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Psalms 59 – 63

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 [spiritually Satan and sin], 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 spiritual 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 physical people, but 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 and 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 will 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 [the godly faithful spiritual 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.

 

Psalm 61

The eternal unity between God and his faithful

God hears and delivers all those who love him enough to live by every Word of God.  God’s faithful put their trust in him. 

Psalm 61:1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.  61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [Messiah the Christ the Rock of Salvation] that is higher than I.

God will deliver all those who live by every Word of God from the enemies of Satan and bondage to sin and death, raising them up to eternal life 

61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

God’s faithful will abide in the presence of God forever, through God’s gift of eternal life

61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever [be faithful to God for eternity]: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

God has heard our baptismal commitment to go and sin no more which the faithful have kept, and God will reward our faithfulness with a resurrection to spirit and eternal unity with God the Father and the Husband of our baptismal espousal.

61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows [baptismal commitment]: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

The resurrection of David in the resurrection to eternal life of all those who live by every Word of God

61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations [eternal life].  61:7 He [David and the faithful] shall abide before God for ever [for eternity]: O prepare mercy and truth [God’s mercy for the repentant who live by the truth of God’s Word will be eternal Salvation], which may preserve him.

God’s faithful will keep their marriage covenant to follow the Husband of their baptismal espousal in all things, including living by every Word of God the Father (Mat 4:4, Rev 14:4).

61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

 

Psalm 62

The absolute trust of the faithful in God the Father and Messiah the Christ, the Rock of Salvation

Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

The faithful put their trust ONLY in God and in every Word of God

62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

The source of wickedness and the inspiration of the wicked is Satan, he is the true enemy.  Satan and all unrepentant sinners will perish forever. 

62:3 How long will ye [the wicked] imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing [collapsing] wall shall ye be, and as a tottering [falling] fence.

62:4 They [Satan and the wicked] only consult to cast him [the faithful to God] down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly [secretly]. Selah.

Those who live by every Word of God can expect God’s deliverance; therefore they patiently live by his Word waiting on God’s salvation.

62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.  62:6 He only [God the Father and Jesus Christ the Husband of our baptismal espousal; and no one else, no matter what titles they may claim] is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 

The true godly faithful will never be moved from their dedicated commitment to live by every Word of God.

62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Trust ONLY in God and set your hearts to live by every Word of God

62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Put not your trust in men because the wisdom of men great or lowly, is as nothing beside the Wisdom of every Word of God

62:9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, [men’s words balanced against the Word of God are nothing in comparison]  they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Do not trust in physical wealth and never compromise with the Word of God to attain physical wealth, and thereby lose eternity

62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

All people have sinned and Almighty God will judge every person by every Word of God; therefore all will perish unless they sincerely repent of all past sins and commit to sin no more, throwing ourselves at his feet and trusting in his mercy

62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.  62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

 

Psalm 63

A declaration of loyalty to God

The godly faithful thirst and hunger like a starving man for every Word of God, while the wicked do whatever they please.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness [of God and God’s Word]: for they shall be filled. 

Psalm 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;  63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.  63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

In the night the wicked meditate on how to gain advantage over others, while the faithful considers how to apply the Word of God to every situation

63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

The faithful are safe under the wings of the Mighty One of Moses; and are secure, putting all their trust in the Mighty Hand of God

63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

God will deliver his faithful; and the unrepentant wicked will surely be destroyed

63:9 But those that seek my soul [the wicked who seek to destroy the life of the faithful to God], to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth [eternal death]63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes [scavengers].

The faithful first fruits that live by every Word of God will be resurrected to live forever as the kings and priests of the Most High

63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth [keeps his baptismal commitment] by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

 

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