Friday, October 31, 2014

Say To Me JESUS, “I AM Your Salvation.”

Psalm 35

Of David.

1Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
2Take up shield and armor;
Arise and Come to my aid.
3Brandish spear and javelina
against those who pursue me.

Say to me,
“I AM your Salvation.”

4May those who seek my life
be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
be turned back in dismay.
5May they be like chaff before the wind,
with The ANGEL of The LORD Driving them away;
6may their path be dark and slippery,
with The ANGEL of The LORD Pursuing them.
7Since they hid their net for me without cause
and without cause dug a pit for me,
8may ruin overtake them by surprise—
may the net they hid entangle them,
may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
9Then my soul will rejoice In The LORD
and delight In His Salvation.

10My whole being will exclaim,


YOU Rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
the poor and needy from those who rob them.”
11Ruthless witnesses come forward;
they question me on things I know nothing about.
12They repay me evil for good
and leave me like one bereaved.
13Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14I went about mourning
as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
as though weeping for my mother.
15But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
They slandered me without ceasing.
16Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;b
they gnashed their teeth at me.
17How Long, LORD, Will YOU Look On?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions.

18 I will give YOU Thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise YOU.

19Do not let those gloat over me
who are my enemies without cause;
Do not let those who hate me without reason
maliciously wink the eye.
20They do not speak peaceably,
but devise false accusations
against those who live quietly in the land.
21They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
With our own eyes we have seen it.”
22LORD, YOU Have Seen this; do not be silent.
Do Not Be Far From me, Lord.
23Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my GOD and LORD.
24Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my GOD;
Do Not Let them gloat over me.
25Do Not Let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
26May all who gloat over my distress
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27May those who delight in my vindication
shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The LORD Be Exalted,
Who Delights In the well-being of HIS servant.”
28My tongue will proclaim YOUR Righteousness,
YOUR Praises all day long.

Psalm 35

It is nothing new for the most righteous men, and the most righteous cause, to meet with enemies. This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman.

David in his afflictions, CHRIST in HIS Sufferings, the church under persecution, and the Christian in the hour temptation, all beseech The ALMIGHTY To Appear in their behalf, and to vindicate their cause. David prayed to GOD to manifest HIMSELF in his trial.

If GOD, By HIS SPIRIT, Witness to our spirits that HE Is our Salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. If GOD Is our Friend, no matter who is our enemy. By The SPIRIT of prophecy, David foretells the just Judgments of GOD that would come upon His enemies for their great wickedness. These are predictions; they look forward, and show the doom of the enemies of CHRIST and HIS KINGDOM.  

When I Worry About Things I Hear JESUS Saying “Do Not Worry”

Our LORD JESUS Says, “Do Not Worry”

Matthew 6:25-34 NIV

25“Therefore I Tell you, Do Not Worry About your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly FATHER Feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifee ?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29Yet I Tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is How GOD Clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly FATHER Knows that you need them. 

33But seek first HIS KINGDOM and HIS Righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


JEHOVAH Protected All HIS SON'S Bones From Being Broken

Psalm 34

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

1I will extol The LORD at all times;
HIS Praise Will always Be on my lips.
2I will glory In The LORD;
Let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3Glorify The LORD with me;
let us exalt HIS Name together.
4I sought The LORD, and HE Answered me;
HE Delivered me from all my fears.
5Those who look to HIM are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6This poor man called, and The LORD heard him;
HE Saved him out of all his troubles.
7The ANGEL of The LORD Encamps around those who fear HIM,
and HE Delivers them.

8Taste and see that The LORD Is Good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in HIM.
9Fear The LORD, you HIS holy people,
for those who fear HIM lack nothing.
10The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek The LORD lack no good thing.
11Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you The Fear of The LORD.

12Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
15The Eyes of The LORD Are On the righteous,
and His Ears Are Attentive To their cry;
16but the Face of The LORD Is Against those who do evil,
To Blot out their name from the earth.
17The righteous cry out, and The LORD Hears them;
HE Delivers them from all their troubles.
18The LORD Is Close To the brokenhearted
and Saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19The righteous person may have many troubles,
But The LORD Delivers him from them all;

20 HE Protects All His Bones,
Not One of Them Will Be Broken.

21Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22The LORD Will Rescue His servants;
no one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned.

Psalm 34

The title of this Psalm tells us both who penned it and upon what occasion it was penned. David, being forced to flee from his country by the rage of Saul, sought shelter as near it as he could, in the land of the Philistines. There it was soon discovered who he was, and he was brought before the king, who, in the narrative, is called Achish (his proper name), here Abimelech (his title); and lest he should be treated as a spy, he faked himself to be a madman so that Achish might dismiss him as a contemptible man, rather than see him as a dangerous man. And it had the effect he desired and David escaped the hand of Achish.  See 1 Samuel 21:13.

Verse 20

HE Protects All HIS Bones,Not One of Them Will Be Broken

This is literally true of CHRIST, in whom the type of the Passover LAMB had its accomplishment.

It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.”

 This precept was also given to point out a most remarkable circumstance which 1500 years after was to take place in the crucifixion of The SAVIOR of mankind, who was the True Passover LAMB, that LAMB of GOD that takes away the sin of the world; who, though HE Was Crucified as a common malefactor, and it was a universal custom to break the legs of such on the cross, yet so did the Providence of GOD order it that a Bone of HIM was not broken.

See the fulfillment of this wondrously expressive type;

John 19:32-36

The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with JESUS, and then those of the other. But when they came to JESUS and found that HE Was already Dead, they did not break His Legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced JESUS’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 

The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.  These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of HIS bones will be broken,  and, as another scripture says, “They will look on The ONE they have pierced.” 

We Were Made To Worship JEHOVAH In JESUS And In The HOLY SPIRIT

Psalm 33

1Sing joyfully To The LORD, you righteous;
It is fitting for the upright To Praise HIM.

2Praise The LORD with the harp;
make music To HIM on the ten-stringed lyre.

3Sing To HIM A New Song;
Play skillfully, and Shout for joy.

4For The WORD of The LORD Is Right and True;
HE Is Faithful in All HE Does.
5The LORD Loves Righteousness and Justice;
the earth is full of HIS Unfailing Love.
6By The WORD of The LORD the heavens were made,
their starry host by the Breath of HIS Mouth.
7HE Gathers the waters of the sea into jarsa ;
HE Puts the deep into storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear The LORD;
Let all the people of the world revere HIM.
9For HE Spoke, and it came to be;
HE Commanded, and it stood firm.
10The LORD Foils the plans of the nations;
HE Thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11But the Plans of The LORD Stand Firm forever,
the Purposes of HIS Heart through all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose GOD Is The LORD,
the people HE Chose for HIS Inheritance.
13From heaven The LORD Looks Down
and Sees all mankind;
14from HIS Dwelling Place HE Watches
all who live on earth—
15HE Who Forms the hearts of all,
Who Considers everything they do.
16No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18But the Eyes of The LORD Are On those who fear HIM,
on those whose hope is in HIS Unfailing Love,
19To Deliver them from death
and Keep them alive in famine.
20We wait in hope for The LORD;
HE Is our Help and our Shield.
21In HIM our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in HIS Holy Name.
22May YOUR Unfailing Love Be With us, LORD,
even as we put our hope In YOU.

Psalm 33

This is a psalm of praise; it is probable that David was the penman of it, but we are not told so, because GOD would have us look above the penmen of sacred writ, to that Blessed SPIRIT That Moved and Guided them.

The psalmist, in this Psalm,

I. Calls upon the righteous to praise God (v. 1-3).

II. Furnishes us with matter for praise. We must praise GOD, 

1. For HIS Justice, Goodness, and Truth, Appearing in HIS WORD, and in all HIS Works (v. 4, 5).

2. For His Power Appearing in the Work of Creation (v. 6-9).

3. For the Sovereignty of HIS Providence in the government of the world (v. 10, 11) and again (v. 13-17).

4. For the peculiar Favor which HE Bears to HIS Own chosen people, which encourages them to trust in HIM (v. 12) and again (v. 18-22).

We need to have proper thoughts in singing this Psalm, which so naturally expresses the pious affections of a devout soul towards our GOD WHO Is Worthy of Praise Forever.