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Psalms 103

Sunset this evening in 2017 begins the seventh and High Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  All through this day Israel trekked across the Red Sea and as the evening approached they came up out of the sea and began to rejoice over their deliverance. 

This event is an allegory that God has spiritually called some out of bondage to Satan and sin for six thousand years beginning with Abel until today.  The spiritually called out living and dying in their turn, pass through death to rise up resurrected to life eternal at the end of six thousand years, followed by a millennial Sabbath of rest and rejoicing in the presence of their Creator with Satan restrained.  

The seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread pictures the millennium.  There is NO WAY that the seven day Feast of Tabernacles could picture a one thousand year millennium. 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  

 


 

Psalm 103

Praise to God for his deliverance

Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

God can heals physical diseases and does so to teach us that God heals our spiritual infirmities.

103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Our LORD has redeemed our lives from death by the sacrifice of his own life.

103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

God makes the plants grow providing physical food as an instruction that God is the source of the spiritual food of eternal life, the Word of God.

103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Every Word of God is Righteous and Just, bringing just judgment to humanity; saving the righteous and destroying the wicked.

103:6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

God gave HIS Word to Moses;  the laws of Moses are really the Law and Word of Almighty God our LORD.

103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

God has patiently warned us to repent of our rebellion and sins, but he will not always warn and his patience will come to its end, bringing much deserved correction on the unrepentant.  Yet God’s correction is in love so that by afflicting the flesh he might bring us to sincere repentance and save the spirit.

103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 103:9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

God has not utterly destroyed us immediately for our sins but has, in his love and great mercy patiently warned us.

103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Once the people sincerely repent and turn to love and live by every Word of God; God will extend mercy and abundantly forgive those who have respect for Him and every Word of God.

103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.  103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear [deeply respect God to live by God’s Word] him.

God knows that the flesh is transitory and that our lives are as nothing compared to Him, therefore he is very patient and merciful to those that love and respect him to sincerely repent and live by every Word of God.

103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.  103:15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.  103:16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear [deeply respect] him, and his righteousness [the righteousness of God is revealed in EVERY WORD of God] unto children’s children;

The Mosaic Covenant was to live by every Word of God; and the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31 is to live by every Word of God with the addition of a efficacious sacrifice and the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. 

Those who keep the New Covenant to live by every Word of God; will be resurrected to eternal  life, and will rule over all nations under Messiah the Christ in the millennium and beyond.

103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.  103:19 The LORD hath prepared his [their thrones are prepared in heaven but they shall rule over the earth Rev 5:10] throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

From the heavenly angels to the hosts of humanity all living shall praise God forever.

103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

103:21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers [servants; all people will serve God] of his, that do his pleasure.

103:22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

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