THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 52: Psalms 30: We Celebrate In Prayer A Victory Over Death By The Flesh & Our Enemies
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Did the mood of the people in the Old Testament that wanted a king set many precedents for kingship down through the ages? Would Machiavelli still write and have thoughts of the “Prince” if there had been no kings of Israel? What of the pagan and heathen kings? Meanwhile those that deny the King still come with a death wish in their hearts as their hands are soiled and rendered the Anti-Christ in the spilled blood of the righteous. However there is no killing of the soul or the Spirit by the flesh. This is what will allow us to conquer death. However we pray for those that have a selfish death wish that is self-inflicted.
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.
Brethren we come loudly proclaiming that God is in control. Therefore we will leave this place in God’s time and not at the hand of man. As we continue our sojourn we have benefitted greatly from the saving grace of Almighty God regarding the many enemies that have wanted to take our life just as many wanted to slay David. We do as did our brother David and look to God in prayer. So at the 30th Division of Psalms David celebrates the deliverance from God. Although our earthly security is uncertain we know that God’s love and mercy is everlasting. This love and mercy will also allow us conquer all things that we are confronted with as we move and work in His service.
So at the dedication of David’s house we find these words. There are 12 verses here, we will note the first 6 verses and several other verses to follow also we will note several cross references to some of the most powerful verses found here.
Psalms 30: 1: “I will extol thee, O Lord: for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.” (Also see Psalms 118: 28 and Psalms 145: 1).
The word extol means to elevate. David had been elevated, lifted up so that his foes could not rejoice over him. Do your enemies rejoice and find pleasure in your misfortunes? Do they rejoice as the FreedomJournal for example seems to float listlessly on a sea of poverty and no resources? But do we rejoice in the Spirit of God regardless of any of the fleshly pleasures and the so-called joy of the lost?
Follow us now to our first cross-reference found at Psalms 25:2. Here you will find 22 verses. However we will only note verse 2. At this place we see David rendering a prayer for instruction, defense and guidance. David trusted in the Lord, will you trust in the Lord also? We pray that we will forever trust in God because man can only be trusted in temporary things. However, we look to God and an everlasting life of Peace and Paradise.
Psalms 25: 2: “O my God I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.”
The record shows that David was constantly at war. Thus he had many enemies among the heathens. He also had enemies in Saul’s family as he had been given the kingdom in preference to Saul. Meanwhile he prays that God will not allow his enemies an advantage over him. This is also the prayer for the Saints today as the enemies of the righteous who are the enemies of God abound but to no avail.
At the 35th Division of Psalms we see another powerful message where God will protect us from our enemies. We advise you to pay close attention to verses 19-24. However we will only note verse 19 for our purposes here.
Psalms 35: 19: “Let them that are not mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without cause.”
The righteous as was David will never ask to be upheld in anything that is wrong. Here David prays that his enemies not be allowed to rejoice over him in their wrong-doing. To wink in this scripture means a gesture of contempt. Thus he wishes not to be humiliated and scorned.
The Spirit begs us now to include and comment on the 24th verse. This verse also relates to the New Testament scripture on Judging found at Matthew 7. A sound reading of the New Testament related scripture renders that we are to make a judgment based on facts and not rumors or hearsay. At Matthew 7 we refer you to verse 15 for a direct reason for judging or making a critical assessment of a situation in the Church or related to the Church. We also note John 7:24 where we see that we are to make a critical analysis of situations based on facts also see John 12:47 Jesus & Judging. Now look with us at Psalms 35: 24 and we trust that we have not moved from our main subject.
Psalms 35: 24: “Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.”
Judge here means to pronounce a verdict. This is done according to the facts in the case. David was confident of his conduct being in order. Therefore he was not worried about the judgment of the Lord. Thus his enemies would have no cause to rejoice over him.
Return now to our primary scripture found at Psalms 30 and the 2nd verse.
Psalms 30: 2: “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”
Lord and God relate to the eternal Supreme Being. Heal does not always mean to be free from disease. Here David also applies it to any manner of distress.
There are also two powerful cross references worthy of note at this place. At the 6th Division of Psalms we have only 10 verses. Our primary verse is verse 2. Here we see a prayer for God’s mercy.
Psalms 6:2: “Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.”
We all are weak and lean and depend on the Lord.
Psalms 88:13: “But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.”
These 18 verses cry out from one’s deepest afflictions. When it looks as if man in the flesh has left us and there is no relief in sight God is always with us. The word prevent at this place means to precede. So what did David mean? In the morning David would offer a prayer to precede or come before the blessings and favor he hoped to receive from the Lord during the course of the day. Glory to God. Somebody shout Hallelujah.
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 24 January 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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