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Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 1 – 5

The Life of David

God has seen fit to preserve much of David’s history as well as the Psalms. Why?

We need to read David’s Psalms and the history of his battles with enemies and with sin, and then stand back and see them in the allegorical spiritual context of our own struggles with sin and our struggles with spiritual enemies, persecutions and spiritual struggles.

Like David fought the Philistines and Canaanites, we fight against the hosts of wickedness. God gave David victories when he was faithful and many sore trials to perfect his righteousness and we also have many trials and we will also have an ultimate victory over all wickedness and sin if we faint not.

There are tremendous spiritual lessons in the Psalms and the struggles of David about godliness and deliverance, about who we can always trust and rely on and about faithfulness and perseverance.

When we realize that our struggles are not against flesh and blood but against sin and wickedness (Eph 6:12),  the spiritual meaning of the Psalms [and the rest of the Old Testament] becomes plain. 

 

Psalm 1

The blessings for faithfully and diligently living by every Word of God without compromise.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

The man who does not compromise with the commandments of God; who does not follow the counsel of the ungodly, who does not encourage sin by teaching the lie that God will understand and forgive willful sin: The person who does not live sinfully by the willful breaking of any of the commandments of God and who rejects those who scorn passionate love and zeal for the law of the God of Jacob; the one who lives passionately with Christ-like zeal to live by EVERY WORD of God:  Are the people who will be called “The Blessed of the Lord” at his coming!

1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

If we seek our God and think on his Word day and night; if we drink deeply of the waters of the  Word and Spirit of our God to do them; we shall bear much fruit in our spiritual lives.

As a tree drinks water from the earth and bears its fruit in season, if we deeply drink of the water of the Word of God, to live by EVERY WORD of God we shall bear much fruit in the proper season of God’s will.

Matthew 13:8 But other [seed of God’s Word] fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly who cling to the false traditions of men and exalt idols of men above any zeal to live by every Word of God will have no spiritual growth, they are spiritually DEAD and will be disappointed in that day. The ungodly who teach tolerance for the willful breaking of ANY part of God’s Word, who supplant the commandments of God with their own ways; they shall spiritually dry up and be driven away by every wind of false doctrine until they be destroyed.

1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.  1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Those who are not passionately zealously diligent in internalizing the nature of God through the doing of his will and enthusiastically living by every Word of God; will NOT be resurrected to eternal life in the day of judgment nor will they stand in the resurrected congregation of the righteous first fruits on the heavenly Crystal Expanse before the throne of God (Rev 15).

1:6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The ungodly are those who compromise with a zealous and diligent, night and day internalizing of the Word God and who refuse to live by every Word of God, preferring their own ways, idols of men and false traditions above the Word of God.

That includes the vast majority today, and unless they repent and regain their first love for God, to live by every Word of God; they shall in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven. Yet a loving God will soon correct us to save us, afflicting the flesh so that he may save the spirit.

 

Psalm 2

A Prophecy of Messiah

Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,  2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

The wicked desire to rebel against God and cast off the bands and cords of restraint on wickedness provided by the Word of GOD!

God holds such rebels in high derision for they are like naughty children who know nothing and yet think that they know all things, not realizing that they are making fools of themselves in their rebellion against the Mighty One of Jacob.

The day of the Lord will come upon them and Christ with his faithful shall stand a King on Zion and Jerusalem shall be God’s capital city over all the earth.

2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.  2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 2:6 Yet have I set my king [Messiah the Christ and his Chosen] upon my holy hill of Zion.

An inset about the begettal and birth of Christ

2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

The Being who made all things as the Implementing Creator would later give up his God-hood to become flesh and be placed in the womb of Mary by God the Father, who by that act then became the Father and the Creator would become the Son.

Then after the Son lived a perfect sinless life and gave himself as a perfect and efficacious sacrifice for his creation was resurrected by God the Father; the Son will be placed by God the Father as King of kings over all the earth.

2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 2:9 Thou shalt break them [all of the wicked and rebellious including those faithless in the Ekklesia of God] with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Repent quickly you faithless compromisers with the Word of God, and seek the wisdom of our God to live by every Word of God (Mat 4:4).

2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Live by every Word of God and embrace the teachings and ways of the Son who faithfully obeyed God the Father in ALL things.

2:12 Kiss the Son [embrace and follow Messiah the Christ], lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

 

Psalm 3

I want to dedicate this psalm to all those who are facing persecution and strong condemnation for their zeal for God; including from their brethren who they have loved and trusted..

Many are the troubles, trials and enemies of those who are truly zealous to live by every Word of the Mighty Father God.

Psalm 3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Trust in our God to continually live by every Word of God and there will be much opposition; from the mocking of some, to outright persecution by others; but if we remain faithful and Run to God our Father and the Son our espoused Husband for help, instead of thinking to save ourselves by compromising with God’s ways, laws and teachings: We will be lifted us up on that Great Day of Deliverance, when death itself is made to give up the Beloved of God!

3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 3:4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Though we sleep the sleep of death, our God will raise us up from the sleep of the grave;  if we are zealous to live by his Word.

3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Fear not, you who love God enough to live by his Word; for he will deliver us at the coming of Messiah the Christ.

3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people [all those who love to live by every Word of God].

Selah.

 

Psalm 4

A Prayer for Deliverance

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness [God is righteousness and we are to liv  according to God’s righteousness]: thou hast enlarged [saved and delivered the godly faithful] me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

The commandments of God will make us righteous like God, if we diligently live by them.

4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing [falsehood]Selah. 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Those who are zealous for our God and his law are “Set Apart” and are holy to our God. They are separated out from among their brethren that mock and shame them for their zeal, and for their shame they shall have the reward of eternal life and kingship over the nations.

4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune [think on the Word of God] with your own heart [mind, thoughts] upon your bed, and be still [be quiet and stay away from sin and every false way]. Selah.

Be in awe of God and tremble at his Word. Abhor and reject sin, which is compromising with, or  breaking any part of the Word of God. Consider these things in your thoughts.

4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness [obedience to EVERY Word of God], and put your trust in the Lord. 4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn [grain] and their wine increased.

The Word and commandments of God are better than an increase of grain and wine; better than any physical riches or personal exaltation.

4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Keeping all of the commandments of God brings us into a close relationship with our God and fills us with a faith that brings peace of mind. We know that whatever our troubles, even if we must obey unto death; God will keep his promise and raise us up on that day.

 

Psalm 5

Like David we should seek God night and day

Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. 5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up [exalt God]. 5:4  For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee 5:5  The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

The foolish are those who do not respect and tremble in awe at the Word and commandments of God, for God hates any compromise with his Word; which compromise is iniquity.

5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing [falsely]: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

The Eternal abhors the deliberate twisting of words to deceive, and he despises the teacher of false doctrine and the false prophecies of the unconverted. Any man who allows compromise with the Word of God is a bloody man, for he separates people from God and leads them to damnation; unless they find their way and repent, leaving off from following such men.

The Eternal will have mercy on the sincerely repentant who are full of Christ-like zeal to live by EVERY WORD of God. 

5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

Let us long for God to reveal to us the secret things of his Word, and for God to give us a good understanding of His ways so that we might become like Him.  Like God, let us despise deceitfulness and all compromising and rebellion against any part of the Word of God.

The worldly described and their end revealed

5:9  For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue [they use flatteries and deceit to lead people away from their zeal for God and into the sin of idolizing men]. 5:10  Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

The joy of the faithful who love God enough to live by every Word of God.

5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 5:13 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous [the commandment keepers who love God enough to live by every Word of God]; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

 

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