Monday, May 8, 2017

Psalm 128, Walking in God's way.



Psalm 128, Walking in God's way.



THE 8TH STEP - BLESSING




A general rule and observation, Psalm 128 is a  family Psalm  with applications that cannot always be applied - to Christian family life.

Many children, -  does not naturaly mean "more blessing" [depending on the influences upon them [in this day and age ] but also upon their ways and how they walk and how their walk affects yours as a parent [remember times have moved on since this Psalm was written.

[therefore I would recommend not applying this particular word to your life or acting upon  it.

Depending on what you see as "God's blessing" as God's blessing can be disguised as troubles and turmoil [at times] as in the story of Job.

Whereas the Jews may have seen blessing in monetary terms or properity as cattle and herdsmen /servants/ The Apostle Paul encountered many trials as did John and all those who belonged to God. [who were seen as "early disciples"

Some being sawn in two / crucified upside down / dipped in bioling oil/ skinned alive - etc.

Many may not see this as "happy" or [blessed] indeed there is a Cross to carry [as stephen lifted his eyes to heaven in Acts 7:55 we realise that blessing has many connotations.

Thus we must conclude that -psalm 128 is a general rule "of a fear of the Lord" and the blessing that comes from fear "in His Love" or reverence of Him.

I remind people here of Matthew 10:21  and rather "the persons general walk and fear /reverence of God and perservering through the blessings/trials/tribulatons/ will ultimately be seen and remembered/ and receive reward. [at a point in time your walk will be seen and blessed] "or outside of time - in the future [afterlife]


This word is pointing to individuals who walk with God and the general welfare of the children [If they have children]


Many children in poverty can mean cursing and deprivation / poverty/ rather than blessing depending in which age you live in.

Rather the walking of children "in the last days" can mean disturbance and turmoil for parents and anything but blessing.

Now we only have to turn to Sodom and Gomorrah to see the children of parents who caused anything but blessing.

This is a general family Psalm referring to the "walk of a person" man or woman influencing the "family"


As  all scipture is Holy Spirit inspired - we must conclude that - "this can work in particular individuals lives" as they walk within the fear and Love of God. [but cannot and does not apply to all]


Therefore I want to apply this particular study to certain individuals - that God speaks too.

This is about a personal walk with God and so as parenting is the most difficult thing you will ever face - [as it goes on for the rest of your life]

This is more about the individual walk and God's walk with the individual [rather than family]


As Absalom was a son of David so he sought to , do as said in Matthew 10:21

Then again King Solomon foolowed God and feared Him until his last days  and then adulterated - so too King Saul was a child of a Father.

It appears this Psalm is based on general hebrew origins/beliefs/ and can be applied to certain individuals -  but not to all [including those who remain single and do not marry]

Hereby you now see that not all of scripture applies to you [but it can]

THE FATHER OF MANY SON'S




Okay lets now look at an opposing scripture that argues the contrary and written by one of the son's of King David.


Ecclesiastes 6:3  A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

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Lets now apply this to Abraham and see the fruit, as his children are like the sands on the shore and the stars in the sky [second heaven]

Lets apply this to Jesus and see He is the firstborn of many -  whether they sat at His table and witnessed the breaking of Bread. or they are stting around the table final banquet  Luke 14:16

Jesus was/is/  the person who is the Vine and the new shoots appear around the Vine.

In this parable/picture/image/poem/ this psalm begins to make sense -  as in

Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
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With this I want to share a picture/vision/image/  of a person wearing a bag over their head, the bag is crumpled is is of no value, until Jesus lifts this veil/bag/ and suddenly a new shoot appears around the Vine and the person apears and I can see the face.

Now Jesus begins to appear in the persons life/heart/ and they become fruitful - but not [always seen by others]

It seem's Jesus is being revealed through them as they move on [but only to certain individuals]

 And so this vision applies to only to those who are cihildren - end of word of knowledge/vision/image/

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Now this Psalm points to the individual in my image/ picture/ I am pointing to Abraham and Jesus.....rather than to the children of a particular family.

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Here I see a Hand pointing and a direction to walk in - a step/ pointing.

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Okay it now begins to make sense as I walk upwards in the darlk place..


Thankyou Lord for revealing this to me - today -  in my life.....

THE FAMILY WAY




Okay - this may take time to review and digest - take your time and take a few steps forward,

A proverb of Solomon [a son of David - aduterating with many prostitutes [worship of other god's]

Solomon   writes.


Proverbs 7:6-15  6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening*, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:



Solomon speaks from wisdom as he steps up and steps down. [as did his Father]

Retracking over the individual called David, we once again see David the shepherd boy being chosen by God through Samuel the prophet and leader chosen himself by God to be a leader and Prophet and recognised a such . [a watchman and Guardian/protector/over others]

Okay back to this young individual who defeats a giant and spends many years running from King Saul and on this day David the shepherd boy took the sword of Goliath to defend himself against his enemies, where he pretended to be crazy  while in the hands of his enemies to save himself - see :

Luke 9:39 and Luke 22:54-62 - Genesis 20:2  And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.





There are times when like Peter we have to save ourselves [lie/deceive /be like Jacob/] - as in Luke 22:58 A little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." "Man, I am not!" Peter replied.


I have heard people say "if you break one commandment you break them all"


Okay so David broke all the commamdments, but continued to be  "as a man after Gods heart"

Now David see's his place as ministering the King Saul by playing music to him and later we know that God rejected King Saul as King, "took away his ofice" God relented/repented/regretted/depending on your translation/. Here King Saul rejected God himself and God had to reject him as a King over the people [he was no longer a leader]


God now makes David a King as he see's his heart - now King David takes the role of leader and Prophet./ruler/minister/

Some Son's disobey and become a problem in Davids life - King David is now tempted and falls [down the steps] to adulterate and not only murder, but to commit - premeditated murder and derives a way of obtaining what he wants. see : 2 Samuel 11:2 as King David now meets many wives of many nations.

From this adulteraton - Solomon is born [like Father - like Son]

It's almost like "eastenders as events unfold on a daily basis"

Now the situaton is reversed upon King David as helpers use Abvishag to try to keep King David healthy and warm [in his final days]

Now Abvishag the Shunammite comes onto the scene - you see Adonijah [another son of King David] wanting  Abvishag as a wife, because this would give the Kingdom of that was now ruled by Solomon   to Adonijah his brother. [yet another overthrow/ahh lets tate the inheritance/easy money/easy Kingship/ownership/power/ [Adonijah means "Jehovah is Lord or my Lord is Jehovah"]

Here now we see yet another enemy within Davids own family trying to  take the throne of Solomon,

Now we will not even enter the into the life of King Solomon and His wives ... [we will neither look at the life of another son of David, amnon who  raped tamar and was murdered  a few years later,]

And so the individual is saved "as one who is still born"

Lets hope not all the words are remembered and that not all their sins are remembered ...adulteratons must therefore be forgiven by God [otherwise neither Father  nor son, have any hope.....

[some would sugest now /today that "Neither David nor Solomon have any place in scripture and we should not be following them"
 - but we are talking about Kingship here and rulership and the urge and of power play .

God certainly see's things dfferently ...


God takes shepherd boys and does not give up on them [thereby I am confident that He who began a good work in me will........}

POWER STRUGGLES


Now as in life as in death

 Kings 2:24 And now, as surely as the LORD lives--he who has established me securely on the throne of my father David and has founded a dynasty for me as he promised--Adonijah shall be put to death today!"


Today in that time - yesterday but now in today .


So Adonijah was put to death[by the orders of Solomon] for seeking along with Haggith his mother [the fifth wife of King David] to advance his level /step/ and to take the Throne of Solomon..

Never believe you can take a short cut, you must wait on God and wait for God to act.

It is God's act that advances your step.

I can never do it by myself.

So although Adonijah / lost hislife to King Solomon's wisdom, this does not mean that - [his name - represented by "My Jehovah is Lord] died forever and even though Abishag  became a hot water bottle for King David - does not mean she was forgotten either...

This was Politics on an earthly level and power play and so King Solomon speaks in scripture [chosen by God to be there.


Psalm 127:1 A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.


It might be quite normal to believe that  Adonijah and Abvishag  are now second to David and Solomon.


We npow assume that  Abvishag [is merely a hot water bottle for King David] and  Adonijah is simply seeking to overtake Solomon and become ruler [but this has no relevance to the afterlife and whether they were in or out of the Kingdom of God]

This is not for us to decide [although we do] because we sight those appointed by God in scripture and relate those dying as - ones who are not chosen] yet there is no distinction between King David and Solomon apart from being chosen to be Kings /leaders/.

We have all sinned and all fall short.  as in Romans 3:23

In this we have a tendency to like King David "a man after God's heart" and feel drawn to Solomon [but we must not forget the subjects] serving those of higher position.

We have a tendency to forget those who are less in our society [believing that they are not chosen/born again/saved/.

We need to look deeper instead of looking at general culture and society.

Forget about death and see deeper into the heart of God.

THE WARING OF BROTHERS


 So lets finish by consdidering the battle between flesh and Spirit - you see there's all this waring between brothers and the Son's and the Father and wives and brothers.

Even though Solomon was chosen to be King beforehand 2 Samuel 7:12 - 1 Chronicles 28:6- etc


This family seems to have a continuous war and battle as one seeks to overthrow and usurp the next.

The eldest brother of David and the next in line to the Throne was amnon... he was murdered by Absolam [premeditated]


After Chileab was absalom - who was killed trying to overthrow [his fathers] King Davids reign.


This now left Adonijah and once his father was dying, caused himself to be proclaimed king. [as was his right]

But Solomon was chosen, as already declared - Adonijah could never let go of his right to the Throne and what it meant.


So we have the urges of the flesh and what the Spirit says = at times we can have the  heart of Abishag and we can have  the heart of Adonijah. [we battle between the two]

One serve the King and the other yearns to be the King. [the war within]



So lets end with Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

And Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you will be your servant.

Choose to be the body warmer and nurse/servant and put on abishag and put the Adonijah in your life to death.

THE FLESH AND THE SPIRIT


Now Jesus begins to appear in the persons life/heart/ and they become fruitful - but not [always seen by others]

It seem's Jesus is being revealed through them as they move on [but only to certain individuals]

 And so this vision applies to only to those who are cihildren - end of word of knowledge/vision/image/[/quote]

Okay we now see the face of Abishag and her serving spirit as she seeks to please the King .

Here we seek to put Adonijah to death and do so for the rest of our lives. [as we  do not want to be a god]



Lord and provider of my life Adonai - make me put to death my Adonijah and serve with reverence and fear [in Love] - let me put to death my flesh on a daily basis and let my family warings begin cease and let me begin to walk in "Your way" in Jesus name Amen.

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