Psalm 118 - The tabernacles of the righteous,
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR ?
I want to begin this study with Acts 4:27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
And to parallel this with Psalm 118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
Now reflect on Psalm 117 Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
Firstly "God called on all nations to praise Him [Hallel]
These nations were bordering "neighbours" see : Mark 12:31
And to parallel this with Psalm 118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them
So just who were King Davids enemies ?
Well - they were his neighbours - neigbouring nations [that God called too] such as the - Philistines, Moabites , Edomites and Amalekites - to mention a few.
Even King David's own son rose up against him : re = Psalm 3:1 A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! - David's son is later killed by his own sword.
And we remember king saul [anointed by God but becoming an enemy of King David]
1 Samuel 18:29 and Saul became David's enemy continually.
David says "When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall" Psalm 27:2
Psalm 71:10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
These were King David's neighbours.
now see : Psalm 143:12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
THE TABERNACLES OF THE RIGHTEOUS
Firstly lets look at the Old testament and see
Leviticus 26:11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.
So here God's dwelling place is among us
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Amen, - God with us emmanuel - God is with us.
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us
Emmanuel - God in us - revealed in us
Exodus 31:1-3 The Lord said to Moses, 2 See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship,
We see the same thing in Nehemiah where God gives natural gifts
This is the indweling of God's Holy Spirit in Jars of clay. Ezekiel 36:26 - Judges 15:14 - Exodus 31:3-5.
God being Jesus - but yet Jesus being God's Son - the gifts of the Holy Spirit .
See : Ephesians 4:8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people."
You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men.
Acts 2:17 "'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
The gifts are three fold - Gifts of the father - Gifts of the Son and Gifts of The Holy Spirit.
Amen this is the tabernacle of the righteous - God the Father [natural ability given by God] - God the Son [works of service] and God the Holy Spirit. [Holy Spirit workng in us and out of us]
GOD THE FATHER - GOD THE SON - GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 Corinthians 12: 4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
I have fear and I have thanksgiving.
I keep seeing a person praying and the mouth moving - with one image the mouth is moving and there is power - yet in the other there is a mouth moving but nothing coming out...
Lord God Father in Jesus name, thankyou that you want to lead me on the path of my life, that you have have set for me.
You want me to move on with You - yet how many times have I disabled You !
Let me realise that thanksgiving and praise are part and parcel of my defeating the enemy.
Lord Father God thankyou today for the gifts you have given - now let me enable them.
In my inability let me give you the ability.
In my failure let me make You Victorious and fabulous.
In my fear let me display Your fearless compassion
You who was seen as weakness - are now the capstone [and those who rejected You - only displayed their own weakness] as you displayed your strength .
Take my onto the next level - as I allow You to do Your Work Father God [in me]
Lord Jesus You are the powerful Word that spoke as the Father set the stars and the planets into motion .
Jesus spoke while You worked to set all things in place while the Holy Spirit administrated all things.
In Jesus name Amen
BATHSHEBA THE TEMPTATION
You see : David saw a UFO - when the kings went out to war...
The UFO was found by David when the kings went to war = 2 Samuel 11:1 - 1 Chronicles 20:1
You see David is/was in a battle [because he was a tabernacle of a righteous Lord] - suddenly out of the blue ! there came a UFO in the form of Bathsheba,
"O I never thought this would happen to me .... I never thought I would/could be tempted in this way ?"
David lost his child due to his actions [ 2 Samuel 12:18 ] - King David allowed the enemy into his life and opened the door for attack]
Now listen David fought and fasted [he was in a battle and would not turn the other cheek]
David had to ask the Holy Spirit to "renew a right Spirit within him"
David was restored . [Only by God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit- Psalm 51:10 you see even then king David saw his place in Christ ....
David's UFO was unseen - He simply did not see it coming
Satan [the devil] wanted to destroy David.... [the enemy wanted to destroy the tabernacle]
IRRATIONAL FEAR AND UFO's
David was battling the UFO in his life. Now lets look at FEAR ["IF"]
We see an irrational fear [an IF] Irrational Fear =IF - an irrational fear - "WHAT IF ?"
There are so many times when we cannot indentify the UFO in our lives...
[ In other words - "it is an uncertain source to us and we ask "is it God or satan or me" ]
I am telling you to fight that UFO in your life - do not turn the other cheek and let the enemy beat you time and time again.
Do not let that fear dominate your life [David did'nt]
When all was against David - he fought the fight and rose up from the earth like an Eagle.
David rose up like Jesus to continue to live his life - even when all was against him [like Jesus]
The tablenacle of the righteous - do not continue in the old way - but rise up and continue to be restored [back to life]
David had to fight the good fight . and be raised up once more from the miry clay.
You see the message here is to praise God in the valleys of life, that you might be delivered from fear.
Praise will make the enemy [UFO] run for his life
You see the wages of Davids sin were not death for him - a child had to die to make King David free.
Therefore do not let a door open that allows attack in your life - but let Jesus take control.
Let Him be the doorway and not the enemy... David let the enemy into his Tabernacle for a time and thanks be to God and His Grace upon King David. [this is God's Grace]
Hereby God's Grace continued to work in David's life - as he gave his life to God and continued to praise Him [Psalms]
These are the Songs of thankgiving and praise in the bible
Are You fighting against the UNIDENTIFIED FEAR OBJECT ?
Why fight against Jesus ? - let Jesus take the "fear"give it to Jesus !"!NOW
We may not even know where the fear comes from in our lives - but it can cripple us and make us inaffective - for God
You see David was in the wrong place at the wrong time and this battle was far different to the battle he was used too.
David saw this UFO and it was not something he was ready for -" it came out of the blue" here his enemy saw the weakness and attacked "the tabernacle of the Lord"
TABERNACLE OF A RIGHTEOUS PERSON
You see without the storm - the desert will never bloom.
Stop seeing defeat and see victory through the storm.
David did this and saw his life [desert bloom]
Others love to put blame on you - God does not do that - in fact He puts His tabernacle in you - around you amongst a group [you]
You can recover and be restored - turn to God and let Him continue to work in you
Let the Son speak into your life so that God can set the planets and stars into place in your life and let the Holy Spirit give you [you] gifts so that you can Praise God and let the enemy flee
Stop being a child sitting at the table and being unappreciative about the food you are offered [like those in the desert]
Once I thought like a child 1 Corinthians 13:11 grow up and be raised up - NOW IN THIS LIFE.
Be raised up from the place you are in - do not turn the other cheek - His strength is in your action and not in your David sleep.
Wake up - TODAY and let God begin to work now and raise you back up into new life NOW and not some future hope or prospect.
Do not be woken by a great voice that says "LET THERE BE LIGHT" but stay awake and active now - in a Word that speaks now.
Be thankful in praise and use the Psalms of David - now today and be raised back to life - to stand strong
You are not a child of God because of what you did - but because of what Jesus did and how you react NOW .
David pleaded with God to save the child ....But the child had to die to save David - but it also took more than that, it took David to repent and turn back to God.
David was a tablernacle of a Righteous person - named the Son of God.
PRAY THIS PRAYER
Lord God and Father God in Jesus Name let my words be Your words.
Let Your Word speak into peoples lives today and speak "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
Let me continue to allow Your work in my life and let Jesus continue to turn His words into action and the Holy Spirit to fill me- as I allow Him.
Thankyou that I can expect a battle and a fight because I am the tabernacle of Jesus - yet do not let me fall asleep.
If I do - I thankyou that I have the opportunity to praise You in every circumstance 1 Thessalonians 5:18 I may have blows from left or from right - but I have the opportunity to make use of every downfall and take advantage of every situation Ephesians 5:16
Praise God for every downfall and every battle - that I might rise up from the fear and battle.
Let me wake up stronger and let not the enemy triumph over me
In Jesus name Amen - Let me rise up
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