“I said you are gods.” This striking statement is part of the rather short Psalm 82. Age end concepts and correct judgment are embodied in it’s eight verses. We see phrases like “sons of the Most High” and “thou shall inherit all nations.”
A lot to consider in this psalm, with it’s focus on how we judge and how we arrive at our conclusions for or against others. Faulty judgment becomes faulty or contaminated by accepting or lifting up the cause of a sinful, rebellious person.
There too is a distinction made of those who, it says, walked on in darkness. Those in darkness did not know, as apposed to those who have heard and have rejected. Major difference. To remember this is a good defense against disgust toward those who hold a contradictory religious view. This certainly does not include those who knowingly and actively subvert and undermine the Word of Yah.
Think of the impressionable college students, who’s professors deceive, and essentially brainwash them. Who’s parents, were themselves products of an earlier phase of social engineering. The family security was lax, and the door left unguarded. Psych drugs were used on them to absolve parental responsibility. Those in authority tapped into youthful rebellion, to fill them with a false empowerment. Extreme confusion rules over them.
Everything immoral is celebrated. Have sex with any race, any gender you want. They are only social constructs after all. If the sex leads to pregnancy, go ahead and kill it. They don’t consider that they are being led to a bitter end. They live in light-less misery, disguised as enlightened pleasure. Puts one in mind of the deception in Eden. Who is to blame?
My prayer goes out for all of our young people worldwide. They have been scarred and cheated by those in authority, by those who create the media they consume, and by their own deceived contemporaries. That they will overcome the darkness, in which they’ve been imprisoned. By and in the Name of Y’shua the Messiah.
As angered as we may feel toward their antics and their acting out, as many have asked for understanding and received only condemnation, our response to the youth right up through college age must not condemn.
We surely groan and travail in pain together until now (including at the present time). We only see ourselves through the carnal eye. Because the creature (the radiance, the ziv) itself shall also be delivered from the bondage of corruption (that prison) to the glorious liberty of the children of God. There it is in Romans 8, the children of God, the manifestation of the sons and daughters, the children of of God. We purify ourselves with this hope: (as we see in 1 John 3) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons and daughters of God: Therefore the world no longer knows us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are the sons and daughters of God, It does not yet appear what we will be (we don’t know exactly how we will look or what form we will take), but we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.
(The first mention of the sons of God is found in Genesis 6:2. The verse beginning the description of mixing. The word “God” is listed as the Strong’s number 430, which is Elohim, the plural form. Eloah, 433, is the singular form. The Hebrew pronunciation is always preferable.)
We try to survive in a world where we no longer fit in. It is this very reason that Y’shua warned us to hold on tight to what we have so that no man takes our crown. It is much easier to simply give up and give in. Yet we stand against, yes we rebel against the standards of the world. We will not bow. Which is a fitting thing to say on the first day of Chanukkah. Of course, this is not one of the Appointed Times, yet Y’shua appears to have observed it.
So, if any one be in Y’shua, he is a new creature (2 Cor 5:15-17). What is the impression you and I will give to those who remain once our radiance in Y’shua is freed? It is not a euphemism to say we are the children of Yahweh. What does it say? That we are gods, elohim? We don’t recognize our former man of the flesh any longer. He falls away by little and little, with each blow of the vengeful sword against us. Each endurance of it knocks away chunks and bits of our former self. And by our trials we have begun learning to discern righteously.
Psalm 82 ends with the the following: Thou shalt inherit all nations. Following all the tribulation, Y’shua will rule all nations with a rod of iron. With no satanic influence during His millennium reign, Y’shua Messiah will cause be strict adherence to His Commandments. As for us, Israel, Israel means Ruling as El, Ruling as God. The rebels will finally be purged out from among us, they will not enter the land of Israel.