November 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #8903
Watching & WaitingKeymaster
I know probably most of you have studied prophecy for a while now and have heard of the correlation in the Psalms to present day prophecies being fulfilled. (The late JR Church wrote books about this and studied it thoroughly.) But I wanted to go through Psalm 113 and 114 again and revisit what these chapters could be telling us about this year and next.
If chapter 113 correlates with 2013, I find this chapter very encouraging.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
the One who sits enthroned on high,
6 who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
8 he seats them with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.
Isn’t that encouraging?!! I love the picture painted here!
The Lord our God is sitting on His throne on high, stooping down to look on the happenings of the earth. What do you think He would see right now? A world so black and rotten with sin. Men giving themselves over to love of themselves. He would see the evil men of the world, conniving to be rid of His people and of Israel. How fed up He must be! Yet, He looks and sees the heart of men and sees that there are many of us that love Him, follow Him and are waiting for His return. His love and compassion for us is stirred, and He prepares to return for His own.
So we see the poor in verse 7, which can very well be the believers in Christ that have died throught history. (Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”) The poor is resurrected in the rapture, as well as the living believers that are pictured as the needy lifted from the ash heap. Isn’t it true that the Lord looks to our world as an ash heap, a place where so many have died and turned to ash, where sin pictured as garbage has been piled and burned, where hell is touching our world to burn it where it can. For us to be lifted from the ash heap is very symbolic!
But not only are believers lifted from the dust and ash, freed from death, but they are given rewards and seated with princes. Who is our Prince, but Christ Himself! We will be seated with Him!! And we will seat with the princes of His people, such as Moses, Noah, Abraham, and David. Wow!
And what a picture to see a childless woman! The Bible tells many times of barren women and the heartbreak that goes along with it. In Old Testament time, a woman would be considered worthless if she could not provide your husband with an heir. Also, Jewish women would grow up longing to be the mother of the coming Messiah. It is what every woman would dream of. Imagine discovering you were barren and would never be that chosen mother or the mother of any child at all. What heartbreak! When the rapture happen, the barren of this world, those that have given up their lives to live for Christ, will be pictured as a barren mother finally given a home full of children! As a mother this touches me so deeply! What a loving and gracious God to picture us all a happy mother of children!
I pray that chapter 113 is a picture of our rapture ~ for this year! Because in chapter 114 we do not see a picture of resurrection from dust and ash or a happy picture of a joyful mother of children. The picture is much darker, for in this chapter we see a world shaking.
1 When Israel came out of Egypt,
Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2 Judah became God’s sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled,
the Jordan turned back;
4 the mountains leaped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?
Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
6 Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
you hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turned the rock into a pool,
the hard rock into springs of water.
Does this sound like a world shaking perhaps during the beginning of the tribulation? I find it interesting that the sea and mountains are shaking as if in a big earthquake, yet it is pictured as a world trembling before a Mighty God! Aother amazing picture painted here! I also find it very interesting that this chapter is full of talk of Israel. Israel, Jacob, Judah, Jordan, as well as the symbolic ram and lamb, are all mentioned here. Is it to make it completely clear that the focus is now on Israel? Will 2014, be the year when the church is gone and God turns His eyes, His focus, completely back to Israel?
We will know in a couple of months if this is true. But even if we are here to see 2014, I do not believe we will see much of it. I do believe the lunar tetrads are a line in the sand, a marker given for those watching for His return to know that time is short. It will also be a sign for the Jews that turn to Christ. They will have a marking point to know that God is now dealing with Israel and how much time they will have until His physical return to earth!
Our time is almost up! I believe we have run the race and are now getting very close to the finish line. Many have given up watching along the way, thinking He is not coming for some time now. But I commend all of you that have not given up, that have grown their faith and continue to trust in His promises. We are almost there! I plan on meeting and hugging you all very soon!Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
November 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm #8907
I’ve read JR. Church’s work on the psalm’s number that correlates with a year. I think that makes sense, the Bible is full of more or less hidden codes. It’s just there for us to discover. I think you’re on to something significant here. I hope the rapture takes place this year, because I’m very weary now. I guess we all are. Hope I will finish the race with some style at least.John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
November 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm #8922
Yes, quite possible! I think so! Maranatha! Thanks for posting!Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.November 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm #9455
W&W said : ” But even if we are here for 2014 , I do not believe we will see much of it .”
So agree with that statement .
How much The Coming of The Lord Jesus is in The Air tonite !!!!
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…eeee…eeeeee ! JOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rejoicing with you Church that the hour is so late , bb
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