by June Griffin
Mercy - (Heb. dictionary-Strong's ref. 2616) - a primary root, to bow (the neck only) in courtesy to an equal; i.e., to be kind;...
Grace - (Heb. dictionary-Strong's ref. 2603) - to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior...
Making use of the two root words, we differentiate between these and demonstrate God's hatred of Communism and multiculturalism, properly called old Babylon.
God's People are marked with the words: HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD.
When in Psalm 136, He said that "His Mercy endureth forever," He showed kindness to those His equal; Thus Paul stated under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost that we are to "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a servant." Therefore as Abraham was called a Friend of God, we may be such a Friend. When Benjamin Franklin said that America had forgotten its Old Friend, he also elevated our status as an equal in Friendship, as well as many references to the Bride as Co-Equal with the Husband. But Grace is extended to those our inferior who know not the Truth and the privileges of Holiness.
When He overthrew Pharaoh and his hosts in the Red Sea, for example, He was showing Mercy to His Equals, those Whom He bought by Promise and Blood. Christians have that same benefit and may see the end of the enemies of their Saviour overthrown. Luke 1 elucidates the purpose of the coming of Christ when Zechariah stated that "He hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us, to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His Holy covenant; the oath which he sware to our father Abraham that He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life."
Christian conduct is to be like their Head in that we are kind to those who are our equals and those who are inferior to us. But we have a Covenant Promise in Mercy; and those who are inferior might come into that Promise but if they refuse such Grace, woe unto them, for the day cometh which will burn like fire.
This country has such a holy covenant with God, executed by the faithful Pilgrims under the hand of Gov. Wm. Bradford, in that they established this territory now called the United States "for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith." (See Pilgrims Free Themselves from Communism: Establish Individual Enterprise, and read it at your Thanksgiving service.)
This eternal covenant was certified to be a perpetual glory to God, Old Glory, and the Gospel has gone forth throughout the world from these United States. We have been robbed by every thieving country in the Name of Christian charity and now China claims we owe them money? Ha! Reverse your thinking, Orientals! Calculate the amount of extorted foreign aid we, the American taxpayers, have had extracted since the establishment of that AntiChrist institution, the united nations, so called. Consider the trillions, I say, in machine tools, minerals, clothing, food, armies, human labor, every commodity known to man has been hauled into foreign countries including China, all in the Name of Christian charity.
We have been gracious to the inferior nations, but now it is time for Mercy to be poured upon those of the Christian faith who are His equals. Psalm 136. And all the people said: Amen.