THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER

Psalms of Prayer & Praise

 

Part 67: Part II Psalms 35:  A Plea & Prayer For Your Enemies

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

 

Editors Note: There is a long struggle but short in duration as we continue our sojourn to Peace and Paradise. Meanwhile many hangmen standby but the old gallows is silent. However, in the arena of economic lynching they stand and testify as this is where the saints can die.  But what of the economics of racism does it respect any person? Rest assured though that Almighty God has provided for the birds the bees and the many animals of the field. He also will provide for His saints that stand up for His Word at all costs. Some meanwhile will not take up your cause unless you join them. Here non-conformity does not exist as individual God given rights; Free Expression and the Truth of the sacred text are mute. We declare that those that think, the independent thinkers the Spiritual Scientists are forbidden to fall into flesh traps of the world as these things are foreign leaning on the lust of the mind and not the heart.

 

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. Those called to great service are given the greatest prosperity that exists by God and not man.

 

My beloved brethren we are grateful today for the power and miracle of prayer. Thank you Lord. We also come testifying as did David that God will fix all of our problems. This means the enemies of God’s people will only survive as long as God wants to use them. Let us say that again, our enemies your enemies will only survive as long as God wills. Therefore we are mighty grateful for the word as this is what is written. Meanwhile do not sustain the life and breath of those that despise you by moving outside the will of God.

 

We will resume our discussion regarding the plea and prayer for our enemies at verse 4 of the 35th Division of Psalms.

 

Psalms 35: 4: “Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.”

The words confounded and shame used in this text have almost the same meaning. But to be explicit the first term means to be defeated, while the second term “shame” means to be humiliated because of your defeat. Is it honorable to mock one in defeat in an athletic contest? What of the defeat in war? The word soul is used to denote a bodily context.  The enemies David confronted were very concerned with his spiritual motives. However they were more concerned with rendering injury to his body. What of the enemies of God’s people today? Do they seek to deny the Truth-Seekers equal access to the Internet? Do they seek to censure whenever possible what they write? Do some also seek to injure the body of the saints today when given the chance?

 

Follow us now to several very similar scriptures that speak toward the same subject as our primary verse found here at Psalms 35: 4. At the 40th Division of Psalms we find 17 powerful verses. We find a general theme ingrained in this Psalms in reference to the delight in doing God’s will.  But as we work for the Lord we have to be patient. Does patience mean a tolerance toward our enemies? Our cross references here are verses 14-15.

 

Psalms 40: 14-15 “Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.”

 

Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

We have already noted the meaning here of ashamed and confounded. So as we move to verse 15 we note that the phrase “desolate for a reward” meant that the enemies of David would find no way out of their humiliation. Meanwhile Aha, aha is a term of ridicule.

 

Now follow us over to Psalms 70 and verses 2-3 for another similar word. There are only 5 verses recorded here. David renders a prayer for the poor and the needy. As an urgent prayer for help we see here another testimony of God’s longsuffering and kindness.

 

Psalms 70: 2-3 “Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.”

 

“Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say Aha, aha.

The phrase in verse 2 “seek after my soul and desire my hurt” mean basically the same thing. These terms refer to personal injury.  Once again we see reference to ridicule with the words Aha, aha. This indicates joy at someone else’s misfortune. “Be turned back” means that his enemies will be stopped in their evil work. When will the censors and the hatemonger cease to trouble the sages of these times? Long live the FreedomJournal Press.

 

Meanwhile David as we return to our primary scripture compares his enemies to chaff. There are two reasons why he did this. First to express their worthlessness and the second reason was to indicate their destruction. (See Matthew 3: 12 for a good description of what awaits the chaff). At verse 6 for our understanding David uses the words dark and slippery to indicate that the enemies would be hindered in their campaign against him. Meanwhile the enemies of David would be themselves persecuted in defeat as they sought to persecute David.

 

Return now to our primary scripture found at Psalms 35 and verse 7.

 

Psalms 35: 7 “For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.”

The enemies of David came against him for no just cause. The many enemies of God and truth still today come against the writers of the FreedomJournal. Therefore without any legitimate reason they seek to deny our ability to publish to write and to exist in peace in cyberspace. But once more than once we are grateful for the forewarning of the word of God and our beloved brother David. As the evildoers seek to harm and bring havoc to David the net in this text is noted as a trap and the pit meant that it was hidden to take David by surprise.

 

At the 9th Division of Psalms we see where David writes about and offers praise for victory over his enemies. Look with us to verse 15. “The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.” Here we see some of the same words or phrases noted in our primary scripture. The heathens and pagans were the people foreign to the people of Israel. These ungodly people plotted against God’s people but here we see where they perished in their own iniquity. What will be the fate of those that continue to plot against those that stand with God today? Is the prophecy of the Bible still being revealed?

 

Now follow us to the 69th Division of Psalms where David makes a petition to the Lord to come near. As he cries out for the Lord in distress often there is suffering experienced by the saints. But joy comes in that soon to come morning when we will have to worry no more about those that trouble God’s people. At verse 4 we also find similar scripture as previously noted. Again we see that the enemies of God’s people hate David for no just cause. As we look through our telescope is there any just cause to hate the FreedomJournal? Is the report on the Truth of God a valid reason to seek our censure?

 

At Psalms 109 we see a report by David on liars and those that slander those that lift up God.  Look now at the 3rd verse.

“They compassed me about also with words of hatred: and fought against me without a cause.”

 

As we return to our primary scripture and verse 8 and 9 we find that David prayed to God that his enemies be caught in their own traps. Traps are set today and often the enemy as we move in the spirit is consumed in their own hatred. Solomon noted and endorsed this and Haman actually had this experience (See Proverbs 26: 27).  Meanwhile David reveals at verse 9 his great concern for his soul and not his body. What are you concerned with your soul, body or pocketbook?

 

Psalms 35: 10 “All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy or him that spoileth him?”

David’s mention of bones is in reference to his entire body. Thus his entire being was engaged in praise to the Lord for His many good deeds for those that were destitute. (Also see Psalms 18: 17 and Psalms 37; 14).

 

Cont. Part 68: Part III Psalms 35

 

Peace and Paradise,

Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 9 May 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

 

 


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