THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 51: Psalms 18: David Called Upon The Lord In Prayer To Deliver Him From His Enemies
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: There are many people today as they liveth and died yesterday and tomorrow confused regarding the love and compassion that God created in them. However Samuel kept a good and clean heart as he still prayed for the people who wanted a king. But prayer was not the panacea for their salvation; they also needed to be taught. Many things of the law passed down by the great Prophets inspired, were counted by some of the people. Meanwhile we see our brother David crying out and pleading with the Lord for help with those that deny God and accept they ways of the foolish. Brethren many are smitten are claim to accept Christ but have hard and bitter hearts. Accept Christ in Truth and pray for all of humankind friend and foe and be blessed.
Peace be unto you. To the Church (the Church of Christ Jesus the Prophets and Apostles) and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible (the Spirit of God) as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway. We also come with no material motive or gain or profit from rendering the Truth of God. Those called to great service are given the greatest prosperity that exists by God and not man.
Psalms 18 is a powerful message that notes the deliverance from the enemies of God to His servant David. We also come testifying that God will also render our enemies as useless human beings as they try to Censor and impede our On-Line FreedomJournal. Therefore we continue to gain a blessing as we pursue this discussion on “The Power and Miracle of Prayer.” Glory to God.
There are 50 verses in this Psalms however we will only note the first 6 verses. But we will also note several cross references to those verses. We also refer you to II Samuel 22 where we find virtually the same message. Meanwhile we see our beloved brother David a servant slave of the Lord thanking the Lord for delivering him from the hands of his enemies and Saul. We also thank Almighty God and Christ for our deliverance from the many enemies who try in vain to stop us from rendering the Good News of Christ as we have been inspired as we stay in the Spirit. Thank you Lord we are grateful and we give thanks for your love and mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 18: 1: “I WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength.”
David gives thanks for his victories over Saul and his other enemies, this thought inspired this Psalms.
At Psalms 59:17 we see a petition for the deliverance from violent men. Thus we see a prayer for God’s saving help. This is the last verse found here thus we remind you to read and study the first 16 verses also.
“Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.”
Man often causes conditions that require mercy from the Lord. What is also evident is that no mercy can be acquired from any earthly source.
Psalms 18: 2: “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliver; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
At this verse David notes literal and figurative references to elements of war. All of these things he ascribes to the Lord. Rock, fortress, buckler, horn of my salvation and high tower are all elements that are useful in warfare. The Lord is also his deliverer as He helps us escape from the enemy.
There are several cross references to this verse for example at I Samuel 2: 2 we see the prophetic prayer of Hannah a the beginning of the chapter. “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee neither is there any rock like our God.”
At Psalms 28:1 although surrounded by wickedness and evil David rejoiced in an answered prayer. We stand with David as we (FreedomJournal) also rejoice in God answering our prayers. We are mighty grateful and pray for strength to endure regardless of any obstacles that God has allowed to pave our way to Peace and Paradise. There are 9 verses here read and digest all of them for your continued growth and prayer life.
At Psalms 19: 14 we see an often noted passage of scripture. “Let the words of my mouth, and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” What does it mean? If a man keeps a pure and clean heart and mind his actions will be pleasing to the Lord. Thus we strive to walk and talk in the Spirit daily as in this way we can see God. (Also see Psalms 59: 9, 11 where we see a petition by David for deliverance from violent men. Also of merit are Psalms 71: 3; Psalms 75:10 and Psalms 144:2).
Psalms 18: 3: “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”
There is no rock like the Lord. With all the protective measures regarded the good soldier we are protected. (Also see Psalms 96:4 declare the glory of God).
At Psalms 34:6 we see that David changed his behavior before Abimelech. We also see that when we call upon the Lord He will hear us. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.”
Psalms 18:4-6: “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.”(Also see Psalms 69: 1-2 and Psalms 116:3 and Psalms 124: 2-5)
18:5: “The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.”
18:6: “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him even unto his ears.”
Also see Psalms 3: 4 where we can gain a victory in the face of defeat. And our final scripture is taken from Psalms 34: 15: “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
God pays attention to those that call upon Him. God will also render a favorable message and blessing to the righteous. This is Good News as we struggle daily with those that seek to deny God and His people. Thank you Lord and most especially we live and breathe with the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 17 January 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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