Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mightier than words - Psalm 117

                       Mightier than words - Psalm 117


                             The Egyptian Hallel and the Lord's Supper

Psalm 117:1-2 , one of the shortest of the Psalms and a doxoloxy [an end to other psalm's or used at the  end of a service] "a psalm being a song".

Psalm 117,  being part of the group of Psalms - songs called the Hallel Psalms - being used as praise.

Groups of psalms are called Hallels - and this continues  with Psalm 118 and after this begin the next group called  "The Great Hallel"

This particular group of hallels can be named the "Egyptian Hallels" used and sung at passovers and special occasions [as a doxology]

You can associate this with the last supper when using Matthew 26:30 When they had sung a hymn, / Doxology/Psalms/group of] they went out to the Mount of Olives.

                                                 PRAISE JEHOVAH

Here the disciples and God Himself [as a person] sang this song

You  can also sing a new song to the Lord and make your own Psalm [and so the psalms continue to be written]

Lift your hands now and sing a new song to the Lord Jehovah - meaning "only Saviour"

Bring out of the storehouses songs old and new, in Praise, Psalm 96:1 - and specifically Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

Or sing the Psalm/song of 117 now to the Lord Jehovah

SING NOW - "Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord."

Lord here  = Jehovah

                                HE PUT A NEW PSALM IN OUR HEARTS

Objective : write a new song/Psalm -  in your heart today and after this study has finished - post it .

Write a Psalm of Praise and continue to write "His-Story" ...still alive today 'IN YOU'

Question = "why should I sing a new song ?"
Answer =    

This song is a new Psalm - Jesus put this new song into your heart

You now you have a new life and a new Saviour - so why would you not sing a new song to the Lord of your life - who is Jehovah = Jesus .

And so you see [you] how it is better for you to sing a new song now than to recite that which is past - even though our Lord - recited a Psalm of 117 at the last supper.

He is now risen [doxology] "HE IS RISEN INDEED"



Meditate on Psalm 117 and consider "the words written" /"spoken"

Go through Psalm 117 bit by bit - starting with Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.

Is this the "great commission ?"

A message to the gentiles and to heathen nations !

Anyone who might "sing a new song"

Take a portion of this Psalm at a time - re : For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Recite it and memorize it...

Here, you have God calling out to all nations and peoples - to Praise Him - not just in the past but also in "Your life now - this is about your life now and not about history or the future.

                                            IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE TODAY

Some are saying "you do not understand what I have been through and you have not lived my life"

God is saying to you - forget the negative and consider the positive.

You see [you] the Holy Spirit will not remind you of your past or condemn you - about your future...

The Hoy Spirit will want to draw you to God and He will want you to praise God today.

I respond to you [you] and say "sing a new song" now today - and think positive [whatever you experience or life]

Consider meditating on this Psalm 117 and consider what it might mean !  today -now - in your life.

Whatever your past history or what you see "as your future" because God is mightier than all of these .

Now consider Psalm 40:2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

These are not just written words but are "who God is" as Jesus is Jehovah "the one who saves - now"

Jesus is above the written word and above your life.

Sing your own Hallel today as a doxology for your own life.

Of course - just as I am typing today just happens to be "Good Riddance Day" a time in America when you get rid of the past and look to the future.

                                                               ALL NATIONS

Psalm 117 said to Israel that God's  grace and mercy would not to be confined to their nation alone,

He draws all nations to Himself - because of His great love towards them... and His faithfullness endures throughout generations , life is short and generations come and go. [but the Lord endures forever]

The nations were to be his people, but He would call them His  people that were not His people,

And draw you  out - to be separated.


Who draws  you  out of the miry clay and puts a new psalm in YOUR heart. TODAY.



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