One of the last Psalms of David or Solomon found in the bible answers these question of the dominion of the risen Christ, and periless ability of the truth to bless and save and the deliverace of the afflicted. We turn to Palm 72, ["...1Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. 2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. 12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 15And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. 16There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 17His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. 20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended...] If we look intently we get a lot from this Psalm and it lays open the whole spectrum of spiritual deliverance. The blessings of partaking the chalis of truth and the Lord's concern for the afflicted. We repeat this because if we take in this message, we open a pandoras box but of blessings, deliverance and peace... Blessings. Bye! thbg
With all the afflictions, we wonder if the Messiah really come to bless! But one of his mission was to bring the truth and declare war on the proponents of the dissimulation of error. Jesus warned the Pharisees of this fact. He told them, "I am the bread of life and the light of the world..." Quite a profound statement for those who trusted on themselves and the law to save them. "We don't need any help, thank you..." They must of said to him...
But those of the truth have a continual feast. We can turn to Psalm 23 and review what God wants for those who put their trust on him. As long as we hold out on our whim we will miss out on the good things God has prepared for those who love him and the truth and his word...
Thank you Amanda for your kind fellowship in this message. It's curious, I had the heaviest of times after I wrote this. Perhaps I should have prayed and fasted that God would let many, a few, believe his message. Thanks you for praying with me. I feel better now. May God have everlasting dominion...Amen.
Dear thbg--As much as God paid attention to the poor and needy, as well as to their oppressors, we'd best make sure on whose side we are. So much of our society seems to prosper at the loss of the poor and needy, but I don't think God will allow them to get by with it for much longer. Good blog, my friend. :) YBIChrist--Ron
Thank you Ron for your kind insight. The fact of the matter is that what the poor and needy need more is to know the truth and practice it! I bought a comople KJV bible ast a dollar store for 108 cents, but I did not see a long line to get a copy and
beat me to it. The sluggishnes of heart to welcome God Christ is what makes people poor and not necessarily lack of food and or money, this commodities all come naturally from heaven if we put the Kingdom first. But it would take miracle for anyone to belive what Psalm 23 says, "The Lord is my Shepperd I shall not want...!"