With the recent focus on the New Orleans Saints football frenzy and ‘Who Dat Nation’, I began to reflect about their theme song, ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’. My mind began to do some ‘Holy Who Dat’s’. As if The One who Created everything was talking to me. He first did that in Genesis 3, when He asked Adam, ‘Where y’at’ (v.9), and ‘Who Dat told you were naked” Who dat?’ (v. 11).
So in the Spirit of Truth, understanding that football is just football purely entertainment and nothing eternal, I began to seek Truth in a ‘Who Dat?’ way. If we don’t stop and think about what we think about, we’ll have a tendency to think things are true when they may not be. For example we don’t know for sure that it was 3 Kings that came to see the Messiah. They surely didn’t get there when He was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Right? If I’m wrong, ‘who dat’ told you otherwise?
Where in Scripture do the Saints go? And do they go marching? If so; when do they do that? What qualifies one to actually be a Saint, according to The Scripture? Open questions that I’d like to hear your responses when you get a chance. I’ll do a couple of verses for you myself. Bible verses, not song verses.
Psalm 24, ‘Who Dat, who goes up to the
Psalm 94, ‘Who Dat, who will rise up for me against evil doers? Who dat, who will stand up for Me against workers of wickedness?
Let’s look at some Saints verses that Joel Osteen probably never tells the masses in
Psalm 79 ‘The dead bodies of your servants have the been given to be meat to the fowls of the air, and the flesh of your saints to the beasts of the earth.’
Psalm 116, ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.’
Dan. 7:21, ‘I beheld and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. Later on in the same chapter, ‘and he shall speak great words against the most High and shall wear out the saints of the most High.’
Rev. 13, ‘and it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.’
Rev. 16, ‘for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets’
Now where do ‘dese saints enter as we see now ‘dey don’t really march in. Isaiah 26, ‘Open you the gates, that the righteous nation (not
Other verses on ‘entering in’, Not everyone that says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; be he that DOES the will of my Father which is in heaven. Notice you gotta do something, not just believe. ‘But if you want to enter into LIFE, KEEP the commandments!’ And we gotta strive to enter in at the straight gate. Strive means to struggle, agonize, and wrestle. This ain’t no King Cake Walk. Cause it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, that for a rich man to enter into the
How did our example get in? ‘Ought not The Messiah to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? What’s our game plan? Acts 14:22 ‘continue in the faith, because we must go through much tribulation to enter into the
And finally; ‘Blessed are they that DO His commandments that they may have right to the tree of Life and may enter in through the gates into the city’.
So Who dat you think? E mail me your thoughts, Rick@godleyworks.com
So test yourselves to see Dat’ You are in the Faith! Go on and examine yourselves, now! Or don’t you know ‘dis about yourself, dat’ da Messiah is in you? Cause if you don’t then it’ll be you dat fail dat test! (2 Cor 13:5)
Jesus will ask us one day since we will ALL appear before him to give an account and He will say this: ‘You said I said….WHAT?’
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‘Who Dat say de’ gonna march in where? Who Dat?’ Rick Godley Feb 2010