Monday, November 10, 2014


In Latin "Monday" means "day of the moon". Did you see the moon last night? It ushered in a new day (Monday), but it was so huge that I accidentally called it the sun! It was brilliant and as large in the sky as a fat man's belly! It was so large last night because the night before it had been a full moon. Actually it looked full last night!

Unfortunately the word "Monday" is pagan in origin. The Romans named it after the moon god, Diana, "goddess of the moon".  Her claim to fame was helping women in childbirth, hence women fell easily to her worship.

In Viking mythology "Mona" is the moon and is represented by a boy. The sun is a girl and they ride in chariots in the sky chased by wolves. As time goes by wolves take bites from the moon, hence the different phases. At some time the wolves will catch the sun and moon and there will be no more day or night. (That will happen some day!)

I won't enumerate the many passages, but scripture warns against looking to the sun, moon and stars to worship or to direct  human lives. To do so is disobedience to The First Commandment, but people failed to listen in days of old and they still do. Truly, "there is nothing new under the sun!"

For me, when I see the moon, and every day is a "Moonday", I think of God and his magnificent creation! He did it all and all he did is for us! There is no other reason the moon exists beyond providing a milieu for his creation. The moon is for us and only us!
Deuteronomy 33:13 "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon
Never forget that Diana nor Mona are what the moon is about. They didn't create the moon, but are imaginary squatters on God's throne. God made the moon and everything, and excuse me "Mr. Smartest Man on the Earth", Stephen Hawking, but God made your mind and it's just a shadow of his omniscience!
Psalm 8:3 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"
I think that we can all agree here! The moon is magnificent, but it's just a cold dark body; no more than a mirror; a reflection of the sun! Symbolically speaking, the moon as a mirror, is as Jesus is a reflection of God. Just as the rays of the sun come down on the "flesh" of the moon, God shines forth on Jesus who in turn reflects God's light on mankind! Although the moon isn't Jesus, when I see the moon, I see Jesus! Why should Monday be so gloomy when it reflects Jesus! It's a new week (yes it's the first day of the week for some).

Just as "Moonday: ushers in our weekly routine, the moon ushers in Jesus! Joel spoke of this "great and terrible day of the Lord" about 600 B.C. It's now 2014 A.D. and we are still anxiously awaiting that "great and terrible day"!
  Joel 2:31 "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 
What is that "geat and terrible day of the Lord"? The Epistle of Mark explains it more fully:
Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light... " 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory."
"The Tribulation" is the persecution of Christians by the government of the antichrist in league with the  false church. Christians will be coerced into worshiping the antichrist and failure to do so means decapitation! That is the same Christian persecution which is the tool of Islam. Whoever the antichrist is, he shall be greatly influenced by Islam and socialism. The global government may very well be a Muslim Caliphate.

After the tribulation, "the Son of man" will come in the clouds. This is the second coming of Christ. He will come in "power and glory". What's so terrible about that? Although, the living and dead in Christ will rise to meet him in the air (the rapture of the saints) for those resurrected by Jesus it will be a "great day", but  it will be a "terrible day" for those not joining Jesus in his glory. Truly "a great and a terrible day" depending on whether people bowed to Jesus or not in their lifetime!

Why do people dread Monday? For some their vision is short-sighted. They see only work and drudgery. For me I see "hope". I see Jesus reflected. I see Jesus's coming! Looking at the full-moon last night, ushering in "Moonday", it was red, but when Jesus comes it will be "blood red"! Right after that the  red moon will darken in the presence of Jesus whose light will shine in place of that old moon. The moon will no longer be a reflection of Jesus, but Jesus will shed his own light!

Do you hate Monday's? Look at that day in a different light. Look beyond what you see. Think on the things of God. That's why we have the moon, the sun and the stars. They glorify Jesus and are God's creation. There is no true power in those bodies beyond what God allows and when he allows it.

There is a promise reflected in the light of the moon. Where the world was in darkness and saw the light with the advent of Jesus, the moon is in darkness until the rays of God, symbolized by the sun, is reflected to us. It's God who is our light and Jesus is a reflection of God! Think about Jesus on Monday. It's he that ushers in the week!

Sundays are truly the day of the Lord, but Monday's are the light of the Lord!

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