"Prayer in View of Psalms 9
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This is directed to the coming judgment.
Psalms 11:1 In the Lord put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain?"
That is the only place to put our trust, in the Lord. This is concerning the final generation and its judgment following the Antichrist's reign. It is important that we are not one of those that flee to the mountain and pray for the mountain to fall on us. Of course this is speaking the the soul [nephesh], for man will be in their incorruptible body at this time, following the last trump, and the coming of the Lord. Put your trust in the true God and His Word, for then you will not be deceived by the false christ at his coming.
Psalms 11:2 "For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may privily shoot at the upright in heart."
The word "privily" should read "darkness". The evil deeds of those that come against the righteous are done in the darkness. Satan is the prince of darkness, and he is the one that sends his arrows upon the upright in heart. Satan is the prince of darkness, however we are the children of the light, and that is why we must put our trust in the Lord.
Psalms 11:3 "If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?"
These "foundations" in the Hebrew are "hashshathoth", and it means a "settled order of truth and law or institutions"; and not the roof or walls. It is God's morals, and it is God's way. If we are build on that foundation, we cannot be shaken.
Psalms 11:4 "The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men."
The Lord sits on his heavenly throne and He tests the children of men.
Psalms 11:5 "The Lord trieth the righteous: But the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth."
The Lord will test the righteous. He also tests the wicked and those that seek to do violence He hateth.
Psalms 11:6 "Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, Fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup."
In the time of the end, Father will rain down on our enemies rain of fire Brimstone and huge hailstones. The horrible tempest is a very strong wind that will come down on their heads. This is the reward of the wicked that God will bring down on them in the latter days of this earth age. It is written in Ezekiel 38:21-23. God will use nature to bring about the destruction of His enemies, and this is as it was in Sodom and Gomorrah. This "horrible tempest" is a scorching blast of heat so intense that it literally turned people and everything around them into salt. God is a consuming fire. However to you His servant, his presence is that worm glow of comfort that he offers to those that put their trust in Him. When the Holy Spirit touches our hearts we can feel that security that only He can give.
Psalms 11:7 "For the righteous Lord liveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright."
Just as He beholds the upright, the upright also beholds His countenance. Our Heavenly Father is so very precious.
To the chief Musician, upon Sheminith
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