Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 145 – 147 The Feast of the Eighth Day

Psalm 145

Psalms 145 to 150 are songs of praise and rejoicing in the LORD by all people then living, in the millennium after Christ comes to deliver mankind from Satan, sin and death.

Yet, these Psalms are mainly about the Feast of the Eighth Day, when all peoples and nations will sing the praises of the LORD forevermore after the main harvest of humanity is brought into the Family of God. 

God will give every person an opportunity to be delivered from bondage to Satan, sin and death; those who embrace that opportunity will receive the gift of life everlasting while the incorrigible unrepentant wicked will perish and the earth will be cleansed by fire.  God the father will then come down to the earth and His children will inherit the universe under the Father’s leadership.  

Mankind which has been redeemed and saved from eternal death, to be given the gift of eternal life in peace, with no more war, suffering or death, and the gift of a universe to complete and perfect; will praise their Maker and Deliverer and their Father for all His goodness, all His mercy and all His love forevermore! 

Revelation 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Psalm 145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.  145:2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another [every generation will praise God to all others], and shall declare thy mighty acts.  145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.  145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.  145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The LORD will yet save humanity!

145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.  145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.  145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints [all sincerely repentant people] shall bless thee.

145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;  145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.  145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

145:14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.  145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.  145:16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.  145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.  145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him [enough to live by every Word of God]: but all the wicked will he destroy.

145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.


Psalm 146

Psalm 146:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.  146:2 While I live [and the godly will live forever] will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

Do not trust in the words of men but test every word of men by the Word of God and hold fast only to what is consistent with every Word of God (1 Thess 5:22):  No matter what temporal or ecclesiastical title they may claim. 

146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.  146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

No man can save us and no words of men can save us, Only God the Father, King of the Universe and the Creator, can deliver men from Satan, sin, death and the grave.

146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:  146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:  146:7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

The Eternal will open the eyes of the spiritually blind and will deliver those stooped down in bondage to sin.  The righteousness of God is to live by every Word of God.

146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

The Eternal will save those cast out of the Assemblies for their zeal to live by every Word of God,  and God will save those cut off from their physical families for their zeal for godliness.

146:9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

The Feast of the Eighth Day pictures a humanity changed to spirit, going forward into eternity with God, in the righteousness of living by every Word of God.  When the New Jerusalem comes down to the earth from heaven eternity will begin. 

Visit our School of Biblical Studies site and download the three Biblical Festivals books from the sidebar for a complete study on the prophetic plan of God for mankind.

146:10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.


Psalm 147

Praises to God for the coming and deliverance of Christ the Messiah, and for the opportunity of eternal salvation through Him!

Psalm 147:1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

When Christ comes, Jerusalem and the third Temple will be built as per Ezekiel 40 – 48 and representative populations of ALL the tribes of Israel will return to the physical Promised Land.  Then those who have been humbled and had their pride broken to contrition and sincere repentance will be saved.

147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.  147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

God the Father knows every star in the heavens and he knows and loves all those who turn to Him to live by every Word of God.  All the sincerely repentant who are meek, submissive and humble before God turning in sincere repentance to diligently live by every Word of God will be healed in spirit and delivered from bondage to Satan, sin and death; and the unrepentant wicked will be destroyed.

147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.  147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.  147:6 The LORD lifteth up [delivers] the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

When Christ comes a repentant Israel and humanity will sing to God in rejoicing for their deliverance; singing out to the Great God, the Giver of Salvation and all Good Things. 

147:7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:  147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.  147:9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

God has all power and has no need of the help of horse or man.

147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

God will save all those who fear to sin and who love and respect God enough to live by every Word of God.

147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Jerusalem as the capital represents all the tribes and people of Israel, and when their Deliverer comes to save then they will all surely rejoice and praise God.

147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

God will make Jerusalem the capital of Messiah over the whole earth and will greatly bless her, placing the millennial Temple of God within her.

147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.  147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

Micah 4:2  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths [ways, Word]: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Psalm 147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

God the Creator made all things including the heat and the cold and the seasons of the earth.

God created the beautiful patterns of the night frost, scattering the hoar frost like grey ashes on the ground; and God makes the snows to fall on the mountains in winter and then causing them to melt in summer to water the land.

147:16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. 147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

In that day God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28) and all nations which have not known God will be grafted into the New Covenant (Jer 31:31) and a new spiritual Israel.

 147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.  147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

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