NEWS: Yesterday Israel fired into Gaza for the tenth time since the ceasefire, wounding five farmers.
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How many of you have sung “By The Waters of Babylon” and thought of them as lovely words, while not understanding what they meant, because of the twisting of the words from the actual Psalm?
Today you will see that that Psalm actually refers to the repentance of Laodicea and Israel during the tribulation. Psalm 137 is not a song of joy at all; it is a lament of repentance from sin.
1 Out of the depths [figuratively the grave] have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
God forgives the repentant.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
David speaks of the sacrifice of Christ and the future harvest of Israel and humanity as well as personally for himself.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
God will hear the humble and resist and correct the proud.
1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.
1 David as king of all united Israel is a representative of the whole nation. His repentance is representative of the repentance of Israel and humanity in their time.
1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
David desires to build a physical temple which is an allegory of the spiritual temple of the minds of the faithful called out to Christ.
3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
Let the Eternal clothe his priests [both physical and spiritual] with the righteousness of the zealous keeping of the commandments.
8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
Christ will not turn away from those who enthusiastically keep all of his commandments.
11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. 12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 This is my [Messiah's and David's in the future] rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 I will also clothe her [spiritual] priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn [the kingdom of Israel as the power strength] of David to bud [to begin to grow] : I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! [unity with God brings unity among those that are God's and division between them and those who are not in unity with God.]
2 It [unity with God is the true ordination of godly men; Ordination by men means NOTHING unless they are united with God and zealously faithful to God and his law] is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
The gift of God’s spirit is like water in a thirsty land and gives life eternal to those faithful and passionately obedient to God.
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
1 Be joyfully thankful for God’s mercy and the gift of his commandments and spirit; all you who are a part of the spiritual temple in the darkness of this world.
All that are called out, and full of zeal for our Mighty One; praise and bless him all your lives forever.
1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine [or any other intoxicant], wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
This is what it mans to pray without ceasing for if your mind is full of the psalms and spiritual songs always, then your mind in always on God and your learn godliness by singing his word.
I tell you the truth; If you are always singing or thinking on spiritual songs; the peace of Hod will dwell within you. Try it! You cannot be filled with anger, frustration and worry, if your heart is filled with the joyful psalms, word and music of God.
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord. 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
For God has called out his spiritual Israel and he is Mighty to Save as long as we remain committed to HIM!
5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
The Eternal is Mighty to Save his people. All those things were done for our example that we might know that our God is Mighty to Deliver his faithful!
13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning [correcting] his servants.
Do not place anyone or anything between yourselves and our Mighty God!
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
Those who demand organizational unity above unity with God, are creating an idol; and are ignorant and wicked, leading the simple to destruction.
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
Trust only in God always, and bless him always. Keep all of his commandments diligently and cleave only unto him. Become ONE spirit with Christ in TOTAL unity with HIM, through the dedicated internalizing of his nature by the passionate keeping of all of his commandments!
19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: bless the Lord, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
A repetition of the history of Israel coming out of Egypt; which is an allegory of the calling out and deliverance of spiritual Israel. We too are called out of a spiritual Egypt and will go through the Red Sea of death, only to be raised up alive if we are faithful followers of Christ on that day.
Our Deliverer will deliver us from all our trials and give us total victory in a resurrection to spirit on a future sixth day of ULB, juts like he delivered physical Israel; if we faithfully endure to the end.
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. 7 To him that made great lights [the sun and the moon] : for his mercy endureth for ever: 8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. 17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: 20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
A prophecy of the final captivity of physical Israel and the Laodicean COG by Babylon the Great [the coming New Europe] and their repentance. Israel and Laodicea will put aside their instruments of joy and their songs of joy; and remembering the words of warning that they have received will deeply repent.
We shall all weep with many bitter tears, repenting that we did not heed the warnings and turn to our God. In pour captivity we shall remember God’s teachings and weep that we had gone astray from our God. we shall surely repent of our lack of zeal for our God and the practical application of all of his commandments.
1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.2 We hanged our harps [we could not play our instruments in our sorrow] upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in [the correction of captivity] a strange land?
We shall repent and turn back to our God and the law which shall go forth from Zion. To remember Jerusalem is an allegory that we will remember our Deliverer and his teachings come forth out of the City of our God; even Jerusalem.
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem, [because it will be, the city of the temple, Christ's administration and rule, and commandments of God] above my chief joy.
Remember that Edom will join with the New Europe to attack modern Israel and will seek to destroy the Jewish portion of Jerusalem.
7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
Here the time frame is clearly set in the latter days, for the term “daughter of” always refers to the latter day. The daughter of Babylon is the New Europe which is appointed to destruction by Messiah the deliverer of humanity. Dan 2.
Those who have studied through the Minor prophets and the many other studies for the past two years should see how all of these things are fitting together.
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones [the descendants (practitioners of) of the Babylon Mystery system Rev 18] against the stones.
The people in the Tribulation will turn to God in wholehearted repentance and praise him for his mercy. They shall turn to God when Christ cones and delivers them and God will pour out his spirit on all flesh, Joel 2:28
A new millennial temple shall be built by Christ and all nations shall flow to it and worship God in sincerity and truth.
1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word [commandments and teachings] above all thy name [glorious reputation] .
3 In the day when I cried [repented] thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
In that time all nations shall turn to God.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly [Humble in spirit, See Mat 5]: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
God will deliver his repentant and his faithful.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
God will perfect his people even if it requires strong correction to save them.
8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
God knows our every thought and deed. He works to mold us into what he has in mind for us, and will prune us and correct us, until be are what he wants us to be.
This is a prayer of repentance and Joy in the Awesomeness of God.
1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [understand] attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings [winds] of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts [which are wisdom and have produced God's commandments] unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
God will destroy the wicked if they will not repent. We are to learn what God loves and to abhor what God abhors.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, [remove all wickedness] and lead me in the way everlasting.