August 9, 2022     2:44 pm
7. First Week in Advent - Saturday
The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand
          The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand,"   Psalms 110:1
          Thus David, the prophet and king, from whose seed Christ would be born, foretold the final ascension of Christ, both his and our Lord. Through the Holy Spirit he heard in advance how God the Father, after Christ's great victory of our salvation was accomplished, would say to Christ: "Sit at My right hand." And so it came to pass. Christ, true God and man, our Substitute and Saviour, ascended into heaven, and - note well - opened heaven for us, which had been barred against us. When He ascended into heaven, He reopened to us the door of Paradise that day. The cherub guards the gate no more: to God our thanks we pay. And He, true God and man, our Substitute and Saviour, sat at the right hand of God. And thus He prepared a place for us where we shall be in the most intimate communion with God forevermore, and where the glory of God will illumine our entire being, both soul and body. He has accomplished all things for us. He has prepared all things for us. And He, true God and man, our Saviour and Substitute, now sits at the right of God, and fills all things with His presence and omnipotence. Is there anywhere that the right hand of God is not? And He that sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, rules over all. In this way our dear Saviour is with us always, even to the end of the world. And thus He guards, guides, leads, directs, and rules us that we may obtain the salvation of our souls. Let us receive Him, let us trust in Him, and rely on Him, on Him who secured us every blessing, and brings us to the blissful abodes of heaven.
          PRAYER: - Jesus, exalted Saviour, You call me, a poor sinner, to that glory which You have procured for me, which You have prepared for me, which You have taken possession of for me. O Lord Jesus, I trust in You alone. O my Righteousness, my Life, my Salvation, protect me against Satan, against the wicked world, and against my own evil flesh and blood. Keep me in the true faith and trust in You, and open wide heaven's door for me when from this earth my soul shall flee. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 9, 2022     2:44 pm