The faithful pillars cry out to their Maker with all their beings; dedicating themselves to him forever as their Saviour and Mighty One whose Word and commandments are forever. We dedicate ourselves to God, and to DO all that God desires!
119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes. 119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
Night and day the faithful pillars of God seek to learn more of their LORD and his Holy Word.
119:147 I prevented [arose BEFORE dawn to consider God’s Word] the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
119:148 Mine eyes prevent [the zealous meditate on the Word of God day and night] the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
God will judge his faithful justly and hear their prayers for their zeal towards him and his Word, and God will resurrect to eternal life those who are wholeheartedly zealous for him and every Word of God.
119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken [revive me] me according to thy judgment.
The wicked are very far from God, because they despise any zeal to live by God’s Word, teaching compromise with the practical application of God’s Word; yet the pillars are enthusiastically zealous to live by every Word of God.
119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
God is close to all those who love his Word enough to KEEP them it with passionate zeal, for every Word of God is holy and true.
119:151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.
The scriptural lessons are for those living in the end time as well as over the past millennia, and are instructional examples that will be used to teach people to discern between good and evil for eternity.
119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Only those who are diligent and delight in living by every Word of God, will be judged righteous and raised to eternal life.
In any and all affliction and trial; RUN to our Mighty One who ALONE can save. Those who are ardent for God’s Word will be delivered; while God will not hear the prayers of the indifferent, complacent and lethargic for the practical application of God’s law.
Those who do not seek out to KEEP all the Word of God are considered to be among the wicked and unrepentant by the Eternal, therefore they will be rejected by Christ as a part of his bride (Rev 3:14:22), until they repent.
119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 119:156 Great are thy tender mercies [for the sincerely repentant], O Lord: quicken me [resurrect me for I love Thy Word] according to thy judgments.
Many are the trial of the just, yet God delivers his faithful.
119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
God’s faithful pillars are grieved by the complacency of Laodicean Spiritual Israel; and all the abominations of men on the earth.
119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
Those who love and live by every Word of God will never perish, even though they may die in the flesh for a time they will be resurrected to eternal life.
119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts [teachings]: quicken me [give life to your zealous] , O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Even if rulers of the assemblies [Jesus Christ warned us that the faithful would be driven out of the congregations of the faithless] and the world persecutes us for our zeal for God’s Word I God’s beloved faithful will not be moved: They stand in awe of the wisdom and righteousness of every Word of God forever.
119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
The Word of God is a pearl of great price.
119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
DEFINITION: LYING: A deliberate, willful and knowing attempt to deceive. Mistakes and misunderstandings are NOT lies, they are mistakes and misunderstandings!
The use of a partial truth to deceive is lying, and God abhors such deeds.
Today’s Ekklesia is filled with lying leaders who use outright falsehood and partial truths deliberately designed to deceive others.
ALMIGHTY GOD HATES THESE FALSEHOODS AND THEY HAVE CUT US OFF FROM HIM!
119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
God is to be praised for the wisdom of his Word and the justice of his judgments based on his commandments.
119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Those who trust in God and live by God’s Word are given the Spirit of God and the great peace of mind which God’s indwelling Spirit provides.
Consider the state of religion and it is immediately obvious that our disease is that we have quenched God’s Spirit in our organizations, and done that which was right in our own eyes; NOT KEEPING our Master’s Word.
The corporate religious disease is incurable and the corporate Ekklesia are doomed to destruction, unless they repent and turn back to zeal for our Mighty One and ALL of his Word.
Yet God will still hide a few faithful individuals (Ez 4-5), when Christ rejects and corrects the corporate organizations in great tribulation.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
The Devoted Faithful make every Word of God their hope, and they shall NOT be disappointed!
119:166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation [at the soon coming Kingdom], and done [KEPT] thy commandments.
119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
The faithful have learned and internalized the nature of God, through the diligent KEEPING of his teachings and learning from the examples of scripture; and their future is an open door to God the Father and eternal salvation.
God knows all our doings, and he knows who has been zealous and who is apathetic to live by God’s Word.
119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
God will hear the prayer of the faithful fervent KEEPERS of his will, who diligently seek out a good understanding of all the things of God.
God may allow trying and testing, but he will deliver his diligently faithful who pass the testing and endure to the very end, according to his will in their day. And they shall stand in their lot [inheritance] in the Kingdom of God.
119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word. 119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word [God’s promises are sure].
God’s elect shall praise him for his magnificent Word, and for God’s Holy Law.
119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
God’s commandments, judgments and teachings shall be on the minds and in the thoughts of his true servants day and night and they shall speak of these things often.
Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern [judge] between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
God will be a strong help to all those who choose his teachings and live by every Word of God.
119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
The true faithful do not fear the tribulation; they long for the resurrection and the Kingdom of God when all men shall live by every Word of God with diligence.
God’s law, teachings and judgments are the chief delight of the truly converted and passionately faithful: They praise their God for his Word, his wise commandments and instructions, and they will be resurrected to the salvation of eternal life
119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight. 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
When we go astray and we realize our error; we should never try to justify and excuse our sin; rather let us repent with alacrity and sincerity, having learned a lesson; let us return to the righteousness of God’s Word, commandments, judgments and teachings.
Let us all diligently pray that if and when we go astray; that our God will seek us out, correct us, and deliver us from our sin, turning us back to him, as a shepherd goes out to seek the sheep that have strayed from him.
119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.