Thursday, November 22, 2012

Clean Hands And A New Creation, Psalm 104 - Part three

Clean Hands And A New Creation - Psalm 104, Part 3

Create in me a clean Heart O Lord and renew me

Cast me not away from your prescence O Lord

Restore to me the joy of my salvation

Take the soot of sin and wash me clean Lord

Create a new day and a new life

For all things are new

You have forgiven and forgotten

Once again I am free

Once again I begin

Take me back to the beginning Lord

Turn over the stall and give me beauty for ashes

Flood over me Lord




Psalm 104:1-2

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.

And the Light shone out in the darkness

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said, "Let there be light in the darkness," has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

And we are a new creation, born again,

This Light that lights the starry skies illuminates and gives life to all who walk upon the face of the earth, without it we would not be


The Light that shines in our hearts is the Light of Holy Spirit revelation and Joy


One being the Sun, the other being the Son


Creation having no will but doing as it should


New creations having will


Daniel 7:9 KJV

As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.


He who was is coming back




He is a Light to my path

I seek Him and He brings that Light in front of me

He shows me where to go and what to do, as I seek to go and do



I am a Light to the world, whether I want to be or not, I am His witness, He is the Lamp , I need to uncover that Lamp



He shows me those things of the heart I need to address

He continues to illuminate those things

He shows me the soot in my life



He wraps Himself In Light

And so as you may have gathered Psalm 104 is a poetic review of Creation




Psalm 104:2-3

and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and
rides on the wings of the wind.


The heavens being the sky or the starry sky as in the stars and planets

As we know that the heaven where God is , is as it implies and we know that God has always


Now this is a hard one to understand

When referring to
Genesis 1:6

And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."


Here God is building, this is much like you might construct a house on foundations

You lay beams and you build upon....

So we have the waters below the firmament and the waters above the firmament

How can we understanmd this building ? well lets look at Psalm 148:4

Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

You might see this as the heavens here, this is the building structure that God put into place

Now you might find this interesting, because it can be seen as the

"the heavens" as in the sky and clouds.......

The Heavens as in "The stars and planets"

The heavens where "God is"

Lets look at some scripture


2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third
heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows.

Deuteronomy 10:14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens,
the earth and everything in it.

1 Kings 8:27 "But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot
contain you. How much less this temple I have built!


And so this is day two of creation the heavens and the waters





He is preparing a place for me, He is building those beams for my new home

John 14:2

In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am
going there to prepare a place for you.


I am confident that He who began a "Good" work in me will continue to work in me

Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to
completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


I am a part of the building which is the Church

I am participating in the building of the Kingdom

I am seated in heavenly places with Him

I am on the earth but not of it

I have access to the higher levels of that building



Isaiah 65:17-25

17-19 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be
remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I am
about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.

God is working in me and I am a new creation



Amos 9:6

English Standard Version
who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the LORD is his name.

I wonder if God began building the place for me at creation, where my new home will be




Psalm 104:6-18

6 You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
7 But at your rebuke the waters fled,
at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;
8 they flowed over the mountains,
they went down into the valleys,
to the place you assigned for them.
9 You set a boundary they cannot cross;
never again will they cover the earth.

12 The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
they sing among the branches.

14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for people to cultivate—
bringing forth food from the earth:
15 wine that gladdens human hearts,
oil to make their faces shine,
and bread that sustains their hearts.


The wonderful balance of nature, the seasons and the times.

The sun being just the right distance and the exact size and generating just the right amount
of energy to cause the water vapour to rise to form the cloud to bring the rains upon the earth
to water the vegetation


We have a picture here of the third day of creation

In Psalm 104:6-8

As the mountains rise and the valleys sink down to the levels they are meant to be

Luke 3:5

Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall
become straight, the rough ways smooth.

And we see a place where God has set boundaries for the waters in verse 9

Jeremiah 5:22 Should you not fear me?" declares the LORD. "Should you not tremble in my
presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The
waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.

Yes indeed we should fear God however there are those who do not keep within those boundaries,
and God has let them over to their ways

As in nature so too there are boundaries in all things except when it comes to God


We note verse 9, that never again would the waters cover the earth like this day,

But even so the soot of sin caused the waters to cover the earth once again in the great flood


Verse 12, this reminds me of "the mustard seed" , Matthew 8:20 and we Jesus


Now here in this imagery of creation we also see as we glimpse back in verse 4 of Psalm
104 the "Angels"

again in
Hebrews 1:7

In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire."

The Angels, ever present even at creation

and again we glimpse at the soot of sin as we see those Angels with swords of fire guarding the
entrance of the garden of Eden after the fall of Man

Genesis 3:24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden
cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.




To know my boundaries In Christ

To know that He is always there and supplies



He has made me a new creation and is making me and forming me and moulding me and shaping me

In this is my "evolution" to become more like Him



To not fear when the waves come up against me because the waves have a boundaring to which they
cannot pass

I fear God alone




He is the Light in this New Creation called a "Christian"


He has made the heavens and I am seated in heavenly places with Him


He provides all my needs