Keep me, O God, for in You I take my refuge. [Here is my needy cry for sanctification]
I say to Adonai, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You.’ [Here I acknowledge the earthly rulership of God]
As for the saints in this land, they are the noble ones in whom is found all of my delight. [Here I look to those who have gone before me who were sinners Jesus sanctified and made perfect—if they can do it, I can]
Those who choose other gods multiply their sorrows; their libations of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips. [Here I defy all of the other gods and declare that the blood poured out to them is worthless]
Adonai, You are my chosen portion and my cup; [Here is a prophecy of the sacrament of Holy Communion, the portion being His flesh or bread, and the cup being His shed Blood]
You hold my lot in life. [I acknowledge that He is in control of my every step]
Lines of good fortune have fallen for me in pleasant places; [I acknowledge that a life dedicated to His service brings me, his servant, into good physical lands and surroundings]
yes, I have a goodly heritage. [My gratitude for having been included in the blessings for the people of God, or those who, through His grace, desire salvation from the Fall]
I bless Adonai who gives me counsel; [My thanks and praise to the Lord God for His constant Presence and guidance in my life]
in the night also my heart instructs me. [I sleep 1/3 of my life; if He is not beckoned and invited into those realms, is He truly Lord of my life?]
I keep Adonai always before me; [I am always in His Presence—never away from Him, not even for a moment]
and because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. [His security and angels are evident in my life at all times]
Because of this my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells in security. [Because I am full of gratitude, not only does my soul dance, but my physical body is kept safe from harm, accident, incident]
For You do not give me up to Sheol, or let Your godly servant see the Abyss. [The holy servant is kept safe from all oppressions, all fears, all torment, and all other things which define Sheol—the place of darkness we created, along with Death, when we fell in the Garden]
You show me the way of life; [Life Abundant; Rebirth in all areas of my life]
in Your presence there is fullness of joy, [The life abundant He promises those who will sanctify themselves by His grace or ‘divine assistance’]
in Your right hand are found pleasures forevermore. [Seeing life as one uninterrupted enjoyment of servitude to our Creator, now and in the Resurrection]
The true Christian life is filled with and guided by power! and personality!
This is the joyful life abundant Jesus promises all who heed and obey His commandments.
Why should we have to obey?
Because we were created to be ruling stewards of this Earth, and our selfish desires have reduced us to broken, foolish addicts of a wide variety of perverse thoughts and words and actions which disempower us and keep us from being able to rule our own selves, much less kingdoms and worlds given to us as our birthrights.
It takes work to become a saint, but it is not only possible, it is the rule for the Christian life.
If you feel called to be a disciple of the ‘Order of Saints in the Land,’ rule yourself by Psalm 16 and the three traditional vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience (which correspond to the 3 Temptations of Jesus, and thus every temptation we may encounter), and then request enrollment with a note to that effect and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line SAINTS IN THE LAND. Your name will then be added to the Disciple Roll and you will begin service as a monk or nun of the order and rule. There are no requirements other than to dedicate yourself to the Threefold Vow and to a full life of holiness, sanctification, all forms of prayer, faith, joy and abundant life, service and stewardship, and study of the Word of God. You may be traditionally married, traditionally courting while remaining celibate and chaste, or gifted with celibacy.
Our common ideal is living a balanced life of prayer, work, and study in a joyous spirit of self-giving. Limiting distractions, each day embraces a rhythm of prayer and work in the constant awareness of God. Simplicity, silence, and reflection assist us in a daily course of ‘sacred listening,’ our hearts eager to reflect the glory of our God in our personal lives and our lives lived in our community.
Zelo Zelatus Sum Pro Domino Deo Exercituum
With Zeal Have I Been Zealous For The Lord God Of Hosts