Thursday, November 22, 2012

Psalm Ninety Six , Part two

Psalms 96:11-13
Psalms 96:11-13 (Photo credit: Sapphire Dream Photography)

 Psalm Ninety Six , Part two


AUTHOR GATEKEEPER (Guardian)

gatekeeper says:

And so the Procession came to the threshing floor of Chidon.

You see nothing happens by chance, there are no coincidences in life

Here the threshing floor of Chidon, at this very place, at this very moment in time,
at this exact second , the Oxen stumbled


A threshing floor is the place where chaff is separated from the wheat.

This is the place where the acceptable to God is separated from the unacceptable.

Its the place where we find the "divide"

Here at the threshing floor the grain is tossed into the air the chaff is blown away

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THE ARK



We all know that the carrying of the Ark was being done using a cart at this time

The Ark should never have been transported in this way, if it had been carried in the proper
manner then the Oxen would never have stumbled

No longer are the sacrifices of animals acceptable, now we enter a new Covenant where the
blood of one who died once for all , takes us into the prescence of God
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The carrying of the Ark should have been done by the Levites, of the Kohathites,
in the line of Korah.

1 Chronicles 15:2

"My Priests shall carry the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders with the poles through the
rings of the Ark." They were not even to touch it.

Exodus 25:14 Numbers 4:15 1 Chronicles 15:13

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And so we see that at the threshing floor of Chidon , the chaff was separated from the Wheat

David was actually responsible, it was his responsibility to ensure that the commands were
kept, the were laws put into place

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CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY



We are responsible, but we cannot save anyone, only God can save

We can never start a revival, revival begins in our own hearts, but only God can bring revival

It is ours to obey God above all else

Not to follow the ways of the world, not to follow the ways of the philistines (As in Davids case)

True worshippers folow God above all else

Even if that means going against what others might see as "wrong"

Matthew 15:8-9

These people honor Me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me.
But in vain do they worship Me teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men


Jesus said that the Father is seeking "true worshipers" who will worship Him
in spirit and truth. (John 4:23)

And so Davids heart was acceptable to God

He broke the commands of God in the carrying of the Ark

But his heart was in the service of God

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There is a way that leads to life and the few that find it never die

David loved the Lord God with all his heart, but he had broken the greatest comandments in
the breaking of the least

Nevertheless God knew His heart


THE SNARE



gatekeeper says:

Michal

Now we have Michal , who's name stands for "Brook"

And we see that Michal was an offering from Saul to David , so that that Michal might be a snare
to Davd and so that the philistines might be against David

1 Samuel 18:20

20Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was
pleased. 21“I will give her to him,” he thought, “so that she may be a snare to him and so
that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “Now you have
a second opportunity to become my son-in-law.”

(the first oportunity being - the older daughter of King Saul being named "Merab"Wink

And we saw that David carried the Ark in the way and manner of the philistines

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So many times we can do things in the way of the world or in the ways of man or mankind

We can expect things to happen "NOW" and we forget that this journey we are on is not just
about us or even about "NOW"

We forget that many great people in Gods Kingdom had their own journeys to take and sometimes
these journeys in life would be for many years or forty years, this being the preparation alone

Never look at a mountaineer putting the flag into the peak and think "Lord I want to be him , NOW"

When we carry the Ark Matthew 11: 28-30 KJV , His burdon is Light

We carry nothing more than Grace and Love

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FIRST LOVE



And so the marriage between David and Michal had grown cold

And at this time Michal despised a man after God’s own heart , who was obeying God

Michal thought David’s behavior disrespectful, a king naked
without splendor and majesty , how can He parade like this ? 2 Samuel 6:20-23

In the despising and attitude of her heart Michal spent the rest of her life unable
to bare children Revelation 2:4

The marriage was cold and the fruit of this marraige was bare Matthew 21:18–22

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Now I want to share one more thing with you

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DREAMS



At the age of 5 years, I had a dream and this dream is still as clear today as it has always been

I can still remember every detail as like , the dream happened last night except that it was in
fact 48 years ago

And God spoke to me as a 5 year old in a dream and the dream was simple and remember this
is God speaking to me as a 5 year old,

"And basically my dad used to be working on the building, he was a builder at this time and
we often would have a pile of cement or sand or concrete piled at the back of our old council
estate house and the children would think this was a great place to play , all except my father
was not the kind of man you played around with and if anyone was seen within five feet of
this area , they would be in big trouble"

"Remember that ....in those days a good clip around the ear or a bash around the head was
not seen as abuse"

"Anyway , so Ive set you the scenery and the background, very quickly"

Now back to the dream

"The dream was of me as a 5 year old playing in this sand/concrete/cement with the other
children and my dad came outside and all the children ran off apart from one child"

"That one child was taken and lifted up and turned upside down and placed head first into the
pile of cement, so that only his feet and legs were seen "

"And the dream, goes that this child was left head first in this pile / heap of cement and it was
cold and desolate and empty and quiet and that part of the dream went on for some time with the
silence and emptiness"

And this was a kind of intro if you like into what my life was going to be like as a child

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A few years ago I was talking to someone and they had a gift in ministry and this just
happened to popup in the conversation

And what she said spoke to me, but it took a few years until It finally clicked inside me

You see all those years my earhtly father had reversed the role onto me !

He always wanted a child ...he could look up too !

He was looking to me as a role model ...and instead of dad being my role model , I was
meant to be his !

But you know in a way if these things had not have happened in my life then.....

I may never have entered and been in "The Upside Down Kingdom"

You see ...I may have never been interested,

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ROLE MODEL



gatekeeper says:

And so the people and indeed Davids wife looked to David.....

He was The Role Model.......

Dancing....? not like other Kings is he ?.....why is he pointing to God ........?

Is God our role Model .............? we want a King like other nations have kings....?

You see God was Davids "Role" ...! God was Davids .........."King"..... !

Who was Michal speaking against when she spoke against David ...?

Was she not speaking against ....God ? Himself ?

And so her life was barren.... a wilderness.........empty......

David was in the "Upside Down Kingdom"

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Meekness and Majesty, this is our God , Video

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COMMIT TO THE LORD



gatekeeper says:

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 3:6

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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Three scriptures above putting God first, committing what we do unto God

Gods chosen wanted a king like other nations had kings and some kings like David
served God as The King above all else

They pointed to God and although they made mistakes , although they made errors, although
they could never really keep standards, commandments, laws or live up to what people wanted
them to live up too.....although they could never really live up to other peoples ideals and
types of role model...

They looked to God, He was the one they pointed too

You know the Holy Spirit will always point to God, because we know that He is part of God

Jesus always pointed and always points to His Father

All points to the center, it has too , because thats where it all came from

Everything revolves around the one who formed and made it

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THE LAWS OF GOD



And so we have seen that David could never keep the commandments, the laws, he could
never live up to what other people expected of him

But David pointed to God the Father, he was saying "Look to God...hey...look to God"

We have noted that Psalm 96 relates to and is identical to 1 Chronicles 16:23-36

And that this "Praise song" was written at a time when David danced before the Lord His God

We noted that David could not and did not keep the commandments

We have noted that Israel never did

We have noted that we never could

But David loved the Lord with all he had,

And the difference being that David was after Gods heart, he sought Gods heart in all things

Proverbs 3:6

Committing to God those things which you cannot do yourself

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DIRECTION



You know its good to commit to God the Father all that we do and in this God can direct us
as to what to do and to how to go about things

God is the "Great Director" becasue He knows what lays ahead

David made the mistake of not committing the carrying of the Ark to God

He carried it as the philistines, in the style and way of the philistines

And we can do the same thing ourselves .....by doing things in the same way as the world
would do things

By thinking in the same way as the world thinks

By acting in the samne way as the world acts

When we commit what we do to God, He shows us another way

this involves God communicating with us and us communicating with Him

In this we have "communion " its a two way process

We do not just listen and wait for God to speak but we also DO what He says ....."don't we? "

James 1:22

And in the doing what God the Father says "we have Obeyed Him" 'we have been obedient'

Thus we can learn great life lessons, in our doing what God says to us

Even though after and on reflection , things did'nt quite go according to plan.......

But thats the whole point ....you see ?

Your acting and doing what God wants ....are'nt you ?

Why then do you expect and why would I expect things to work out the way we think they
should ?

No in fact expect the opposite, expect God to lead you into things and into circumstances that
you do not want to be in

Expect things you had never imagined in a thousand years Ephesians 3:20

You see its a two way relationship, when you commit something to God you don't just commit it to Him
, but you wait for direction, you wait for a response, you wait for Him to speak and He directs
you

Why then do I expect things to be in my mindset and in my way ? Isaiah 55:8-9

You know Im a great one at trying to figure things out using logic

And I cannot for the life of me work out why certain things happen and it boggles my mind

I like to be in control of things , yet the "upside down" Kingdom takes me out of that mindset

It takes me out of being in control and takes me out of my own ways and takes me out of
"what I expect" and my "Logic"

Its no longer "ME" BUT "HE"

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GUIDANCE


GUIDANCE, OR GUIDE...............DANCE

gatekeeepr says:

And so David being a man who sought after Gods heart pointed to God even in the bringing of
the Ark to Gods City

In that although David got it wrong and did things in the way of the enemies of God, he
was leaping and jumping and praising God Acts 3:8

In the committing of what we do to God and in the acting upon what we hear and in the
obedience of our acting and going forward we have the "Fathers" direction and guidance

He gives us the feet to walk in His ways Psalm 18:33

It may cost us, it may mean going against what we might want...but thats the whole point

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And David danced into the City before the Ark not in the ways of a king but in the ways of
His God

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Lord God , King of nations and ruler of the earth

Rule in our hearts, Rule in my heart, Rule and govern and reign in your peoples hearts

Let that rule and reign govern what we say and do

Let me and let all those who agree, allow you to take authority over every decision

We commit all things to you, those major decisions, those decisions that affect peoples lifes

Those actions and motives

Lord we commit to you

Let me and let us dance before you as we march into that City Of God

As we are going towards and as we are in it and we will be in it, 2The God who was and is and is to come

Let us march towards that City and in your way and in the way you direct

May we point to you in all things and in all our ways

Doing us unto You and not as unto people , but serving people as we serve You

In Jesus name amen
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NO ONE CAN COME TO THE FATHER UNLESS


Now this Video was posted by oatker before the study began and sums it all up
this confirms the word given, the video begins with "Into Your Hands, I commit again , all that I
am"

Lord I commit to You,



This sunday after the study was finished I went to Church and the message was about role reversal

that is "King = Servant"

"Meekness And Majesty"

No one can tell me that it is all coincidence

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I know that when God moves ......the enemy moves

Its up to you, but then its not, because if you do not believe in Jesus, only God can open
your eyes, no one can come to the Father unless He draws you John 6:44

May God bless you ...if you belong to Him

Blessing is not a nice happy feeling, remember blessing can come in disguise

Blessing can be the attack that you had today as a Christian

Blessing can be the thing you fear the most

Remember next time you bless someone, .... think about it first