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Psalms 125 – 129

Psalm 125

A declaration of absolute trust in God to live by every Word of God, and confidence that those who do so will remain unmoved forever

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

All those who put their trust in the Eternal to live by every Word of God, will be raised from the grave in the resurrection harvest to spirit and they will live in God’s righteousness forever

125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

God will forever surround his resurrected to spirit faithful, and he will be their defense; and the wicked will never again vex them.  True righteousness is to live by every Word of God and God’s faithful chosen will never again put their hand to iniquity but will be wholeheartedly faithful forever. 

125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest [strike against] upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

God will bless all those who live by every Word of God and God will harvest them into eternal life and he will do good to them for all eternity.

125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

But all those who do wickedly and refuse to live by every Word of God; who follow evil and false ways and refuse to sincerely repent; will receive the reward of the sinful in the second death in the fire of damnation.

125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth [to destruction] with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel. 

The sincerely repentant of all nations will have peace with God and they will be grafted into a spiritual Israel  (Jer 31:31). 

Isaiah 49:6  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Those who are full of the righteousness of God; which is to wholeheartedly live by every Word of God and to faithfully follow the Lamb; will be raised to spirit and eternal life to live and be blessed forever more!

 

Psalm 126

An expression of awe and wonder at God’s deliverance

Psalm 126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

When Messiah comes the resurrection from the dead and then coming with them to deliver the remaining people; will be so awesome that the reality of the incredible deliverance will seem like a dream!! 

Then when these overwhelming events are understood, the people will break forth in spontaneous irrepressible rejoicing at the marvelous mighty deeds of God, the Awesome Almighty Salvation.

126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. 126:3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

God delivered physical Israel from captivity in Egypt and God will deliver humanity in these latter days with even mightier deeds, delivering mankind from the captivity of bondage of sin and from the grave itself! 

Our God is awesome and MIGHTY TO SAVE!

Revelation 15:4  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

Psalm 126:4 Turn again our captivity [deliver us], O LORD, as [bring us to flow out of captivity like waters flow in the streams] the streams in the south.

126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. 

Then he that sows in the sorrow of deep repentance over sin, shall reap the abundant blessings of the LORD with great rejoicing; and the sowing of the Word will bring forth abundant spiritual fruit in the harvests of mankind into the family of the LORD

 

Psalm 127

Everything that we do is transitory and temporary because all physical things will perish; the only lasting permanent things are the Word of God and godliness which will last forever.  

Therefore nothing that we build physically will long endure; but if we build the nature of God in us through a passionate diligent internalizing and keeping of the Word of God, we shall become a spiritual house of God that will last forever!

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

The LORD is building an eternal spiritual House [Temple] in his people for the Spirit of God to reside in forever. 

2 Corinthians 6:16 and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

That spiritual House is the House that will last forever, while our physical houses will decay and fall over time.

127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. 

Many loyal children make for a strong and powerful family.  During the spiritual harvests pictured by the Biblical Festivals, God the Father will ultimately bring billions of faithful children into his spirit family. 

 

Psalm 128

A declaration that all those who live by every Word of God will be blessed forever

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways [all those who live by every Word of God]128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands [receive the gift of eternal life for our enduring]: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

We may be tested and we may suffer in this, life but if we overcome all adversity and make living by every Word of God our chief delight; we shall receive the reward of our labors and we will be resurrected to spirit and many eternal blessings.

128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants [full of the oil of God’s Spirit] round about thy table.

128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.  128:5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem [the New Jerusalem where God the Father will dwell] all the days of thy life [the eternity of eternal life]128:6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children [Being given eternal life, those who live by every Word of God shall see their children’s children and their descendants as well; indeed we shall see our father’s fathers as they are resurrected in the harvests of the LORD.], and peace upon Israel. 

All nations will be grafted into spiritual Israel, and they will all be at peace with God and with one another.

 

Psalm 129

James 1:2-8 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting [lacking nothing spiritually] nothing.

God uses various tools to correct and mold us so that we may become like him

Psalm 129:1 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: 129:2 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

God has allowed physical Israel to be corrected and they have and will suffer at the hands of their enemies to teach us to be faithful to God, but in the end God will deliver his repentant people and cut the cords of bondage to our adversaries; and extend to us and to them the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 11; and all Israel shall be saved.

Spiritually throughout the past six thousand years God has called out a kind of spiritual Israel and they have been tested and have often cruelly suffered for their zeal to live by every Word of God.   At the resurrection to spirit Messiah the Christ will cut the cords of persecution and death, and will deliver his faithful from the Adversary and from the very grave itself.

129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

A bold metaphor for cruel maltreatment; the persecuted are thrown prostrate upon the ground, while the merciless foe drives the plough over her.  The use of the metaphor may be intended to suggest the thought of the slave’s back torn and furrowed by the lash (Isaiah 50:6). They threw me down and trod me under foot, and cruelly wounded, mangled, and tormented me.

129:4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords [God has broken the cords of our bondage to sin and to the Adversary] of the wicked.

129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: 129:7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. 129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD. 

The Adversary himself will finally be judged and destroyed on a future Day of Atonement, and ultimately all the unrepentant wicked will also perish in the second death.

 

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