THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 55: Part II: Psalms 32: The Truly Righteous Pray For Forgiveness
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Is there anything left for man to devour and pollute? The Heathens and those in disbelief as did doubting Thomas come and go. However the righteous look to life everlasting as they see day and night Light. Thus I fell down; we fell down in prayer, prostrate before the Lord asking for forgiveness as this is a hallmark of prayer. Have mercy Lord.
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.
My beloved brethren we come with faults as no one but One has come without sin in this world. But thanks to God through Christ we come to Him in repentance and ask for forgiveness therefore, we can still reap the Tree of Life. What would you give to live without God? How can you live without God? What would you give your life for?
“I saw a man once who spoke like John. He testified to the brethren who were at odds with what Jesus taught in the Bible. He declared is there one among you that do not aspire to see Heavens door? Well what would you give to see the truth that opens the door? All stood in silence however the man who spoke like John declared that I have one life but it is not mine to give but I lay it upon the altar as I bear witness that many false teachings penetrate the land an country. Some of these falsehoods regarding scripture will block your salvation. Therefore I stand with my life as all I have to give for what God has allowed me to see in the Bible.”
We resume our discussion regarding Psalms 32 and verses 6-10. Follow us there as we continue to relish the blessings from Almighty God.
Psalms 32: 6: “For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.” (Also see I Timothy 1:16 where the past charge to Paul is noted by Jesus at verses 12-17. We also suggest that you visit Isaiah 42 and pay close attention to verse 2 for another look at the thought expressed in this verse).
Those that are Godly will pray to God. God is found when we are in the right frame of mind and when we petition Him in the proper manner. God does not hide from us but He is not our waiter, we wait on Him. The phrase “floods of great waters,” refer to the waves of troubles and tribulations that we face as we go through this life. However the floods will “not come nigh unto him” that wait and lift up the Lord in reverence.
At Psalms 69 we see a petition for God to draw near. There are 36 verses here but look with us at the 13th verse as a cross reference to our primary verse found at Psalms 32: 6.
Psalms 69: 13: “But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.”
David was not discouraged by his persecutions. He continued to be devoted to God. We also
(FreedomJournal ) are never discouraged by the attempts of Censorship and the covert ways in which the lost and evil make futile attempts to impede and stop the Truth of the Good News. Brethren as did David we all must continue to pray to God. God will answer in an acceptable time as it is His will. But look at the powerful message noted in the last phrase in this verse? “The truth of my salvation.” What does this mean? We bear witness that here we find a clear lesson for us as we continue our sojourn in that the salvation that comes from the Lord is according to Truth. Glory to God and the man who will give his life for Truth.
Now back to our primary scripture at Psalms 32.
Psalms 32: 7: “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shall compass me about with songs of deliverance.” (Also see Exodus 15: 1. Here we see Praises and songs unto the Lord noted at verses 1-21. There is also a powerful message found at Psalms 40: 3. Wait patiently upon the Lord and delight in doing His will).
There are few and not many hiding places for the wicked. However this hiding place noted here is a shelter for David. The Lord will provide shelter and comfort from the troubles and enemies of the world we confront when we trust in Him. As David stays with the Lord we see the phrase “compass of songs.” David in his trust in the Lord is able through God to render songs of deliverance. What is your song of deliverance? Can we all sing as the Spirit moves us to call out to the Lord in song?
Now look back to Psalms 31: 20: “Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.”
Psalms 31 tells us to be of good courage and be not dismayed regarding our enemies and those that come in envy and pride. God will protect His faithful servants. Pride is often found in envy. They came to envy David for standing up for God so do they come these days attacking the FreedomJournal for our posture of reverence to God. However God has taught us as we look to the struggles of David that He will protect us as long as we look to Him and not man.
We return to our primary scripture and the blessings gained from forgiveness.
Psalms 32: 8-10: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
Here the Lord is answering the prayer of David. I is in reference to the Lord. The eyes of the Lord are always watching and giving wise counsel to the righteous. These same eyes see all aspects and kinds of evil. Nothing done to the saints of God will ever go unnoticed and not attended to by God. At Psalms 25 we see a prayer for instruction and defense. Take the time to read and reflect on all 22 verses but our reference comes from verse 8.
Psalms 25: 8: “Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.”
If one does not know better there is some consolation from the Lord. For example those under the Word come under greater scrutiny by God for their wrongdoing. The reasoning is that those that don’t know God come not to neglect Him. However He is upright and will teach them if they will learn.
We find another cross reference at Psalms 33 and verses 18-19. However you must also look to verses 16 and 17 to get an even better understanding of the scripture at this place. Psalms 33 renders that we can depend on the Lord. Thus no matter how large the army as Gideon came with only 300 men but God gave him the victory. Also for this verse (33:16 see Paul where he had the same idea at Romans 8: 31). David knew at verse 17 that a mere strength of a horse would not take care of him in a dangerous situation. What would sustain him was the Lord. So as we proceed to verses 18-19 dwell on the literal meaning and get a good understanding.
Psalms 33:18-19:”Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
“To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.” (Also see I Kings 17: 6, 16).
Psalms 32:9: “Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with it and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.”
A horse or a mule requires some mechanical means to move him and guide him to a destination. However man is blessed with a brain whereby he can use his reasoning faculties to apply instructions from the Lord.
Psalms 32: 10: “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.”
We all come to the table with sorrows as we liveth. However there is a difference between the peculiar people of the Lord and those that are lost. Our sorrows are not of penitence like those of the wicked. Mercy shall compass or surround those that put their trust in the Lord. (Also see Psalms 16:4. When you trust in false gods you will fall short of the mark. Stay with God no matter what the circumstances as He is the Creator and knows all things).
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 14 February 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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