Covenant of the Original Thirteen Colonies/Tribes/States
Exd 34:6-7 And the L-RD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The L-RD, The L-RD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
“These two verses contain a passage recited and chanted on the High Holy Days and the Festivals. This summary of God’s compassionate qualities is known as “The Thirteen Attributes of God” or the “Covenant of the Thirteen” [b’rit sh’losh esrei].”~EHC
“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” Declaration of Independence
“Al pi – In accordance with. Literally, ‘By the mouth of’, understood by the sages to mean ‘orally’ and to refer to oral Torah that accompanied the written Torah. This oral Torah [torah she-b’al peh] serves to illuminate obscurities, harmonize contradictions, and, in general, makes possible the practical application of the written Torah’s laws in everyday life. “ ~EHC
I recently reread the declaration of independence and found that the crimes they accuse the king of England and prince of are at this time or on the verge of becoming crimes ‘we the people’ may be found guilty of; if in collusion and combination, we remain rebellious and contrary to God’s will that may be said to reign in our members in any degree, lesser or greater. Tyranny of mob rule will demand tyranny of militant force, and there are those who wish to see this outcome eventual. If it is we the people’s fault, the government we the people established under God will cease to possess any relevance and much less right to power than our enemies list to win by waging war on us. It is a shame and a loss we the people cannot afford. We must demand more of ourselves.
“There is such a thing as being proud of grace.” ~Charles Spurgeon
The humility of Francis the Futile notwithstanding, Catholics and most Christians so-called are all or most of them unwitting devils, servants to the same, whether they realize it or not, created for destruction – their hearts are desolate and void of natural affection. Only Christ may help them and does even as God causes it to rain on both the unjust and the just alike. Yet the work Christ may work in their hearts, is not an enduring one, and may be as short-lived as a cigarette break; the result a hope that goes up in smoke and a faith that falters at every step; alms giving without righteous intent; and want like an armed man upon the entire population of the kingdom on earth. They can’t retain any real blessings. They seek in vain HaShem and to know His thoughts and ways. They are the wanton craving in the wilderness and cannot be made useful for good works; being mostly alienated from His good Spirit and holy inclination. They must receive their wages of him whom they list to obey and if that were Christ, they would be Jews and do the works of Abraham. But, as it stands, they seek employment where perhaps Abraham’s children might be best employed, and in wickedness and futility make void the good work they might have done by making a mockery of all good works and defiling all they touch; destroy hopes, and inflict misery, afflicting sevenfold those whom the L-RD has already afflicted. Their root is bitterness incarnate; their cause is spite, and their hatred a fixed thing against all progress and sound judgment.
Nevertheless, they are in the L-RD’s hands and are employed only when we do not seek Him or the sons of Jacob seek Him in vain.
Only HaShem may rebuke them and drive them out. People cannot. The devil is too powerful and his subjects are protected. One must call upon HaShem and as an angel may, ask Him to rebuke the devil and drive out the workers of iniquity for the sake of the righteous, as the angel of the L-RD may chaff before the wind. This requires patience and faith; perfect love does drive out all fearful things. God created all things out of love, even the devil and his angels and the people who subject themselves to him.
If an opposition were not necessary in this world, it would not be this world and we who belong to God would already be in Heaven. But, as it is, the world is the stage and we the people must make the play worthy of Him. If not the devil will ruin the whole show and our part in it will not be what we wished it to be. We become the seven contemptible sins of man’s fallen nature, at war with the thirteen divine attributes of God. Thank goodness and HaShem we are outnumbered!
Pro 6:16-19 These six things doth the L-RD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
The apostle Paul would stave off these by warning us against roots of bitterness that defile many. Spots and blemishes, wells without water, sporting themselves while they feast with you.
It is hard, if not impossible, for any congregation to combat much less cleanse the damage these sorts may do if given the chance, which is born when the congregation seeks not the L-RD of hosts in truth and dedication, renewed annually through holy days observed and daily through prayer and intercession Spiritual. “Prayer blends confession with a plea for pardon.” EHC
These spots often seek to be “lowly”, having a pretext of lowliness, poverty and a willingness to do work others might disdain as unclean, but they are truly proud, arrogant and violent in nature. Most of whom are incredibly lazy, unruly and unconcerned; very hard of heart. They are, as scripture states, as natural brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed, but before they may be, they work as much bitterness and evil within, poisoning the root of humanity which ought to be kept sacred if not holy.
Scoffers scoff but they shall mourn and His grace is sufficient for them that repent.
Reprobate have been a reality as long as nobility has and it is easier to find acceptance and comradeship among the cast outs, being welcomed with all one’s failures and shortcomings as they are than to strive with the noble in whom is the L-RD’s delight – but if a noble be puffed up in pride he may be in greater danger than the wicked when he fails and if provoked to fall from grace may be destroyed all the more swiftly for his trouble. It is then that the wicked rejoice at having injured the Cause of Holiness. It is not easy to be here or there and we ought to seek to establish a meeting place-Temple-Mercy Seat- a place where all may find acceptance where they are for whom they may be, not hated or loved for whom they may not be.
True nobility is nigh impossible to indulge in a fallen reality, a dangerous aspiration indeed; but if one may, or if done with none of what may be condemned as pride or haughtiness may be enjoyed by one as by all – both reprobate and of the manor born. It seeks not to injure but to rightly assess, occupy, labor, worship, etc., and is to be a humbling experience for all, both small and great, despised and beloved. Victory is in recovering the lost. There is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over the ninety and nine who have no need of repentance.
Therefore most who judge there fellows at all for shortcomings and failure are without excuse; for they do the very things they judge others for themselves to some extent, greater or lesser. God does not need man to judge one another. He judges justly and has indignation everyday against the wicked. But He has called no man to be a judge of his neighbor, only to love the same as himself.
Pro 14:9-11 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
With people stuck wherever they may be in life for whatever reason, the solution may be in renewing the reality, which is the work of faith, and the labor of the unseen hand of God in all things.
People may not be awesome, but they are meant to be wonderful- full of wonder. We the people accomplish as much and more by living unto our posterity and not unto ourselves. This is the plan of happiness if there could ever be one sustained by faith. We are all to judge right judgment but never to be judges of one another. God made people who they are for His own unsearchable reason; we ought to be able to muster as much faith as may be necessary to trust Him if not we the people.
When one reaches a certain age, one must realize their time has past, their divinely ordained tenure is fulfilled so much as it may in one’s age, and there must needs be a letting go and making way for what now must needs take the reigns. There remains much opportunity to rejoice in Zion’s children and revel in new things the L-RD creates for us everyday.
Most people remain entirely selfish their whole lives long and expect to be recognized, pandered to, entitled, etc., which is what I find at the root of all that is ignoble. Failure is often the height of success in men if they would regard themselves with any due respect and understanding.
Our children ought to be our judges simply because we want God to be our judge and in whom could not the thirteen divine attributes of mercy thrive if not in our children? This is what builds up humanity, and protecting what space as these our name’s sake may enjoy and prosper in – Zion – one of her foundations of liberty/freedom for all.
But people mired in delusion unhealthy and unwise, which they regard as reality, will judge their children, condemn ourselves and destroy imaginations; defy spirits and shackle divine right before it even gets a chance to perform anything good or bad; all to the end that people entirely lacking in character noble may birth abomination and win rights and privileges for things and things which should not be, i.e., gay marriage; the usurpation of government office which ought to be held in highest esteem and never subject to humiliation or disdain; the degradation of societal norms; miring of imaginations heavenward, all in order to get gain and power over others and in so doing defy all sound judgment, mock at mercy and enthrone politically correct vulgarity which is vomit veiling its baser ignoble intentions.
We must continue to war against this monstrosity by encouraging ourselves and our children in the Spirit to the overthrow of that being who beguiled our first parents in the Garden of Eden and leave the battle of the flesh to the L-RD and His Hosts who will fight for us and we shall hold our peace if we are diligent and obedient to the Cause of Zion, the Freedom of America and Longevity of Liberty in our children and theirs and most importantly our enemy’s children who need us more than they need their own parents, who might otherwise sell them for a pair of shoes.
The Cause must be singular and the result unity in diversity which is not but that which America has always enjoyed to some extent greater or lesser, God bless her through charity and wise goings and comings. No milk spilt is worth the tears.
Continue with me and HaShem in we shall do His will and the Kingdom will come.
The words of Ether; for he truly told them of all things, from the beginning of man; and that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands, a chosen land of the L-rd; wherefore the L-rd would have that all men should serve him who dwell upon the face thereof;
And that it was the place of the New Jerusalem, which should come down out of heaven, and the holy sanctuary of the L-rd.
Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ, and he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land.
And he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come — after it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the L-rd; wherefore, it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old; but it should be built up again, and become a holy city of the L-rd; and it should be built unto the house of Israel.
And that a New Jerusalem should be built upon this land, unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph, for which things there has been a type.
For as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt, even so he died there; wherefore, the L-rd brought a remnant of the seed of Joseph out of the land of Jerusalem, that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not, even as he was merciful unto the father of Joseph that he should perish not.
Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph shall be built upon this land; and it shall be a land of their inheritance; and they shall build up a holy city unto the L-rd, like unto the Jerusalem of old; and they shall no more be confounded, until the end come when the earth shall pass away.
And there shall be a new heaven and a new earth; and they shall be like unto the old save the old have passed away, and all things have become new.
And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell therein, for it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the covenant; and they are they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph, who were of the house of Israel.
And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the covenant; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the north countries, and are partakers of the fulfilling of the covenant which God made with their father, Abraham.
And when these things come, bringeth to pass the scripture which saith, there are they who were first, who shall be last; and there are they who were last, who shall be first.
And I was about to write more; but I am forbidden; but great and marvelous were the prophecies of Ether; but they esteemed him as naught and cast him out; and he hid himself in the cavity of a rock by day; and by night he went forth viewing the things which should come upon the people.
Psa 85:1-13 L-RD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Shew us thy mercy, O L-RD, and grant us thy salvation.
I will hear what God the L-RD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yea, the L-RD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Psa 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the L-RD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Amo 9:13-15 Behold, the days come, saith the L-RD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the L-RD thy God.
Psa 126:1-5 [[A Song of degrees.]] When the L-RD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The L-RD hath done great things for them.
The L-RD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Turn again our captivity, O L-RD, as the streams in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.