Continuing with the "Egyptian Hallel" Psalm 113 to Psalm 118 are the Psalms of Praise
The author of Psalm 116 is unkonwn but it can be read as the author literally being saved from death
It can also be said to be a prophetic Psalm of Jesus Christ and the shedding of His blood
It can also be seen as "Israel's deliverance from Egypt and the journey to the promised Land which is the land of fruitfulness
Rather than going verse by verse with this Psalm we shall observe the main points
Psalms 113 to psalms 114 were to be sung before the final meal by the Jews
Psalms 115 to 118 would be sung after the blessing
Thus you are to note the verses in the new testament eg:
Verse 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Psalm 116 Is God’s redemption the saving of his people from death.
Not a literal death here, but an escape from bondage into freedom "as in "
"The people were being saved "!
The entire journey was a journey through a wilderness in which a testing and salvation was taking place
In the ending of this journey the people 'could' enter a land of fruitfulness
Not a literal death "as in the dying of a body of people"
But a bringing out from death to life , ' as a continuation of'
Whereby one day we all meet death of the 'body' after which we meet with eternal life
In this we say "I am seated at Gods right hand" we could also say "I am being seated"
In this ' we have eternal life as "Christ Ins" but we will have
DEATH TO LIFE
The unknown Psalmist here in Psalm 116 remembers God and sings a Psalm / song and this Psalm he sings is of Gods deliverance from actual physical death
The Psalmist must have come close to death and rejoices that God heard his prayers and delivered him from death so that he might continue ' in this life'
And so this Psalm becomes part of the "Hallel" sung to remember the passover and deliverance of Gods people and at the last supper this could well have been used as the final blessing hymn mentioned above
In this "one mans rejoicing of deliverance from actual death becomes a song to commemorate Israel's redemption
This barren woman called Israel now goes onto the journey to the land of plenty and abundance
DYING TO BE SAVED
Psalm 116:13 is the significant verse here as after the deliverance from death
1. literal salvation from death (as is the author of the Psalm)
2. The deliverance of Gods chosen from egypt and the redemption thereof
3. The death of the Lamb Of God
a. This man lifts up the cup of salvation and rejoiced in God’s gift of life.
b. Israel lifts the cup of salvation and rejoiced in God’s gift of life.
c. Christians now remember the passover Lamb who shed His blood that they might be free and in this they take the bread and the wine in remembrance of the body that was broken for them and the blood that was shed
In this Christians have communion with God and with each other
DOORWAY TO JESUS
Lets go to the passover in egypt and their deliverance
In Exodus 12:21-24 Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said " kill the passover lamb"
The people were too sprinkle the blood of the lamb over the lintels and frames of the doors of the homes and the sprinkling of the blood offered protection from the destroyer
Notice it states in Exodus 12:23 The Lord will pass through egypt to strike down the egyptians but then it says "will not allow the destroyer to strike or smite 1 Corinthians 10:10 Revelation 7:3
In this we see the all seeing God passing over a land and Jesus as if already crucified taking the punishment to free a land by His blood
Hebrews 11:28 Exodus 12:3 Numbers 9:4
Now to the Lords supper in Luke 22:7-23
Verse 7 was the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
At this time and at this hour Jesus takes the cup and after taking the cup, he giving thanks
So Jesus and the disciples took bread and drank the cup
Exodus 12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
Luke 22:19 "do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 23:44-46
The author of this Psalm was thankful for life
The chosen of God were to be thankful for the past deliverance
We now can be thankful that by Gods grace and mercy we are saved from death
Matthew 26:30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives