Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 125 – 129

Psalm 125

Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be [unmovable and unshakable in godliness]  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, shall be raised up from the grave in the harvest to spirit and will live in the righteousness of every Word of God 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 the Almighty will  be their defense; then the wicked will never again vex them.  True righteousness is to live by every Word of God and God’s faithful chosen shall never again put their hand to iniquity but will be always wholehearted faithful. 

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 those who live by every Word of God and will harvest them into eternal life and 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.

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; shall 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 [faithful spiritual Israel into which all Israel shall be called (Jer 31:31) and into which the Gentiles will be grafted]. 

Jesus Christ the Lamb of God will be a light to the whole earth when he comes.

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; shall be raised to spirit and eternal life to live and be blessed forever more!


Psalm 126

Judah and Israel will suffer so much in the tribulation that when Christ delivers them they will think themselves to be dreaming until the reality sinks in.

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

When Messiah shall come, it will be so awesome a deliverance in the resurrection from the dead and then coming to deliver the remaining people; that people will find the reality hard to grasp! 

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 Saviour.

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.

As God delivered physical Israel  from captivity in Egypt, God will again deliver them from the latter day captivity; and will do even mightier deeds, delivering mankind from the captivity of the 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 as the waters flow in the streams] the streams in the south.

126:5 They that sow in tears [he that suffers in correction] shall reap in joy. 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth [in sincere repentance for his sins], bearing precious seed [spiritual seed of godliness], shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. 

Then he that sincerely repents in sorrow for sin, shall reap with rejoicing the abundant blessings of the LORD; and the sowing of the Word shall bring forth abundant spiritual fruit in the harvests of mankind into the family of the LORD


Psalm 127

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.

It is poi8ntoess to focus on collecting physical wealth which will perish, while neglecting to diligently work to acquire the spiritual wealth which will last forever. 

When we internalize the nature of God through learning and living by every Word of God, we are building an eternal spiritual house which will last 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.

A 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.  God the Father will ultimately bring billions of faithful children into his spirit family during the spiritual harvests pictured by the Biblical Festivals. 


Psalm 128

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways [lives by every Word of God]128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands [receive the gift of eternal life for which we have labored]: 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 will receive the reward of our labors and will be resurrected to spirit and many eternal blessings; and among those blessings will be the conversion of our families and loved ones to join with us in an eternal life of godliness.

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; and we shall also see our father’s fathers as they are brought into the harvests of the LORD], and peace upon Israel [physical and spiritual Israel].


Psalm 129

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 she has 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 her adversaries; and extend to them the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 11; and all Israel shall be saved.

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; Israel is  thrown prostrate upon the ground, while the remorseless 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 [broken the cords of bondage  to the wicked and spiritually broken our bondage to sin and 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 be finally judged and destroyed on a future Day of Atonement, and ultimately all of the unrepentant wicked will also perish in the second death.

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