Chapter 9

"The Man of the Earth, The Lawless One [Satan]."
"A Psalm of David"

This Bible Study is is provided by and shared with permission from it's author R. Christopherson

There is so much to Psalms nine and ten, and you can glean the majority of it with only a straight king James version. But within the King James Companion Bibles the verses are headed with letters from the Hebrew alphabet. But seven letters of that alphabet are missing in this chapter. So these two chapters are linked together with an irregular Acrostic, beginning with 9:1 and ending with 10:18. The letters of the acrostic are irregular, corresponding with the troubled times of our generation. By following the footnotes of each verse and following the letters, we will see how the subject is focusing on our times. The ninth chapter starts out with two alphas, which indicated "dual beginnings". As the verses come in order it is obvious that these verses are not in order, for the letters are all mixed up, corresponding to the times we are in. They represent Satan and the disorder that he shall bring upon the earth. These letters are placed here for God's election, and thus you and I living at this time are expected to have the knowledge and the eyes to see and the ears to hear with understanding. There should be no doubt in the world that we are speaking here of Satan and his reign on this earth [even in a prophetic sense].

Companion Bible Notes: Psalm 9 and 10 are linked together by an irregular Acrostic, beginning at 9:1 and ending with 10:18. Seven letters are omitted. The Acrostic is irregular, corresponding with the "times of trouble". The notes will show how one subject pervades them. Cp. "the lawless one" (9:5,16 and 10:2,4,13,15); "times of trouble" (9:9 and 10:1); "the oppressed" (Heb. dāk, crushed, 9:9 and 10:18; occurs here and 74:21); "mortal men" (9:19,20 and 10:18); "forget" (9:12,17,18 and 10:11,12); "humble" (9:12,18 and 10:12,17); "not alway" (9:18, and "never", 10:11); "for ever and ever" (9:5 and 10:16); "arise Yahaveh" (9:19 and 10:12). (A Psalm of mediation of David.)

Psalms 9:1 "I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works."

The fact that we have two alphas allows us to know that we are in the second earth age, which applies also to Satan, which is to say death. David said, I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart [mind]; just as we are not to hold back even a little in our praise to our heavenly Father. David is saying, "I will tell all about thy marvelous works". We studied his works in the prior chapters, in his creation of the universe and all that is within it.

Psalms 9:2 "I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High"

There is only one God, so in other words, don't do as many will do in the near future and put a fake god up to be worship instead of our real God. That is what this is indicating.

Psalms 9:3 "When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence."

This time that Christ's enemies are turned back and fall and perish is at the end of the Millennium age, when Satan and all those that chose to follow him will follow Satan into the lake of fire. Remember what God told Daniel in Daniel 12:1; "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." God will protect His own, the elect that shall stand until the end of this flesh period and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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."

Psalms 9:4 "For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right."

God maintains your right and your cause every day. Father watches down on each of us and He knows what is going on in our lives. You are never alone, he is with you all the time.

Psalms 9:5 "Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever."

God has rebuked the nations, that happens when one worldism is done away with and the wicked one will be destroyed. This is referring to the destruction following after the great white throne of judgment when Satan the Antichrist will be completely destroyed and even the thought of him and those that followed him will be erased from our minds, and intellect of our eternal soul.

Psalms 9:6 "O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them."

This enemy is the same wicked one that we read of in verse five. The "perpetual end" means that when Satan and the enemy is destroyed, they will never be any more, even the thought of them will be gone for ever. the "memorial" spoken of here is your memory. Your mind will be erased to where even the thought of satan and those that followed him will be gone, zip, just as if they never existed at any time. We are reading prophecy in an acrostic that goes far deeper, and removes any part of the rapture from your minds, for that heathen tradition sets up our generation to march with Satan right into the lake of fire. The teaching of the rapture is so wicked because it draws millions of innocent Christians right into Satan's camp, to be deceived by him. Our Heavenly Father has the truth locked into the acrostic of the Massorah, for those with eyes to see and ears to hear the truth. Friend, if you know who this wicked one Satan is, he is not going to be one bit tempting to you. There can be thousands of the enemy around you trying to persuade you, and they will still not be tempting to you when Christ is in you and you are one of the elect with your eyes wide open.

Psalms 9:7 "But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment."

We know that Satan and all the enemy will die and cease to exist, however, following judgment, God's people will live forever in the eternity. Judgment is not bad, for it is through Father's judgment that we have our full inheritance through the Millennium age and enjoy the rewards that Father gives us throughout all eternity. Although judgment is bad for those that refuse to listen to the Word of God. Those who turn their backs on God's ways have their just reward in the lake of fire. But all will be judged in righteousness in order to receive rewards.

Psalms 9:8 "And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness."

"Uprightness" means that it will be equitable in every way. It will be just and fair, everyone receiving exactly as they deserve. God will have given each of His children the choice to choose life or death, to follow Father and his ways, or Satan and his ways. Sure we are all sinners and fall short but through repentance in our limited minds we can minister to others. 

Psalms 9:9 "The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."

The Lord is a refuge for those that are persecuted. This "in times of trouble" is directly connected to Matthew 24, Mark 13, Jeremiah 30 and Luke 21. These times of trouble are those times of tribulation that the whole earth shall take part in, however you will not take part in that trouble because God will put up a wall around you to protect you. That wall is Almighty God that will fight our enemies for us.

Father placed the acrostic in this 9th and 10th verse, yet in the translation it is completely lost. This letter is out of order, indicating that the verse itself is troubled, because it addresses Satan who is out of order. It completely relates to this time of trouble. And here God is trying to touch your mind and soul and He tells you, "My little one, don't worry about this time of trouble." "I'm with you and I am in control sitting on my throne, and I will build a wall around you for your protection." You can see the love of Father for each of His children as He brings them through this most devastating time this world age has ever seen. Father is telling you, don't worry about the Antichrist and the mixed up and crazy world that is going on all around you, for I am your refuge, I am your protection, come to me and I will protect you. Satan and his entire realm can not harm you when you are under Father's protective care.

Antichrist is supernatural, so he will be the greatest evangelist that ever was. When he speaks his lies and the people see his lying wonders, they will believe and come running to his false protective arms. Unfortunately, today most of the evangelists are already teaching his gospel at this time of the end that we are living in today. It is tied to their babel of tradition and confusion, and the rapture theory. Why? The rapture theory teaches people to accept the first savior that comes, and anyone that understands God's Word knows that the false christ comes first. So in their message they are leading God's people to that evil evangelist Satan. The entire world will be evangelized into Satan's camp, all except for the elect of God that are sealed in their minds with the truth. This is the time of the great apostasy.

Does this mean that they are going to hell? No, for the Millennium is coming and in their incorruptible bodies many will be saved at the second resurrection following the great white throne of judgment. For many, their minds are closed, and all that they can receive is milk and simple truths, but to those of the elect, we are to stay in God's Word to prepare ourselves for this time we are living in today, and for the near future.

Psalms 9:10 "And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee."

This is the second part of the acrostic dealing with the times of the trouble. Everyone that is sealed in their minds with the truth of God's Word will put their trust in YHVH our heavenly Father. We are to call on Father for guidance in every part of our lives. We can call on Him for comfort when things are going against us, for direction on those things we ought to be doing and for help on those things we should stay away from. Father is in control and He answers our prayers; it pleases Him when you turn to Him for direction.

Psalms 9:11 "Sing praises to the Lord, Which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people His doings."

This means; "Make known to the people the workings of the Almighty God." This Zion spoken of here is where his Son Jesus the Christ, the anointed one is at the head of it. Zion is the Lord's dwelling place for he made an everlasting covenant with that place. Though Satan will use this location to deceive the people of the earth in these latter times, the time is coming when Christ will return and claim that spot and set up his eternal kingdom.

Psalms 9:12 "When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble."

He inquired concerning them, the humble, the poor and the afflicted by Antichrist and his Kenites and their one world system that would try to take control of mount Zion for Satan himself. No matter what they do to secure their stronghold on God's most precious place on earth it just will not work, for Christ is coming to put an end to their entire system and place Satan into the pit. After Antichrist appears and that evil seed takes authority, then Jesus Christ will come down and his feet will touch on the mount of Olives, and he will make an end to Satan's kingdom here on earth.

Psalms 9:13 "Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:"

Satan is death, and the gates of death are Satan's gates. Satan will have taken all the gates of the city; the east gate, the west gate, and the south gate, and when Christ returns, Satan will control no gates, but shall be locked away in the pit. When David says, consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, it is in reference to Matthew 24:9; "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be gated of all nations for my name's sake." [9] "And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another." [10] This psalm is a prophecy for David was a prophet. It is alerting you as to what will take place in our generation, and we had better be aware of it. Acts 2:30 declares that David was a prophet. "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Christ to sit on his throne."

Psalms 9:14 "That I may shew forth all thy praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation."

The gates of the daughter of Zion, is the city of Jerusalem; and that is where some of God's elect shall be delivered up. The purpose for their delivery is to give witness in that day as the Holy Spirit gives the words that each of them shall speak. We read in Mark 13:9-11 "But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten[peer pressure]: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my name sake, for a testimony against them." [9] "And the gospel must first be published among all nations." [10] "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 Spirit." That is the true tongue that needs no interpreter, and each person will hear the words correctly in the dialect of their own natural tongue of their youth.

Psalms 9:15 "The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken."

The nations of the earth will be sunk down in that pit that they fell into with the help of Satan and his Kenites into that one world political system. They seek to gain from Satan's system, and in turn, they fall into the traps that they had set for others.

Psalms 9:16 "The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his hands. Higgaion. Selah."

Strong's #1902
higgayown (hig-gaw-yone'); intensive from OT:1897; a murmuring sound, i.e. a musical notation (probably similar to the modern affettuoso to indicate solemnity of movement); by implication, a machination:
KJV - device, Higgaion, meditation, solemn sound.

Strong's #5542
Celah (seh'-law); from OT:5541; suspension (of music), i.e. pause:
KJV - Selah.

"Higgaion". Selah.
Stop and meditate on what has just been spoken. Think on the matter. Higgaion, Selah is to connect the "wicked on of verse 16, to the wicked ones of verse 17." God is telling you to stop and meditate for a moment on this wicked one and to see the nets and snares that are being set even today, as the end draws near.

So this links the lawless one Satan with the wicked ones the Kenites, and those who are the nations and people of the earth that are forgetting God.  This is applied to the days we are living in today. God is telling you to stop and think as to what is going on, and be wise in what you are doing, and what is going on around you. The world system in the international community is digging their own pit, and those traps are growing ever larger to ensnare those that are not awake to those traps. Each of those snares and traps are written of in God's Word, documenting for His elect, so we do not fall into them.

Psalms 9:17 "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."

Every nation on the face of the earth and those people within them that say, we do not like God, are coming to an end. The grave or hell for a nation is when it ceases to exist as a nation. Those nations that take God out of their systems, their schools, and government simply will be done away with. It will be like the old Soviet system that ended in three days. Those nations that forget God will come to an end.

Psalms 9:18 "For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever."

All those saved and of the elect that are doing a work for almighty God, will not be forgotten. Though the world will overlook you, God will not, for each of your works and deeds are recorded and will be rewarded. This is given in the sense of action taken on your behalf. The hopes and expectations of the humble and those that love God will not be put off very long now, for we are living in the final days of this flesh period.  The Lord's day quickly approaches.

Psalms 9:19 "Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail; let the heathen be judged in thy sight."

Don't let Satan that man of sin prevail on the earth, but let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

Psalms 9:20 "Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah."

Here we see that "nations" is properly translated. In other words, wake the nations up so they realize that they are but created men, with the strength of earthly man. The Selah here connects the ninth Psalm with the tenth concerning men generally, with the men of the earth of the tenth. You will see the acrostic of Psalms 9:18 to be the same as the acrostic of Psalms 10:1. Remember that the acrostics are out of order and given only to certain verses, to show us that it is referring to the time of trouble.


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