Mass: December 3 2017

Reading 1

You, LORD, are our Father;

Our redeemer, you are named forever.

GOD is known as our God and our redeemer.  When God beckoned Moses, he asked God, ‘Who should I say sent me?’

In the Septuagint Exodus 3:14(the Septuagint, also known as LXX, is the oldest translation of the Old Testament known to man. It was translated by the Greeks and was accepted by Christ and the Jews of Alexandria, even prior to the Christian Era. It is used to correct and verify the Hebrew Bible) Exodus 3:14 l, God said unto Moses, I am HE WHO IS (ho ōn): and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, HE WHO IS (ho ōn) hath sent me unto you.

Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways,

and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?

(There is text on this, we can discuss it if you wish, it’s called The Wandering People of God: An Investigation of the Letter to the Hebrews. https://www.amazon.com/dp/157910875X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_q7gjAbZ3JMMWX)

Return for the sake of your servants,

the tribes of your heritage.

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,

with the mountains quaking before you,

while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for, or speak of,

such as they had not heard of from of old to present,

No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any god before Thee but you are our ALL, Amen;

doing such deeds for those who wait for You LORD.

We pray in earnst that you might meet us doing right,

that we are mindful of you in our every way, every moment!

Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful;

all of us have become like unclean people,

all our good deeds are like polluted rags before Thee,

You have Loved us in our iniquity;

we have all withered like leaves,

and our guilt carries us away like the wind.

There is none who calls upon Your name,

who rouses himself to cling to You;

for You have hidden your face from us

and have delivered us up to our guilt.

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father;

we are the clay and You the potter:

we are all the work of Your hands.

Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7

Responsorial Psalm:

Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

O shepherd of Israel, hearken

from your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth.

Rouse your power,

and come to save us.

Response: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

Once again, O LORD of hosts,

look down from heaven, and see;

take care of this vine,

and protect what your right hand has planted

the son of man whom You yourself made strong.

Response: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

May your help be with the man of your right hand,

with the son of man whom You yourself made strong.

Then we will no more withdraw from You;

give us new life, and we will call upon your name.

Response: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Reading 2

Brothers and sisters:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to our God always on our account

for the grace of God bestowed on us in Christ Jesus,

that in Him you were enriched in every way,

with all discourse and all knowledge,

as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,

so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, Amen

as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He will keep you firm to the end, Amen

irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen

God is faithful,

and by him you were called to fellowship with His Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 COR 1:3-9
Alleluia

Response: Alleluia, alleluia.

Show us Lord, your love;

and grant us your salvation.

Response: Alleluia, alleluia.

Psalns 85:8

Gospel

Jesus said to His disciples:

“Be watchful! Be alert!

You do not know when the time will come.

It is like a man traveling abroad.

He leaves home and places his servants in charge,

each with his own work,

and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.

Watch, therefore;

you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,

whether in the evening, or at midnight,

or at cockcrow, or in the morning.

May He not come suddenly and find you sleeping.

What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!'”

Mark 13:33-37

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:36

We may live in an age of knowledge, even The Son of God was not told the day or hour, in our Spirit it is called upon us to:

1. Pray Continually

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://biblehub.com/1_thessalonians/5-17.htm&ved=0ahUKEwjiyObP6u7XAhVjhOAKHUzaA14QFggiMAE&usg=AOvVaw2DB36ekzqUN1qW4v-3uHya

2. Be watchful and wary  1 Peter 5:8

3. Be expectant

https://www.openbible.info/topics/expectant_prayer

4. Live right

https://www.openbible.info/topics/righteous_living

There are a ‘few’ things before going home. Be blessed with understanding,  the spirit of revelation and a passion for doing God’s will.  Amen.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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