THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER

Psalms of Prayer & Praise

 

Part 64:  Psalms 6: The Prayer of A Troubled Man

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In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth

 

Editors Note: What is the prayer of a troubled man? Our prayer today as we feel the trouble of the world is sad, sweet, filled with sorrow and Joy.

“One man stayed with his family as he was loyal to them. Thus, no woman or loose harlot could lure him away. Another man planted a garden. God sent the rain and the sunshine. He did make a harvest. Another man stayed with man to see all things. What happened to him?

 

Meanwhile John continued to grow. His on-going conversion continued to unfold. He saw the history of the Church, Martin Luther and the results of the Reformation. He also saw many covenants and doctrines among many banners that held fast to a multitude of Church houses. However, as he kept God first he saw God not with them as He allowed the non-conformist comfort in his solitude and in his sweet misery.”

 

 

 

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

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.

 

Many come troubled and know not what to do. However, the righteous find comfort hope and help in the Lord in prayer. Glory to God. Beloved as we look to Jesus the Christ our Savior we pray in times of trouble and in joy and pain. We pray today as we did yesterday and tomorrow for God to help us cope with any problems and the things that we need.  What are the prayers for the things we want? Do you want anything with the Lord? Will God provide the needs of the saints?

 

We may want physical healing however we need spiritual healing in an on-going fashion. Thus, we pray for God to continue as a leaning post, a resting post for the weary. We therefore will never grow tired of praising our Lord and Master. Somebody needs to shout Hallelujah.

 

We will now begin with the first verse found at Psalms 6. There are 10 verses here however we may need to include a Part II as we see where the Spirit will send us.

 

Psalms 6: 1: “O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.”

Our beloved brother David was in pain. What was the cause of his pain? What is the cause of your pain this morning, noonday, evening or night? What are your troubles? Will you call on the Lord? Meanwhile we see that this is one of the 7 Penitential Psalms. In these Psalms the writer realizes his situation is usually the result of sin. Have we all sinned and fallen short of the Glory? In an act of repentance David expresses his sorrow over his faults and expresses a fresh commitment to stay with God.

 

Who will you stay with in times of trouble? Many are never with the Lord in times of good or bad. Many souls that liveth place man in a foul and wicked position before our Lord. They will reap what they sow. We serve a jealous God.

 

“There was once a man who had a son who sent him on a journey to buy food for the family. However, when the son got to the breadbasket he spent his time with loose women. He then took in much strong drink and squandered all of the money his father in the flesh had given him. This man for all practical purposes did not represent his father and did things that his father had forbidden and warned him not to do. He also took counsel with other elders and disputed many things his father had taught him.

 

As we look to the benefits of a parallel and draw lines side by side we look to God as He sends Preachers to preach and teach His word. But, some fall for women, money and many other things.  All things of material are held up in the world as good. They left God as they left His teachings and what He had provided for them in His word. God was/is upset, and jealous of the flesh influences of His preachers. However, as they left God they took up with another guy who was hot and was the intercessor to an eternal place of doom.”

 

At the 2nd Division of Psalms we find scripture that celebrates the coronation of God’s anointed. We also look to Christ as our eternal King. Look now with us to the 5th verse: “Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”

The victory of the saints is coming as God will protect us from our enemies. Those that attempt to Censor and impede the posting of the FreedomJournal and those that have stood in opposition to our work for the last 40 years your day will come. We come to praise the coronation of the Messiah and He has promised us mercy and relief in all times of trouble. We are also very glad about it.

 

At Psalms 38 there is hope when sorrow for sin is expressed. NO one, yes no preacher or religious leader can offer us healing and protection as we confess our sins.  Almighty God is who we pray to in the name of Jesus at the altar of repentance. Now look with us at the first verse at Psalms 38: “O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.”

This verse is identical to our primary verse taken from Psalms 6: 1. Here we see that God often allows his faithful to be subjected and tested by the persecutions of their enemies. David did not nor do we ask God to relive us of all of the unpleasant situations we encounter. Meanwhile we pray as did David for modification and strength to cope with all circumstances we face as we make this sojourn in the name of Jesus. Somebody please shout Hallelujah.

 

Now back to our primary scripture taken from Psalms 6 and the 2nd verse.

 

Psalms 6: 2: “Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, Heal me; for my bones are vexed.” (Also see Psalms 22: 14 where the Psalmist relates his pain and suffering to that of Christ on the cross. This is a figurative expression but represents a human being fastly approaching death).

In the previous Psalm David prayed for divine help during the day. Now we see him pleading for help as he approached the night.

 

Psalms 6: 3-4: “My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?”

David being in the human posture asked the Lord how long will I have to go through this ordeal? How long did Jesus have to suffer? How long will we have to suffer? Is there always joy in the midst of any trouble for the righteous that stay in the Spirit?  God always knows what is best and what we think is for our bad is for our good?

 

At Psalms 83 we see a passionate plea for God to destroy the enemies of Israel. Who do the people of God now call out for? Look now at verse 3: “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.”

To be crafty means they consulted with other enemies of God’s people to plot against the Lord. God protects the hidden ones in His divine special care. Are we hidden?

 

Meanwhile at Psalms 90: 13 as an additional cross reference to verse Psalms 6: 3 we see another earnest plea for God’s mercy. “Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.”                      

 

Psalms 6: 4: “Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercies’ sake.”

The Lord will never forsake us. We have to leave Him. Thus the word return here does not mean that the Lord had forsaken David. David prayed for a return or a repeat of the blessings of God. We also want a repeat of God’s blessings. Glory to God.

 

Now for our final verse which is verse 5 and as predicted we will resume this discussion of Psalms 6 at Part II.

 

Psalms 6: 5: “’For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Join the phrases “in death” and “in the grave” together. There is no remembrance of those that are in the grave. The body decays however the Spirit lives on.

 

Turn to Psalms 30: 9 for an additional word here. David celebrates God’s deliverance:

“What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?”

David believed that death would end all of his work for the Lord. Will death end the work of the FreedomJournal? Are better yet will the transition of the scribes that walked in a foreign land lift up many things inspired? The word pit is often used to mean grave and it is so used at this place. So if the enemies of David were able to take his blood would it be in vain as far as the cause of the Lord was concerned? Does the work of the righteous live on in many ways other than by the mouth of the living?

 

We (FreedomJournal) have written volumes and have been talked about (rebuked and scorned) by many of the brethren. All will not make the transition at the same time. Many will thus be left to bear witness to what they have seen what they have read and what they have heard. Somebody shout Hallelujah.

 

Cont. Psalms 65: Part II: The Prayer of A Troubled Man

 

Peace and Paradise,

Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 18 March 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 


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