THE PSALMS

Chapter 30

"A Psalm and Song at the Dedication of the House of David."

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Psalms 30:1 "I will extol Thee, O Lord; for Thou hast lifted me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me."

This Psalm is titled; "Praise for the help of the Lord." In Biblical numerics the number "30" stands for the number of pieces of silver that paid for the life of Christ. There is only one house and one temple in these end times, as we take this writing to the prophetic sense. Just as David's foes did not rejoice over him, our foes will neither rejoice over us either.

Psalms 30:2 "O Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, And thou hast healed me."

If you think that Father has fallen short in healing you, stop and think for a moment, and consider the fact that His Spirit has opened your spiritual eyes to see the truths and wonders written in His Word. There is more than physical flesh healing, for there is also spiritual healing that can only come from God. That healing gives us the ability to see God's truth from His Word, with understanding.

Psalms 30:3 "O Lord, Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit."

Jesus brought David's soul up from hell upon His resurrection. Jesus brought David's soul up "from among" [those that were going down to the pit]."

Psalms 30:4 "Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness."

The "Saints" are the "set aside ones". The saints referred to in this verse are not given this status by men living in the flesh on the earth, but these are the favored ones, those endured with the Grace of almighty God. Natural man simply can not do this, it is the right standing before the Father.

I Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

I Corinthians 2:15 "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."

I Corinthians 2:16 "For who hath know the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ."

Psalms 30:5 "For His anger endureth but a moment; In His favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, But joy cometh in the morning."

The "moment" spoken of here is #7281 in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary; "raga; A short space in time, the wink of an eye." Prophetically this is speaking of a specific time, when God's anger will come also in the wink of an eye. Paul spoke of this time in First Corinthians 15:50-54; let's take a moment and review it.

I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."

Paul is telling us that in the kingdom that Christ comes to set up here on earth, following the time of Antichrist, Satan in the tribulation; no flesh and blood body can, nor will exist. It will all be done away with. The flesh simply cannot exist in the kingdom that will be set up then. Things will all be changed because the earth will not sustain the flesh style of life.

I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"

This is a mystery up to Paul's time, even for David's understanding, for at that instant in time, "we shall all be changed". All the people on the face of the earth living in their flesh bodies will will not die, but these flesh bodies are going to change into another form. That's right, changed.

I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

David was talking about this instant in time, "When in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump;" This event would happen. The "dead" spoken of here are those living in their flesh bodies right here on earth, or floating in their vehicles in the air, but those flesh bodies shall be changed [raised] into their incorruptible bodies. Those bodies are as the angels have, we call it the soul body today. We will be living for the next thousand years in that soul body. So when does it happen? At the last trump, the sounding of the last trump; the seventh trumpet that sounds to end Satan the Antichrist reign here on earth.

I Corinthians 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

This is the time that Jesus Christ will set up His Word kingdom, that will have no end, and you will be in that kingdom in your mature, incorruptible body. That body will live for one thousand years and not age one day. You will have complete understanding of God's Laws and His Word and ways. If you have not defiled yourself by the Antichrist and his system, you will have your inheritance during this thousand year period. If you have defiled yourself and worshipped Satan in ignorance, you will be judged at the end of that period by your works only. Works done and given during that Millennium age of Christ's kingdom.

I Corinthians 15:54 "So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory."

That victory that swallows up death, is what David was referring to. In that moment in time, faster than you can wink your eye, God's wrath will come over this entire earth and this earth age, and we shall all be changed. So now with this in mind, lets go back and read this verse again.

"For His anger [His wrath, looking to the prophetic sense] endureth but a moment [the wink of an eye]; In his favor [those in His favor] is life [raised to eternal life];" Sure we can have our trials here on earth in these flesh bodies, yet that "joy that cometh in the morning" of that first day of the Millennium age kingdom we can shout about with great joy. The day of the Lord will be over in that night, and we all will enter into that Millennium age of Christ's kingdom. Your very soul will be immortal at that time, never to die. David wrote this to the "firstfruits" and this is a promise from God to the firstfruit, the elect and those with understanding. This verse brings the time of the end of this earth age into one short verse.

Every knee will bow to Jesus Christ on that first day of the millennium age. This is truly a great promise that we can count on.

Psalms 30:6 "And in my prosperity I said, "I shall never be moved." 

Psalms 62:6 also gives us reference to this verse. "He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defense; I shall not be moved." In the Hebrew text, "moved" is # 4131; "mowt; slip, shake, fall, be cast away, be fallen in decay." This is exactly what happens in our incorruptible bodies.

Psalms 30:7 "Lord, By thy favour Thou hast make my mountain to stand strong: Thou didst hide Thy face, and I was troubled."

Though this is talking about something in the flesh in terms of an illness, however in the spiritual prophetic sense, it is referring to that place where God would establish his kingdom right here on earth. God made an everlasting covenant with Jerusalem in Ezekiel 16:8; "Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest Mine."

This is the location that David took to establish his kingdom, his mountain that stood strong in the world of that day. In time David's nation did see much trouble at the time of his son Solomon's death. It split into two houses or nations, called "the house of Israel", the ten tribes to the north; and "the house of Judah", with the tribes of Judah and Benjamin to the south.

Thought even with the scattering and the times of Antichrist in the end times, it will be made right in due time, at that time of the sounding of the seventh trumpet.

Psalms 30:8 "I cried to Thee, O Lord; And unto the Lord I made supplication."

In the Psalms 27 through 29 we read how God hears us when we call out to him.

Psalms 30:9 "What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise Thee? shall it declare Thy truth?"

"Blood" as used here is "soul". When you die and your soul has departed from it flesh body, of what good is your flesh body? When you die, when the flesh body decays and turns into dust of the earth, can those decaying elements of the earth give one word praise to the Father? Sure you can praise God when your soul gives life in your body, but after death, can the remains of these bodies give any praise to God? Of course not.

Do you get what it is saying here? It is your soul within your dust body that praises God, and not your dust body. At death, your soul returns instantly to the father that gave it, as recorded in Ecclesiastes 12:7; but the flesh body returns to the elements that it is made of. The time for us to praise God is while we have life to our flesh bodies, and that praise comes for our spirit, the intellect of our soul.

Psalms 30:10 "Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be Thou my helper."

God has promised you that if you ask, He will help you. You must ask first; just as in anointing someone or something; Anointing does no good unless that person receiving the anointing asks for the anointing. It takes the commitment on your part to seek for the mercy that God will give you. You know your problems, and when you see those problems, than ask Father to give you help in those matters. Get it? It is you that must make the move for help, and that shows your faith. Then he will give that help. That shows that you believe in him.

Psalms 30:11 "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;"

God can turn your sad and trying times into good times. The "sackcloth" represents a time of mourning, while to be girded mean that you have prepared yourself for action. To face those problems head on, knowing that Father will smooth out the rough spots. God will do that for you if you will let Him. The Spirit of God will open your mind to the knowledge and wisdom, and give you understanding to over come those problems, while at the same time give you peace of mind and comfort in His way.

Psalms 30:12 "To the end that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever."

It isn't the dust of the flesh that sings the praises to God, but "my glory"; my very soul and spirit will sing praises to God after this dust body has been turned back into the element of this earth. It is the intellect of your spirit within your soul that sings the praises to our Almighty Father, and to our Lord Jesus Christ and His Spirit. We sing praises to all three offices of the Godhead, to recognize the sacrifice that He gave of me at the cross of Calvary. It is truly an honor to sing and give praises and thanks to Thee for ever.

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2005 http://www.theseason.org

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