THE PSALMS

Chapter 44

"The Cry for a Deliverer."

"God Our Help. [1 - 8]"

"Our Trouble, Don't Cast Us Off. [9 - 22]"

"YHVH Our Help. [23 - 26]"

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This chapter is the cry for a deliverer; our people crying for a Messiah and it is a continuation of the Psalms 43. This again is from the chief Musician for the sons of Korah [the second of eleven Psalms for the sons of Korah], Maschil which means "instruction". Notice that the "Mischil" is on the end. The song of wisdom is at the close of this chapter. There are thirteen Psalms named "Mischil" [Instruction] after wisdom, and this is the third of the series.

Psalms 44:1 "We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, What work Thou didst in their days, in the times of old."

This "times of old" was at the time of the Exodus out of Egypt, when Moses led the Children of Israel to the promise land. Today in these end times, we are about to enter into a new promise land, at the sounding of the seventh and last trump and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw in the book of Exodus how our Lord went before Israel, and let them through the wilderness.

Psalms 44:2 "How Thou didst drive out the heathen with Thy hand, and plantedst them; How Thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out."

This people of course are the children of Israel. Now at first reading of this verse it sounds a little confusing, for God doesn't plant a people and then cast them out of the land that He planted them in. So there is a little confusion in the translation. What this verse is saying is that God drives out the people that were there, and then cleared it and prepared it for His people, the children of Israel. Then when God placed His people in the land, they "spread out over the land", not "cast out from the land". The children of Israel spread out like a vine, and grew over the land that God gave to them. Simular to how our people spread out over this land of America into every corner of the land, and made a nation out of all the land.

Psalms 44:3 "For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save them: But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, Because Thou hadst a favour unto them."

Don't miss this, the Israelites did not take their land "by their own sword". What ever we do it is by God's sword that gets the job done. Whenever we have a blessing and take possession it is by the will and grace of God that we obtain what we have. There is no man that can save you, not even our armies can protect our land, but it is God that goes before us and gives us the victory. Spiritually you cannot save yourself, for it is by the Word, the Sword of God that you are saved, and the drawing of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit.

Who sits at "God's right hand", that is where our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. After our Lord's resurrection, the Disciples questioned where Jesus would be: Luke 22:67, 68; "Art Thou the Christ? tell us" And He said unto them, "If I tell you , ye will not believe:" "And if I also ask you, ye will not answer Me, nor let Me go."

Luke 22:68 "Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God."

Our Heavenly Father loves all of His children, it doesn't matter what race, for He created each of for His pleasure. Revelation 4:11; "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." If you ever doubted why you exist today, this is the reason, to give God pleasure and honor. Have you praised Him lately for your life and all that you have? Have you given Him any pleasure through your everyday life? That is the purpose of your existence. Thank Him and tell God that you love Him, and ask for His guidance in your life. When you demonstrate your love of our Heavenly Father, He in turn sees that love and blesses you in all the aspects of your life.

Psalms 44:4 "Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverances for Jacob."

Jacob is the natural seed of Israel, and it includes all tribes, and of course in Christ, all that have the ears to hear with understanding the Word of God.

Psalms 44:5 "Through Thee will we push down our enemies: Through Thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us."

This is as important today in these end times as it was in the days of David. It is through our Heavenly Father that "we push down our enemies: Through Thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us." When we have a gain or victory in any part of our lives, even on the national level, it is with the help of our Lord. That is the way it works with our Lord, for it is only through God that we can have victory in our lives. When we allow God to be in control, then there is direction to our lives.

Psalms 44:6 "For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me."

When you seek to serve the Lord, it is not your work that allows your seed planting to go forth, but through the Spirit of God. We are to seek the Lord for guidance in our work through His Word. It is God's work, not yours. He placed the gifts that you have in your hand, and He expects you to be good stewards with what He has given to you.

Psalms 44:7 "But Thou hast saved us from our enemies, And hast put them to shame that hated us."

When you have a victory, it is not you that achieved what ever level you are at, but God put you there so do a work for Him. It just means that you have been elevated to a higher level of work, and more is expected of you with the gifts that you have. This is also looking forward to the future, that time when there shall be great shame on all those that bowed to the Antichrist and his system, and at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, this is as it shall be. All that hated us and bowed to Satan shall be shamed.

Psalms 44:8 "In God we boast all the day long, And praise Thy name for ever, Selah."

At this point we are to stop and think of what has been said, for the "Selah" will connect the wonderful past to the distressing present, introducing the reason for this Psalm itself. It will mark an important break determining the structure of this chapter. Just as this writing took David up to his present time, it also brings us today up to our current times. It takes the blessings of the past and connects them to the present time. We are well into the end times, and as we look around us we see the signs of the end times, noting that God is with us and causing these things and events to come to pass. We are to praise Him for keeping His Word, for we know that each of His promises to us are attended to in the same manner.

This can be applied to us in America in a national sense also, for when we look back to our past, say prior to the war of Korea, those shining victories of the past are becoming fewer and fewer. Our Military actions have been not giving God the glory, but a world wide system that has taken over. So look at the rest of this chapter under the same light as this.

Psalms 44:9 "But Thou cast off, and put us to shame; And goest not forth with our armies."

Sure God was with them where ever they are and go, but Father doesn't give us the victory like we once had. The military men and women fought and did a mighty good job, and though we may have won the war, we lost for other reasons.

Psalms 44:10 "Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: And they which hate us spoil for themselves."

This is exactly what they do, they that cause this world confusion and trouble spoil for themselves through their conspiracy. That conspiracy is very real even in our land of America, as the effects come upon us in many forms; in our homes, our schools, at the strore where we buy our goods, and even to the higher levels of Government. As the nations of the world move into this one world control, our people still have no idea what is really going on for they are not familiar with God's plan through His Word. They have no hint of the four hidden dynasties that are in control of the direction that the world is heading into. They don't know what they want, but sit back and take what is offered to them. Most people today have no idea what brings true peace of mind to their daily lives.

Psalms 44:11 "Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; And hast scattered us among the heathen."

This has already taken place as God's people have been scattered around the world. Hosea tells us of them in Hosea 1:10; "Yet the number of the Children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, "Ye are not My People,' there it shall be said unto them, `Ye are the sons of the living God.' "

The sheep of the true House of Israel [the ten tribes] has been scattered all over the earth, and formed into many nations by many names. We know that the House of Judah, or Jews, are a very limited number, and today occupy the nation of Israel, as well as in other nations, yet Hosea tells us that this house of Israel will be so large that it simply cannot be counted, "like the sands of the sea". However their identity will be known by what they call themselves; "...there is shall be said unto them, `Ye are the sons of the living God'. The living God is Jesus Christ, and they will be known as Christians and Christian nations.

Psalms 44:12 "Thou sellest Thy people for nought, And dost not increase Thy wealth by their price."

God is allowing this selling of His people to happen, and yet He does not step in to stop the conspiracy by the leaders of these four hidden dynasties. There is a purpose of all this that is happening, for it is fulfilling certain parts of God's plan. One worldism is becoming a reality, and is part of our everyday life today. However the complete forming of the one World system will not be completed until the arrival of Satan in his role as the "instead of Christ" [the Antichrist].

Psalms 44:13 "Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, A scorn and a derision to them that are round about us."

Our Nation has been well blessed, however we have become a reproach to our neighbors as our wealth is flowing from our borders. Though we are very proud of our accomplishments and wealth; in other nations, they do not look upon us in the same light as we do on ourselves. It is like the person watching a very rich person boasting all the time of the things that he or she has, bragging on themselves. That is the way our neighboring nations look upon us as a nation. Even though we help them and bring our blessings to them, we still disappoint them in many ways. Keep in mind that this was all written about thousands of years before we and the other Christian nations even came into existence.

Psalms 44:14 "Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, A shaking of the head among the people."

Psalms 44:15 "My confusion is continually before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me,"

This is exactly as it is, for most of our people have no idea in the world why we were so blessed as a nation, and the events of today that are taking place. They think that it is by chance or by accident that our nation became what it is today. As the confusion and struggles of the daily life grow, when you know the plan of God and the events of the day, your knowledge of them become a blessing. This is because you see God's hand in our life and his control over everything, moving nations to conform to His plan. There is a purpose in every part of God's plan, and even the negative things of today will become positive as God uses them to complete His plan for this earth age of the flesh.

Psalms 44:16 "For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; By reason of the enemy and avenger."

At the time of David that his book was written historically, the "avenger and enemy" was the Assyrian. In Isaiah 14 tells us that the Assyrian of the end times is Lucifer in the role of Antichrist, and in Isaiah 14:24-27 tells us that there is a purpose for all this that will be going on, it will take place. In verse 27; "For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?" There are two applications given here, for in the historic sense as in the days of king Ahaz, will happen again in a prophetic sense in our days of these end times. In the spiritual sense we are to prepare ourselves for the events of these days, and not be shaken by them. God has given us all that we need through His Word, and our duty is to study and not be shaken by them when it comes to pass.

Psalms 44:17 "All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in Thy covenant."

As God's seed of the elect study and prepare themselves for these end times, for we shall be delivered up to be used by the Holy Spirit in that day, as recorded in Mark 13:11; "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost [Spirit]." That is why we will not deal falsely in Thy covenant, for we allow the Holy Spirit of lead our lips and conversation in that hour.

Psalms 44:18 "Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy way;"

God's elect will not leave the path of God.

Psalms 44:19 "Though Thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, And covered us with the shadow of death."

Even though the world forces lead by evil spirits and the Kenites may lay heavy burdens on us to break us, and threatens us with death, our hearts and minds will not turn away. How is "death"? We are told in Hebrews 2:14; "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;" Our Lord Jesus Christ came to earth in the flesh for the soul purpose to destroy death, and him that had the power of death, Satan the devil. Jesus Christ took away Satan's "shadow of death" that was over us, and it was done at the cross.

When Satan comes to earth in person in the form of Antichrist, what are you going to do? Are you going to stay on the path of Christ as given in His Word, however uncountless many calling themselves Christians will never know the difference between the true Christ and the fake.

Psalms 44:20 "If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands to a strange God;"

Have you forgotten who the true Jesus is, or who the true Father is, or which Spirit you are to follow; than you will stretch out your hand to a strange god, and it will not be YHVH our heavenly Father. The false god is coming first, at the sixth trumpet, and many will simply not know the difference. We know that the true Christ is coming at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, for then all flesh will be done away with, and we will be in the Millennium age of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet at the sounding of the sixth trumpet, while we are still in our flesh bodies, many will simply not know the difference and worship Satan, Lucifer the false morning star in ignorance. This will be a time of world peace world wide, so when we hear of wars and rumors of wars, it is not the time of Antichrist, but the approach of the Antichrist.

People think that the tribulation coming on the earth is great pain and suffering, yet that tribulation will be massive confusion and deception, a time of complete peace. That is why it is so bad, for the tribulation of Satan will be just the opposite of what most Christians assume that it will be. The tribulation of Satan will be a spiritual tribulation of their soul, where the battle field of that day will be in the minds of the people living here on earth. That "shadow of death" is stretching out to cover the entire earth, as massive debts are build up, and liberal systems are taking over. Yes, my friend, we are seeing the beginning of the very end of this earth age. No we can't stop it, but we will be prepared for what we know will happen, for that is what God intends us to do. Observe and be prepared to by used by Him and His Spirit as He leads us.

Psalms 44:21 "Shall not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart."

God knows each of us that do have the eyes to see and the ears to hear the truth, and He knows those things that we think as we think our thoughts. So at the same time, God keep records as to what we know to be true, and what are we doing in our life with the knowledge and wisdom that He has allow us to have. It is no accident that you understand the Word of God when you do, for it is God's Spirit that opens your mind to the truth, and allows that wisdom to make sense to you. So what are you doing with that wisdom that He is giving you? That is what is recorded from those secrets of your heart on His heavenly records. The intent of your heart is what you do with what you know is right and truth.

Psalms 44:22 "Yea, for Thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are counted as sheep for the slaughter."

Don't get any illusions in your mind, for at the appointed time, each of us will be delivered up before that one called death. Mark 13:9-10; "But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them." "And the gospel must first be published among all nations." We are not delivered up to die, but to be witnesses of the gospel or good news as written in the Word of God. Yes, it will be the Holy Spirit of God that will do the talking through our lips and minds. The truth will come forth and many will be awakened at the that time.

Psalms 44:23 "Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever."

Don't worry, our Lord will not cast his people off for ever. Our Lord is with us ever step of our lives, and he will go before us a provide a way when the way is tough. No, many will fall because they think only of their flesh, but those of the elect that know the truth will stand fast. Satan loves your flesh and he will provide for your every need so you will love and trust him. God's elect know that it is a war of the soul and spirit, and each of them will make their stand at that time.

Psalms 44:24 "Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?"

It will happen that the majority will be deceived by Satan in his role of "instead of Christ", the Antichrist. God is not hiding his face from those that seek to see His face and know His truths.

Psalms 44:25 "For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our belly cleaveth unto the earth."

You can pray and pray for things to change, but God's plan will continue right on course to the very end of this earth age. Each of the events that should take place will take place in accordance of the fulfillment of His Word. Don't get anxious over these events that are happening, for each of them must come to pass. Remain in a humble state before our Father, and be ready when you are called on to give an answer, yet let that answer be from our Father's Spirit, the Holy Spirit.

Psalms 44:26 "Arise for our help, And redeem us for Thy mercies' sake." 

"To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim."

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