Psalms 82 – 87

Psalm 82

May all people be like God the Just Judge, in all their judgments and doings

Psalm 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods [mighty ones].

How long will the leaders of today’s physical and spiritual Israel judge unjustly and permit living contrary to the Word of God?

82:2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Godly judges defend the oppressed from the wicked and execute righteous judgments according to every Word of God.

82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless [godly leaders give justice to the oppressed]: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Today’s judges in both physical and spiritual Israel are ignorant of true godly justice.

82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of [justice on the earth] the earth are out of course.

God has called out some to become the spiritual children of God (Romans 8:15), yet the errant in today’s spiritual Ekklesia will die without hope unless we turn to live by every Word of God in sincere repentance.

82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  82:7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

When he comes, Messiah and those with him will judge the earth in the righteousness of every Word of God.

82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.


Psalm 83

A prophecy of the latter days when the nations of Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Arab States will confederate against the nations of Judah and Israel, and the now rising New Federal Europe will help them.  

Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

David speaks about the nations seeking to destroy the modern Jewish State, which is a type of the proud lifting themselves up against God to reject the Word of God and live according to their own false ways and persecute God’s faithful.

83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden [protected] ones.

83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance [this as an allegory that the wicked also seek to destroy God’s faithful].

83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; sons of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar by another than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];

83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon];

83:8 Assur [Germany, Austria, Hungary] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot.

The now rising New Europe will help modern Jordan; Ammon and Moab by ending the blood bath and enforcing a peace by occupying the Jewish State.


David prophesies that these nations will attack Judah and Israel in these latter days will be corrected in their turn  [by the nations of Asia].

83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, [whose armies were slaughtered (Judges 4)] at the brook of Kison:  83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.  83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah (Judges 8), and as Zalmunna:  83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

In the third year God will crush the nations of the Turkish led consortium who delighted in destroying the Jewish State, like the wind drives stubble before it and wheels roll over the stalks of grain to crush the straw into stubble.

God will destroy the armies of the New Europe and her Turkish, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian  and Arab allies, with armies from Asia and consume them like a raging fire consumes its fuel.

83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

David calls on God to correct the nations of the New Europe. Babylon the Great, and her Turkish, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian and Arab allies, to humble them and turn them to God.

83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.  83:16 Fill their faces with shame [humble them]; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

83:17 Let them [the wicked] be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

83:18 That [all] men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH [YHVH], art the most high over all the earth.


Psalm 84

The heart, mind and spirit of the righteous man longs for the things of God, longs to be in the presence of God and longs to learn about the precious holy Word of God.

Psalm 84:1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!  84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts [to be in the presence] of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Like wondering birds man cannot find his way to life and peace; man needs God to show him the path to peace and life.

84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

Those who dwell in the presence of God will sing his praises forever; because of the awesome wonder and glorious wisdom of his ways.

84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Those who are faithful to put their trust in God to live by his Word will be greatly blessed for they shall live forever through the wisdom and Word of God.

84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca [The valley of Bracha on the border of the physical promised land at the Jordan River near Jericho was an allegory of going down into death and then rising up to a Promised Land of eternal life on the other side of the grave.] make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

Those who put their trust in God may have many trials in this life, but they will be resurrected to strength and eternal life if they keep on living by every Word of God.

84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

God will look upon the sincerely repentant to bless them, and God will hear the prayers of all those who are faithful to live by every Word of God.

84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

A day in the presence of God is better than a thousand days separated from God.  It is far better to be a humble person in the presence of God then to have enormous riches and be beloved of men but estranged from God.

84:10 For a day in thy courts [tabernacle – temple courtyards]  is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

84:11 For the LORD God is a sun [light of wisdom] and shield [a defense and protector]: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.


Psalm 85

Repentance and rejoicing over God’s deliverance

Physical Israel will be delivered from her captivity and Spiritual Israel will be delivered from her correction, and when God’s correction has brought forth the fruits of sincere repentance our sins will be forgiven.

Psalm 85:1 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.  85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.  85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

Yes LORD, turn us to you and bring us to sincere repentance even if we need correction.

85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

God will not be angry forever neither will our correction last over long, for when God has brought us to sincere repentance he will deliver us and raise us up in his Love.

85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

When we have been corrected and humbled God will show mercy and save us, and we will hear the Word of God and we will live by every Word of God from thenceforth and forever more.

85:7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

Then we shall be reconciled to God the Father and we will dwell in peace with God forever, never again departing into the folly and shame of sin against our Mighty God.

85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

Those that respect God and fear to sin against the Word of God will be blessed with eternal salvation.

85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

Messiah the Christ will bring truth, righteousness and peace to the earth; God’s Word is Truth and God’s Word is Righteousness.

The righteousness of living by every Word of God brings peace and unity between people and God and brings peace and true unity between all godly people. 

85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 85:12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.


Psalm 86

An entreaty for God to hear our prayers

The entreaty begins with a declaration of our NEED for God and our humility before God, acknowledging that we are spiritually poor and needy of God’s Righteousness; the exact opposite of today’s proud spiritual Ekklesia (Rev 3:14-22).

Psalm 86:1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

God will hear the plea for salvation of all those who put their trust in God to live by his Word. 

86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 86:3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

God will accept and rejoice in all those who live by every Word of God and dedicate their lives to him.

86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul [dedicate my life].

All who live by every Word of God and put their trust in him to call on him will be delivered.

86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.  86:6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 86:8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.  86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

There is NO other God but the Family of YHVH and all nations will sincerely repent and call upon the LORD to worship [live by every Word of] God.

86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

All people must and most people will, sincerely repent of going contrary to the Word of God and they will hunger and thirst to internalize and live by every Word of God (Mat 5:6).

86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk [we are to live by God’s Word] in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

If we shout praises and do not live by every Word of God we do not glorify God, we are merely paying lip-service as we rebel against Him. 

We truly glorify and praise God through living by every Word of God.

86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

God’s mercy is great towards the sincerely repentant, who STOP living contrary to the Word of God.

86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

The proud reject the Word of God and they reject those who live by the Word of God, preferring their own imaginations.

86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

The proud reject those who seek to live by every Word of God, and God rejects the proud.

God is merciful and accepts the sincerely repentant.

86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

The godly welcome and even pray for God’s correction to keep them in God’s ways; but the proud wicked will not hear correction.

86:16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

God will do good for his faithful, resurrecting them to eternal life; the wicked will see this and be humbled.

86:17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.


Psalm 87

The situation of Jerusalem is in the mountains and the Temple of God is on the Holy Mount.  Those who seek to be in the presence of God have a sure foundation for life eternal and peace everlasting.

Psalm 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

God loves Jerusalem, the place he has chosen; above all other places.  This is an allegory that God loves the spiritual New Covenant faithful within whom he dwells.

87:2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Those who live in the presence of God’s dwelling place in the physical millennial Jerusalem Temple are greatly blessed; and those who are the faithful spiritual house in whom God dwells through God’s Holy Spirit are greatly blessed.

 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

The city of God, Jerusalem, is an allegory of the faithful to God in whom God dwells through his Holy Spirit.

87:4 I will make mention of Rahab [an antiquated term for the Egypt] and Babylon to them that know me [These nations will sincerely repent and they will know God.]: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

All these nations and all others will sincerely repent and exalt the Eternal and his Holy City.

Jerusalem will be considered the great city because God’s Temple and presence is there, and anyone born and dwelling in her will be greatly blessed. 

This is a type that those faithful to God will be greatly blessed, because God will resurrect and exalt those in whom God’s Spirit dwells and they shall be born of God.

87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs [the salvational water of the Word and Spirit of God] are in thee.



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