Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Psalm 139, Getting to know myself.

Psalm 139, Getting to know myself.

The second Psalm of eight, contributed to King David, one of eight Psalms of Praise.

Again we get personal and  even to our creation and birth .

Here God knows us, as we get to know Him in our short journey of life and begin to "know ourselves"

Here we find ourselves and who we are and as we get to understand ourselves / God already know us and our actions before we even wake, He is  already familiar with each persons actions and responses, He already knows each day of our lives before they ever came to be.

As we grow and develop and begin to understand ourselves - God is already way ahead of us and even hedging us in.

Now we learnt about Imprecatory Prayers in Psalm 137 @   Psalm 137, By the rivers of Babylon.

Again here this Psalm is interlaced with an Imprecatory Prayer - see : Psalm 139:19-22

Now I begin to understand who I am [which is an ongoing journey throughout life]

We all know there are times when we do not pray for a person or when we have to simply pray that the prodigal child will be sent to the pigs to wallow in the mud [as only to repent and return] and so there is a place for an  Imprecatory Prayer.

There is also a time when we simply believe that the prodigal  is beyond/ has gone too far/ for repentance .

There is a place for Imprecatory Prayer - even if it means "no prayer"  as silence is a hidden prayer - there is also a place for this type of prayer, when a person or persons "affect your walk with God on a daily basis or seek to drag you down with them [whether knowingly or unknowingly"

...   see: KJV Psalm 139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies.

There is a perfect hatred....

 God can also turn enemies to Himself or further away from Himself -

[The sovereingty of God - and the personal relationship God has with people ]

For God has already searched us out and knows all about us, before we even begin to learn about ourselves.

Once having learnt more about ourselves and knowing "what we are about" God will continue to disect/search us/divide/ as in Hebrews 4:12

Knowing all our mornings and evenings/rising and tiredness/ all actions/ all rising and resting/ indeed everyday of my life before it even begins and before I even know what will happen.

Knitting me together in my mother's womb and knwoing all about me before I even know myself/ and all my days thereafter.

Being a bit like "the creation in Genesis - creation being an embryo /unformed/yet to become/in which God then beams His Light into the darkness [the darkness here being ""not known/being constructed/yet to find it's place.

Now we move on through time "as when God knows our ways" [each morning and evening as the new creation begins to take shape]

Now we go to the personal relationship "as God knows all I will speak "before it is spoken"

Almost as if creation began to speak and testify after it became and was and had it's being.

Now creation speaks and we see the footprints of God and so this is the equivalent here.

As God knew how He would speak through creation- so He knows all my words and thoughts before they ever came to be.

I see Light into darkness and God is showing me a person writing onto a scroll  -

 This Psalom is about God's omniscience and God's omniprescence  and I am reminded of Jonah hiding in  the depths of the boat/ship. [As in Him we live and move and have our being, so we can never escape God the Father ....]

I continue to see a person writing onto paper/or scroll.....

And so I see the greatest imprecatory was when Jesus became a curse for us Galatians 3:13  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.

They proclaimed a curse against an enemy - as our sin  holds Jesus on the Cross - so we take up our Cross daily.

In the words of a song "It was my sin that held Him there - until it was accomplished"

What a paradox as a blessing can be a curse...  ?

How - why ? ...Jesus became a curse for us - while we were still in our sins...

Never believe that your own lifestyle and goodness can save you..

Those who are most used by God are those who have been through the trials and the testings , the triblations and refining...

These are the people that God uses and so it may see  like life is not a good thing...

Now await the blessing /anointing/ spilling of God...

At this point I want to focus on Nineveh in the singular [as a person- as in once saved always saved] I want to focus on a particular time in His-story - when Nineveh was found as an enemy of God and Jonah being a person "was chosen/born/  to save that naton at that time] from it's destination [as with the train video]

Lets go on in time now and see the Nineveh was overtaken and destroyed by the Medes later  in time...

So here we see that I am saved yet later on - I am not...saved  - now I later in history Nineveh becomes Iraq [given a new name "singular"]  and we know about her activities in recent years under the leadership of Saddam Hussein....

So why do I equate /link/ a nation as a personal /singular/  ? because Jonah was chosen to turn a nation toward God at a certain time in His-story , Here Jonah was anointed and appointed

It is quite clear here - that once saved always saved is a silly argument [as with the nation of Nineveh becoming Iraq...

This is because the scriptures relate the singular to a group/nation/ as with  "Genesis 32:28 Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome."
this is now a singular - becoming a seed for many [as with Abraham] "given birth by God to do and become"

God does this again and again in the scriptures - making a single person a group of people... as with Luke 22:31  "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. now God is making the singular into a group here - as this is the "you" in a plural sense "as with the Church or with a group - God is speaking the the Apostles whether present or future.

I cannot help but relate now too the he three Musketeers shouting  - "One for all, All for one"

Now in this biblical story - relate  and consider Nineveh and her salvation through history....

Now relate this to the video of many people on the train and the one individual who met the Father.

re: Am I my brothers keeper ?

Genesis 4:9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper ?" Here singular becomes plural....

In Genesis 1:26 we have the singular - now look at Genesis 3:22 "The man has now become like one of us,

Again the man has become like us ....

You see the relatonship here - between groups and individuals and how God makes one for all and all for one..

Yet we see throughout Ninevehs history that "Not all were saved from battle and war"

Now we must not mix up - those saved with those chosen to save... [as those chosen might well be saved]

Hopefully you now get the message of this Psalm and where it is coming from [King David - singular]

And his relationship with the sovereign God who knows all things [that we can never grasp] see : Psalm 139:6  Such knowledge is beyond my grasp -  It is so high I cannot reach it.

Lord God thankyou that You have chosen me to be my brothers keeper - whether a nation or an individual - In Jesus Name Amen.

And thankyou that You have chosen me to be the child to lower the bridge to save the people on train - Your thoughts are higher than mine and I thankyou for that.

I thankyou that You decide who are Yours and divide that with who believe they are Yours.

Amen and all glory to You and not to me .

I thankyou that I am saved through Your Son..

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