Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 59 – 60

Psalm 59

A prayer seeking deliverance  

Our real enemies are spiritual, we need deliverance from Satan, bondage to sin and from death; which deliverance can only come through sincere repentance, a commitment to “go and sin no more”  and the application of the redeeming sacrifice of the Lamb of God 

Psalm 59:1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.  59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

The closer to God people are, the more the wicked will rise up against them

59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.  59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

God will not be merciful but will sternly rebuke and correct unrepentant sinners

59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

With their deceits, the wicked prey on men

59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise [speak lies and deceit] like a dog, and go round about the city [seeking prey].  59:7 Behold, they belch [pour] out [wickedness, lies and deceit] with their mouth: swords [wickedness, destruction and death] are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

The wicked, including many leaders of today’s Ekklesia, are like greedy dogs each doing his own thing to exalt themselves or their organizations and false traditions. They water down the Sabbath and the sound doctrine of Holy Scripture to try to attract more personal followers.

Godly understanding is withheld from them because of their lack of zeal for God’s Sabbath and for living by every Word of  God the Father.

Isaiah 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

They fill themselves with the strong drink of their own imaginations, and become intoxicated with pride and their own ways.

All of the wicked together including Satan are nothing before God

Psalm 59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen [unrepentant wicked]  in derision.

The Adversary is stronger than I, and my God is vastly stronger than the Adversary; therefore the faithful put all their trust in God and wait on him

59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

God will give his faithful deliverance over our enemies; Satan, bondage to sin and death

59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me [from being destroyed]: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

God will correct the proud and self-willed wicked, so that all the people will see the justice and might of God

59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.  59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.  59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

Do not fret that the wicked continue in their wickedness and are grown prosperous, for their end is destruction

59:14 And at evening let them [the wicked] return; and let them make a noise [howl for hunger] like a dog, and go round about the city. 59:15 Let them wander up and down [searching for food]  for meat, and grudge [fight one another] if they be not satisfied.

God will bring down the wicked, but God will be the strong defense and refuge of those who live by every Word of God

59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.  59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.


Psalm 60

A prophecy of the captivities of Israel and Judah and the final tribulation on the whole earth;  A prayer for deliverance by the repentant

Psalm 60:1 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.  60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.  60:3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things [many sorrows]: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

The wicked will be corrected and those who live by every Word of God shall be a shining example of godliness for the whole earth

60:4 Thou hast given a banner [YHWH – Nissi; God our Banner] to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth [God’s Word is truth]. Selah.

60:5 That thy beloved [bride] may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

When Christ comes he will again divide the land of Israel to her tribes

60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem [the land will be distributed by Messiah], and mete out the valley of Succoth [in the Jordan River Valley].

Jesus Christ will rule over all the earth and the resurrected David will be king over Judah and Israel including the Golan and beyond.

60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

David will also rule over Gaza, Jordan and Turkey

60:8 Moab [modern Jordan] is my washpot [under David’s control]; over Edom [Turkey] will I [David will dominate Turkey] cast out my shoe: Philistia [Gaza], triumph thou because of me [Gaza will prosper because she will submit to Christ and to David].

God will cast Israel and Judah into great tribulation under Turkey and the New Europe (Psalm 83) to correct them for their sins; and God will also deliver all Israel and Judah and they shall dominate those who had afflicted them.

60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?  60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?  60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

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