THE PSALMS

Chapter 47

"The Help From the Deliverer."

This Bible Study is is provided by http://www.theseason.org/ and shared with permission from the author R. Christopherson

It is entirely possible that you are part of this event that will take place, if you are one of the virgins, speaking in a spiritual sense. Those five virgins are the ones that had the sufficient oil or truth in their minds to wait for the True Christ's return. That coming is at the seventh trumpet, not the sixth, and at that time all flesh will be changed into the incorruptible bodies that each will be in for the next thousand years of Christ's kingdom here on earth. If you think that the Christ has come and you are still in your physical body, for get it, that one presenting himself as the Christ is Satan, and you have witnessed the sixth trumpet. Those of the five virgins that remained true did not bow to that first Christ, but waited in the field of this earth age, working for the Lord until His return, and were not deceived.

Satan will appear to be as Christ, for he is a counterfeit, and for a counterfeit to be real, it must look and act like the real thing. Satan will have all the supernatural abilities that you will expect our Lord to have, only He will be a fake, just like that counterfeit dollar bill that is so illegal. When you have the oil or truth in your mind as to what to expect, then when it happens it will not be a surprise to you and you will not be taken in by Satan, but you not find that false Christ appealing at all.

So this is a Psalm to the chief Musician, a Psalm for the sons of Korah, those that live by grace.

Psalms 47:1 "O clap your hands, all ye people; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph."

This is at the time of the end, and our Lord has just returned. This is a victory shout, for we have the victory at that very moment.

Psalms 47:2 "For the Lord Most High is Terrible; He is a King over all the earth."

This is a very bad translation, for it reads; "For the Lord Most High is to be reverenced, He is King over all the earth." Our Lord Jesus Christ will be the only King over all the earth in that Millennium age. The Millennium age is recorded in detail in Ezekiel 40 through chapter 48, and the earth will not be as it is today; nor will we be in these flesh bodies. Don't get involved in the political parties of this earth, for in the Millennium there will be only one party that rules ever, and that is our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Zadok Elect. That is the party of God, and we are His king, and we are His subjects for ever.

Psalms 47:3 "He shall subdue the people under us, And the nations under our feet."

In the Millennium age of our Lord's kingdom, there will be no problem with anyone in that age, for they will all know their rightful position under us, and they will accept that position. That is the way that it is written in our Father's Word, and the everything shall happen as it is given in His holy Word. Stay with our Father's word and become familiar with what is written in it.

Psalms 47:4 "He shall choose our inheritance for us, The excellency of Jacob whom He loved. Selah."

Once that seventh trump sounds, it is out of your hands what your inheritance will be, for God will choose our inheritance for us. Jacob is the natural seed of those that love him, those tribes of the seed of Jacob, all the tribes even those that migrated to where they exist today. This "Selah" connects those things that our Lord will have done at this time, to the rest or true Sabbath that it will bring for the next thousand years and on into eternity. Our Heavenly Father does love all His children, and those taking part in their inheritance will receive it at this time.

Father is the one that decides what you inheritance will be, and that is determined on your right standing before Him. Has your sins been blotted out under the blood of Christ, and did you remain true to him in the face of Satan's time here on earth. Many of the virgins will not stand to the end, and will forfeit their inheritance, and go whoring after the false Christ in ignorance. Why would they do such a thing? Because they simply did not have enough oil or truth from God's Word in their mind to know what was going on, and they were taken in by the deceptions of Satan and bow to him.

Psalms 47:5 "God is gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet."

"Gone up" as used here is "Exalted", and that is exactly how it will be at the sound of the seventh trumpet. Revelation 19:3-10 tells us exactly how these praises will be sung, as the voice of many waters [people] thunder their praises of our Lord when the marriage of the Lamb has come.

Psalms 47:6 "Sin praises to God, sing praises: Sing praises unto our King, sing praises."

You can never sing to many praises to God, for He deserves all the praises that are given to Him. 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."

Psalms 47:7 "For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with under-standing."

The entire earth will sing of His praises. It is import that you understand that this is what is going on that first day of the Millennium age. Lets go to Revelation 19:5-10

Revelation 19:5 "And a voice came out of the throne, saying, "Prise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great."

Revelation 19:6 "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth."

Revelation 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready." 

Revelation 19:8 "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."

Revelation 19:9 "And he saith unto me, Write, `Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.' "

Revelation 19:10 "And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, "See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the sprit of prophecy."

This is the first day of the Millennium age and the time of that wedding feast that will take place. We worship our Lord Jesus Christ with understanding. You worship our Lord knowing why He deserves the praise that we are giving to him. You know the sacrifice that Jesus gave at the cross, and you accept that way, and that path to eternal life. Those are the ones that will be granted the fine linen, clean and white, and entering into the marriage supper of the Lamb. You are called and chosen to be there by what you know to be true and what you have done with the knowledge that you had. You were true and faithful to the very end. You do not just accidentally stumble into that supper, but it is in honor of our Lord's faithful ones. So notice that there is a qualification to those that are there in Psalms 47:4; and that is; "sing praises with understanding." They understood exactly why each of them had the right of inheritance to be there. Do you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear with understanding those words given us within His holy Word? If you do it is by the leading of His Holy Spirit.

Psalms 47:8 "God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of His holiness."

God will reign over all the heathen, over all the nation for that entire thousand year Millennium period, then comes the judgment seat of our Heavenly Father. That means that our heavenly Father is on the throne even today and present even today, as He will be at the close of the Millennium age to judge the souls of all people. After that judgment, those not worthy to enter into eternity will be taken away in the second death, and simply not exist in any form. That is discussed in Revelation 20:11-15. Satan and those following him will all be destroyed in the lake of fire at that time.

God will not just destroy those souls until after they have had the full chance of the Millennium age, for in that age each soul will be in their incorruptible body, with full knowledge of all of God's laws and Word, and will have the right to obey those instructions. Then they will be judged by their works only, for there will be no salvation by grace in the Millennium, for all souls will have complete knowledge of the truth of God's Word. They will then be judged by did with what they knew to be true.

Revelation 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."

Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."

There is a separation here, for those of the elect are written in the book of life, along with those that were true and proven by their works through the millennium age. They will take part in that second marriage feast, but they missed the first. This is written of in Ezekiel 44, as the Zadok, those that oversaw the actions of the dead or mortal souls were the only ones that took part in the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."

Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."

This is the second death and the death or the very soul of the individual.

Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

The existence of those souls in the lake of fire will be blotted out even from the minds of their loved ones.

On the first day of the Millennium age, every knee shall bow to Jesus Christ, and the virgins, the Zadok shall reign over those that are still in their mortal souls, even though they are in their incorruptible spiritual bodies. They are the priests that shall reign with Christ in the Millennium.

Psalms 47:9 "The princes of the people are gathered together, Even the people are gathered together, Even the people of the God of Abraham: For the shields of the earth belongeth unto God: He is greatly exalted."

So what is the "Shields" to these virgins in these end times, and through the Millennium age? That shield is their faith. Ephesians 6:16 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." For the faith of the earth belongeth unto God: and your faith had better be in Him and focused on Him. We know why God chooses our inheritance from Ezekiel 44:28; "And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession." Why would you want a segment of land, when you jointly own the entire earth with our Lord Jesus Christ. After the thousand years are over, those not found worthy will not exist, and the rest will be replaced with the new Jerusalem which will be your jointly with our Lord. Praise Him, for He is worthy to be praised in all the earth.

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2005 http://www.theseason.org

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