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Psalms 134 – 136

Psalm 134

While the “Hour of Prayer” began the preparations for the evening sacrifice in the afternoon, the evening sacrifice was killed and prepared as the sun set but was not offered [burned on the altar] until after sunset.

Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless [Serve, Obey and Glorify] ye the LORD [YHVH], all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD [a reference to the evening sacrifice which was offered just AFTER sunset]. 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

God will bless all those that faithfully serve him and live by every Word of God

134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee [God will bless all his faithful who live by every Word of God to Serve, Please, Praise and Glorify Him with the works of faith!] out of Zion.

A series of prophetic Psalms about the Great Tribulation and rejoicing at the coming of Messiah

 

Psalm 135

Psalm 135:1 Praise ye the LORD [YHVH]. Praise ye the name [praise the reputation and glory of God which God’s name represents] of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. 

Standing in the House of the LORD, the physical Temple; is an allegory of all those who are the house of God’s indwelling Spirit.  All of God’s people will praise him and rejoice over all the mighty works of God in delivering us from bondage to Satan, sin and death.

135:2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. 135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob [physical Israel as a type of God also choosing a New Covenant spiritual Israel] unto himself, and [physical Israel as a type of a spiritual Israel (Jer 31:31) into which all nations will be grafted] Israel for his peculiar treasure. 

God is Great in his Mercy and Power to deliver and he will save spiritual Israel from bondage to Satan and sin [and death itself] with the might of his power, just as he saved physical Israel from bondage in Egypt. 

135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

God the Creator designed and  made all things and sustains them by His glorious power.  The LORD [YHVH] is glorious and mighty, having the power to do whatever he wills, and he wills deliverance and abundant mercy for His sincerely repentant creation of humanity.

135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. 135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

The God of mighty wonders who delivered physical Israel from Egypt in His mercy, will ultimately deliver all humanity by bringing them to sincere repentance and grafting them into a New Covenant spiritual Israel (Jer 31:31).  Even the ancient dead will be resurrected and given an opportunity for salvation. 

135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. 135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.  135:10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; 135:11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: 135:12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

135:13 Thy name [the name represents the Being and his reputation], O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

In due time God will deliver His people from wickedness, sin and bondage to Satan, sin and death, and God will destroy every false god and every false way out of the earth.

135:14 For the LORD will judge [Messiah the Christ will come to rule the people as King of all kings on the earth] his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. 135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; 135:17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

Idols can be more than just images, anything the comes between a person and his faithfully zealous living by every Word of God is an idol. The makers of false gods are just as ignorant as the false gods they make.

135:18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

The day will come when all Israel will turn to zealously live by every Word of God and will bless the LORD which brings then into a New Covenant with Him, delivering them from bondage to Satan, sin and death. 

The physical house of Israel is an allegory of a spiritual New Covenant Israel into which all nations will be grafted.  The LORD [YHVH] will come as King of kings and will dwell in Jerusalem.

135:19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron: 135:20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD. 135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.

Praise ye the LORD.

 

Psalm 136

A Passover Psalm of Deliverance; written by David

As we read this Psalm think of the physical and spiritual deliverance of the Called Out from the bondage of sin; and praise our God for his tender manifold mercies to us individually as well as his mercies to his Called Out. 

Psalm 136 is a psalm of praise to God for his great love and mercy in delivering his physically Called Out from physical bondage in Egypt; and for delivering his spiritually Called Out from bondage to Satan and sin, by giving his own life as the Lamb of God for his spiritually Called Out bride;  into which collective bride all humanity will ultimately be called.

Gratitude and praise exalting the goodness and greatness of the Eternal

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.  136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Acknowledging the wisdom and might of the Eternal

136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.  136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.   136:7 To him that made great lights [the sun and moon]: for his mercy endureth for ever:  136:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:  136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Acknowledging the Eternal’s power to deliver us from bondage to sin

136:10 To him that smote Egypt [Pharaoh was a type of Satan and Egypt was a type of bondage to sin]  in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

God also has called out men from bondage to Satan and sin,and will deliver his faithful from the grave typified by the Red Sea.

136:13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts [going through the sea was a type of the baptismal commitment and of God’s ultimate opening of the graves of resurrection]: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Those who live by every Word of God will rise up to eternal life, changed to spirit. The wicked shall be destroyed.

136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea  [The wicked will be destroyed but those faithful to their baptismal commitment to faithfully keep the whole Word of God will be resurrected to life eternal]:  for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness [God leads those who follow him through the spiritual wilderness]:  for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:18 And slew famous kings  [God will destroy all unrepentant sinners] for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:20 And Og the king of Bashan [These Canaanite kings beings used as types of sin] : for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:21 And gave their land for an heritage  [The wicked shall be destroyed from off the earth; and the universe will be given to the faithful]:  for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate {God remembered us in our bondage and delivered us]: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies [spiritually Satan the Adversary of God] : for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh [In addition to physical food, God feeds his faithful today with the spiritual food of the Word of God]: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

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