Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Rising of the Sun (5-18-09)

When I was young in the Lord we used to sing a song with lyrics that went “From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.” This was a quote from psalms. In psalms 19 on the same them is … the sun, which is a bridegroom coming out of his chamber. Clearly here the psalmist is making an allegory between Son and Sun. What I love about this thought is the revelation it conjures. The sun rises and it’s a new day. Out of the earth it seems to rise at dawn. Like a strong man set to run his course he appears on the horizon. While it is still day the day teaches us. Like Christ breaking forth from Mary’s womb or Joseph’s tomb a new day was dawning. Certainly Christ was the strong man set to run His course and who could restrain Him? Until He finished His work the radiance of Him would flood this world. Even if evil could cast a shadow just a little turn and His light would expose the darkness.

Now if you think of the bridegroom the betrothal is complete. When Christ came He brought the spirit and accepted our flesh. He took flesh to heaven and left the spirit here. Each a symbol of the marriage promise. For flesh and spirit will be united in Christ forever.

Another great portrait of this truth is in the story of the returning Ark on a cart led by two mother kine. The Ark carried the unbroken law. The two cows lowed the entire time under the burden of the law until they came to the field of Joshua of Bethshemesh, that is, the house of the sun. Our Joshua, our savior, our Son, our Sun put an end to the law. No more noise of Kine, calves, sacrifices or ceremonies. The old law was to cease and stand still when they came to Jesus.

The bride on the other hand was to come alive of the exit of the bridegroom from His chamber. “I am my beloved’s and He is mine” songs 6:3. “I am brown by persecution and black by nature” Songs 1:5. Yet under the new day of the bright shinning Son of Righteousness through His favor we are made white and snow without spot or wrinkle.

While it is still day and the radiant work of Christ’s adoration is shinning upon us let us all sing “From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised.” AMEN!

1 comment:

judge allslop said...

Lap dog agencies, FBI,SEC,DOJ (hahah)will only put on show enforcement of people who turn themselves in or who are insignificant.This will only stop with the threat of execution.

Sen. Schumer warns SEC on "flash" stock orders
By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer warned a top regulator on Friday that if she does not ban so-called "flashes" — orders that stock exchanges send to a select group of traders before revealing them to the wider market — he will introduce legislation that does.
In a letter dated Friday to Mary Schapiro, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Schumer said this type of order "seriously compromises the integrity of our markets and creates a two-tiered system where a privileged group of insiders receives preferential treatment.
"If allowed to continue, these practices will undermine the confidence of ordinary investors and drive them away from our capital markets," Schumer, a senior Democrat on the Senate Banking panel, said in the letter obtained by Reuters and verified by an aide."If the SEC fails to curb this practice, I plan to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to prohibit the use of flash orders," the letter said.
At issue are buy and sell orders that the Nasdaq Stock Market and BATS Exchange began "flashing" early last month to market members, including the big broker-dealers, before they are routed elsewhere to all participants.
The flashes — which last for fractions of a second, allowing computer programs to respond — are also available in some anonymous trading venues, known as "dark pools." Some describe them as exchange-run dark pools.The new services at Nasdaq and BATS resemble one long offered by fast-growing trading venue Direct Edge, and amplified an ongoing debate over fair market access, prices, and the way orders circulate through the dozens of electronic trading venues in the United States.Schapiro has not specifically mentioned flash orders publicly. But in a speech last month she raised concerns about the growth of dark pools, warning that the SEC may take action to protect market integrity and fair price discovery. An SEC spokesman said he couldn’t confirm or comment on letters the market watchdog receives.(but take the fifth,asshole.)