The Greatness of God
Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who can declare all the wonders of God which are too many to number? Who can praise God as much as he deserves?
106:2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
Every Word of God is Truth, Wisdom and Righteousness; blessed are those who live by every Word of God!
106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
106:4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest [give me also of the blessings that are given to your faithful people] unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
Physical Israel was chosen to be called out of Egypt, and God has chosen to call a spiritual people out of bondage to sin.
106:5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
A History of Israel
We of today’s spiritual Ekklesia have sinned just like the ancients; yet God forgave the ancients and delivered them, and God will also deliver us if we sincerely repent and trust in him!
106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
God opened up the Red Sea and Israel passed through dry shod as an allegorical example that God will deliver those faithful to live by every Word of God from the sea of death and the grave to eternal life.
106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
God saved Israel from Pharaoh the god king of Egypt as an example that God will deliver humanity from Satan the god king of this world.
106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
The Red Sea covered the wicked and the wicked who reject living by every Word of God will remain in the grave forever and ever.
106:11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
When the people saw that they were saved from the Egyptians and the Sea, they greatly rejoiced on the seventh and High Holy last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread: which seventh day of that Feast represents a future millennial rest.
106:12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
Then with the boredom and pressures of everyday life, Physical Israel quickly forgot the miracles of God’s deliverance
106:13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
When Israel forgot their zeal for God, God rebuked and corrected them; which is a lesson for us that God will rebuke and correct the spiritually called when they depart from zeal to live by God’s Word.
106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Moses was the mediator of the Mosaic Covenant and was envied by some. Jesus Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant and today in the Ekklesia many envy him, USING his name to lead the brethren to follow themselves
106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
God opened up the earth to swallow up those desirous of taking the people from Moses as an example for us; that the graves are open wide to receive those who desire the brethren to follow themselves in place of being passionately zealous to live by every Word of God.
106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram. 106:18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
The people then dedicated an idol to represent God and God would have destroyed the people but Moses intervened.
Today we make idols of men and corporate churches to follow the traditions of men contrary to the Word of God; and God is about to severely correct us for this grave wickedness.
106:19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. 106:20 Thus they changed their glory [God their LORD] into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
Today’s called out Ekklesia have forgotten the greatness of God and are content to follow the false traditions of man, making idols of men to follow them contrary to the Word of God.
We have allowed ourselves to be deceived by clever men who say “We are God’s servants and you must follow us;” when of course they prove by their deeds that they are not God’s servants, since if they were God’s servants they would be obeying God as their Master and living by every Word of God! Which they refuse to do!
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Psalm 106:21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; 106:22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
The people had made a gold calf, today our golden calves are our idols of men and corporate churches, which we love and follow more than we love and follow the Word of God.
Just as God wanted to destroy these people who had made an idol, God will correct us in his righteous fury for doing the same thing on a spiritual level.
106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
Then the people refused to enter the physical promised land out of faithlessness, just as today’s spiritual Ekklesia refuse to live by every Word of God because of our lack of faith and trust in our Mighty One.
106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
God would not let those who had refused to enter the land, go into the land; but saved that promise to a new generation: as a lesson for us that the unrepentant faithless of today will not inherit the promises made to the first fruits early harvest of humanity to be raised in the first general resurrection and rule the nations (Rev 5:10).
106:26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness: 106:27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
During the forty years in the wilderness the people were enticed into much sin because they had no faith or zeal to live by every Word of God. This is also a lesson for us because the spiritually called out Ekklesia have also gone astray following our idols of men into much sin.
106:28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 106:29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
Then one man from among the people stood up to make a stand in zeal for God and the people were saved.
106:30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 106:31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
Then the people who had continually provoked God; provoked Moses beyond his endurance.
106:32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 106:33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
Then when Israel entered the land they did not obey God after the days of Joshua but rejected the Word of God and intermarried with the wicked and accepted their gods which are not gods.
Today’s spiritual Israel has done this very same thing; rejecting zeal to live by every Word of God and following men who are not God. We have not destroyed wickedness and sin out from among us, we do not even rebuke habitual sin today! We pride ourselves in tolerate sin in our assemblies.
1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying [in tolerating sin] is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven [a little sin tolerated in the assemblies] leaveneth the whole lump [pollutes the whole body/assembly]? 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven [purge out sin and the habitually sinful], that ye may be a new lump [a new being in godliness], as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven [of sin], neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Psalm 106:34 They did not destroy the nations [today we do not remove the wicked out from among the assemblies], concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
Today’s called out Ekklesia have allowed those who lack any desire to live by every Word of God to intermingle with the zealous, until today’s church organizations have become so spiritually polluted that they are beyond saving and the righteous must leave them before they too fail.
106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
Our idols of men have become a snare to take us astray from the Word of God.
106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
We follow such deceivers without question, and we teach our children to do likewise.
106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
We have gone far astray from living by every Word of God falling into much idolatry of men, and rushing to our own destruction.
106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
David now speaks of the Judges; which are an example for us, to teach us that we must consistently and continually live by every Word of God.
106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 106:41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. 106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 106:46 He made them also to be pitied [by their captor’s] of all those that carried them captives.
When we are corrected in much tribulation, then we shall turn to our LORD in sincere repentance and God will save us!
106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.