THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER

Psalms of Prayer & Praise

 

Part 74:  Psalms 140 A Prayer For The Deliverance From The Violent Action Of The Enemies Of God

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

 

Editors Note: Beloved as we liveth as we speak as we sleep there will be no rest among the devious in their failed actions of deceit. They still come in many covert ways smiling and drinking the tainted poison blood of Satan. However, as we stay in prayer and in the Spirit we will be able to see all evil.

 

There are still some miracles rendered among the saints. What are these things? Can they see good and evil? The powers of God among the righteous moves in very special ways. Also God never moves like man. One man saw the Light of Day in a dream. There were also visions of yesterday, today and tomorrow as one man at peace looked out over a placid and peaceful lake full of water.

 

Can you see any images except those conjured up by man to try to cause division and confusion among the brethren? Rest assured as David saw peace we will also see peace. This is the promise as God will be with us and we plan to stay and be with God.

 

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.

 

Beloved in this Psalms and in Psalms 10, 23, 26, 35, 59, 69, 109, 137 and 139 we see a theme of vengeance and anger. David cried out to the Lord and some still cry out today. But during these New Testament times we are taught by the Savior Jesus Christ to pray for our enemies. So as we continue to break open the Psalms of praise and those in anger we also come with a prayer on our lips and heart for the lost and for those that are used by Satan. The slaves of Satan know not what they do. Because the word teaches us of these things and as long as we stay in God’s grace by keeping Him first and staying in prayer His loving arms of longsuffering will forever surround us. Glory to God.

 

Now follow us to the 140th Division of Psalms as we plead along with David for the Lord to preserve us from the violence of our enemies. Who is the greatest enemy of God?

 

Psalms 140: 1-2 “Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;”

Violence is noted at different times and in various descriptions. At this place David was on guard against those that came with violence in evil ways. He asks the Lord to deliver him from this enemy. Much treachery and evil nature still comes upon the land as the losers that think they are winners still plot against God’s people.

 

140: 2 “Which imagine mischief in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.” (Also so for your thought and mediation see Proverbs 6: 14 and Isaiah 59: 4).

The word imagine is usually defined in the sense of something we are not certain of. Here the word imagine relates to a scheme or plan. This objective of the schemer was to prepare war against David. We imagine we know that we have experienced on-going attempts to hamper, stall and impede our on-line FreedomJournal since we came to cyberspace in 1997. We have also seen those that track Web Site traffic remove us from their list as our readership grew. However, time proves many things as featherless actions blown in a foul wind that settles in cesspools of self-hate.

 

At the 56th Division of Psalms we see a theme of trusting God when in fear. Those that were against David would not succeed nor will the enemies of God’s people today. Our primary verse in these 13 verses is verse 6. “They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.”

The enemies of David came together. When they thought the time was right they would devise an attack on his life or soul. Beloved without God what would David have done? Without the Lord these days what would we do? As we look to repentance and mercy for our enemies our hearts desire is for all to be saved.

 

Psalms 140: 3-4 “They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent, adders poison is under their lips. Selah.”

The snake has a sharp tongue or it is pointed at the end. Especially this is seen when the snake is in a threatening mood. David at this place uses the mood and actions of a snake as it coils in a lurking position ready to attack its victim as a parallel with his enemies.

 

At Romans 3: 13 Paul writes a related message to the previous mentioned verse. “Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit, the poison of asps is under their lips:

Through several verses at Romans 13 Paul describes the evil actions of Jews and Gentiles. These foolish people were so bold that Paul compared their actions and what they said to an open sepulcher. For the record sepulcher has reference to a tomb. Meanwhile the deceitful language of these people is as dangerous as the poison of a snake. (For another reference on the snake and the tongue see James 3: 8).

 

140: 4 “Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.”

This verse continues the thought previously noted at verse 1 and 2. Violent and wicked are noted as the same as evil and wicked and purposed is related to the term imagine noted at verse 2. So David continues to petition the Lord for relief from his enemies that had received defeat before the battle began.

 

Psalms 140: 5 “The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.” (Also see Job 18 and verse 9 and especially note verses 5-10, also return to Psalms 35 and verse 7).

The words snare, cords, net and gin all mean basically the same thing. David’s enemies were secretly plotting against him. Question to those that stay in the Spirit…Can you plot in secret against the true saints of God? Meanwhile we see that the proud in this verse knew that David was special thus they were prone to work in covert ways to try to plot and wield treachery against him. However, did any of their plots work? Well, have any of the plots against the messengers of Truth worked during these times as we speak and as we rightly move by the Sprit and inspiration.

 

Now go with us to Psalms 57 where the psalmist prays in the midst of perils and hard times. There are 11 verses here read and digest all 11 however our primary verse is 7. Here we will find another blessing as we close this part of our discussion on Psalms 140:

“My heart is fixed, O God my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.”

I heard the song writer say “God will fix it.” Here the word simply means prepared or settled. So if God will fix it for David he will fix it for you. David at this place was ready for whatever was in store for him in the divine providence. When our work at this place is over and finished I will lean on the fixing power of Almighty God as I cross over to the Land Promised. Also see I Peter 4: 1 for a similar thought. Glory to God.

 

Cont. Part 75: Part II Psalms 140 A Prayer For Deliverance From Violent Action of the Enemies of God

 

Peace and Paradise,

Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 21 July 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

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