Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 75 – 76


Psalm 75

David thanks God because he is near to delivering his people, and prophesies of the coming King of kings

Psalm 75:1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

When Jesus Christ comes he will rule all nations in justice, by every Word of God as King of kings

75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

The earth itself will ultimately be made molten by fire but God will yet preserve it making the earth anew, and God will judge and rule the resurrected nations by the righteousness of every Word of God.

75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

All the earth is called to sincere repentance, to turn to and live by every Word of God

75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn [do not be lifted up with pride]:  75:5 Lift not up your horn [power, self exaltation] on high: speak not with a stiff neck [stubborn self-will].

God will judge all people justly: It is God who will exalt His faithful, and it is God who will correct the wicked

75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.  75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

The wine of the wrath of God will be poured out on all those who refuse to live by every Word of God

75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

The righteous will be glad when the LORD comes to deliver God’s faithful from the grave and correct the wicked

75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

The strength of those who live by every Word of God shall be greatly increased, while the power of the wicked will vanish forevermore

75:10 All the horns [power, strength] of the wicked also will I cut off [totally destroy]; but the horns [power, strength] of the righteous shall be exalted.


Psalm 76

A prophecy of the coming of Christ as King of kings

When Messiah the Christ comes all Israel and Judah will sincerely repent and all Israel shall turn to and know God

Psalm 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.  76:2 In Salem [Jerusalem, which shall be known as the city of peace] also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

When Christ comes he will come to Jerusalem and will break the power of the wicked

76:3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

The victory over the wicked of Messiah at Jerusalem will be complete

76:4 Thou [Messiah the Christ] art more glorious and excellent [much wiser and more powerful] than the mountains of prey [governments that make war preying on others].

When Christ comes with his resurrected chosen, the wicked will either sincerely repent or perish

76:5 The stouthearted [the wicked are overcome] are spoiled, they have slept their sleep [perished in death]: and none of the men of might have [none of the wicked have any strength against Messiah] found their hands.

At the rebuke of the coming Christ, the mightiest of the wicked shall fall

76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep [destruction, death].

No one will be able to stand against God or resist the coming Christ

76:7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

When the King of kings comes he will rule all nations in the justice and righteousness of every Word of God

76:8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,  76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Many wicked men will have their eyes opened and will sincerely repent to praise God, and men will no longer resist God

76:10 Surely the wrath [resistance against God] of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain [Satan will be removed and man’s resistance to God will vanish].

The people shall make a baptismal commitment to live by every Word of God, and will serve God and Messiah the Christ

76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

When Christ comes he will destroy the power and pride of the rulers of the earth, and HE shall rule over all nations as King of kings, with his faithful servants ruling the individual nations 

76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible [the kings and princes will be awed and cowed to submission by the King of kings] to the kings of the earth.

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