Pro 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
When mass corruption rules the day, we who are just and would escape with our integrity intact from the present age, must not be willing to compromise, yet this verity should not cause us to abandon those who may have compromised their integrity and need a helping hand recovering from a fall from grace.
When people and especially those in power put no difference between the clean and the unclean, the worthy and the unworthy, it may all become one grotesque orgy of idolatry, destined for fire.
D & C 61:31And in that place they shall lift up their voices unto G-d against that people, yea, unto him whose anger is kindled against their wickedness, a people who are well-nigh ripened for destruction.
Yet, when we are those people or are surrounded by those people what is the call to action?
Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
This is not so much for our sake as for theirs who would otherwise suffer immediate annihilation.
2Ti 2:26 That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
2Pe 3:9 The L-RD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1Cr 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
Both Y’shua and Paul meant the Passover sacrifice, as much as Y’shua’s own body or any sacrifice of well-being, atonement, etc.
His bodily suffering and sacrifice and that of his followers and fellow saviors were a means of closure. Closing out an age; birthing a new one, renewing the L-RD’s Covenant through an obedient High Priest.
“till he come” makes definite the fact that the Atonement was for a time and times, and on an eternal basis for all who believe in the L-RD’s power to resurrect the dead, through obedience to Torah and Temple work and the mercy and grace of a risen Savior, or Mercy Seat in times “BCE.”
In times “AD or CE, Common Era,” I believe we need a restoration of a Mercy Seat.
Idolaters, pagans, and the heathen, etc., use many forms of so-called ‘Christian’ worship as a rite of passage into a Molech-like kingdom of wickedness and opposed inclinations; opposed to the Covenant & Holiness Codes (Ex. 21-23, Lev. 18-20, etc.).
And that is a kingdom that would last for a time, and times, and half a time but would come to an end (Dan 12:7 & Rev 12:14).
When there is no real call to repentance or atonement among men, we are lawless and there can be no real judgment doled out and no real justice done among the sons of men or G-d.
For generations, Zion in the Heart of America and in Israel has been a sort of tomb for all that is unclean and unholy, which is the work of the Evil one or inclination in men and women endeavoring to enshrine ungodliness and demonic guile as One might the holy of holies and goodwill among men, or as G-d and His Chosen might the Ark of Covenant and His Sanctuary and Temple.
What makes the USA more worthy than any other nation, is love to Christ, though it be a house of rebellion and a mess of cat and dog dung, swine consumption, corruption and defilement protected by law of land and voice of mob rule, it is life with a real awareness of the diaspora and Christ’s “new commandment” which is really nothing new to Jews at all, but may be a more pure and demanding/exacting form of “chesed” or “loving-kindness.”
Rom 2:14-16 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
In the day when G-d shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Ex. 15:2-3 HaShem is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my G-d, and I will glorify Him; my father’s G-d, and I will exalt Him.
HaShem is a man of war, HaShem is His name.
The American Way is deeply Zionist and does business the way the L-RD has always done business, without ever really intending to do business at all. It’s an exercise in futility and madness. Amusing as it may be frustrating and tragic. The promise is of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, yet produces such a harvest of misery and confusion that the promise seems an empty one unless you realize what the game is all about and why less Is more and loss is gain, success, failure, etc. Let people work towards a certain goal and success and if any individual actually succeeds or reaches that goal, “the gods” immediately and literally pull the rug out from under you, bar your way and steal your successes and produce something completely different and most often contrary to what you may have had in mind. It’s piracy and it works inasmuch as they are lawful about it.
It is the work of a bunch of “naval birshat ha-Torah”’s “scoundrels within the bounds of Torah.” ‘One who manages to live an unworthy life without technically breaking any of the Torah rules.’~ Etz Hayim Commentary.
Unless a man like David comes along and truly sees or understands the L-RD’s heart and will, few will know what it is to reach fulfillment in this world, and it is just as well because self-fulfillment is not the point and never were.
Robbing State, Commonwealth, and Citizenry by abuse of law has become or has always been easy to mark, but it is just as easy to blind someone by bribe and get away with and has been so for many generations, yet robbing Zion to pay Zion’s laborers is no way to prosper. And when both are thus robbed, everyone feels the crunch effect and no one is better for it.
It is especially evident among authorities and civil servants who reap any rewards thereby. We may understand why the government is so ready or willing to cut social security or Medicare benefits when this is true. But it is no solution to the problem to penalize the system, or those dependent upon it, for the corruption of those who have misused or abused it for so long. The system is not the problem. It works, when men are lawful and citizens honest. I have found all this out by experience. It is hard to improve a system when men and women are allowed to work until their graves within the system, obviously doing it no good and all harm by persisting in this or that office or place of employ.
In the L-RD’s tabernacle, men 30-50 years old would work for that time span and then no more.
My opinion is that no one over thirty may be trusted, and so ought to work and be watched closely during their term of service to the community in which they find themselves and no one under thirty, nor anyone over fifty ought to be employed by the State as a civil servant, except in situations of extreme expertise and devotion to the trade or service rendered. Princes ought to reign for as long as they are princely and under vows of Nazarene lore, trained up in the Way they should go and employed for just such a term of service in whatever manner they are striving to be of use to the world and Kingdom/Nation, and immediately relieved of the burden and “retired” at fifty and enjoy the remainder of their lives as elders of a socially secure Nation, taken care of as a matter of course but not given absurd rewards or deemed more important than they may be.
The years of thirty to fifty may be termed as years of “debtor service,” both redeeming the person from sins committed in one’s youth and accomplishing any vows one may have willingly made to the L-RD for the good of the Nation.
While certain “system upgrades” are wise and necessary, more oft than not they are inadequately meted out and incorrectly applied because of the corruption within the civil servant and the State, and delusional respect shown the wrong people, whether those people are they who would benefit from such upgrades or who would make them so; laborers, authorities, employers, politicians, etc. Therefore the result is more harmful than useful and more loss than gain. And it takes a clown or someone “Doing a Balaam” to make this evident and it is he who should be rewarded and not penalized for doing a shoddy job or accepting what the State would pay one to do such a job for the wrong reason, because he did what he did for the right reasons and the love of his fellows and G-d. It does not take a great person to be part of the problem, and sometimes the only solution or way to expose the real problems within the State is to create an even greater waste and problem than the one that looms to destroy all and thereby avert destruction which is or was due the corrupt State in which he was faithfully employed according to a higher, more noble mindset than the deluded masses may fancy themselves to be. It was or is these few souls who ward off the terrorism the USA fears. They go the extra mile.
Judge not by appearances but judge with righteous judgment, therefore.
The health and welfare of the members of a household are of more importance than the appearance of any edifice or plot of land. The Spirit which gives life and engages us in each day’s passage is of more importance than how accommodating and comfortable our surroundings may be.
Anything that marks corruption within the State or authority no matter how harmful it may seem at first is therefore of utmost importance to the security of our Nation, the Commonwealth and State of New Israel which did at first strive to be established in this land or ‘New World’ generations ago.
“If you don’t have a strategy, you’re part of someone else’s strategy.”
— Alvin Toffler
Pride in Nation, State, and even self is well and good if it is not just so much flag waving and posturing with the evil intent of serving men’s tables and getting by or forwarding the agendas and pogroms of the synagogue of Satan, or your own desires and schemes at the price of the destruction of the Whole; while sabotaging one’s own reputation and welfare for the good of the whole is honorable and commendable alway.
“For behold, are we not all beggars?” King Benjamin
Hell is, contrary to popular opinion, and evidentially a very bad place to be and some people, or the majority will use whatever vehicle they may like flee as a bat out of it, or endeavor to leave it behind while others will go to insane measures to ensure that the opposite is accomplished and that no man is left behind or lost as a result of the majority’s will to run headlong and lemming-like over the cliff of fate’s fail; and it is hard to blame either party though one is clearly more praiseworthy but unlikely to be praised of men.
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of G-d.
Again, it is when anyone who considers himself to be a Jew would treat his fellow man or strangers as Amalek once treated the stragglers of Israel’s camp that we gain a curse and not a blessing in our endeavors, whatsoever they may be. Though corruption is within them and directs their goings, they consider themselves lawful, though their lawfulness is fundamentally of evil design, thus proving themselves to be combined against the L-RD and His Servant in Whom is all mercy and forgiveness, which be absent in all their members.
They are a sucker-punching brood of vipers who have never won a fair fight in their existence.
Protecting the blind from the less than unkind should never be left to those who are out of their mind.
And that may be the only good thing about the delusion that is produced in our straying from Torah, our artistic endeavors, our theatric loves and longings for a different if not a better world. Such may feed false hopes and end in despair and tragedy but in a just society ought to be given a chance because the spirits and idols in men’s hearts may have been born of a reality that had no other means of being born. I mean a man fooled by the society he trusted in and condemned to a life of woe and remorse is made no worse by believing in a character’s performance that correctly portrayed his essence as G-d fashioned him to be and live. Such may be the only “place” real heroes in people may live and breathe and have their being, who tragically may otherwise have never even come to know themselves, for one “has much ado to know” oneself. And so, whether their dreams are filthy or not, stars shine for their gazers sakes and not their own. And G-d has preordained their order and time to shine. Feeling “outshined” may never really be possible unless one is untrue to self and G-d and there is no real selfishness in enjoying or entertaining a dream. For in each is born the potential or equal opportunity to serve G-d in a manner in which He uniquely fashioned each of Us to be, as “lively stones,” who though dead in sin, are alive in Him for His sake as well as our own and our children and children’s children’s sake.
Ecc 3:1 To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
The hardest time is the time of letting go, and the USA works hard to keep all included even after a vessel has had its time, served its purpose or failed to.
And again, what is a failure but the grandest of successes and loss gain, and that is why pirates are pirates, argh! And permitted to do what they do, though it more oft than not be nothing at all.
1Ti 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
John 3:16 For G-d so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
There is an “I” in United and Union, but the I ought to be silent and not absent like that in Team.
The proper pronunciation, therefore, is “without Ted” or “Not on.” *raspberries*
All creation belongs to G-d and He is One whom you may not rob without paying a price no one can afford.
Restoration is not a man’s will nor may any man bring it about, it is the L-RD’s Spirit and our agreement/obedience that may help bring it about, but the L-RD, as Sovereign does whatever He wishes with His creation. For us, it’s mostly guesswork and predestined luck, or so it would seem.
Isa 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the L-RD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the L-RD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
As with Job, G-d allows the enemy to take everything and everyone away from Job and afflict him severely. But G-d, from the outset, knew the end result would be His own and Job’s vindication/justification.
The thing that bothers me is not only the willingness of Job’s friends and family in being part of the devil’s scheme and that they seem to care so little for Job or their own personal integrity, but that they never really seem to be held accountable either, though I have no doubt they suffered for their willful mutiny of an innocent man. In the end, they are just replaced and the Scriptures teach not that any were punished or held accountable, though someone comes to tell Job his family had died, I doubt whether that was true. Job’s closest friends are fined but that is all. Job prays for them and is granted a new life. I figure Job was righteous to forgive and forget, like Solomon (1 Kings 3:11;2 Chronicles 1:11) and that his newly endowed windfall was sufficient to aid him in starting anew after all he had suffered. Yet, I can’t help but feel he must have carried a sense of loss and hurt for the remainder of his days over the offenses, never attaining to any real measure of closure other than the rumor that the offenders were dead or otherwise cast out. What a psychological scar for an entire generation of Jews! I don’t think Job would have asked for or desired anyone being punished but for some form of justice. G-d’s will be done, yet could Job’s loss ever be made up for?
What I mean is, Job is denied the opportunity to forgive his offenders or any sort of closure.
Nevertheless, I trust the L-RD saw justice done in His own way and rewarded everyone according to the desires of their hearts and the deeds they may have done.
According to Y’shua’s ministry, it is more evil for a man to presume himself righteous even for following G-d’s word to the letter than for an unclean sinner to seek mercy and admit he is beyond hope, unclean and unworthy of G-d’s Kingdom.
When one is overcome with the evil inclination and at the hour of reckoning finds himself hopelessly ensnared by the enemy or devil, he belongs to whom? To whom he would serve and fear more than to whom he may be enslaved by.
We pray in the Amidah to be forgiven for sins or when we “intentionally transgress,” meaning we meant to bring about good with the evil we knowingly did or because we had no other alternative and know that G-d is forgiving and full of steadfast love and mercy.
Nevertheless, it is easier or more natural to do evil than to do good, therefore particularly evil to abandon Torah and the Redeemer when taken in a snare, sevenfold as difficult to clothe oneself with righteousness, not one’s own, and find a will and way to act justly and walk humbly with one’s G-d.
The United States of America has, in Her more restful times and redeeming generations recognized these truths and Her people though double-laden with burdens of sin and servitude made yet worse by delusion and persecution are world renowned and even loved for their character, humor, and charity.
Delusion has become more cumbersome with the widespread usage of the Internet and people have hardened themselves to those finer gifts of virtue which come from patience and a kind of love or clinging to whatsoever.
Phl 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the G-d of peace shall be with you.
Personal integrity has been tried in recent times as never before and it has never been found more wanting in so many.
Frightened by a rod of wickedness, that may have arisen to combat the widespread terror and lawlessness of a war on Grace, which the more easily makes victims of those caught in a mosh pit tragedy of social chaos and what seem few options of survival, let down by a society that has preached the gospel of contention, strife and envy adding affliction to bondage it can be hard to remember that the G-d of peace even exists.
Exd 23:27 I will send my fear (terror) before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
*That is, He will cause the enemy to be struck with “terror,” [and that is] the effect of the “terror.” ~Etz Hayim Commentary.
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For the Beast, the choice is obvious and a no-brainer; clothe Itself with militant ignorance and go to work with both hands diligently with relish!
For the man of G-d, who rejoices in merciful kindness and the finer gifts of society, the love of community and the freedom to worship in Spirit and in Truth, it is a war with terror and not against it.
Only a deluded victim or madman would make a war on terror or against the devil on the devil’s terms, the way the Beast may; knowing any man who would take up arms in such an insane quest would just as quickly ruin his own nation or subject his neighbor to a debtor’s prison for life at the behest of some pompous king of tyrants or host of devils, and count himself wise or more cunning than his neighbor and countrymen in “winning” such a “war.”
The so-called War on Terror, therefore, is truly or more precisely a war on freedom using weapons of mass distraction and terror, inflicting a stranglehold on any who oppose the use of force or might makes right; making victims of any who would not betray the spirit of meekness which is in our great and eternal Head and Savior (Psalm 18:35).
The ancients of Judaism know well the hardships of the fallen Creature and the rigors of true religion better than the potentate of State and Union yet are hardened when it comes to pure religion as defined by the apostle Paul as much or more than a law abiding enforcement agent in the USA may be as a matter of separation and alienation from G-d but diligence in duty for survival’s sake.
And so it is not so surprising that many came to believe in a War on Terror or that one may have been unavoidable in preserving freedom.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause G-d shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
It is to our shame as citizens of a nation born at Divine Liberty that we need to be policed at all, but if we are to be, let us be quickly corrected thereby for our own good and assist in preserving a brave and free nation rather than protest a police state or rage against a machine. Let us in nowise give an opportunity to the enemy by acting or reacting selfishly, rebelliously or in an unpatriotic fashion. Let us rather rebuke the powers that be by acting in an ever more patriotic manner than they may be able to for the war’s sake that they are caught up in fighting.
2Ti 2:3-4 Thou, therefore, endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Rom 13:3- 5 For rulers are not a terror to good works but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of G-d to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of G-d, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath but also for conscience sake.
As Invader Zim would say, “Obey the Fist!”
When we act in ways contrary to the Will of G-d, we may not always realize we are doing so and should in a just society be afforded much leniency and forbearance IF we are trying nobly to recover ourselves and escape the calamity of delusion and our own inclination to evil as children raised in a contrary world and delusional society who have, as a consequence, become dependent upon delusion to cope and survive. Such ought not to be but is and we must become wise or perish.
Had we, as a nation, feared the L-RD, His Fear would never have become a Terror unto Us.
Terror needs an opportunity to achieve its desired effect. Even so, Grace needs an opportunity in order to work and manifest G-d’s Glory, Steadfast Love and Mercy unto an unworthy nation.
When weeds are perishing, Grace must grow apace.
Phl 2:15-18 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of G-d, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
: Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
1 Nephi 22
And now after I had read these things, my brethren came unto me and said unto me: What meaneth these things which ye have read? Are they to be understood according to things which are spiritual, which shall come to pass according to the spirit and not the flesh?
And I said unto them: They were manifest unto the prophet by the voice of the Spirit; for by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets, which shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh.
Wherefore, the things of which I have read are things pertaining to things both temporal and spiritual; for it appears that the house of Israel, sooner or later, will be scattered upon all the face of the earth, and also among all nations.
And there are many who are already lost from the knowledge of those who are in Jerusalem. Yea, the more part of all the tribes have been led away; and they are scattered to and fro upon the isles of the sea; and whither they are none of us knoweth, save that we know that they have been led away.
And since they have been led away, these things have been prophesied concerning them, and also concerning all those who shall hereafter be scattered and be confounded, because of the Holy One of Israel; for against him will they harden their hearts; wherefore, they shall be scattered among all nations and shall be hated of all men.
Nevertheless, after they shall be nursed by the Gentiles, and HaShem has lifted up his hand upon the Gentiles and set them up for a standard, and their children have been carried in their arms, and their daughters have been carried upon their shoulders, behold these things of which are spoken are temporal; for thus are the covenants of HaShem with our fathers; and it meaneth us in the days to come, and also all our brethren who are of the house of Israel.
And the time cometh that after all the house of Israel have been scattered and confounded, that Ad’ni G-d will raise up a mighty nation among the Gentiles, yea, even upon the face of this land; and by them shall our seed be scattered.
And after our seed is scattered Ad’ni G-d will proceed to do a marvelous work among the Gentiles, which shall be of great worth unto our seed; wherefore, it is likened unto their being nourished by the Gentiles and being carried in their arms and upon their shoulders.
And it shall also be of worth unto the Gentiles; and not only unto the Gentiles but unto all the house of Israel, unto the making known of the covenants of the Father of heaven unto Abraham, saying: In thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
And I would, my brethren, that ye should know that all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed unless he shall make bare his arm in the eyes of the nations.
Wherefore, Ad’ni G-d will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.
Wherefore, he will bring them again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that HaShem is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.
And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of HaShem.
And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of HaShem, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.
For behold, saith the prophet, the time cometh speedily that Satan shall have no more power over the hearts of the children of men; for the day soon cometh that all the proud and they who do wickedly shall be as stubble; and the day cometh that they must be burned.
For the time soon cometh that the fulness of the wrath of G-d shall be poured out upon all the children of men; for he will not suffer that the wicked shall destroy the righteous.
Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.
I say unto you, that these things must shortly come; yea, even blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke must come; and it must needs be upon the face of this earth; and it cometh unto men according to the flesh if it so be that they will harden their hearts against the Holy One of Israel.
For the righteous shall not perish; for the time surely must come that all they who fight against Zion shall be cut off.
And HaShem will surely prepare a way for his people, unto the fulfilling of the words of Moses, which he spake, saying: A prophet shall Ad’ni your G-d raise up unto you, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
And all those who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.
And now I declare unto you, that this prophet of whom Moses spake was the Holy One of Israel; wherefore, he shall execute judgment in righteousness.
And the righteous need not fear, for they are those who shall not be confounded. But it is the kingdom of the devil, which shall be built up among the children of men, which kingdom is established among them which are in the flesh —
For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; they are those who must be brought low in the dust; they are those who must be consumed as stubble, and this is according to the words of the prophet.
And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall, and the Holy One of Israel must reign in dominion, and might, and power, and great glory.
And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth, and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd, and he shall feed his sheep, and in him, they shall find pasture.
And because of the righteousness of his people, Satan has no power; wherefore, he cannot be loosed for the space of many years; for he hath no power over the hearts of the people, for they dwell in righteousness, and the Holy One of Israel reigneth.
And now, I, Nephi, say unto you that all these things must come according to the flesh.
But all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people shall dwell safely in the Holy One of Israel if it so be that they will repent.
And now I, Nephi, make an end; for I durst not speak further as yet concerning these things.
Wherefore, my brethren, I would that ye should consider that the things which have been written upon the plates of brass are true; and they testify that a man must be obedient to the commandments of G-d.
Wherefore, ye need not suppose that I and my father are the only ones that have testified, and also taught them. Wherefore, if ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the end, ye shall be saved at the last day. And thus it is. Amen.