Psalms 149

December 5, 2007 at 5:59 pm (Bible, Christ and the Bible, Faith, God, Jesus, Life)

I LOVE when you read something for the tenth time in the bible and discover something new.
I know I have read psalm 149 before. I am not sure how many times, but today when I read through it, I felt like I had run into a brick wall.

I am reading along about singing to the Lord, and dancing as a form of praise and wham I am hit with the verse that reads “May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands” I thought My God Praise isn’t just to prepare our hearts for a message, or to draw us in. But it is also a battle cry. Weather we know it or not we wake up each morning to a battle in the spiritual world. Don’t believe me, take a look at your walk with Christ right now and tomorrow make an effort to increase that. Watch what kind of roadblocks pop up out of no where. There is a very real enemy out there who does not want to see us drawn into our father and when we do he makes every effort to make is seem impossible. The truth is it only seems that way, a relationship with him is not impossible and if we press in we will prevail as children of God.
So today, let us praise God as if we are going to war, a battle hymn to the King

Psalm 149
1 Praise the LORD.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the saints.

2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

3 Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music to him with tambourine and harp.

4 For the LORD takes delight in his people;
he crowns the humble with salvation.

5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor
and sing for joy on their beds.

6 May the praise of God be in their mouths
and a double-edged sword in their hands,

7 to inflict vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,

8 to bind their kings with fetters,
their nobles with shackles of iron,

9 to carry out the sentence written against them.
This is the glory of all his saints.
Praise the LORD.


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