THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 73: Part III Psalms 109: The Peace In Prayer From The Liars & Those That Slander
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Beloved brethren they have come as family, friends and associates. Many also have never seen us nor have we laid our eyes upon them. But we hear them. They have also laid in censure and treachery in organizations and agencies of the existing authorities. They have been sanctioned as human service organizations to help those in need. However they all came with a lie on their tongue. This list sees only an end in this age as there is an endless temporal measure upon those that profess the ungodly actions of wicked men.
But through prayer we solve all the alleged problems attempted by those that lie and conjure slander directly and in various covert ways upon the righteous. Can those that keep God first ever be lied on? Is there a blessing in every lie and attempted slander? What is written about it?
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.
As we continue with our 3rd and final discussion on Psalms 109 we begin with the 22nd verse. The wounds from battle or from those that rise up against the saints heal in time. However, a wounded Spirit is another question. Meanwhile no matter what the enemies of God’s people devise and create the temporal needs of the righteous will not go un-answered.
Psalms 109: 22, 24 “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”
David felt poor and needy regarding the afflictions placed on him by his enemies. However, he was a rich man as his temporal needs were plentiful. Will God provide for those that are true to His word? Will He help us when we are in trouble? David prayed, we pray, meanwhile we have been sent on a mission to search out the Power and Miracle of Prayer. Now look with us to several companion scriptures:
At the 40th Division of Psalms we find 17 verses. Our primary verse is the last verse. David found great joy and comfort in doing God’s will. But how did he know the will of God? I heard a may pray for strength to do God’s will. “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.”
Again we see that the mention of poor and needy had nothing to do with the temporal possessions of David. At this place poor and needy refers to his human weaknesses. Thus we need the Lord every hour and every day. Many song writers have incorporated this sentiment in song. As he asks the Lord not demand as some do he wishes for His speedy or an earnest plea for His divine help. Brethren do not holler and raise your voice in a demanding tone when praying in public or when alone. The Lord can hear a whisper or even a thought on your mind. Glory to God. Somebody shout (no you can Holler and Shout Loudly About it) Hallelujah. This is alright.
Now go with us to the Wisdom Book for another profound word on this thought. Glory to God.
Proverbs 18: 14 “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity: but a wounded spirit who can bear?”
How can one be healed? The mind has a great impact on the healing of the physical body. Those that walk in the Spirit must keep this in mind however one should not bend toward the extremes of those that come saying they have power to heal. Meanwhile if the body is stricken a man is greatly encouraged and helped by the strength of his spirit or will power. But if the spirit is wounded this is more serious because the body has very little authority to heal the inner being. Is Spiritual healing paramount in the life of the righteous? Will physical healing then come at God’s will? Can we all direct our Spiritual growth and healing?
109: 24 “My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.” (Also see Hebrews 12: 12).
This physical weakness described in verse 24 did not come from the lack of food and other necessities of life. David a devout God fearing man often went into deep devotions that involved prolonged fasting and prayer. This caused the weakness he mentions at this place. (Also see II Samuel 12: 21-22). Will you engage in deep devotions to the Lord? Will you fast and pray? Will you tell other’s what you are doing or will you pray and fast in secret to man and only to God?
The enemies of God and His people will rejoice in your infirmities. The enemies of David found satisfaction in his distress. They also pretended to think that he was being punished for his sins. Meanwhile David gave God all the glory for delivering him. He wanted relief from the obstacles he faced but he wanted the people to know that God has all power and it was God and not him in the flesh.
Psalms 109: 28 “Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed: but let thy servant rejoice.” (Also see II Samuel 16: 11-12).
The words curse and bless have opposite meanings. Curse has reference to the wish of things evil and things not good, while bless means to wish good. The words ashamed and rejoice also have opposite meanings. The good deeds of God as they unfold will make the enemies of God ashamed. However the goodness of God will cause the Psalmist and the saints to rejoice.
Psalms 109: 29 “Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.”
David continues with the thought expressed in the previous verse. Go with us to Job for another corresponding thought. Job 8: 22 “They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.”
We (FreedomJournal and you) like Job can atone for our sins and become clean. But this power and miracle in prayer is frowned on by the unbelievers and the enemies of God. In fact they believe not in prayer.
Now follow us back to Psalms 35 and the 26th verse for another powerful word on this subject. “Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me.”
Will the enemies of David be defeated in their plots against him? Will the enemies of those that stand on Truth during these contemporary times also see no victory? Will those that seek to mock and shine in the sweet misery of the righteous be justly seen at the Last and Final Day?
Meanwhile David praised God. We also lean on David and praise God this time and forever more. Now follow us to our last and final verse and we trust that you have received a blessing from this discussion.
Psalms 109: 31 “For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor to save him from those that condemn his soul.”
The mention of the “right hand,” is a figure of speech. What this means is that the Lord will do the right thing on behalf of the poor and the needy. What will you do? Thus the Lord will render protection from the enemies that seek to devour and destroy the poor. Follow us now to several powerful cross references that beg to be included in this discussion.
Psalms 16: 8 “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
This verse is our major interest however we must note that verses 8-10 are a prophecy regarding Jesus Christ. It is quoted in the New Testament regarding the resurrection of Christ. We also see Peter and Paul noting this scripture at Acts 2: 25-28, 31 and 13:35-37. This prophecy was written by David speaking for Christ. We are grateful for the prophecy of David as willed by God the Father.
Now for a final note turn back to Psalms 37: 33: “The Lord will not leave him in his hand nor condemn him when he is judged.”
All of the righteous have to go through something. In fact this sojourn is a continuation of trails and troubles because this is a foreign land outside of God’s will. But God will deliver us when we are tested. Glory to God for He is mercy and longsuffering.
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal 11 July 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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