9/6/15

As Evil Reigns In The End-Of-This-Age, What Should A Believer Do? Never Forget: He 'Shalt Break Them With A Rod Of Iron'! Alleluia!  -Handel, 1741

and....'He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure - Psalms 2:4-5

Excerpted from 'Handel's Messiah' [1741] - the last five 'movements' of Part II. The first four (in the top video) are taken from Psalms 2: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing" (v.1)? is the question asked by the psalmist...who then notes that "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed" (v.2). Such is truly the case in the world today...people raging and imagining...kings and rulers taking counsel together...against the LORD and his anointed - the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ...to cast away their cords. Why there could not possibly be any more vain of a thing to attempt than this - to free themselves from the rightful governorship of Almighty God the LORD their creator - which they shall indeed find out one day; which unfortunately for them they will only learn 'the hard way' - on that day when he breaks them with a rod of iron...and dashes them to pieces like a potter's vessel [Rev. 19:13-16]. In other words, it will not end well for them:

[:01] Aria : Why do the nations
[2:53] Chorus (performing the part of the raging heathen): Let us break their bonds
[4:40] Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
[5:07] Aria: Thou shalt break them




41. Why do the nations rage
Why do the nations so furiously rage together? and why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His Anointed. (Psalms 2:1-2)

42. Let us break their bonds asunder ([chorus] raging heathen vainly imagining)
Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yokes from us. (Psalms 2:3)

43. He that dwelleth in heaven
He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; the Lord shall have them in derision. (Psalms 2:4)

44. Thou shalt break them
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (Psalms 2:9)

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The final movement of Part II is the renowned Alleluia Chorus. After the vain shew of rebellious men has run it's course, exactly what the world is presently witnessing, and come to utter ruin as it most assuredly will, the Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ on that day will alone be exalted...and He shall reign forever...Alleee-lu-ia!:

'And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth' - Rev. 19:6

[full screen recommended]


45. Alleluia (chorus)
Alleluia! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ: and He shall reign for ever and ever. KING OF KINGS, and LORD OF LORDS, Alleluia! (Revelation 19:6; 11:15; 19:16)


Never forget these things. Alleee-lu-ia!  Rev. 18:4

Maranatha
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Psalms 97:5 'The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth'
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