THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 53: Part II: Psalms 30: We Celebrate In Prayer A Victory Over Death By The Flesh & Our Enemies
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In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: God will never forget about the poor or the rich. Therefore the righteous stand in prayer lifting up the wayward the lost and those that are steady and perpetual as they embrace God, Christ and the Word. In prayer and in knowing God there is a victory over all things that exist that we know. Meanwhile many things we do not know will soon come to pass as it is written. The world looms out and attempts to devour all that liveth. Some fall down in things temporal while the righteous are lifted up in Truth embracing, walking and talking in the Spirit.
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.
As we continue our pursuit of the essence of Psalms 30 we continue to see that God will provide all of our needs and some of our wants. The anger of the Lord lasts only a little however, his mercy is everlasting. We begin the 2nd part of Psalms 30 with verse 5.
Psalms 30: 5: “For his anger endureth but a moment: in his favour is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
We pray that we all will submit to the discipline and chastisement of the Lord for the joy that will come later is worth waiting on.
30: 6: “And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.”
Wealth and power can go to one’s head. For example many of the enemies of God and His people especially those that seek to Censor and obstruct this news service (FreedomJournal On-Line Press) have wealth and power on earth. Often they believe that this is all that is necessary as they also make a particular sojourn. Meanwhile we see the word prosperity in the text meaning that David felt secure in the protection that God would give him regarding his enemies. He was so convinced of this security and prosperity in God’s protection that he believed that he would not be moved. Who moved? Will God move, will man move?
At the 10th Division of Psalms we find 18 verses. This Psalms is a prayer of petition for God’s judgment. Brethren be not dismayed as the wicked succeed. Although we cannot see God as we see man, rest assured that He is always with us and sees all that happens before it happens.
Psalms 10: 2: “The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.” (Also see Psalms 104:29)
Glory to God for David as he sets another precedent in scripture for the kindness and comfort sent out to the poor. He had great consideration for others thus a sign of good character. As he had great concerns for the poor he prayed that those that hated and despised the poor would be trapped in their own wicked ways as they set traps and dug ditches for the poor.
Now follow us over to Psalms 143. There are 12 verses here we suggest that you read all 12 verses. There are no hopeless situations with the Lord. Pray because the Lord is consistent in His mercy and understanding.
Psalms 143: 7: “Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.”
Stay tuned to scripture at the place it is rendered. Often words have different meanings at different places as many words have more than one meaning. However the context of the verse is a good indication of what word usage we render.
David was suffering with great fear and depression as he hid in a cave from Saul. He cried out unto the Lord. Here the word pit does not mean grave but a state of forgetfulness. The phrase “hear me speedily,” means to hear me promptly and with favor granting what I have asked. Thus David did not want the Lord to forget about him in his time of distress. We also do not want the Lord to forget us in our times of distress as we continue as the Lord knows our mission to speak and write of the Good News. Many people still cry out for Satan as they continue to attempt to deny God and God’s people which is impossible.
We will now conclude our discussion with verses 8 and 12 from our primary scripture.
Psalms 30: 8: “I cried to thee, O Lord unto the Lord I made supplication.”
The strongest form of prayer is that of supplication (See Part 5 of this series where we discuss Supplication as a part of prayer). So when David was at his lowest level he prayed the strongest form of prayer. When your enemies seem to be at your front and backdoor and in your dreams and thoughts pray to God and he will hear and answer your prayer.
Psalms 30: 12: “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” (Also see 57: 8)
Those that are due glory regarding their obedience will sing praises unto the Lord.
Now for two powerful concluding cross references to our last verse. The Lord is moving on His past victories and deliverance He will restore you. Out of the 26 verses found at Psalms 44 we will note verse 8.
Psalms 44: 8: “In God we boast all the day long and praise thy name for ever. Selah.”
Here we see the word boast used in a positive sense and not used in reference to one that is puffed up and self serving. The word boast is also used as a measure of gratitude and thanks. We are thankful and mighty grateful to be able to praise God daily as our health and strength to cry out Hallelujah comes from the Lord. Glory to God.
Now follow us over to Psalms 108: 1 for another blessing read and study all 13 verses. Get up early brethren and praise the Lord.
Psalms 108: 1: “O God my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praises even with my glory.”
“Fixed” from the Hebrew word means to be prepared or ready. This scripture means that David was prepared to give God all the glory that was due Him. Are you prepared to praise the Lord? Will you praise Him in the morning at noon day and all through the night regardless of the midnights that trouble your sleep?
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 31 January 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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