A prophecy of a future – from David’s time – captivity in Babylon, and of sincere repentance and longing for Jerusalem the city of God the Almighty during that captivity.
Longing for Jerusalem or the temple is an allegory of sincere repentance and longing for the God who chose that city.
The ancient Babylonian captivity is a type of one last and final captivity to the now rising Babylon the Great of the New Federal Europe, which is the feet of Daniel 2 and the last heir of the Babylonian Mysteries System.
Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept [in repentance and longing for God], when we remembered Zion. 137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 137:3 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.
How can we sing in rejoicing when we are in heavy correction for all our sins?
137:4 How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?
We cannot sing in rejoicing in our correction; instead we must remember the city of God and our Mighty God and turn to him in sincere repentance
137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
During the soon coming correction of greater Israel by the New Federal Europe, Edom [Edom and or Seir migrated north into Turkmenistan and then into modern Turkey] will aid Europe and will rejoice at the calamity of Israel (Psalm 83). Therefore Christ will destroy Turkey from being n independent nation when he comes, as the prophets have written ( See Obadiah).
137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
Daniel 2 records a prophecy of the history of Babylon the Great which will have its final revival in the now Rising New Federal Europe and which will be destroyed by Jesus Christ at his coming.
Verse 8 is a prophecy of the end of Babylon, the church state religious system of the Babylonian Mysteries, and her many daughter religions.
Babylon is the ancient Babylonian Empire and its religion of the Babylonian Mysteries, having many daughter religions and riding the nations as their supposed ultimate moral authority.
137:8 O daughter of Babylon [the latter day descendant of the Babylonian Empire and religious system of Daniel 2, which will be revived in a soon coming New Federal Europe], who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones [her daughter religions which came out of her will also be destroyed] against the stones.
A prophetic song of repentance at the coming of Christ
Messiah will deliver humanity from the Babylonian Mysteries and will destroy all false gods and religions at his coming. Then God the Father and Jesus Christ will be exalted above all the false gods of men.
Psalm 138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before [Messiah and God the Father will be exalted above all authorities (Strong’s lexicon 430 Elohim, all mighty ones on the earth including rulers of men as well as every false god)] the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
David will be raised to life in the resurrection to spirit and he as well as all people will look to God the Father and Messiah the Christ at the new Ezekiel Temple in Jerusalem. All humanity will be grafted into a Spiritual New Covenant [Jer 31:31, Joel 2:28) and will live by every Word of God.
138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Messiah will come and will deliver humanity. then Israel and the nations will sincerely repent and turn to diligently live by every Word of God, Then Jesus Christ the Messiah Deliverer will rule all nations and rulers as King of Kings over all the earth from Jerusalem.
138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
God knows the proud even though they are far away, and he will correct them; but God delivers all those who are humble before Him.
138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
In the hour of trial that is soon coming on this earth we will sincerely repent of our wickedness and the Eternal will deliver us.
138:7 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’s correction is merciful; God removes wickedness and sin to bring the wicked to sincere repentance so that he can give the gift of life everlasting.
138:8 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 all things, he knows our every thought and deed, and if we are faithful he will know it and deliver us; and if we stray, God will know it and he will deliver us with his loving correction.
Psalm 139:1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Man cannot flee from God, or hide anything from Him; man cannot justify himself before God.
139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain [no man can understand the magnificence of God] unto it. 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Nothing is kept secret or hidden from God
139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 139:13 For thou hast possessed [knowest] my reins [kidney’s or sensitive secret things]: thou hast covered [seen and known] me in my mother’s womb.
God is to be praised for His greatness and for His wisdom in making man and all the wonderful creation.
139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
God even knows what flesh is made of and how it is made and how it lives; for God is the Maker thereof.
139:15 My substance [composition] was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought [created] in the lowest parts of the earth [Strong’s lexicon H 8482 in the pit of the womb].
God designed all the parts of the body and wrote out a plan before he made us.
139:16 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.
God loves mankind His created children, and God’s thoughts and plans are for the ultimate good of humanity.
139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
The ultimately unrepentant wicked will perish, in order that the sincerely repentant may live; free from all evil for everlasting eternity.
139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody [wicked] men.
The wicked rebel against God and refuse to live by every Word of God; God will reject the unrepentant wicked. Those who love God will hate every evil way. and they will hate the deeds of the wicked.
139:20 For they [the unrepentant wicked] speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
The wicked hate correction but the godly want God to reveal and correct their faults so that they may grow ever closer to our Beloved Father.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me [away from wickedness into the way to life eternal] in the way everlasting.
God allows many trials on the righteous, to teach them and make them into the people that he wants them to be. Consider that our trials are the education of kings who are being trained to wisely rule eternal kingdoms. We are being taught to loath wickedness and to reject every wicked way in ourselves and to execute justice for others.
Psalm 140:1 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
140:4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
We must also learn to completely TRUST in our righteous God to deliver us from all wickedness
140:6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head [God delivers the faithful godly in the battle against Satan and sin.] in the day of battle.
God will resist the wicked who refuse to live by every Word of God and he will deliver all those who turn to Him.
140:8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
The evil counsels of the wicked will not prosper: evil men will be caught in their own snares and deceitful words.
140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
The wicked who do not sincerely repent and turn to live by every Word of God, will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Evil teachers will ultimately come to nothing and will fall into severe correction and ultimate destruction if they will not repent of their wickedness.
140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil [The sorrows of God’s severe correction will come upon those who teach contrary to the Word of God]. shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
God allows trials of his faithful to teach them godly wisdom, so that in His good time they can be resurrected to rule the nations with godly righteousness. Those who live by every Word of God will be delivered and resurrected to eternal life, even if they are afflicted by the wicked for a time.
140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.