (author)
3 and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,
Proverb 28:13 (author)
13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Isaiah 55:7 (God)
7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

The Almighty promised abundant pardon, mercy and prosperity when we forsake wickedness, choose righteousness, obey his command and remain faithful to the one and only true God, the Almighty creator of heaven and earth.

Elias, Malachi 4:5-6


Psalm 110:1 proved the Trinity.

Men claims that Psalm 110:1 is written by King David to show that God (The LORD) says to Jesus(my lord), who has been resurrected, sits on the Almighty’s right hand side and that the Almighty would make his enemy his footstool. Therefore when Jesus comes again, he would rule and judge all on earth. Basis of the claim goes as follows, Jesus is Christ, David’s Lord, since the Almighty is also David’s Lord, Jesus must be the Almighty.

Psalm 110:1-2 [ESV]
1 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Psalm 110:5 [ESV]
5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
Psalm 110:7 [ESV]
7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.

If this is true, there would be a problem when we read verse 2 and verse 5. In verse 2, why would Jesus rule in the midst of his enemies, when he was supposed to rule and judge the whole earth. If Jesus is sitting on God’s right hand side in verse 1 , why is God on Jesus’s right hand in verse 5? Who is on whose right hand side? Some claim that ‘your right hand’ in verse 5 refers to God, therefore it is Jesus that is on God’s right hand. But that would mean that it is Jesus that is giving God instruction in verse 3 and 4! Worst comes verse 7, why would Jesus need to take a drink? when he is not of human form in the second coming.

The truth of the matter is that Psalm 110 is written by an author for King David. The contradiction above is resolved by reference to the Jewish Bible

Psalm 110:1 []
1 Of David a psalm. The word of the Lord to my master; “Wait for My right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool at your feet.”

The lower case ‘Lord’ in ESV refers to King David, master of the author, relaying a message from God the Almighty, telling King David that he will send his right hand to help with the taking of the promise land, David’s mighty men. King Solomon stated in 1 King 5:3, that God had placed David’s enemy at the sole of his feet.

1 King 5:3
3 “You know that David my father could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

In verse 3, God is telling King David what to expect and in verse 4 reiterating the covenant that King David’s line would be forever in the order of Melchizedek [king of righteousness]. In verse 5 God’s right hand, God’s Angel, will shatter the neighboring kings and in verse 7, it is King David craving for a drink from the well at the gate of Bethlehem [at the gate of the enemy], as stated in 2Samuel 23:15, but offer it to God instead when the three mighty men brought it to him.

Elias, Malachi 4:5-6